Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Note 

Physical therapy proves painful for Jerry when his small talk with the therapist leads to a misunderstanding; Jerry uses a dentist note to cover his therapy.


Tom Cherones


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Ralph Bruneau Ralph Bruneau ... Roy
Terri Hanauer ... Julianna
Jeff Lester ... Raymond
Flo Di Re Flo Di Re ... Receptionist (as Flo DiRe)
Liz Georges Liz Georges ... Pam
Paul Antony Rogers Paul Antony Rogers ... Man in Waiting Room (as Paul Rogers)
Dale Raoul ... Dental Patient
Joshua Liebling Joshua Liebling ... Billy


Elaine and George are fascinated to learn that a massage from a physical therapist can be claimed on health insurance if they have a doctor's note. Jerry offers to get his dentist friend to provide a note for them. George is enthusiastic about it all until he learns that his massage will be given by Raymond, leading him afterward to wonder if he is gay. Jerry is having his own problems with his masseuse who now fears he's a child molester. Kramer meanwhile has trouble convincing everyone that he saw Joe DiMaggio in coffee shop. Written by garykmcd

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18 September 1991 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) and Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) rekindled their romantic relationship in the final episode produced for the second season, Seinfeld: The Deal (1991). During his stand-up performances, Seinfeld would ask the audience if the relationship should continue and the answer was always a resounding "No." Larry David agreed and it was decided that Jerry and Elaine would no longer be romantically involved. See more »


The mere existence of duplicate referrals for Elaine would not cause any problem; the question of fraud would only arise if both notes were turned in to the clinic and then into the insurance company, and why would Jerry give them the one he got from Roy? He would give Elaine the note for her to hand in. See more »


George Costanza: I don't even like to use urinals. I've always been a stall man.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 21 December 2015 (2015) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
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"I think it moved."
14 February 2008 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

The protagonist is suspected of being a child molester, while his best friend might be homosexual. In any other sitcom made in the early '90s, such a premise would have been greeted with loud boos. But since we're talking about Seinfeld, the insane pitches in question are nothing more than an exquisitely witty start for the celebrated show's third season.

That said, one might wonder how on Earth Jerry might be suspected of something that serious? It's quite simple, actually: he made a few remarks to his physical therapist about a boy who was kidnapped in Pennsylvania, and given the female doctor has a young son of her own she doesn't feel very comfortable around the comedian anymore. As for George, he attempts to get a free massage, only to be taken care of by a man, an event which causes him to question his sexual preferences. Oh, and Kramer claims he saw Joe DiMaggio in a coffee shop.

The Note features some genuinely memorable Seinfeld moments, as always when the script is signed by Larry David. In fact, the whole child kidnapper story arc might have served as inspiration for the bit in Curb Your Enthusiasm where a little girl yells about Larry having "something hard in his pants" (yeah, a bottle of water). The funniest scenes, however, are all George-centric, especially the excruciatingly hilarious scene where he describes the massage he received and says: "I think it moved.". That line, which even got spoofed in Season 4, is George Costanza at his purest: insecure, whining and irresistibly pathetic. Enough said.

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