Jerry tries to buy his watch back from Uncle Leo, who found it in the garbage, having been thrown there by Jerry. George tries to resurrect the fledgling NBC deal, while Elaine plans a break up from her psychotherapist with Kramer's help.



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Realizing that his uncle Leo now owns the watch he threw away, Jerry tries to buy it back from him. Leo drives a hard bargain however. Jerry also gets a date with the waitress at a restaurant but begins to wonder what he's done when he hears her laugh. George's effort at negotiating a better deal with NBC goes sour when Susan tells him they're not interested. Elaine is desperate to break with her psychiatrist boyfriend and gets Kramer to pose as her new love interest. It doesn't exactly go as planned. Written by garykmcd

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30 September 1992 (USA)  »

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This episode is the rare time when an episode of Seinfeld picks up where the previous episode ended. See more »


When Kramer lights his cigar from the sole of his shoe in the scene with his psychiatrist the sandpaper used to achieve the effect is clearly visible. See more »


References Blossom (1990) See more »


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Still didn't quite take off
26 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

It seems that the writers are juggling so many continues plots for I don't know what reason. You got the pilot story, the Elaine and her psychiatrist story and Jerry and his watch story. It is quite obvious why only one of these stories continued up until the end of season. Elaine's story isn't that bad, but it really feels substanceless. And the freaking watch plot is obnoxious.

On technical aspects, the episode is really dull. They tried to make the simultaneous stories contrast with each other but the script is so poor that it didn't quite land.

Thank God this multiple side stories ended from the next episode on. Now you'll get the real juice that is Season 4.

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