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The Deal 

Jerry and Elaine believe that they have found a fool-proof way to start having sex again but still remain just friends, but they quickly start encountering problems.

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Neither Elaine or Jerry have had sex for awhile and they begin to speculate on how they could become sexual partners again but still remain friends no matter what happens. They agree on a set of rules that they think will keep their friendship intact but it soon becomes apparent that it isn't going to work very well. Jerry also begins to obsess over what to get her for her birthday eventually settling on something inappropriate. Kramer however seems to hit just the right notes as far as gift-giving goes. Written by garykmcd

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2 May 1991 (USA)  »

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This was the final episode made in season two. Co-creator Larry David thought the show was going to be cancelled, so he decided to end it with Jerry and Elaine back together as a couple, which is what NBC executives had been asking for. Ironically, NBC showed the final four episodes of the second season out of order. This episode was fourth from the last, so the final three episodes, having been made before this one, made no reference to Jerry and Elaine as boyfriend and girlfriend. And after the show was picked up for a third year, no further reference was made to Jerry and Elaine and their one episode reunion. See more »

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After Jerry asks Kramer to leave, his hands change positions between shots. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: [Discussing The Deal with Elaine] Because this...
[gesturing between them]
Jerry: is very good.
Elaine: [Gesturing to the bedroom] And that would be good.
Jerry: That would be good too.
[repeating gestures]
Jerry: See the idea's to combine this and that. But this cannot be disturbed.
Elaine: Yeah, we just want to take this and... add that.
[Jerry makes a "There you have it" gesture]
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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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No double benefits
29 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

(1) How much do I like this episode? 4/5. (2) Directing: 3/3. (3) Editing: 2/3. (4) Plot/Story: 4/5. (5) Dialogue: 2/3. (6) Memorability/Uniqueness: 2/3. (7) Quality of characters: 2/2. (8) Acting: 4/5. (9) Cinematography: 3/4. (10) Style/Art Direction/Wardrobe/Make-up & Hair: 2/3. (11) Emotion/Experience of watching it/Comedy: 4/5. (12) Entertainment value: 3/4. (13) Overall quality: 4/5.

Overall rating: 39/50, which is 78% and so an 8/10.


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