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The Postponement 

George gets cold feet and tries everything he can to postpone the engagement; Elaine is jealous of George's engagement; Kramer spills hot coffee on himself.

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Heidi Swedberg ... Susan Ross
Bruce Mahler ... Rabbi
Kelly Perine ... Usher
John Rubano John Rubano ... Man
Evie Peck ... Woman
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Storyline

Immediately after proposing, George tries to postpone his marriage to Susan, and does so successfully. Elaine becomes increasingly jealous of George's engagement and has a discussion with her neighbor, a rabbi, who then proceeds to tell the whole neighborhood. Jerry learns about the dog-napping plot (see previous episode) and immediately fingers Newman as the culprit. Kramer sneaks a café latte in the movie theater and burns himself, and hires Jackie Chiles in an effort to sue the coffee shop. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

When Kramer (Michael Richards) and Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) leave the coffee shop you can see Kramer's cup is half empty. See more »

Goofs

As Kramer leaves the coffee shop Jerry is waiting and leaning against a parking meter. As Jerry walks away the parking meter wobbles. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: Let me take a guess: she cried, and you caved.
George Costanza: How did you know that?
Jerry: I live and breathe, my friend. I live and breathe.
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Connections

References Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"Yeah, I don't know what that means"
8 August 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

Another great episode to propel George's engagement arc.

Although The Postponement is a weaker episode than the season opening one, it does achieve at something that The Engagement couldn't and that is the cohesive connection of stories. Whereas in the opening episode you had George's story on one side and Elaine's dog problem on the other, in The Postponement you have George postponing the wedding and Elaine reaction to this wedding. Jerry and Kramer just bounces around these stories.

George's arc continues to be awesome with him finding out he and Susan have nothing in common and later finding out a key aspect of serious relationships. And after Susan agrees on the postponement he surprisingly seems happy with his situation.

But without a doubt, the highlight of this episode is Elaine. The Postponement gave the character more depth and complexity than the entirety of Season 6 did. In fact, everything about her has a level of realism that's not that common in Seinfeld. From the way she confesses to the Rabi to the way she fakes happiness in front of George. A high note of the season.

In summation, a great episode to propel the plot but also the characters.


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