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gs: Carol Leifer (Bank Employee [uncredited]) Janeane Garofalo (Jeannie Steinman) Stephen Root (Mr. Lager) Victor Raider-Wexler (Doctor) John Riggi (Teller) Sue Goodman (Clerk) Julie Clark (Waitress) Fred Goehner (Delivery Guy) Heidi Swedberg (Susan)

As the big day grows nearer, George and Susan order their invitations. Susan lets him choose the cheap ones. George tries to think of a way out. Elaine suggests smoking and Kramer suggests a pre-nuptial agreement. Jerry, thinking of a single future with Kramer, nearly gets hit by a car but is saved by his female equivalent, Jeannie. Jerry thinks he is in love with Jeannie. Kramer tries to cash in on a bank's offer of a $100 if one of their tellers doesn't say hello. Is "Hey," hello? George tries the suggestions and strikes out. Susan begins preparing the invitations. Jerry makes a decision. Susan passes out while licking envelopes. Jerry proposes marriage; later he has second thoughts. George finds Susan and the gang meets him over at the hospital, where George gets the news, he's out. Free at last, George makes another attempt at Marisa Tomei.

b: 16-May-96 pc: 724 w: Larry David d: Andy Ackerman

NOTE: In an uncredited appearance writer / producer Carol Leifer appears as one of the bank employees. The scenes shot with the real George Steinbrenner for this episode, were cut from the final edit. It is reported that these scenes might be included in an episode, next season. Steinbrenner reportedly missed opening day of the Yankees' baseball season to make this appearance.
ALSO NOTE: "Is Seinfeld the Best Comedy Ever? A Case is Made" was the title of a TV Guide cover story for the week of June 1st through the 7th. This link should take you to the on-line version. In the article Jay McInerney, the author, makes his case for why he thinks it should be. I for one, agree. He also lists out ten of the most significant episodes."The Pen" "The Bubble Boy" "The Pick" "The Parking Garage" "The Junior Mint" "The Subway" "The Outing" "The Soup Nazi" "The Rye" "The Contest"
In another article, Jerry talks about next season, future seasons and the impact of Larry David's departure.
In light of recent anthrax scares in the US, the planned syndicated rerun of this episode on 22 Oct 2001 was cancelled. I don't know if this means we may never see this episode in syndication again, but that is always a possibility.

posted at September 20, 2003 10:03 PM

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