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 »


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 »


George Costanza: The truth. You want the truth? It *is* your earrings. It *is* the chopsticks, but it's so much more. You're pretentious. You call everyone by their full name You call my doorman, Sammy, "Samuel" but you didn't even say "Samuel" You went "Sam - U - EL" Papie-eh Mach-eh What is Papie-ay Mach-ay?
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Pappy eh mash eh, eh?
7 December 2006 | by (terra incognito) – See all my reviews

Single Favorite Line: (George's girlfriend, Patrice, quoting Thomas Carlyle in the highest toned, high-flown manner imaginable) "Who so only belongs to his age, references only it's popinjays and mumbo jumbos"

Notable Guest Stars: Valerie Mahaffey (as Patrice), Siobhan Fallon (as Kramer's girlfriend / Elaine's roommate, Tina)

Memorable Exchange: (Elaine pops into Jerry's apartment excited...) E: "Kramer!" - K: "Wha-" - E: "-Do me a favor will ya' --if you insist on making pasta in my apartment, please don't put the pasta sauce on the pasta while it's in the strainer --all the little squares have hardened red sauce in them!..." (Jerry looks up, bemused) - E: "What's so funny?" - J: "It's funny" - E: "Huh? huh -it's a riot Alice!" - K (very confused): "When do YOU put the sauce on?" - E: "ANY OTHER TIME!" - K (thinking for a beat): "No, no -I like to strain the sauce" - E:..."And I could really live without the tribal music and make-out sessions in the living room.." - K: "Yeah..Tina LIKES the couch!"

Key Topics: *Pretension * IRS audits *Nakedness *Coffee Tables *Insanity *African Jungle Love

Part I Didn't Like: The falling on the homemade glass coffee table was a tad too predictable.

Very Nice Touch: Everything about Valerie Mahaffey's performance was spot-on beautiful.

7 of 10 --a keeper, showing the best traits of the program

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