Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Jimmy 

Elaine dates a man whose habit of speaking in third person causes a wide array of confusion; George is blamed for the theft of Yankees' sports equipment.

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Anthony Starke ... Jimmy
Bryan Cranston ... Tim Whatley
Richard Herd ... Wilhelm
Robert Katims Robert Katims ... Deensfrei
Mel Tormé ... Himself
Alison Armitage Alison Armitage ... Cheryl
Jimmy Bridges ... Paramedic (as J.D. Bridges)
Elan Carter Elan Carter ... Receptionist
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Storyline

The gang has various encounters with a man named Jimmy, who talks about himself in the 3rd person. Elaine asks Jimmy to go to the benefit for the Able Mentally Challenged Adults organization starring Mel Torme. Thanks to Jimmy's shoes and getting too much Novocaine at Whatley's office, Kramer is mistaken for a mentally challenged man when he encounters the head of the AMCA. Jerry suspects Tim Whatley and his assistant are using patients for sexual pleasures when he finds pornographic magazines in Whatley's waiting room and thinks that he was violated while under the gas. George cuts a deal with Jimmy to sell Jimmy's shoes, but Jimmy gets injured thanks to Kramer's drooling. The deal, plus some spicy chicken, also helps Wilhelm accuse George of stealing some of the Yankee's batting equipment. Written by halo1k

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1995 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

George (Jason Alexander) tells Kramer (Michael Richards) he's insane when he tells him he only uses cold water. This shouldn't be a surprise to George though, as back in episode 2.8, Seinfeld: The Heart Attack (1991), Kramer also told George & Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) that he was off hot water. See more »

Goofs

Kramer (Michael Richards) said that when he met the man in the cab, he'd just been at "The Y" but when the camera shows the gym, the sign says "New York Health Club." See more »

Quotes

Elaine Benes: You can't find beauty in a man?
Jerry: No. I find them repugnant and unappealing.
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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repugnant and unattractive..
30 June 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Seinfeld

Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the creators, of the dream sitcom for every stand up artist is the milestone set as an example on how to use your humor as a part of narrative. The series was clearly ahead of its time and fixated within that time limit when it was aired- or maybe not even then. This is how the series both remains timeless and also fails to test against time. The concept of the series- in fact there is an episode, where the series takes an almost meta turn, whispering the secretive meeting held within the confound of NBC walls about the pitch- is to just joke, just talk, analyse with a mockery tone, bombing brutally on a subject from the most privileged position under that circumstances. There is no storyline, no character development, no arc, no rhythm to follow. Usually, a film like such becomes more than a film with such an idea; take the Life Of Brian series. And similarly the series refuses to participate in the expected or not even expected aspects of the storytelling.

There is no end, no beginning, it captures a brief period with an agenda in mind that you will have the time of your life. But this is where this coherent plan backfires. First the runtime itself. Something so monotonous cannot withhold its audience for nine years. It is simply preposterous. For the style of the joke, the humor, the vocab of these characters, if as-planned is intended to be the same, will grow natural or normal to the viewers. This makes the relationship between the viewers and the characters, similar to what the viewers have in the outer world, maybe a friend or a family member.

Basically it would never be interesting, sure some cases would come up, just as chapters does in here, but that too will carry the momentum of just that brief period of screentime. Another major challenge it faces is, in order to stay far away from the textbook sitcom structure, the character has to and does deny on getting on or blending in with the society. Now that's fine. But in order to last longer they had to create an unfair world that takes uncalled detours just for the laughs, ignoring both emotional and ethical aspect of it, resulting into a physical distance that you, as an audience, carry for the rest of the series. By the end, it gets difficult to survive and something so beloved, something so smart, Seinfeld is left under a dry heap of jokes.

The Jimmy

They do use the core of the theme, even though textbook, but smoothly in the narration. But let's be honest, how fascinating is this idea that they are bombarding us as a funny pitch, the meeting shouldn't have lasted this long.


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