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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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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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4 April 1991 (USA)  »

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This is the first episode where Elaine does her "Get out!" shove. See more »

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At the end of this episode where Jerry is doing his stand-up comedy as the end credits roll, he makes a comment about Fred Mertz. But in the last episode, "The Phone Message" (Season 2 episode 4), Jerry had mentioned that he has never seen an episode of "I Love Lucy", which happens to have the main character of Fred Mertz. See more »

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Cosmo Kramer: I still don't understand what the problem is having her in the building.
Jerry: Let me explain something to you. You see, you're not normal. You're a great guy, I love you, but - - you're a pod. I, on the other hand, am a human being. I sometimes feel anxious, uncomfortable, even inhibited in certain situations with the other human beings. You wouldn't understand.
Cosmo Kramer: Yeah, 'cause I'm a pod.
Jerry: [Jerry shrugs in agreement]
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References The Apartment (1960) See more »

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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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