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The Jacket 

Jerry wears an expensive jacket when he meets Elaine's father, but an argument ensues when Jerry is reluctant to wear it outside during a snowfall.

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While out shopping with Elaine, Jerry comes across the perfect suede jacket. It's pricey, but it fits him like a glove and he decides to splurge on himself. Elaine's father, Alton Benes, is is in town and she wants Jerry and George to join for dinner. They're a bit intimidated with the elder Benes being a well known author. He also a cranky old coot who scares them into silence. When Elaine is delayed, the threesome don't have a lot to say. When they set off for dinner, Jerry is afraid to wear his new jacket in the snow. Meanwhile, George has been to see Les Miserables and can't get one of the show tunes out of his head. Written by garykmcd

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6 February 1991 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The character of Alton Benes is based on novelist Richard Yates (author of 'Revolutionary Road (1961)', basis for movie of same name made in 2008), whose daughter Monica once dated Larry David. See more »

Goofs

In one shot when Jerry, George, Alton, and Elaine are leaving the lobby, George goes from wearing to not wearing his glasses. See more »

Quotes

[George is singing "Master of the House" from Les Miserables]
Jerry Seinfeld: What is that song?
George Costanza: Oh, it's from Les Miserables. I went to see it last week. I can't get it out of my head. I just keep singing it over and over. It just comes out. I have no control over it. I'm singing it on elevators, buses. I sing it in front of clients. It's taking over my life.
Jerry Seinfeld: You know, Schumann went mad from that.
George Costanza: Artie Schumann? From Camp Hatchapee?
Jerry Seinfeld: No, you idiot.
George Costanza: What are you, Bud Abbott? What are you calling me an idiot for...
Jerry Seinfeld:
George Costanza:
Jerry Seinfeld:
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Featured in Seinfeld: Highlights of a Hundred (1995) See more »

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Master of the House
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Written by Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer, and Claude-Michel Schönberg
Performed by Jason Alexander
Performed by Lawrence Tierney
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Suede
28 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

(1) How much do I like this episode? 4/5. (2) Writing: 3/3. (3) Editing: 2/3. (4) Plot/Story: 4/5. (5) Dialogue: 3/3. (6) Memorability/Uniqueness: 3/3. (7) Quality of characters: 2/2. (8) Acting: 4/5. (9) Cinematography: 3/4. (10) Style/Art Direction/Wardrobe/Make-up & Hair: 2/3. (11) Emotion/Experience of watching it/Comedy: 5/5. (12) Entertainment value: 4/4. (13) Overall quality: 4/5.

Overall rating: 43/50, which is 86% and so a 9/10.


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