Change Your Image
Upload An Image
Crop And Save
Not much to report here. History catches up with men who have a tragic past. Revenge steps in and a harsh oil man who has a crippled leg ends up the defendant. The solution rests with an interesting little 25 caliber pistol.
Seinfeld: The Baby Shower (1991)
Harsh and Uneven
There are some very choice moments here but things become so abrasive at times. George is going nuts because a baby shower is being held for a woman whom he dated, a performance artist, who treated him like dirt. Meanwhile, Kramer talks Jerry into having a couple of Russians install illegal cable. The scene as Kramer and the Russians and George and Jerry crash the party is very good.
One should watch this for the incredible dialogue that takes place on the couch between Jerry and Elaine. It is as good as any comic writing by a superb playwright. The expressions used to balance friendship against talking about sex is amazing. Of course, nothing works out the way they had hoped. There is a very good bit with the purchasing of a birthday present.
This was quite a complex effort. It starts out with a loving, but dense, secretary, having a little boy hand her a shoebox with a couple hundred thousand dollars in it. But from that point on there is a constant hammering of facts and deception, to the point where the conclusion is anticlimactic. I would have appreciated things being settled in the courtroom.
Good Story but the Role of the Girls a Bit Too Much
A couple of ten year olds are at the center of this whole thing because their clueless correspondence alerted thing in the lives of adult--especially concerning a merger. Like so often happens on this show, someone was fired unfairly in the past and continues to pay a price. The worst villain is the old lady who heads the company and is ruthless to anyone who makes a mistake. She, of course, gets murdered and sets up a series of suspects for us to peruse.
Gym Jam (1950)
Popeye Runs a Gym
Popeye is a trainer and runs a gym. Olive is apparently his only client, but Bluto sees her and goes bananas (what else?). Since it's lady's day, he dresses up as a woman and assaults Popeye who is taken in by his 300 pound femininity. Olive gets lessons on a punching bag and Popeye eventually figures things out. Pretty average piece.
A Slew of Unlikeable Folks
While this episode provided lots of mystery, the people involved were so scummy that there was little joy. This includes the defendant, who is attractive, but a whiney little snot. Apparently, the guy who was killed had almost carte blanche when it came to attracting rich, beautiful women. Their idiotic attraction to him is at the center, especially when expensive jewelry was involved. Perry, Paul, and Della work together to unearth evidence. Unfortunately, I have to say I figured out who the murderer was less than half way through the episode.
I Couldn't Stand Axel
This is one of those stories where the defendant is so stupid, it's hard to have any sympathy for him. I'm not talking about his being charged with murder but the idiotic way he ran his business. Are we to believe that someone as clueless as he could have produced such quality and kept the business financially sound.
Seinfeld: The Heart Attack (1991)
Crosses Into the Bizarre
As is often the case in this show, there are vignettes that function on their own. While in the usual restaurant, George thinks he is having a heart attack. After five minutes of convincing his friends he is serious, he's in the hospital. While there, he is there it is discovered he needs his tonsils out. This is expensive and Kramer talks him into seeing his friend (recently released from prison) who is an herbalist. It gets truly wacky from that point on. Try not to fall apart in the scene with the pillow.
Seinfeld: The Revenge (1991)
There are so many positives about this episode, I hardly know where to start. George starts things off by not just quitting his job, but lambasting his boss with every ounce of venom he can muster. When he realizes he is really out of work, he and Jerry try to figure out what sort of job he can do. He is so naive and shortsighted. Meanwhile, Jerry realizes he has put 1500 dollars in his laundry and when he gets it back the money is gone. There's more to it. But the whole episode is about revenge against people who have supposedly done them wrong. Kramer with the cement bag is amazing and George's effort to slip his boss a "mickey" is even funnier.
Seinfeld: The Statue (1991)
I Was on the Floor
Sometimes something just hits on all cylinders. The whole business with the statue and George was funny enough. But when Kramer impersonated a cop and went to that guy's apartment, it doesn't get much better. The chemistry was so great on this show.
Too Much Going On/Too Much Power from That Medal
I never quite got into this one. First of all, like so many of the defendants, the guy was such a hothead. Why not be a little secretive instead of blabbing your feelings? I guess the fifties and sixties depended on so much emotion. The guy who finally confesses to the crime can't control himself. Why not sit through your own trial and try for a reduced sentence or something. But then, there is very little realism in this series, enjoyable as it may be.
