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Lloyd Braun comes back from the insane asylum. Kramer takes him under his wing and convinces Jerry to buy gum from him and wear glasses that don't belong to him to prove that Lloyd isn't ... See full summary »

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Lloyd Braun comes back from the insane asylum. Kramer takes him under his wing and convinces Jerry to buy gum from him and wear glasses that don't belong to him to prove that Lloyd isn't crazy. George tries to prove to his old neighbor Deena that he isn't crazy after a cashier short changes him. Written by Jim

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Larry David made a guest star appearance in this episode (uncredited) as the newspaper stand owner who refuses to receive George's 20 dollar bill. See more »

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When the lottery vendor hands George's bill back, he leans forward with his head straight down. It then cuts to a close-up and his head is tilted. See more »

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George Costanza: This isn't mine
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George Costanza: , the institute gave it to me! The institute!
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Brilliant
30 May 2007 | by (Out There in the Dark) – See all my reviews

"The Gum" is inspired because it's the kind of material that would be hard to pull off with lesser talents than are found in the SEINFELD cast. The business with Jerry and the big glasses is silly, yet it works with Seinfeld's perfect deadpan response to it. While Kramer and the rancid hot dog is a case of an actor really believing the moment. All done to avoid making Lloyd Braun think he's crazy.

Elaine's missing button is a very funny bit, brought to life by the performer's great timing. Possibly best of all is George and his attempt to convince an old friend he's not crazy. This is one of the great SEINFELD episodes in which multiple plot lines are made to intersect, yielding even greater laughs ("Don't you see? He's only wearing them to fool Lloyd Braun!!"), and hilarious visual gags.


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