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The Postponement 

George gets cold feet and tries everything he can to postpone the engagement; Elaine is jealous of George's engagement; Kramer spills hot coffee on himself.

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Immediately after proposing, George tries to postpone his marriage to Susan, and does so successfully. Elaine becomes increasingly jealous of George's engagement and has a discussion with her neighbor, a rabbi, who then proceeds to tell the whole neighborhood. Jerry learns about the dog-napping plot (see previous episode) and immediately fingers Newman as the culprit. Kramer sneaks a café latte in the movie theater and burns himself, and hires Jackie Chiles in an effort to sue the coffee shop. Written by halo1k

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28 September 1995 (USA)  »

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The Rabbi in this episode, Bruce Mahler, wore a hat and glasses. Although in real life he never wore glasses and very rarely wore a hat. In later life he did need glasses for reading. See more »

Goofs

Elaine crushes the beer can on the counter. In the next shot, it's on the cutting board. It also wobbles on the cutting board even though no one has touched it. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: Let me take a guess: she cried, and you caved.
George Costanza: How did you know that?
Jerry: I live and breathe, my friend. I live and breathe.
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References The Long, Long Trailer (1954) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"Yeah, I don't know what that means"
8 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Another great episode to propel George's engagement arc.

Although The Postponement is a weaker episode than the season opening one, it does achieve at something that The Engagement couldn't and that is the cohesive connection of stories. Whereas in the opening episode you had George's story on one side and Elaine's dog problem on the other, in The Postponement you have George postponing the wedding and Elaine reaction to this wedding. Jerry and Kramer just bounces around these stories.

George's arc continues to be awesome with him finding out he and Susan have nothing in common and later finding out a key aspect of serious relationships. And after Susan agrees on the postponement he surprisingly seems happy with his situation.

But without a doubt, the highlight of this episode is Elaine. The Postponement gave the character more depth and complexity than the entirety of Season 6 did. In fact, everything about her has a level of realism that's not that common in Seinfeld. From the way she confesses to the Rabi to the way she fakes happiness in front of George. A high note of the season.

In summation, a great episode to propel the plot but also the characters.


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