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The Engagement 

While sitting in the coffee shop, Jerry and George resolve to grow up and take life more seriously. Jerry decides to call the woman he recently broke up with - because she shushed him. For ... See full summary »



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While sitting in the coffee shop, Jerry and George resolve to grow up and take life more seriously. Jerry decides to call the woman he recently broke up with - because she shushed him. For his part, George has been thinking a lot about his former girlfriend Susan. After imagining the ideal life they could have together, he goes to her apartment and proposes. She accepts and George almost immediately begins to have second thoughts, especially after Jerry breaks up with his girlfriend a second time. Elaine meanwhile is having trouble with a neighbor's barking dog and enlists the help of two professionals to get rid of the problem: Kramer and Newman. Written by garykmcd

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21 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Jerry walked out of the movie with Mario Joyner. In real life they are good friends. Funny fact is that Mario also appears as "The Maroon Golf" in The Puerto Rican Day, season 9. In this episode Mario calls Jerry a Jackass. Mario also appeared in Jerry's 2012 comedy web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" See more »


When Elaine, Kramer and Newman are taken to the police station, the exterior shots of the police car are of a 1994 Chevrolet Caprice, but the interior shots are of the older, square body style. See more »


Jerry Seinfeld: All right, Elaine but this is beyond news. This is like Pearl Harbor! Or the Kennedy assassination! It's like not even news. It's total shock!
Elaine Benes: Oh, come on, Jerry. Please, please, please, please, please!
Jerry Seinfeld: George Constanza...
Elaine Benes: Yeah?
Jerry Seinfeld: Is getting married!
Elaine Benes: Get out!
[Elaine pushes Jerry into the bathroom and he falls with a crash]
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Featured in Seinfeld: The Wink (1995) See more »


(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?
Written by Bob Merrill
Performed by Wayne Knight
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"What are we doing?"
8 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

A perfect episode to start out Season 7.

Larry David is a freaking genius. The idea of George getting engaged is absolute gold. This is probably about the only thing Seinfeld hadn't tackled before: marriage. It is not marriage per se in this season but is the world of long-term relationships and who better to be the protagonist of that situation that our hero George Costanza.

Everything about George's story is perfect. From the opening conversation with Jerry to the Costanza's reaction and him regretting his decision in a matter of minutes. And it makes perfect sense that Susan is his choice considering his past with her and above that she just makes the perfect hateable wife. I got nothing against her, but you could see why George would have.

That being said, it is not a perfect episode and the main reason is the other parallel story. Elaine situation with the barking dog is very funny and surprisingly relatable but it is the way they handle it that takes Seinfeld into more absurd ground, a ground they would approach further on the series. Because up until this season there were no incredibly weird or improbable events in Seinfeld track record (except for a few times) but it is in Season 7 that the weirdness started taking hold of the show. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Here it definitely works but it differentiates too much with such a realistic thing as marriage on the other side. Plus, it doesn't connect at all with the other story.

Nevertheless it's a great opening episode for this season and the start of one the most memorable arcs in the series.

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