Jerry and Elaine fix George up with a friend of hers.

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George is convinced he is fated never to have a relationship with an attractive, interesting woman. Similarly, Elaine's friend Cynthia is convinced all of the good men are either taken or know they're good and so not available to her. Jerry and Elaine decide to arrange an introduction for the two of them and agree to share everything they hear after their date. It turns out that they have quite a story, one that is made more interesting when the condoms Kramer got from a friend turns out to have been defective. Written by garykmcd

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5 February 1992 (USA)  »

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Maggie Jakobson also worked with Jason Alexander in Sexual Healing (1993). See more »

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When Cynthia talks to Elaine on the phone, the way her comforter is folded changes between shots. See more »

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Featured in Seinfeld: Highlights of a Hundred (1995) See more »

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"There's a hue"
13 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

It is true that Season 4 was the one that really perfected the show's formula but that credit should go in big part to the previous season. In its run, Season 3 began experimenting with everything that came up: bottle episodes (The Parking Garage, The Subway, The Limo), inside thoughts (The Boyfriend, The Subway, again), bleeped cursing (The Subway, AGAIN), unsuitable themes (The Tape, The Note, The Subway (whatever), this episode), but ,most important of all, they began finding their dialogue and writing style. And this episode is a benchmark for the show in that aspect.

One story line concerning four characters (not Kramer, but Cynthia). The dialogue throughout the episode is as clever as it gets. The contrast between the superficial conversations between men and between women, the fully realized character of Cynthia. Not only the dialogue, but the story is relentless: phone conversations (with one of the first appearances of the split screen), the recurring fights, the little details thrown in there (Jerry's crisis with the soda, Elaine painting her apartment) that has nothing to do with the plot but just makes the characters so more realistic.

And the master Cherones giving such a perfectly subtle direction that's at the same time TV-like and cinematic.

Season 3 has it's up and downs and it is why it isn't consider one of the greats, but I believe that this season had more to do with Seinfeld's success than any other (aside from 4 and 5).


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