She Did the Best She Could
This is really interesting in its scope. It has much more of an edge to it than most Mason shows. Burger is so often seen as sort of a wimp, never getting is way, and taking it. Here he goes head to head with Mason and the courtroom scene where everything is on the line is quite engaging. It also has a many layered plot with subterfuge involved.
The young woman who ends up being the defendant was rather unlikeable. She was impulsive and self centered, and, deep down, stupid. She meets her long lost father and he con her into expensive actions. Pat O'Mally is quite good as an old resident prospector who is more than colorful. A theme is, "All that glitters is not gold."
Perry Uses a Chart
Some very recognizable people populate this episode. Others have pointed them out. The case revolves around the murder of the jerk son of a millionaire. The odd thing is this guy was his father's favorite and had the world by the butt, even though he had no good qualities. Poor Bones McCoy was productive but dull and was married to a veritable shrew. But enter a series of other players, like Alan Hale from Gilligan's Island. The high point of the episode is Perry's professionally done chart.
More Complex Than Most
This episode brings Perry into some dark stuff involving Nazis and war crimes. It is fraught with emotions and full of angst. I rather enjoyed it, even though the conclusion was a bit contrived.
A Day at the Spa
The guy who owns a fancy health club is a total jerk, a tea totaling, judgmental despot. His niece is engaged to a guy who is being blackmailed by a beautiful but nasty young woman. Of course, the jerk gets a dumbbell in the noggin and they're off to the races. The only problem with this one is the late developments which don't allow us a decent guess.
Goes Off a Cliff at the End
I don't have much to say other than there are two ridiculous moments that sink this one. The first is the way that the murderer got away with the killing. What he did would have been so time consuming and difficult in that setting as to be ludicrous. The second is the speech made by the murderer at the end. He sounded like he was addressing a board of directors meeting of nutcase anonymous.
Seinfeld: The Apartment (1991)
It Never Works Out
Jerry thinks he has scored an apartment for Elaine, above him, in his building. He then realizes this could be devastating for his privacy. So now he needs to put a stop to it without hurting their friendship. George tries to get girls by wearing a phony wedding ring (having heard that women are attracted to married men). Once again, poor Jerry talks himself into trouble because he is a nice guy.
Seinfeld: The Phone Message (1991)
Think, Before You Speak
George has let his shortsighted idiocy cause him to miss out on a very attractive woman. So Jerry and the gang push him into calling her. But she has an answering machine (ala 1991). He makes an ass of himself, leaving a message, and getting angry. He talks Jerry into trying to steal the recording cassette. The result is hilarious.
Seinfeld: The Jacket (1991)
Clothes Make the Man
In a weak moment, Jerry spends a small fortune on a sport jacket. It becomes a constant source of humor. Eventually, he wears it to a dinner with Elaine's father. He and George spend the longest period of their lives with this guy who is incredibly frightening. My favorite show so far in this series.
Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Gloom of Night.....
An ordinary artist fakes his suicide with the idea of an inside man selling his painting for way over what they were worth when he was "alive." It pulls in all kinds of greedy people and ends up getting him killed. Unfortunately, his "widow" ends up in jail and charged with his murder when he reappears. The highlight of the show is the last minute when the U. S. Post Office comes into play.
Beach Peach (1950)
The Spinach Connection
Popeye and Olive are at the beach. She is spotted by a big blonde hunk who has the same voice as Bluto. It's the usual slugfest as he goes after our skinny heroine. The guy is literally a single muscle of enormous size. Olive seems to enjoy all the attention here.
Another Nautical Venture
Since Perry was in the Navy, he spends a bit of time on the water as an avocation. Here he steps in the middle of a plot to get stolen gold to Mexico. A sea captain, an old friend, gets caught in the middle as he tries to recoup money from a thief. The thief is killed and past encounters come into play. Well done piece of work with the voluptuous Lisa Gay as a main attraction.
The Doublemint Twins
This all starts as an effort by a man to bring a malpractice suit against a young doctor who is just getting started. It turns out that he has a rival and that guy gets murdered. We ultimately learn the secret but it is really a stretch. Lots of good character actors, however, make this quite watchable.