Seinfeld: Season 3, Episode 2

The Truth (25 Sep. 1991)

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A bad breakup between George and his girlfriend leads to tax troubles for Jerry.

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Jerry is being audited by the IRS but everything is in hand as George's new girlfriend Patrice is an accountant and former IRS auditor and she has agreed to help him out. Unfortunately, George isn't too happy with the relationship and when she asks him to tell her the truth about how he feels, he obliges. Their break-up leads Patrice to a residential depression clinic and Jerry is desperate to get his tax receipts back. Elaine meanwhile is having to put up with Kramer who is dating her roommate. She is particular upset by the fact that Kramer accidentally saw her naked. Written by garykmcd

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As Patrice is leaving, she puts a container and the pepper grinder in her bag. See more »

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When Elaine enters her apartment and discovers the African music playing and the kitchen a mess, there is a cut to the kitchen window, and a crew member is clearly seen exiting on screen left as the camera is panning left. See more »

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George Costanza: I've driven women to lesbianism before but never to a mental institution.
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"I saw her naked"
18 February 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

In the Seinfeld universe, who do you blame when something goes terribly wrong? That's right: George. As noble as his intentions may seem to be, rest assured he will inevitably screw everything up. This episode is no exception.

The something that goes terribly wrong? That would be Jerry getting inspected by the IRS. George's mistake? He tells the truth to his girlfriend about how he feels, and his confession leads to her being locked up in an asylum. Too bad, especially since she never got around to helping Jerry with the tax papers. On a brighter (?) side, Kramer accidentally sees Elaine naked.

In fact, the latter incident turns out to be the best scene in the whole episode (big surprise - it's Kramer!), as the adorable goof-ball recounts the chain of events to Jerry and justifies his mistake ("I thought it was a closet!" he says referring to Elaine's room). Also memorable: Elaine complaining about the way Kramer cooks pasta and uses her couch for intimate moments with his girlfriend ("Yeah, she likes the couch!").

Finally, with hindsight, The Truth contains a superb hint of one of the best plot lines of Season Four: as George and Jerry discuss the tax problem, the former mentions that the worst thing he had ever done to a woman was that he drove her to lesbianism, not to a madhouse. Judging from later shows, he never learned from his mistake, but then again, if he did, he wouldn't be the character we all cherish for his selfish idiocy, would he?


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