Seinfeld: Season 9, Episode 9

The Apology (11 Dec. 1997)

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Jerry dates a nudist, and George seeks an apology from an old friend.



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George goes out of his way to seek an apology for an insult. Elaine is insulted when a fellow co-worker is scared of her germs, while Puddy admits that he's a fellow germophobe. Jerry dates a nudist and learns the difference between good naked and bad naked. Kramer installs a garbage disposal in his shower. Written by halo1k

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Seven years earlier, in the James Spader/Susan Sarandon movie "White Palace" (1990), Jason Alexander portrayed Spader's best friend. See more »


Although Jerry's girlfriend goes about the apartment supposedly naked, you can clearly see that some type of white garment or undergarment is covering her breasts when she gets up from the table while they are playing Scrabble. Later, when Jerry brings out the belt sander and is supposed to be naked, you can see the top of the pants he is wearing. See more »


Melissa: Would you look at that?
Jerry Seinfeld: I can't, I can't look anymore, I've seen too much
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.1 (2013) See more »

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17 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Plot:George wants an apology from someone who insulted him years ago. Now that he is in rehab he expects him to apologize. When he doesn't, George goes to extreme measures to get it. One of Elaine's co workers is a germaphobe and is insulted by an action that she pulls. Jerry dates a woman who is frequently nude in his apartment and learns the difference between good naked and bad naked. Kramer installs a garbage disposal in his shower.

James Spader guest stars as the person who George wants the apology from. He freaks out in one part of the episode. When he is sarcastic to Geroge during his apology, George wants more of one. The apology is a classic episode.

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