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The Abstinence 

Abstinence allows George to become a genius, but it turns Elaine into an idiot. Jerry gets bumped from career day at his old Jr. High School. Kramer turns his apartment into a smoking lounge and all the smoke disfigures his face.

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Katie
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Larry The Cook (as Lawrence A. Mandley)
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When George's new girlfriend gets mononucleosis, he's told there'll be no sex for at least six weeks. Frustrated, he begins to realize he has interests in science and history. Jerry says the lack of sex has made him smarter as he's now concentrating on his brain. For Elaine however, the lack of sex is having the opposite effect. Jerry is supposed to speak at career day at his old junior high but is continually being bumped first by someone who goes over his time and then by a fire drill. Kramer doesn't like having to go outside the restaurant to smoke and seeing there are many in the same boat, decides to turn his apartment into a smoker's lounge. It all has a serious effect on his looks and turns to lawyer Jackie Chiles to get justice. Written by garykmcd

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21 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Trivia

John F. Kennedy Junior High School, where Jerry goes to speak on career day, is actually Edward R. Murrow High School whose most notable graduate is Marisa Tomei who once appeared as herself in a previous episode of Seinfeld. See more »

Goofs

During the business with the lettuce it is 'stalk up' when seen over Gerry's shoulder but not when seen from the front. See more »

Quotes

George Costanza: Hitting is not about muscle. It's simple physics. Calculate the velocity, V, in relation to the trajectory, T, in which G, gravity, of course, remains a constant.
[hits a home run]
George Costanza: It's not complicated.
Derek Jeter: Now, who are you again?
George Costanza: George Costanza. Assistant to the Traveling Secretary.
[hits another home run]
Bernie Williams: Are you the guy who put us in that Ramada in Milwaukee?
George Costanza: Do you want to talk about hotels or do you want to win some ball games?
Derek Jeter: Hey, we won the World Series.
George Costanza: [derisively] In six games.
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Connections

References Alive (1993) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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