Seinfeld: Season 9, Episode 22

The Finale (14 May 1998)

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After George and Jerry land a production deal with NBC, the four head out for Paris on NBC's private plane and are waylaid in a small Massachusetts town.



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Five years after he and George made their original pitch, Jerry gets a call from NBC saying they want to go ahead with the original proposal. As a perk, they offer him the company jet to take him anywhere he likes and he, Elaine, George and Kramer are soon winging their way to Paris. They don't get very far when the plane has to make an emergency landing - thanks to Kramer's water-logged ear - and soon find themselves with a few hours to kill in a small town. When they see a fat man being car-jacked, they make fun of it but are soon arrested under a new Good Samaritan law for failing to help him. Written by garykmcd

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Because of the immense amount of scrutiny around the plot of the final episode, security during production was high. Audience members who attended the taping (most of whom were family and friends of those involved with the show) had to sign affidavits swearing not to reveal the events of the episode. See more »


When the prosecutors are preparing to try the group for breaking the Good Samaritan Law, the D.A. says that the main issue in the trial will be "character". Under the rules of evidence in criminal law, it is expressly forbidden for a prosecutor to initiate an attack on the defendant's character unless the defendant first attempts to offer evidence of good character. See more »


[Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer have been sentenced to one year in prison]
Elaine Benes: [notices Puddy leaving] Puddy! Don't wait for me!
David Puddy: [looking indifferent] All right.
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A disappointing end.
16 December 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It had the same great humor, it revisits the characters which made the show great and it adds a final quirky situation to the already impressive catalogue of everyday-life spoofs, but in my opinion, it fails as a finale, I was left wanting more.

I think it's a real shame that the epic series had to be ended on this extremely mediocre note. It added a disappointing sense of finality, the kind of thing that can ruin good memories from a fun show.

Seinfeld was interviewed saying that the idea of filming one more episode was toyed with, if only this was the case!

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