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The Serenity Now 

Jerry opens up his feelings. Elaine is getting hit on by the Jews. Kramer gets a screen door. George helps his father sell computers.

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 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
Jerry Stiller ... Frank Costanza
Estelle Harris ... Estelle Constanza
Lori Loughlin ... Patty
Richard Fancy ... Lippman
Ross Malinger ... Adam Lippman
Matt McCoy ... Lloyd Braun
Bruce Mahler ... Rabbi Glickman
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Storyline

Frank sets up a new business selling computers and hires George and Lloyd Braun (seen in "The Non Fat Yogurt" and "The Gum") to compete against each other in a sales contest. But Frank's relaxation technique drives everybody completely nuts. Jerry's new girlfriend encourages him to let his emotions out. Kramer takes Frank's screen door and puts it up in his apartment, creating "Anytown, USA", but the local kids make relaxation difficult. Elaine discovers her "shiksa appeal" and suddenly every Jewish man in New York, including her former boss, is attracted to her. Written by halo1k

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

This episode's plot was inspired by real-life events in the life of writer Steve Koren. While driving with his arguing parents, Koren was bewildered to hear his father shout "Serenity now!" at the top of his lungs as part of a rage controlling exercise his doctor had told him about and questioned whether or not the phrase was meant to be yelled. See more »

Goofs

Kramer should have turned on the hose after hooking it up. See more »

Quotes

[Kramer has just taken his built-up anger out on the computers George intended to return]
George Costanza: Why couldn't you squeeze one of those stupid rubber balls to get your stress out? Whyyyyy did you have to destroy twenty-five computers?
Cosmo Kramer: [eating an orange] George, you listen to me. I owe you one.
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References Speed (1994) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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One of the few episodes I really didn't like
26 January 2007 | by TOMNELSee all my reviews

I don't know what it is about this episode, but I just didn't like it very well. It was one of the super silly episodes that has really unrealistic plot lines. This episode deals with Frank Costanza hiring George and Lloyd Braun to sell computers out of his house. Elaine is kissed by Mr. Lippman's son at his bar-mitzvah, and Elaine finds out she has a Shix appeal to Jewish men when Mr. Lippman also kisses her and when the loudmouth Rabbi tries to set her up with a friend. Kramer installs a screen door and gets in a fight with some kids. And Jerry tries to be mean when his girlfriend says he can't do it, and he finds that after yelling nonstop, his emotional side comes out. It's a really stupid episode, that I might have enjoyed if these four plots were subplots in other episodes, but having four stupid subplots together just didn't work for this one. And the reason the episode is called the Serenity Now is because Frank's doctor said just to yell Serenity Now! whenever he was frustrated.

My rating: Mediocre episode. 30 mins. TV PG


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