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Knoxy
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PostPosted: November 10, 2004 5:33 PM 

This is the ONLY episode I really disliked, for the one and only time, the camarederie of the gang is sacrificed for a crazy story about opposite friends. Elaine is so damn cold "What do you guys want?" Completely out of character. And the nightclub turning into a meat packing plant at the end was just a step too far. Other than that the Kramer and Jerry story is a classic.

Bert Harbinson
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 14, 2004 12:44 AM 

I never quite understood the idea behind the meat packing plant/ nightclub scenario. Was it a figment of George's imagination or was it a real club? If it was a real club where did all the meat packing paraphernalia go, and why were the club staff acting so aloof when George mentions 2 times, that he remembers it to have been a meat packing plant.

Bas
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PostPosted: December 5, 2004 5:53 AM 

That's what made me laugh so hard at the end, the Forbidden City is Forbidden again, for George, it was like it never existed.

cousin jeffrey
Vile Weed

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PostPosted: December 5, 2004 2:08 PM 

knoxy, i'm not sure that elaine is totally out of character. as you might have noticed, as the series progressed, elaine became quite bitter and hostile. as she hinted in a previous episode, "i gotta get some new friends." if this episode took place in the first few seasons, i could of agreed because she was so sweet. but that part of her character slowly vanished. i do, however, understand how you didn't like this. frankly, i like it better when the group works together rather than move apart too. but bizarro world is a pretty funny idea and you don't want to waste a funny idea.

FlamingGlobes
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: December 21, 2004 3:26 PM 

I'm not sure exactly where it is in the episode, but there's a long shot with Man-Hands in it where you get a glimpse of the actress' actual non-man-hands!

drzom
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PostPosted: January 4, 2005 6:32 PM 

This is rapidly becoming one of my favorite episodes. Funny funny funny. Elaine finally realizes she's unfit for human companionship outside of the group. The nightclub turning back into a meatpacking plant is a jab at transient NY clubs that set up in spaces temporarily.

Feldman, from across the hall!

T-Bone
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: February 14, 2005 1:46 PM 

I love it when Jerry asks Kramer what he has in the briefcase.

"Crackers"

Then we see Kramer eating crackers out of his briefcase. How funny.

soup nazi
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: March 12, 2005 8:09 PM 

i love how feldman always says its feldman and then bizzaro jerry says feldman who then he has to say feldman, from across the hall. then they both clue in and unlock the door lol as if there is another feldman

JJ
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: April 10, 2005 6:13 AM 

Funny episode, beut consider this classic dialogue:

"Kramer: I don't even really work here!
Leland: That's what makes this so difficult."

When you think about it, Lelands answer is a bit absurd. I mean, we get the point, but I think we actually laugh at what Leland really should have said (and we, in a way, interpret his line this way), i.e. something like "we'll that's actually the problem" (meaning that Kramer doesn't "work" good enough, while Kman means that he dosn't work there at all).

Because why would it - considering the fact that Leland believes that Kramer doesn't do any work - make it "harder" to fire him for that!?? Any comments?

Gendison
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PostPosted: April 10, 2005 7:41 AM 

No no no...his line is correct. It makes it that much harder to let Kramer go because if someone doesn't really work somewhere, you don't have to pay him. So the point is that, even though they weren't even paying Kramer, his work was so bad that they still let him go, and that's what makes it hard.

JJ
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: April 12, 2005 5:06 AM 

No, that MIGHT be the case. But as I said I always thought that the joke is that Leland - buy saying that Kramer "doesn't work" - means a totally different thing than Kramer, when Kramer says so..

Your interpretation may be correct, and would bring some logic to the line, but I don't really see any evidence that Leland knows that they don't pay Kramer any salary...

Gendison
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PostPosted: April 12, 2005 12:56 PM 

Um, no...that IS the case.

If he's the boss and he's about to fire him, I think he'll at least pull out his file.

The fact is, the line makes sense that way. Just because one doesn't understand something, doesn't mean it doesn't make sense. Unless you don't want it to.

JJ
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: April 12, 2005 2:22 PM 

Ok, but if we follow the logic of real life, what boss would actually dare to "employ" a possible loonatic, that doesn't care for any salaries. Of course I'm European, but I guess there are SOME laws regarding minimun wage in the US as well Wink

Gendison
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PostPosted: April 12, 2005 3:42 PM 

I agree. But this isn't the logic of real life. It's a comedy show that sometimes delves into the unrealistic.

Bookman
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PostPosted: April 13, 2005 6:06 PM 

Sometimes....... Because the mail never stops. It just keeps coming and coming and coming, there's never any let-up, it's relentless. Every day it piles up more and more and more, and you gotta get it out, but the more you get it out the more it keeps coming in. And then the barcode-reader breaks... and then it Publisher's Clearinghouse Day!

JJ
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: April 14, 2005 3:02 AM 

Gendison; sure it's not the logic of real life, but Seinfeld still requires the logic of real life as a background angainst which the absurdities of the series can be played! I mean it would not work if there was no connection to the logic of real life; the comedy consists in taking this logic and THEN play with it.

Kramerica
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: April 22, 2005 11:12 AM 

a very funny part in this episode is how kramer has a brief case and the only thing he carries in it is crackers.

Jorther
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: May 17, 2005 8:41 PM 

When kramer wakes Jerry up while cooking (in the scene where he says I have a job,and jerry goes "what year is this?" , for like 3 seconds you can see a microphone coming down from the top

Curly
Son of Dad

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PostPosted: December 23, 2005 5:28 AM 

He knows...

epl
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PostPosted: January 5, 2006 11:30 PM 

The episode guide says that "My Baby Takes the Morning Train" was used in the The Voice, but I don't think that's correct. The song was used again in The Butter Shave.

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