Seinfeld: Season 5, Episode 3

The Glasses (30 Sep. 1993)

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George loses his glasses at the health club, but his plans to get a new pair using Kramer's "discount" backfires. Meanwhile, Jerry buys a black-market air conditioner - the Commando 8, and ... See full summary »

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George loses his glasses at the health club, but his plans to get a new pair using Kramer's "discount" backfires. Meanwhile, Jerry buys a black-market air conditioner - the Commando 8, and Elaine gets bit by a dog at the optometrist's office. Written by halo1k

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This is definitely one of the episodes that made me cry out tears while laughing!
30 June 2009 | by (Lebanon) – See all my reviews

Well it's known that Seinfeld fans are all split between being loyal either to George Costanza or Kramer as they are the two funniest characters on the show. I am blindly a Constanza's hysterical fan. For me, I love all of the 4 and even Elaine who is to be found probably the least loved amongst the 4. But, George Costanza, my God, he is number 1 reason why I adore this show and I can bluntly say after having watched all sitcoms ( I can swear that I have missed not one sitcom from 70's even though I wasn't born that time but I watched reruns) that Seinfeld is by far the smartest, funniest, and dearest to my heart and therefore, Costanza is also one of the most hopeless characters that you might meet in your life, not even Al Bundy, Skippy in family ties, Chandler in Friends, Bob in Becker, Fez in that 70's show, Dennis (david spade) in just shoot me, Matthew in NewsRadio, Steve Carell in the Office, all Drew Carrey's three main characters, Harry Solomon in 3rd Rock from the Sun, Andy in According to Jim, Clayton in Benson, Joey in Blossom, Eric in Boy meets world, Woody in Cheers, Spence in Ellen, Ray Romano, Niles and Fraiser, Tim in Home Improvement, Moss in the IT Crowd, M.A.S.H, Van in Reba, all characters in Taxi, Mork and Mindy, all the loosers that I could think of can never compare to Georgi. Every master scene in Seinfeld I remember, I find myself seeing George when he refuses to go up to his girl friend's apartment after she invites him to coffee and he replies that it keeps him up at night. when he later realizes what he's done, he tells Jerry : People this idiot shouldn't be allowed to live. I mean who is funnier than him! When he becomes a hand model and his father says to his mother who puts banana with a Jello and she says Georgi loves the banana and they start fighting ... he stands to leave the room stating that so much stress is not good for his skin. And his Art Vandelay obsession about being an architect! The funny lines just go on and on and they're all to George. When he pretends he is handicapped, when he eats from trash, when pretends to have a house in the Hamptons and drive all the way with Suzan's parents refusing to go back on his lie, when his parents take the desert they brought with them to Susan's parents for dinner and he strives to return it back, when he puts the case with a tape recorder in Suzan's some charitable association because he suspects that the chairman doubts he killed Suzan, etc... I honesty say that No George on the show , simply no Seinfeld. I wonder why people didn't like the last 5 seasons although they were full of funny episodes and one them is this one: The Glasses - there is this part where George wears the diving glasses because well you know he is so cheap and stingy so he is not seeing things clearly and at one scene he is telling Jerry that he was sure he saw his cousin kissing Jerry's girlfriend and at the same time he opens Jerry's fridge and takes an onion mistaking it for an apple and yet he grabs a bite from the onion. That was like the funniest moment ever... I teared after bursting with laughs that everybody in house was laughing without knowing what I laughed at. I have all the seasons on DVDs and I keep watching them all day with my earphones on and everybody tells me how I can't just get enough of this show. It's just so smart and funny that I believe not one show in the past nor one in the future had or will outcome this masterpiece of comedy and contrary to everybody else who says that the first 4 seasons were the best, I believe that the last ones were even better and all the characters matured not in a positive way of course but on the screen that we all got attached to them and connected to their selfishness, shallowness, and above all seinfeldness.

One more hysterical episode with ironically Jerry this time wearing the glasses, is the Gum. Check it and you won't regret it. Jerry is so funny in this one , he even for the first time steals the show from everyone else and there are few standouts for Georgi of course.


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