Seinfeld: Season 8, Episode 1

The Foundation (19 Sep. 1996)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
8.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 442 users  
Reviews: 1 user

After Susan dies, George decides to live the high life by going the bachelor pad route. But his fun quickly ends when Jerry quotes Star Trek II and the Ross's decide to create a foundation ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (created by), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 4775 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 2202 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
a list of 5 titles
created 31 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 1669 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 22 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Foundation (19 Sep 1996)

The Foundation (19 Sep 1996) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Seinfeld.
« Previous Episode | 129 of 172 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Mrs. Zanfino
...
Sensei
Herb Mitchell ...
Businessman #1
Edit

Storyline

After Susan dies, George decides to live the high life by going the bachelor pad route. But his fun quickly ends when Jerry quotes Star Trek II and the Ross's decide to create a foundation in Susan's memory. Jerry gets reacquainted with Mulva (see episode "The Junior Mint") and decides to do some research into which recent break-up story was more believable - his or George's. Elaine gets in trouble when J. Peterman flees to Burma and puts her in charge of the catalog. She doesn't think she is up to the task of running a large business until Kramer motivates her with some life lessons he learned in martial arts training. The stories do the trick until Elaine discovers who Kramer has really been fighting. Written by halo1k

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 September 1996 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Prior to the closing credits, there is a picture with: "In Memory of Our Friend, Marjorie Gross." Ms. Gross was a writer on the "Seinfeld" series, who passed away due to ovarian cancer over the summer recess. See more »

Goofs

The first time we see the exterior of Monk's restaurant it is clear that the letter before the apostrophe is not a K. Other shots are careful to crop out everything before the apostrophe so as not to reveal the real premises used for exterior shots, Tom's Restaurant on W112th and Broadway. See more »

Quotes

George Costanza: What were you saying to the Rosses over there anyway?
Jerry Seinfeld: Oh man, I don't know. I told them her death takes place in the shadow of new life. She's not really dead if we find a way to remember her.
George Costanza: What is that?
Jerry Seinfeld: Star Trek 2.
George Costanza: Wrath of Khan!
Jerry Seinfeld: Yeah, Kramer and I saw it last night. Spock dies, they wrap it up in a towel and they shoot him out the bowels of the ship in that big sun glasses case.
George Costanza: It was a hell of a thing when Spock died.
Jerry Seinfeld: Yeah.
See more »

Connections

References The Big Boss (1971) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Khan!
19 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Plot of the episode: After George's wife to be Susan(from Season 4)died in the season finale of season 7, George plans on starting over and relaxing. It doesn't last long when Jerry says a quote from The Rath of Khan that convinces Susan's parents to start a foundation. Led by George. When Elaine's boss Peterman(John O'Hurly) leaves for Burma, he leaves Elaine in charge of the company. Kramer convinces her to use the ideas that she has. He convinces her to run the catalog. Kramer has started karate with children and is beating them up. He gave Elaine a speech from Star Trek 3 that convinces her to do it.

The Foundation is a hilarious episode. Every Seinfeld episode is amazingly funny. That explains why the show is the best show of all time. I don't think any show could top it. I have seen The Foundation a hundred times. Before, I would just know it as the one where Kramer beats up kids. But now I remember which episode it is for definite. The reason why I would have forgotten is because so much happens in every Seinfeld episode. So much does happen in every Seinfeld episode. Seinfeld is the greatest sitcom of all time, and The Foundation may not be the best episode, but it's a great episode.


0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
One of those funny laser pointers lordmid
Do you consider the Curb reunion episode canon? lordmid
Favourite boss from the show? AstralWeeksHatfulOfHollow
She starts with the dirty talking... BouncingSoul87
List of movies / tv shows parodied in Seinfield Comicbook_store_guy
OT: What are your favourite Black and White films? AstralWeeksHatfulOfHollow
Discuss The Foundation (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?