After George's mother catches him alone in a somewhat embarrassing situation, Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer stage a contest to see who can last the longest without any sexual gratification. Temptation quickly sets in for everyone. Kramer is the first to fall after ogling the woman across the street who walks around her apartment naked. George is next after he visits his mother in hospital and her roommate gets a sponge bath across from the curtain separating them. Elaine signs up for a fitness class where none other than JFK Jr. is enrolled. Her fantasizing does the rest. Finally, Jerry's new girlfriend Marla decides it's time to lose her virginity but Jerry has to explain the contest. Written by
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This episode was based on a real-life "contest" that Larry David had with friends of his which lasted several months. David won. He had wanted to a write an episode based on the contest earlier in the series but was unsure of what the cast's reaction would be. See more
When Elaine is talking to Joyce in the health club, Elaine grabs her and Joyce's jacket comes down off of her left shoulder. In the next few shots, the jacket is back on her shoulder and back off of her shoulder. See more
It's easier for a woman not to do it than a man, we have to do it, it's part of our lifestyle. It's like shaving.
Oh, that is such baloney! I shave my legs.
Spoofed in Family Guy: Jungle Love
The Wheels on the Bus
Performed by Michael Richards
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