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 ... See full summary »

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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 garykmcd

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The word "masturbation" (the subject of the episode) is never mentioned. The script originally did use the word but Seinfeld and David realized that the episode would be funnier and less controversial without it. David claims that if NBC had rejected the episode he would have quit. NBC received only 31 complaints from viewers. See more »

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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 »

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Cosmo Kramer: [after having seen a naked woman across the street, he enters his apartment and exits 30 seconds later with a wad of cash] I'm out!
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Featured in Curb Your Enthusiasm: Shaq (2001) See more »

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The greatest episode of Seinfeld
17 June 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

George's mother is forced to hospital after she throws her back out when she falls down after catching him doing "you know." When George says he'll never do it again, Jerry challenges him to a contest of being "master of your domains", when he accepts, Elaine and Kramer want in on the action, or rather the lack of it.

Things get worse when Kramer discovers that the women across the street is walking around with nothing on. Jerry is in the contest and dating a virgin leads him to say the hilarious rant,,, 'I can't take it anymore! She's driving me crazy! I can't sleep, I can't leave the house, and I' here, I'm climbin' the walls. Meanwhile, I'm dating a virgin, I'm in this contest - something's gotta give'

'The contest' is comedy at it's finest

Are you 'master of your domain'.


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