Seinfeld: Season 8, Episode 1

The Foundation (19 Sep. 1996)

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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 »

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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

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This is the second time Kramer has been attacked by a group in an alley trying to go up a ladder. The first time was in the previous season "The Sponge" episode when he was attacked by a group of AIDS walkers cause he refused to wear an AIDS ribbon while walking for the cause. See more »

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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 »

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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.
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References Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) See more »

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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.


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