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The Stall 

At a movie theater's restroom, Elaine, realizing she doesn't have any toilet paper left, asks the woman in the next stall (Jami Gertz) if she has any toilet paper to spare, but the woman ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Cherones

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 ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Jami Gertz ... Jane
Dan Cortese ... Tony
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At a movie theater's restroom, Elaine, realizing she doesn't have any toilet paper left, asks the woman in the next stall (Jami Gertz) if she has any toilet paper to spare, but the woman refuses, claiming that she "can't spare a square". Elaine pleads with the woman, but she leaves, ignoring Elaine. The woman returns to her seat, and is revealed as Jerry's girlfriend, Jane. Elaine is shown returning to her seat, with her new boyfriend Tony (played by Dan Cortese). The two women tell their dates about what had just happened. At Jerry's apartment, Kramer walks in, asking to use Jerry's phone. Jerry accuses Kramer of using it to call a telephone sex line. Elaine comes into the apartment, and describes to Jerry the incident that occurred at the movie theatre. Jerry realizes that the woman that Elaine was bickering for toilet paper was Jane. He tries to defend Jane, while not letting Elaine know that it was her. Meanwhile, George becomes enamored of Elaine's boyfriend, claiming that "He's ... Written by Tummy AuGratin

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1994 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

When Jane (Jami Gertz) gives Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) a massage he says, "I've been waiting a while for this," in reference to Sn. 5 Ep. 9 Seinfeld: The Masseuse (1993). See more »

Goofs

The ambulance would have not been able to get them. Tony would have needed to be air lifted. Also there was no mention as to how George and Kramer got off the cliff since they were all sharing the one rope. See more »

Quotes

Cosmo Kramer: Jerry, that voice is tattooed on my brain. It's her! I'm telling you it's her.
Jerry Seinfeld: Oh you're crazy.
Cosmo Kramer: Am I? Or am I so sane that you just blew your mind?
Jerry Seinfeld: It's impossible.
Cosmo Kramer: Is it? Or is it so possible that your head is spinning like a top?
Jerry Seinfeld: It can't be.
Cosmo Kramer: Can't it? Or is your entire world just crashing down all around you?
Jerry Seinfeld: Alright that's enough.
Cosmo Kramer: Yeaaaaah!
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References Freaks (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"Yeah... for a while"
30 July 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

A great episode with a few flaws.

For starters, I don't see the point behind making Jane, Jerry's girlfriend of the week, a phone-sex woman. In the end it doesn't leave any explanation or good resolution, so it only seems like a cheap way to connect the stories. Aside from that, it is not as funny as other classics from this season.

That being said, this episode does some good things. Tony is one Elaine's best boyfriend of the week and his story with George and Kramer is hilarious. We also get a look at a more superficial and flawed side of the Elaine character. The Jane story shines when it revolves around Jerry and Elaine and not around Kramer. Seeing Jerry trying to set Elaine and Jane apart is really funny and the few interactions these two have are the highlights of the episode.

Another great addition to the ever evolving Season 5.


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