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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.


Andy Ackerman


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


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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28 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) wants to see the movie "Plan 9 From Outer Space." This is the same film he, George (Jason Alexander) & Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) attempted to see in episode, 2.11, Seinfeld: The Chinese Restaurant (1991). After waiting, nobody goes, so he goes to see it with Kramer (Michael Richards), the only one of the four who wasn't going to see it originally. See more »


When Jerry and George talk in the apartment while Jerry reads the newspaper, a blue glass on the table moves around between shots. See more »


George Costanza: [to Jerry] You're a good friend. If you killed somebody, I wouldn't turn you in.
[George leaves]
Jerry: Hey, Kramer, if I killed somebody, would you turn me in?
Cosmo Kramer: Definitely.
Jerry: You're kidding!
Cosmo Kramer: No, no. I would turn you in.
Jerry: You would turn me in?
Cosmo Kramer: I wouldn't even think about it.
Jerry: I can't believe I'm hearing this. You're supposed to be a friend of mine!
Cosmo Kramer: Well, what kind of person are you going around killing people?
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References The Long, Long Trailer (1954) See more »


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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