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The Comeback 

George tries to come up with a good comeback after someone insults him. Elaine falls in love with a mysterious employee at the video store. Kramer wants to die a certain way. Jerry takes advice from a tennis player who stinks.

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Airs Thu. Nov. 02, 11:30 PM on CW

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Milos
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Shellbach
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Patty (as Ivana Milavich)
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Vincent
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Bill
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Fred
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McAdam
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Woman
Fatima Lowe ...
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Storyline

George gets insulted by a co-worker named Reilly during a business meeting with the line "Hey George, the ocean called and they're running out of shrimp". He plans to get back at him with the "jerk store" remark, which all his friends try to change. Jerry buys a new tennis racket from Milos, a tennis pro-shop worker, because he thinks he is a great tennis player. Jerry finds out that Milos is a terrible tennis player and Milos offers Jerry his wife, Patty as some sort of "medieval sexual payola". Patty loses respect for Milos so Milos begs Jerry to let him win a game of tennis in front of Patty. Elaine is renting videos from "Vincent's Picks" and develops a secret phone relationship with him. She betrays him when she rents "Weekend at Bernie's", a "Gene Pick". Kramer asks Elaine to act as a witness to "pull the plug" if he ever goes into a coma because he watches "The Other Side of Darkness". He finds out that the woman coma victim wakes up and changes his mind after he signs the will... Written by Jim

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30 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In this episode, Kramer says he didn't know it was possible to wake up from a coma. In "The Suicide" (S03E15), Jerry's neighbor Martin goes into a coma and when he wakes up from it, Kramer is in the hospital room with him. See more »

Goofs

When George is driving and thinking about a possible comeback (at the end of the show) there's just one car far behind his vehicle but when he finally thinks of a good comeback and makes a turn back to the other side of the road, a white van appears right behind his car out of nowhere. See more »

Quotes

Reilly: Hey, George. The ocean called, they're running out of shrimp.
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References Cinema Paradiso (1988) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Delightfully stupid
8 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Overall, 'The Comeback' is a strong episode.; jam-packed as usual, but the plots hang together pretty well. Kramer's efforts to amend his will offers Ben Stein in an apt guest shot (in all of his monotone glory). It's silly, but not outlandish.

And then there's George's masterful retort: "Well, the jerk store called . . . !" The line is glorious, even if it doesn't make sense. But screw it, it's relatable; how many of us have concocted just the right burn *after* an altercation? It's one of the show's best lines and (honestly) what the Internet meme was made for. And seeing him jet off to Akron just to zing a guy is a brilliant example of how big of an idiot George is. This whole episode iw roth it just for Jason Alexander's full-on storm-off tirade.

9/10


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