Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Wife 

Jerry gets a permanent discount at his local dry cleaners after returning a locket he found in a jacket pocket. His new girlfriend Meryl also claims the discount claiming to be Jerry's wife... See full summary »


Tom Cherones


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Courteney Cox ... Meryl
Barney Martin ... Morty
Liz Sheridan ... Helen
Scott LaRose ... Greg
Len Lesser ... Uncle Leo
Joseph Ragno ... Marty
Rebecca Glenn Rebecca Glenn ... Paula
Nick LaTour ... Grandpa
Susan Segal ... Waitress
Lili Bernard Lili Bernard ... Anna
Lawrence A. Mandley ... Owner


Jerry gets a permanent discount at his local dry cleaners after returning a locket he found in a jacket pocket. His new girlfriend Meryl also claims the discount claiming to be Jerry's wife. It all gets out of hand when Jerry's Uncle Leo hears he's married. Elaine thinks an airline pilot who goes to the same health club but her interest wanes quickly when he wipes the top of her water bottle before drinking from it. George is in trouble when the pilot sees him urinating in the shower at the same club. Kramer has had trouble sleeping at home but not, unfortunately at the tanning studio. Written by garykmcd

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17 March 1994 (USA) See more »

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Kramer's arrival at his girlfriend's place with darkened skin is a reference to Ted Danson's appearance at the Friar's Club (a few months before this episode aired), in which he caused a scandal by appearing in blackface, an idea suggested by his then-girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg. See more »


Kramer (Michael Richards) says he takes baths when George (Jason Alexander) is talking about his shower activities, however in episode 7.15, Seinfeld: The Shower Head, Kramer had to take a bath due to low water pressure and was disgusted by bathing in his own bacteria. See more »


Helen: Jerry, we just heard, what's going on?
Morty: Why the hell didn't you tell us?
Jerry: Listen, Ma...
Meryl: [looking through the drawer] It was in here yesterday!
Jerry: [angrily] Yeah, that's what I said!
Helen: Who is she? When did this happen?
Morty: I told her you'd get married. She thought you'd never do it.
Helen: Morty, you're talking too loud.
Morty: I'm not talking loud!
Helen: You're hurting my eardrum.
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Spoofs Casablanca (1942) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Seinfeld, meet Friends

The premise is funny and quirky yet believable. But as much as I used to be a huge 'Friends' fan, watching the story I couldn't help thinking that the Courteney Cox role was miscast, or at least mistimed: Just like on the early seasons of 'Friends', she is still finding her pace as an actress. Her hair seems stuck in the 80s. Worse, her sweet-as-can-be, childlike attitude just doesn't gel at all with the Seinfeld set and concept. Not a mean or messed-up bone in this supposed New Yorker's body. All in all, and considering the thespian heights she would go on to climb, her presence feels oddly unsettling.

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