Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Wink 

Jerry squirts grapefruit into George's eye at breakfast, and for the rest of the day George is misinterpreted because everyone thinks he is winking at them.


Andy Ackerman


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 7 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
Tom Wright ... Morgan
Richard Herd ... Wilhelm
Stacey Travis ... Holly
Brian McNamara ... James
Ian Patrick Williams ... Stubs
Paul O'Neill Paul O'Neill ... Paul O'Neill
Thomas Dekker ... Bobby
Clive Rosengren ... Waiter


Jerry squirts grapefruit juice in George's eye and he develops and uncontrollable wink in his eye. This causes Kramer to sell Steinbrenner's birthday card and George's co-worker Morgan to get fired. Elaine is dating a wake up service guy named James she met on the phone. Jerry is dating Elaine's cousin Holly who loves to eat meat. Jerry tries to impress her by pretending to eat her mutton but actual stuffs the chewed up pieces into Grandma Mima's napkins and into his jacket. Elaine borrows Jerry's jacket and gets chased by dogs. She has to spend the night at her boyfriend's house and they sleep head to toe on his sofa bed. Kramer makes a deal with a terminally ill boy named Bobby that if Paul O'Neill hits two home runs he will give Kramer the birthday card back. James's dogs find the mutton and the used napkins are used as dog bandannas. Holly tries to cook Jerry pork chops and he stuffs it into his sofa and James's dogs find it as well. Written by Jim

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12 October 1995 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


George M. Steinbrenner III's birthday was July 4, though there are no references to the holiday taking place in the episode. See more »


Right after Kramer shows the sports memorabilia buyer the envelope with the signed birthday card the very next scene is of Yankee Stadium there appears to be an editing error which was left in. It is a quick flash of Kramer already in the Yankees clubhouse on his way to ask Paul O'Neill to hit two home runs for the kid in the hospital (who he has not met yet) so he can get the card in return The same quick flash is then shown after the deal is made with the kid but the scene continues with Kramer speaking to Paul O'Neill. See more »


Jerry Seinfeld: I still can't believe, you're going out on a blind date.
Elaine Benes: I'm not worried. It sounds like he's really good looking.
Jerry Seinfeld: You're going by sound? What are we, whales?
Elaine Benes: I think I can tell.
Jerry Seinfeld: Elaine, what percentage of people would you say are good looking?
Elaine Benes: 25 percent.
Jerry Seinfeld: 25 percent, you say? No way! It's like 4 to 6 percent. It's a 20 to 1 shot.
Elaine Benes: You're way off.
Jerry Seinfeld: Way off? Have you been to the motor vehicle bureau? It's like a leper colony down there.
Elaine Benes: So what you are saying is that 90 to 95 percent of the ...
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"Just a salad..."
8 August 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

Another entertaining episode from Season 7 even though it may come as weaker than the previous three.

A lot of weird things going on but thankfully is a good weirdness. Elaine starts dating his wake up guy and for some reason I find this idea very entertaining. I mean, it definitely is unrelatable but it's just so original you can't help but go alone with it. The same case goes for George's storyline: Jerry spills some grapefruit on George's eye, making him to wink involuntarily. This sets up most of the events that take place in the episode and, to its merit, it is quite funny in the beginning but as the episode continues George's wink habit disappears out of the blue. So that's kind of lazy from the writers.

The other two story lines are Jerry trying to prove his manhood to Elaine's relative and Kramer trying to get the Yankee's signed card back from an ill kid at the hospital. Both stories are crazy and give us great moments.

Apart from that we get the first appearance of the great George Steinbrenner.

On a side note, I'd like to point out the job of continuity the writers are doing with this season. Similar to Season 4, every episode acknowledges something that happened earlier in the season (on this case Elaine's relationship with dogs).

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