Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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Sally Weaver makes fun of Jerry. George's new girlfriend looks just like Jerry. Kramer takes a vow of silence. Elaine gets a job drawing cartoons for the New Yorker.

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Airs Wed. Apr. 26, 6:00 PM on TBS

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Elaine accidentally steals a "Ziggy" cartoon and sends it to the New Yorker as one of her own. Jerry confides in Kramer that a fellow comedian, Sally Weaver, should quit stand up. Kramer tells her this and she then targets Jerry as the devil in her act. She gains popularity and gets her own cable special. George is dating a woman who looks like Jerry. Written by Jim

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29 January 1998 (USA)  »

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The Sally Weaver storyline in this episode was inspired after Kathy Griffin ridiculed Jerry Seinfeld during her HBO stand-up special, alleging that he was rude to her during her appearance in the episode "The Doll". Seinfeld was so amused by this that he began showing the clip of her stand-up routine during the audience warm up before tapings of the show and incorporated it into this episode. See more »

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After George leaves Jerry's apartment, with the woman he is dating, Janet, Jerry shoves Kramer across the kitchen, and the freezer door swings open. Later, the freezer door is shut, even though nobody closed it. See more »

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Mr. Elinoff: Miss Benes, cartoons are like gossamer, and one doesn't dissect gossamer.
Elaine Benes: Well, you don't have to dissect it if you could just tell me why this is supposed to be funny.
Mr. Elinoff: Oh, it's merely a commentary on contemporary mores.
Elaine Benes: But what is the comment?
Mr. Elinoff: It's a slice of life.
Elaine Benes: No, it isn't.
Mr. Elinoff: A pun?
Elaine Benes: I don't think so.
Mr. Elinoff: Vorshtein?
Elaine Benes: That's not a word. You have no idea what this means.
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Seinfeld Theme Song
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Jerry and his alter ego - Jenny
23 January 2017 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Seinfeld is and always will be a classic Sitcom - but this particular episode really does bring out the various Neurosis of each character. the 'magic' of Seinfeld is fully dependent on each characters fixation on any particular subject and the stand out in this episode is George (Jason Alexander). It is pointed out early in the show that his (Georges) new girlfriend looks very much like Jerry (Seinfeld).By the way Jerry is the only cast member who uses his actual real name in the show. At first George is in complete denial but as the show progresses George dwells on it to the point where he becomes worried that the reason he is going out with this girl is that he may be secretly in love with Jerry. This assumption is based on a mention by Kramer who says "just because you are going out with a girl who looks Jerry doesn't mean you are secretly in love with him". Meanwhile Elaine is trying to work out the comedic value of a Cartoon in the new Yorker and confronts the editor to find out exactly what it means. The editor admits he doesn't know either so Elaine sends in a cartoon of her own which in fact she plagiarizes from Ziggy. Kramer decides he is never going to speak again after his inadvertent comment to George but as one can imagine this is one thing that Kramer could never do. This episode has to be up there among the best of all Seinfeld episodes - although its hard to choose from so many great ones. The Frogger machine episode (George again) comes immediately to mind. Larry David deserves much praise for his talent at creating what will forever remain a re-run worthy show!


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