[15], "The Bet", also known as "The Gun", is an episode that was written for the second season, but was never filmed. Series co-creators David and Jerry Seinfeld wrote eight of the season's episodes. This is the fifth most-watched television finale of all time. Dressed as Joe Friday, Kramer pretends to be a cop and retrieves the statue from Ray. Elaine approaches the diners at a table and tells them that her friends would give her $50 to eat one of their egg rolls and that she is willing to give them $25 of it. The statue is returned to a grateful George, but George later drops it when Kramer gives him a friendly slap on the back. The people at the table do not understand her, and Elaine walks away and loses the wager. George becomes concerned when his girlfriend, Carol, doesn't return his calls. The final scene is of Jerry performing a comedy act for the prisoners at the Latham County Prison. On Elaine's birthday, Jerry inadvertently offends Elaine by giving her $182 in cash as a gift. One episode, "The Bet", remained unfilmed, as it was considered too provocative by the network, as well as several cast and crew members. tunefind [15] Although the scenes in Monk's Cafe were filmed at CBS Studio Center, the exterior of Tom's Restaurant, a diner at the intersection of Broadway and 112th Street in Manhattan, was used as the exterior for the cafe. 4) feel about following "Seinfeld" for their season finale? The trial soon gets heated up when most of the characters start to tell their story such as Mabel Choate, Marla Penny, Donald Sanger, Lola, Dr. Wexler, Sidra Holland (who Jackie gets attracted to), Joe Bookman, Robin, the Parking Garage Officer from "The Parking Garage," the Detective from "The Wig Master," Leslie, George Steinbrenner, Marcelino, Mr. Hoffman, Fred from "The Pick," Justin Pitt, The Soup Nazi (whose full name is revealed as Yev Kassem), and Babu Bhatt. Picking up where Part 1 left off, the New York Four are arrested for making fun of, and videotaping, a robbery and doing nothing to help the victim. [11] Seinfeld was aired on NBC in the United States. Jerry later has his apartment cleaned by Ray, the boyfriend of Rava, a client of Elaine's. This causes George to remark, "Haven't we had this conversation before?" Set predominantly in an apartment building in Manhattan's … When the Russian cable providers show up, they ruin the shower. 1989 Streamers Information Release date: 05 Jul 1989 Genres: Comedy, Sitcom. Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer hope that Jackie Chiles would get them acquitted. [17] Seinfeld kept a large number of Cheers' viewers; the episode "The Apartment" was watched in 15.7 million American homes, while the Cheers episode that preceded it was watched by 20.5 million American homes. [Source]. Watch Seinfeld: Finale - Part 2 from Season 9 at TVGuide.com Join / Sign Up Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. Realizing that he and Elaine cannot be only friends, Jerry resumes the romantic relationship. Appropriately, Jerry gets the last line, "You've been great! [15][16] The second season of Seinfeld was supposed to start airing on January 16, 1991, but the premiere was postponed one week because of the commencement of the first Gulf War. [7] Herschfield stated that when Lesser had auditioned it was clear that he was the right actor for the part. Often described as "a show about nothing," Seinfeld mines the humor in life's mundane situations like waiting in line, searching for a lost item, or the trials and … Castle Rock Entertainment, Inc. v. Carol Publishing Group Inc. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Seinfeld_(season_2)&oldid=999726514, Articles with dead external links from October 2010, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2013, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. This episode was criticized by many for portraying the main characters as bad people with no respect for society, and for mocking the audience who tuned in to watch them every week. [3] Martin was unaware that another actor had already established the part. Though mainly centered on Jerry, the writers start to explore the other … Season one of Seinfeld, an American television series created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, began airing on July 5, 1989 on NBC. In a subplot, Cosmo Kramer returns from a vacation in Puerto Rico and tells Jerry and George Costanza that he had sex with a flight attendant during the flight back. I think Kramer could justify the use of a weapon. Jerry is irked to discover that the money he had hidden in his laundry bag went missing subsequent to his trip to the laundromat. The previous season was still funny but you did notice a dropoff from the previous 5 seasons. Writer(s) The final season of the series still finished better than where it … It aired on NBC May 14, 1998 to an audience of 76 million viewers. Stay tuned for the third season which will be uploaded soon. Choose a Streaming Option providers free service When Elaine arrives, they leave for the restaurant and see that it is snowing. Kramer is the only one laughing at his jokes, as the rest of the prisoners are booing him. [8] Joseph P. Kahn, a critic for the Wilmington Morning Star, praised the writing and acting of the season premiere and