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"Seinfeld" The Friars Club (1996)

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Some fine elements and moments, but does not mesh together well

Author: SLionsCricketreviews
26 December 2015

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"The Friars Club" is a mostly forgettable episode when viewed in its entirety, but an episode that still entertains nonetheless.

Kramer decides to adopt a new method of sleeping, where he takes a 15 minute nap for each 3 hours a day. As such, he stays awake for more of the day and lives a "longer" life than his peers. I found the scene where he said that him being alive for 80 years is the equivalent of 105 years, with his new technique. Kramer falling asleep during sex was also funny, but the consequences that it brought did not make me laugh. It felt a bit too dark for a "Seinfeld" episode. Yes, too dark for the cynical show that we've come to love.

Rob Schneider makes a valuable guest appearance as Bob, the newest employee at Elaine's workplace, whom Elaine suspects is faking a hearing disorder to get out of having to do any work. This story was perhaps the strongest in the episode, and although the final payoff is a bit weak, still made for an entertaining story.

George is clearly getting more nervous about his impending marriage to Susan, and you can feel the completely off chemistry between the two. This is PERFECT! George's desperate attempts to keep the romance between Jerry and Susan's friend was funny, and Jason Alexander is his usual brilliant self.

Each storyline had some memorable moments, but they are just small moments in an episode that really doesn't mesh together well. The three story lines contain very little intersection, which is something "Seinfeld" normally does so effortlessly.

The episode is rather forgettable, and one of the weaker episodes of recent seasons. It still entertains, like almost all "Seinfeld" episodes but it lacks a strong narrative and a great script to elevate it to greater heights.

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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful:

The Mafia girlfriend.

Author: Sirus_the_Virus from United States
11 October 2009

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The Plot:Elaine thinks that some one that she works with is faking being deaf. Jerry has a hard time getting into The Friars club after The Flying Santos brothers takes his jacket. Kramer starts following Leonardo Da Vinci's sleeping schedule and eventually falls asleep while having sex with his mafia girlfriend.

The Friars club is an unforgettable episode. I have seen this episode so many times. Rob Schneider guest stars in this episode as the deaf guy. The funniest situation is the one with the deaf guy or the one where Krmaer falls asleep during sex. Everyone of the situations in the episode are hilarious. This is a great episode.

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