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The Deal 

Jerry and Elaine believe that they have found a foolproof way to start having sex again yet still remain just friends, but they quickly start encountering problems.

Director:

Tom Cherones

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Tina (as Siobhan Fallon)
Norman Brenner Norman Brenner ... Clerk
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Storyline

Neither Elaine or Jerry have had sex for awhile and they begin to speculate on how they could become sexual partners again but still remain friends no matter what happens. They agree on a set of rules that they think will keep their friendship intact but it soon becomes apparent that it isn't going to work very well. Jerry also begins to obsess over what to get her for her birthday eventually settling on something inappropriate. Kramer however seems to hit just the right notes as far as gift-giving goes. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1991 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Kramer (Michael Richards) remarked at the end of the episode: "Boy, I really liked the two of you much better when you weren't a couple." It was a poke at NBC who desperately wanted Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) & Seinfeld together. Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David were against the idea of Jerry and Elaine being in a 'will-they, won't-they' relationship. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry and George are talking about the rules Elaine and Jerry established for their "friends with benefits", the sandwich on the table keeps changing. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: [Discussing The Deal with Elaine] Because this...
[gesturing between them]
Jerry: is very good.
Elaine: [Gesturing to the bedroom] And that would be good.
Jerry: That would be good too.
[repeating gestures]
Jerry: See the idea's to combine this and that. But this cannot be disturbed.
Elaine: Yeah, we just want to take this and... add that.
[Jerry makes a "There you have it" gesture]
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Connections

References Laura (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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No double benefits
29 July 2017 | by jamarianaSee all my reviews

(1) How much do I like this episode? 4/5. (2) Directing: 3/3. (3) Editing: 2/3. (4) Plot/Story: 4/5. (5) Dialogue: 2/3. (6) Memorability/Uniqueness: 2/3. (7) Quality of characters: 2/2. (8) Acting: 4/5. (9) Cinematography: 3/4. (10) Style/Art Direction/Wardrobe/Make-up & Hair: 2/3. (11) Emotion/Experience of watching it/Comedy: 4/5. (12) Entertainment value: 3/4. (13) Overall quality: 4/5.

Overall rating: 39/50, which is 78% and so an 8/10.


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