stated, "One safe prediction, Seinfeld will be here for a good long run this time around. Matt Wilhelm is trying to break up an argument between George Steinbrenner and a waiter. "), which may have led to her subsequent death. [13], Starting with the season premiere, filming of the show moved from Desilu Cahuenga, in Hollywood, California,[14] to CBS Studio Center, in Studio City, Los Angeles, California. A Seasons 1 and 2 DVD box set was released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in the United States and Canada on November 23, 2004, 13 years after it completed broadcast on television. He immediately blames the owner, who claims no responsibility. "[25], The cast began rehearsing, but after 20 minutes stopped and turned to Cherones, who agreed to talk to Charles. "[20] The replacement episode called "The Phone Message" was written by David and Seinfeld in two days. This plan backfires, as he discovers that wearing the ring causes women who would otherwise date him to reject him. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, with the latter starring as a fictionalized version of himself. [27] Although the show did not win an Emmy, Seinfeld was praised for co-hosting the Emmy telecast. The two parts of “The Finale” are as follows: "The Finale, Part 1" "The Finale, Part 2" [7] "The Revenge" features the first appearance by Newman (voiced by David), a suicidal man who lives in Jerry's apartment building. He yells to Jerry, "You suck! Jerry, George, and Elaine are at dinner, when a menu on an adjacent table catches on fire. It introduced a number of characters who played … Officer Vogel shows Kramer's video and Howie, the overweight victim, tells his story as the trial. Andy Ackerman Before she can hear the messages, he and Jerry plan to go into her apartment and switch the tape on her answering machine. He returns to the workplace, pretending that the event had never occurred, but is fired. Original air date: January 23, 1991 (delayed due to the start of the Gulf War); Plot: George finally breaks up with an annoying woman then Jerry dates her and realizes George was right. You can see Julia Louis-Dreyfus [...] develop Elaine from a puffy-haired gal pal (who wasn't in the pilot) into a delightfully petty urbanite. Meanwhile, Kramer and Jerry bet over whether or not Kramer will rebuild his apartment so that it has multiple levels. As they are in jail, they get Kramer's lawyer, Jackie Chiles, to help them. Four million copies of the DVD were sold by the end of the year, making it one of the best-selling DVDs of all time. J. Peterman, Keith Hernandez, Kenny Bania, and Mickey Abbott are playing pool for money at the bar. Coupled with the season three finale “The Keys,” the season premiere, “The Trip” plays like a feature length Seinfeld. George is excited, because he finds the baby shower to be the perfect opportunity to "tell off" the woman who gave him "unequivocally, the worst date of [his] life" by pouring Bosco chocolate sauce on his red shirt. Elaine barely even has a voice of her own and really serves only to have a woman on the show and set up Jerry’s jokes at this point (she would eventually go on to become one of the strongest and most empowered female characters in TV history). Seinfeld season 9 episode 24 The Finale (2) The videotape Kramer made is played for the jury. However, after seeing Jerry's comedy act, Marlene breaks up with him. The U.S. West Coast airing of the finale of Seinfeld coincided with the death of Frank Sinatra. Season Watch Seinfeld: Finale - Part 1 from Season 9 at TVGuide.com. Episode 1: “The Ex-Girlfriend” (episode 6 overall). Kramer changes his mind and decides not to build levels, arguing that because he didn't attempt it, the bet was invalid. Larry David He loses his temper and leaves a series of angry messages on her machine. Jerry insists that George break up with her. [17], The start of season two received poor ratings, prompting NBC to put the show on hiatus for two months. [9] Therefore, Knight was re-cast in the role of Newman for the season 3 episode "The Suicide". [24] While on his way to Charles' office, Cherones met Castle Rock executive Glenn Padnick and informed him about the cast's reaction to the episode. NBC lends the foursome a jet to use before they have to move to California … This episode first aired on May 14, 1998. George and Jerry manage to intercept Carol at her apartment and switch the tape. Season two of Seinfeld, an American television series created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, began airing on January 23, 1991, on NBC. In addition to every episode from the two seasons, the DVD release features an episode from the third season that was held over, bonus material, including deleted scenes, inside looks, bloopers, and commentaries. Much to the disgust of Elaine, he hesitates on whether to go to her funeral or to a championship softball game. The trial is covered by Geraldo Rivera and Jane Wells. Jerry Seinfeld stars as a stand-up comedian whose life in New York City is made even more chaotic by his quirky group of friends who join him in wrestling with life's most perplexing, yet often trivial questions. (referencing the assassination of the two American presidents), Louis-Dreyfus turned to Alexander, stating "I'm not doing this. Jon