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The Abstinence 

Abstinence allows George to become a genius, but it turns Elaine into an idiot. Jerry gets bumped from career day at his old Jr. High School. Kramer turns his apartment into a smoking lounge and all the smoke disfigures his face.

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Phil Morris ... Jackie Chiles
Debra Jo Rupp ... Katie
Brenda Strong ... Sue Ellen
Bob Odenkirk ... Ben
Meagen Fay ... Mrs. Burns
Tamara Bick Tamara Bick ... Louise
Alex Trebek ... Himself
Derek Jeter ... Himself
Bernie Williams ... Himself
Lawrence A. Mandley ... Larry The Cook
Fern Fitzgerald ... Ms. Wilkie
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Storyline

When George's new girlfriend gets mononucleosis, he's told there'll be no sex for at least six weeks. Frustrated, he begins to realize he has interests in science and history. Jerry says the lack of sex has made him smarter as he's now concentrating on his brain. For Elaine however, the lack of sex is having the opposite effect. Jerry is supposed to speak at career day at his old junior high but is continually being bumped first by someone who goes over his time and then by a fire drill. Kramer doesn't like having to go outside the restaurant to smoke and seeing there are many in the same boat, decides to turn his apartment into a smoker's lounge. It all has a serious effect on his looks and turns to lawyer Jackie Chiles to get justice. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Richards (Kramer) & Phil Morris (Jackie Chiles) previously worked together on Marblehead Manor (1987). See more »

Goofs

When George (Jason Alexander) is playing with the Rubik's cube while watching Jeopardy, the cube is jumbled. A minute later, without George having worked on it, it has been completed. See more »

Quotes

Cosmo Kramer: They're trying to screw with your head.
Jerry Seinfeld: Now why would a junior high school want to screw with my head?
Cosmo Kramer: Why does Radio Shack ask for your phone number when you buy batteries? I don't know.
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Connections

Spoofs Phenomenon (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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