Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Movie 

Jerry does a set at a comedy club, then goes to meet George, Elaine, and Kramer afterward to see a screening of Checkmate. However, a simple miscommunication causes the four to keep missing each other at two different theaters.


Tom Cherones


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Barry Diamond ... Pat Buckles
Perry Anzilotti ... Usher
Tom La Grua Tom La Grua ... Kernis
Eric Poppick ... Maurice
Cathy Lind Hayes Cathy Lind Hayes ... Woman Behind Elaine
Allan Kolman ... Cab Driver
Molly Cleator Molly Cleator ... Cashier
Christie Mellor Christie Mellor ... Concessionaire
Jeff Norman Jeff Norman ... Man in Line
Paul Eisenhauer Paul Eisenhauer ... Man in Theatre
Montrose Hagins ... Woman in Theatre


It's a evening of mix-ups and mayhem when Jerry is supposed to get together with Elaine, Kramer and George to go to the movies. He has two gigs that night and in the process of moving them round, he manages to miss both of them. George is first at the theatre and gets in line not realizing the tickets had to be bought first. By the time he realizes what's going on, the movie is sold out. George, Elaine and Kramer then go to another theater but their attempts to leave Jerry a message only adds to the confusion. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

6 January 1993 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This is one of the few episodes that doesn't contain any scenes in Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) apartment. See more »


Elaine Benes: Can I have a medium diet coke?
Concessionaire: Do you want the medium size or the middle size?
Elaine Benes: What's the difference?
Concessionaire: Well, we have three sizes: medium, large, and jumbo.
Elaine Benes: What happened to the small?
Concessionaire: There is no small. Small's medium.
Elaine Benes: What's medium?
Concessionaire: Medium is large and large is jumbo.
Elaine Benes: Ok. Give me the large.
Concessionaire: That's medium.
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References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"What a night"
15 July 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

This episode is actually misplaced in the IMDb order. This one goes after The Visa.

This is a more unstable episode than The Visa. It has better moments than that episode but it also has worse. It starts off quite weak but gets better with each minute passing.

I think there are two things that make this a good episode: real time and realism. By real time I mean that the episode happens in the length of 20 mins. Maybe not exactly in that time but they make it feel that way. This gives the episode a sense of momentum, that everything is happening at the same time and, well, a major part happens in the same place AT the same time. The dynamic between our 4 characters is relentless and it makes for one of the most entertaining episodes in the season (at least from the middle on). And by realism I mean that, given the location and the theme of the episode, we get a lot of references and commentary on the movie-going experience and that's the great thing about Seinfeld. It's about real life. And it goes beyond the major plot points. Kramer not liking the theater food, Elaine commenting on men and movies, Elaine tackling George from behind. These are the little details that make these characters so real.

The thing that keeps this episode from being better is Jerry's story in general. The stand up missed shows don't add anything to the episode and this storyline has the most annoying character. There's also the cab driver that's leads nowhere and, in general terms, Jerry's story is the only one that doesn't strictly revolve around the movies and that's a shame.

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