Seinfeld: Season 3, Episode 1

The Note (18 Sep. 1991)

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Jerry and George get their dentist in trouble while trying to get free massages. George feels uncomfortable getting a massage from a man. Kramer sees Joe DiMaggio in a donut shop.

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Ralph Bruneau ...
Roy
Terri Hanauer ...
Julianna
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Raymond
Flo Di Re ...
Receptionist (as Flo DiRe)
Liz Georges ...
Pam
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Joshua Liebling ...
Billy
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Elaine and George are fascinated to learn that a massage from a physical therapist can be claimed on health insurance if they have a doctor's note. Jerry offers to get his dentist friend to provide a note for them. George is enthusiastic about it all until he learn that his massage will be given by Raymond, leading him afterward to wonder if he is gay. Jerry is having his own problems with his masseuse who now fears he's a child molester. Kramer meanwhile has trouble convincing everyone that he saw Joe DiMaggio in coffee shop. Written by garykmcd

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This episode was the only one since the pilot with a different version of the theme song. Female back-up singers are heard scatting over the theme. The singers were added by composer Jonathan Wolff at Seinfeld's request. However, NBC and Castle Rock did not like the change and requested that the original version be restored. See more »

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The character Roy is listed as "Lloyd" in the closing credits. See more »

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"I think it moved."
14 February 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

The protagonist is suspected of being a child molester, while his best friend might be homosexual. In any other sitcom made in the early '90s, such a premise would have been greeted with loud boos. But since we're talking about Seinfeld, the insane pitches in question are nothing more than an exquisitely witty start for the celebrated show's third season.

That said, one might wonder how on Earth Jerry might be suspected of something that serious? It's quite simple, actually: he made a few remarks to his physical therapist about a boy who was kidnapped in Pennsylvania, and given the female doctor has a young son of her own she doesn't feel very comfortable around the comedian anymore. As for George, he attempts to get a free massage, only to be taken care of by a man, an event which causes him to question his sexual preferences. Oh, and Kramer claims he saw Joe DiMaggio in a coffee shop.

The Note features some genuinely memorable Seinfeld moments, as always when the script is signed by Larry David. In fact, the whole child kidnapper story arc might have served as inspiration for the bit in Curb Your Enthusiasm where a little girl yells about Larry having "something hard in his pants" (yeah, a bottle of water). The funniest scenes, however, are all George-centric, especially the excruciatingly hilarious scene where he describes the massage he received and says: "I think it moved.". That line, which even got spoofed in Season 4, is George Costanza at his purest: insecure, whining and irresistibly pathetic. Enough said.


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