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The Wife 

Jerry gets a permanent discount at his local dry cleaners after returning a locket he found in a jacket pocket. His new girlfriend Meryl also claims the discount claiming to be Jerry's wife... See full summary »

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Jerry gets a permanent discount at his local dry cleaners after returning a locket he found in a jacket pocket. His new girlfriend Meryl also claims the discount claiming to be Jerry's wife. It all gets out of hand when Jerry's Uncle Leo hears he's married. Elaine thinks an airline pilot who goes to the same health club but her interest wanes quickly when he wipes the top of her water bottle before drinking from it. George is in trouble when the pilot sees him urinating in the shower at the same club. Kramer has had trouble sleeping at home but not, unfortunately at the tanning studio. Written by garykmcd

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17 March 1994 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Guest stars Courtney Cox who was about to begin filming a little show named 'Friends' which, arguably, went on to become even more successful than Seinfeld. See more »

Goofs

Tanning beds have a timer and will shutoff when done. It is impossible to over do it unless the timer is set wrong or faulty. See more »

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Cosmo Kramer: Hey Elaine, whatdya say if neither of us is married in 10 years, you and I get hitched.
Elaine Benes: Make it 50.
Cosmo Kramer: [to Jerry] We're engaged!
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Spoofs Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"It's all pipes!"
3 October 2011 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Season 5, Episode 17, "The Wife"

Not one of season's 5 best episodes, certainly, but it's still a worthy classic. Courtney Cox was a grade-B star at the time, still a few months before hitting it big in Seinfeld's main competition Friends, but she was still one of the better known faces to make an appearance in the early seasons and she's one of the better Girlfriends-of-the-week the show had. Cox has great chemistry with Jerry and it makes their storyline the real highlight of the episode, and one of the better relationship stories in season 5.

The other stories in the episode pale by comparison - Kramer hardly even has any, but Elaine and George have some very funny moments. Overall a very good Seinfeld episode.


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