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The Wallet 

Jerry is asked to explain to his parents why he does not wear the watch they gave him. Morty Seinfeld thinks his wallet has been stolen from him at his doctor's appointment.


Tom Cherones


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
Liz Sheridan ... Helen
Barney Martin ... Morty
Len Lesser ... Uncle Leo
Heidi Swedberg ... Susan Ross
Stephen McHattie ... Dr. Reston
David Sage David Sage ... Dr. Dembrow
Susan Ilene Johnson Susan Ilene Johnson ... Nurse
Denise Dowse ... Receptionist
Brian Leckner ... Attendant


Jerry's parents are in town so that his father Morty can see a specialist about his aching back. Morty is upset when he finds his wallet is missing from his pants pocket after leaving his clothes unattended in the examination room. Jerry has to do some quick thinking after his parents ask why he doesn't wear the watch they gave him. In fact Jerry threw it away because it didn't keep the correct time. George decides to play hardball with NBC, demanding a better deal for their show about nothing. Elaine returns from Europe determined to break up with her psychiatrist boyfriend but he's not making it easy for her. Written by garykmcd

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23 September 1992 (USA) See more »

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This episode marked Julia Louis-Dreyfus's full return to the series. Louis-Dreyfus was on maternity leave. She did not appear in episodes 4.1, Seinfeld: The Trip: Part 1 (1992), & 4.2, Seinfeld: The Trip: Part 2 (1992), and made pre-recorded cameo appearances in episodes 4.3, Seinfeld: The Pitch (1992), & 4.4, Seinfeld: The Ticket (1992). This is why the studio audience cheers loudly when she enters Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) apartment. See more »


Toward the end of the episode in Monk's, we see George (Jason Alexander) is holding a fork in one shot, before being replaced with a cup of coffee in the next shot. See more »


Jerry Seinfeld: Don't you hate the "to be continued" 's on TV? It's horrible when you sense the "to be continued" coming. You know, you're watching the show, you're into the story. You know, there's like 5 minutes left and you realize "Hey! They can't make it! Timmy's still stuck in the cave. There's no way they wrap this up in 5 minutes!". I mean the whole reason you watch a TV show is because it ends. If I want a long, boring story with no point to it, I have my life. A comedian can't do that, see, I can't ...
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References Cheers (1982) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Easily on of the weakest in Season 4
24 June 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

Laney is back! In the previous three episodes it became so clear to me the importance of Elaine's character. I can't imagine Seinfeld without her.

Although Elaine is back, the episode is a piece of dull crap. I don't exactly know why the writers chosed to bring the Seinfelds in for this episode because their story is as lame as it gets. Clearly they are great supporting characters but here they have more screen time than George for God's sake! And they just can't handle it. There's a hint of a continuation from the previous episode with George deciding to decline NBC's offer but it really doesn't add anything substantial to the episode.

The best parts comes from Elaine. She brings a pack of fresh air and her story with her psychiatrist actually gives her character another level of realism and complexity.

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