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The Apartment 

When an apartment becomes available in Jerry's building, he helps Elaine get it, only to regret his decision to do so. George starts wearing a wedding ring because he's heard that it helps single guys pick up women.

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Airs Tue. May. 02, 6:30 PM on TBS

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When Jerry hears that his 94 year-old neighbor Mrs Hudwalker has died, he arranges for Elaine to get it. He almost immediately regrets it when Elaine starts to talk about how much time they'll be able to spend together. He's elated when he hears that it will cost her $5000 to get the place but Kramer comes up with a solution. George decides to wear a wedding band after he's told it will attract women. Kramer meanwhile decides on a new look. Written by garykmcd

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This episode was the show's return to air after a two month hiatus during which it was considered for cancellation. But it's new time slot after Cheers (1982) helped boost the show's ratings and get it renewed for a third season. See more »

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When Jerry and George watch the woman feed the baby, George's legs are crossed left over right, except for one shot when they are reversed. See more »

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George: For I am Costanza, Lord of the Idiots!
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Good Morning
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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Performed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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"But I need the home-bed advantage"
17 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

What a perfectly rounded episode. A single strong storyline involving Elaine moving into Jerry's apartment and its subsequent regrets and changes.

It is perfectly clear that in this early episodes Jerry is the protagonist of the show. The other characters interact with him (mainly George and little Kramer) but they don't have proper individual stories. That hurts the episode in some way (we want more Kramer!) but it also lets it focus and strengthen its already great idea.

Right from the opening the story begins and it never stops until its very end. Twist and turns in the middle but so much more also. We get quality social commentary and totally relatable conversations/situations. I love it that in this early seasons there are a lot of parties or dinners, mainly a lot of social situations that kind of seem lost its focus on the later seasons. The everchaging scenario for Jerry is always keeping the story moving and the stakes getting higher.

On a side note we a great scene with George pretending to be married in order to attract women (classic George) and a fantastic dialogue between Jerry and Kramer regarding the K-Man un-human nature.

Overall, I feel a lot of the early episodes got lost in the shuffle and nobody regards them as they should. These are greatly written episodes with funny social situations and even if the tone isn't fully realized the foundations are there.


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