Kramer convinces Jerry to get a free Armani suit from hack comic Kenny Bania. But when Bania decides that he doesn't want anything except for dinner, Jerry has a hard time accepting the ... See full summary »



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Kenny Bania (as Stephen Hytner)
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Kramer convinces Jerry to get a free Armani suit from hack comic Kenny Bania. But when Bania decides that he doesn't want anything except for dinner, Jerry has a hard time accepting the suit knowing that there is a far greater catch involved. Things get even worse when, during the dinner, Bania insists that soup doesn't count as a meal. Meanwhile, Elaine has a British friend stay with her for a week. Written by Anonymous

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10 November 1994 (USA)  »

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First appearance of Kenny Bania See more »


In the closing sequence when George is eating alone at Reggie's he tips the the ketchup bottle over his plate and returns it to the table as if satisfied, but no ketchup emerged. See more »


Jerry Seinfeld: So, you just pretended it didn't bother you?
George Costanza: What is that, 'boyfriend'? I don't understand that. What, what does she think I asked her out for?
Jerry Seinfeld: Boy, it's the way they just slip that in there, too.
George Costanza: Yeah, like it's just part of the conversation. 'Oh, my boyfriend really likes watches. He's a real watch freak.' Well, that's fabulous.
Jerry Seinfeld: Well, let me ask you this. What exactly did you say when you asked her out?
George Costanza: I said, 'Would you like to go for a walk or something?'
Jerry Seinfeld: Oh, a walk, well...
George Costanza: Or something. ...
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References Midnight Express (1978) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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18 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

This episode is like a hill downwards. It starts really great with Jerry's and George's story lines getting the most attention and by the middle of the episode it starts it slow downfall.

Four story lines: Jerry gets a brand new Armani suit from Kenny Bania (his first appearance) and now he wants a meal invitation in return. George is trying to get a date with the waitress of Monk's. Elaine is dating an English-man. Kramer is "dating" a waitress from Reggie's.

Jerry's and George's story lines start off great with George's deteriorating harder as the episode progresses. Kenny Bania is absolutely on fire on here, although the writers didn't come out with a good ending for his story. Elaine's and Kramer's stories are so bad and unremarkable that I can't remember anything from their plots. Elaine's boyfriend is really undeveloped and her story in general goes nowhere. Kramer's girlfriend is a sort of monster that must be feed for some reason and, as you guessed it, it goes nowhere.

As I said, the first part of this episode is really good. As it moves forward every single story starts to deteriorate and leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth.

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