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 »

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While Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer are witnessing the robbery of the Massachusettian, the reflection of the police officer is visible in the store window just over Kramer's left shoulder. The officer is waiting for his cue to join the scene but has inadvertently already made his appearance; had his visibility been intentional, he too would have been guilty of breaking the Good Samaritan Law because he was idly watching the robbery. See more »

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[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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I wish I'd never seen it.
24 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a lame way to end a really funny series. I couldn't watch any Seinfeld rerun for years afterward because this finale left such a bad taste in my mouth.

They hyped the finale so much that nearly everyone in America watched. Maybe that was the problem, but I missed it the first time it aired (one of the few), and I heard from my friends how bad it was, so my expectations were lowered and I still hated it.

My husband has never watched the finale because he heard from several people (including me) that we couldn't stand to watch the good episodes because this was so horrible. He has no tainted memory of the show. Meanwhile, it took seven years before I was able to stay in the same room with him when he watched Seinfeld reruns. That's a long time for a wound to heal.


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