Hayman portrays the prison guard who escorts Jerry off the stage. "[22] According to Alexander, when she read a scene in which she holds the gun to her head stating "where do you want it Jerry? Among them is a statue that looks like one that George's family had until George broke it. Jerry and Elaine see the statue at Ray's apartment, and think that Ray stole it. While there, the gang stands idly by during a carjacking and is arrested on a new "Good Samaritan Law". Looking for a great gift idea for the holidays? Air Date TV Guide ranked it as the sixth-greatest TV season ever made. The gang talks about this as the show ends. [23][24] Richards was concerned that his character would be open about arming Elaine, though in a later interview he stated "although, why not? [24] Commenting on the episode, Charles stated "You know, it would have been an interesting show, but [...] we couldn't solve the funny problem of it. [26] Ratings for the show remained high, eventually leading to a third season pickup. Jerry overhears the two managers of his building discussing a death that makes an apartment available. When he goes there, Jerry forms a relationship with Marlene. It never seemed to quite be as funny as it should be and, because of that, the balance was off and the darkness kind of enveloped it, and it could never really emerge from that darkness and become what it should have been. Larry David (albeit offstage) is one of the haters. The episode "The Pony Remark" featured the second appearance of Helen and Morty Seinfeld, both of whom had previously appeared in the season 1 episode "The Stake Out". Seinfeld, Alexander, Louis-Dreyfus, and Richards play versions of themselves. "[29] Writing for The Spokesman-Review, critic Jon Burlingame stated that "Seinfeld is an offbeat take on the standard sitcom concept. Have you taken a peek at our Seinfeld Season guide? Watch Seinfeld Season 2. The characters weren’t fully developed. Summary: The new president of NBC calls a meeting with Jerry and George and offers them a series based on the pilot "Jerry". To this, Jerry responds, "Yeah, I think we have.". Elaine and George suggest that Jerry turn his new jacket inside out so that it does not get ruined. Jerry promises that George can have it, but leaves it in his apartment for a few days. George later learns that she had already heard the messages and found them funny, adding that she "loves jokes like that". George and Jerry spend a good chunk of the season trying to get their show off the ground. Season two of Seinfeld, an American television series created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, began airing on January 23, 1991, on NBC.. Because of the commencement of the first Gulf War, the second season's premiere was postponed one week.The season comprised 12 episodes, and concluded its initial airing on June 26, 1991. Meanwhile, Kramer convinces Jerry to pirate cable television to watch the Mets home games. Estelle enters Judge Vandelay's office in order to get him to reduce the punishment for her son by doing something for him. On November 22, 2009, Curb aired its season finale, featuring the Seinfeld special. As the jury goes over the evidence, Geraldo Rivera and Jane Wells recap to those watching their show about what was heard during the trial. "[23] Both Alexander and Cherones, who would direct the episode, felt that the gun content in the story was too provocative. Character witnesses are called from the show's nine seasons, and the four are sentenced to a year in prison. Including T-Shirts, DVDs, and more! George takes Jerry's advice, and ends his relationship with her. It is also the twenty-third episode of the ninth and final season of Seinfeld, and the 180th overall. It was written by Larry David and was directed by Andy Ackerman. Everyone else is seen killing time in different ways: The next day, it is determined that the gang is guilty and will spend a year in jail. Jerry receives some of his grandfather's old possessions. as the audience jeers and Kramer gives him a standing ovation, wrapping up the episode and the show. [8] Although the writing staff never intended for Newman to return to the show, the idea of having Wayne Knight as a neighbor appealed to them. As everyone starts to leave, Elaine tells David not to wait for her to which he says "Alright." Jerry is furious and, helped by Kramer, plots to pour a bag of cement into the washing machine. However, he cannot muster the courage to do so. After they walk a short distance during the snowfall, Jerry's jacket gets ruined. "The Finale, Part 2” is the final episode of Seinfeld. Season 9 would be the last Seinfeld season and it ended very strong both in the ratings and creatively. [28], Critics reacted positively to the season. Rabbi Glickman is reading something from his book to Jerry's parents and Frank Costanza. [17] Additionally, the episode would have revealed Kramer's first name as "Conrad";[18] his name was instead revealed as "Cosmo" in the season six episode "The Switch". [20] Sets for the episode were built, and Bobbi Jo Lathan was cast as flight attendant Lucy Merrit and Ernie Sabella was cast as gun salesman Mo Korn, who was described in the script as "overweight, greasy, slow and low-key". 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