Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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Good News, Bad News 

Jerry and George argue whether an overnight visitor Jerry is expecting is coming with romantic intentions.


Art Wolff

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Michael Richards ... Kessler
Lee Garlington ... Claire
Jason Alexander ... George
Pamela Brull Pamela Brull ... Laura


In this episode, the predecessor to Seinfeld (1989), Jerry is expecting a woman that he met in Michigan to come and visit him in New York. Throughout the first part of the show Jerry and George are discussing the situation. Later we meet "Kessler" who comes in to Jerry's apartment to borrow some meat and uncharacteristically knocks on the door before entering. Written by Seinfeld Fan <>

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Release Date:

5 July 1989 (USA) See more »

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Seinfeld krónikák See more »

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In early versions of the pilot script, George (Jason Alexander) was originally written as a fellow stand-up comedian named "Bennett". See more »


When Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) door is open in this episode, there is no door or apartment for Kramer (Michael Richards) across the hall. It's just a wall with a Cuba picture. See more »


Jerry: I swear, I have absolutely no idea what women are thinking. I don't get it, okay? I, I, I admit it, I'm not getting the signals, I am not getting it. Women - they're so *subtle*, their little - everything they do is *subtle*. Men are not subtle, we are obvious. Women know what men want, men know what men want, what do we want? We want women! That's it! It's the only thing we know for sure, it really is. We want women. How do we get them? Oh, we don't know about that, we don't know. The next ...
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Referenced in The Perfect Pitch (2002) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
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Let the fun begin!
16 September 2006 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

First ever episode of Seinfeld. A pilot, actually. Starts with a bang, even though the Elaine character is not in this one; Jerry's apartment is different; Kramer is actually Kessler and he has a dog; the coffee shop is not Munk's; there's Claire the waitress; there's cheesy music. But it's still a lot of fun. The famous scene where Jerry and George are discussing the place of a button on a shirt started it all. And right from the start, relationships are analyzed. Great lines in the laundromat where Jerry says that you "can't over-dry, just like you can't over-die". Back then, the show included a lot of stand-up routine from Jerry: "the washing machine is the nightclub of clothes"!

Watched on DVD on September 16th, 2006.

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