Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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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.

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Jerry Seinfeld
... Elaine Benes
... Kramer
... George Costanza
... Tina (as Siobhan Fallon)
Norman Brenner ... Clerk
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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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2 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Kramer (Michael Richards) remarked at the end of the episode: "Boy, I really liked you two 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 »

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when George (Jason Alexander) is suggesting gifts for Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) to give Elaine, he picks up a picture frame and suggests getting it for her. After the camera cuts to Jerry and then back to George, the frame is back on the counter. See more »

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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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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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No double benefits
29 July 2017 | by See 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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