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The Little Kicks 

Jerry is forced to bootleg a movie for Kramer's friend. George tries the "bad boy" image. No one has the heart to tell Elaine that she's a terrible dancer.

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Kramer's friend Brody forces Jerry to bootleg the movie "Death Blow". George follows Elaine to her office party and finds out that she has a "unique" dancing style. She starts to get a weird vibe from her subordinates and blames it all on George. George becomes the bad boy and wins the affection of Elaine's employee Anna. Jerry finds out that he is a gifted bootlegger and demands perfection while shooting "Cry, Cry, again". Kramer tells Elaine she can't dance. She then videotapes herself dancing over the bootleg of "Cry, Cry, Again". Elaine apologizes over the phone to George calling him a "good seed". He tries to win back Anna's affection by pretending to be a bootlegger. George is arrested and has to be picked up by his father. While picking up Anna from the police station, Elaine and Frank Costanza throw fists. Written by Jim

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When George is ironing his pants talking to Elaine and Anna on speaker phone, you can see George has hamsters. There is a little white hamster climbing through a colorful hamster tube behind him. See more »

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When Brody says he's coming up, the door is closed. Then, when Jerry and Kramer are panicking to watch the tape, the door behind them is inexplicably slightly ajar. But when Brody arrives the door is closed and he has to open it to get in. See more »

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Anna: You have a minute to approve some copy?
Elaine Benes: Oh yeah, sure, sure. So ah, did ya have a good time at the party last night?
Anna: It was a real... kick.
Elaine Benes: Hey, did you happen to speak to my friend George?
Anna: As a matter of fact I did.
Elaine Benes: Ah hah. Well, listen. You would be wise to keep your distance from him.
Anna: Why? He seems harmless.
Elaine Benes: Oh he's not. He's very harmful.
Anna: Really?
Elaine Benes: Oh trust me. He's a bad seed. He's a horrible seed. He's one of the worst seeds I've ever seen.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 18 November 2015 (2015) See more »

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Shining Star
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"Go get 'em, Death Blow!"
7 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

Coming after "The Bizarro Jerry", this episode is somewhat more "normal", though it has its fair amount of weirdness.

The plot is divided into two story lines. In one, Jerry and Kramer go see the movie Death Blow with a friend of Kramer. Inside the movie theater they find out that he is a bootlegger. Eventually they get caught in this illegal business and Jerry becomes and bootleg artsy master. In the other story George and Elaine star a love-parent triangle between the two of them and one of Elaine's employees. Thanks to some commentaries Elaine gives to Anna (the employee) about George being a "bad seed", Anna now has the hots for George for his "bad boy image". The rest of the story revolves around George trying to be as bad as he can and Elaine, acting as Anna's mother, trying to set them apart. On a secondary note, Elaine has trouble keeping the respect of her staff following the incidents in the office party. This is the most memorable scene in the episode.

On a more analytical point of view, this episode has a realistic world and at the same time it touches with some absurd ground. This ground being the mother-daughter relationship between Elaine and Anna, George's shifted personality and Jerry suddenly becoming an artsy filmmaker (and that random ending). It makes sense with its own absurdity, even if this absurdity is somewhat more tamed than in the previous episode. On a side note, the two story lines are great but they never interact or collide with each other. Not a particular bad factor but a key factor to Seinfeld standards.


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