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PostPosted: September 20, 2003 9:18 PM 

gs: Grace Zabriskie (Mrs. Ross) Warren Frost (Mr. (Henry) Ross) Jeff Yagher (John) Frances Bay (Mabel Choate) Leonard Lightfoot (Clyde) Don Amendolia (Dennis) Kathryn Kates (Counter Woman) Steve Ireland (Music Guy) Dean Fortunato (Manager) Estelle Harris (Estelle) Jerry Stiller (Frank) Heidi Swedberg (Susan)

Elaine is dating a jazz saxophonist who's sponge-worthy but "he doesn't really like to do everything." Jerry tells one of the members of his band that the saxophonist and Elaine are "hot and heavy." Kramer stocks up on supplies, including 50 cans of "Beef-A-Reeno.". Susan's parents meet and have dinner with the Costanzas for the first time. Both families obsess over a loaf of rye bread that wasn't served with the meal, which Frank takes back home. Elaine's boyfriend writes a song about "their relationship," which later has a big impact on his career. Kramer takes over a friend's horse-drawn carriage for a week and helps George out with his scheme to replace the rye bread. Unfortunately, he feeds the horse a can of "Beef-A-Reeno" right before giving the Ross's their ride. Jerry manages to get his hands on a loaf of marble rye.

b: 04-Jan-96 pc: 711 w: Carol Leifer d: Andy Ackerman

NOTE: As stated in "The Cheever Letters" both Warren Frost and Grace Zabriskie appeared on David Lynch and Mark Frost's series Twin Peaks. Another Twin Peaks cast member, Frances Bay also appears in this episode. Coincidence? Viewer Randy Erickson doesn't think so!

Joe
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PostPosted: August 9, 2004 1:46 PM 

Mr. Ross: Turn this thing around. We've had it. We can't breathe back here! And hurry it up!

Kramer: Rusty!

The Puffy Shirt
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PostPosted: August 13, 2004 5:48 PM 

Great episode. Love Rusty the stinky horse, LMAO. Laughing Episode was funny from start to finish. I still played the saxophone when this one originally aired, so I particularly liked the ending when the guy couldn't get any notes out. Very Happy

Buck Naked
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PostPosted: November 3, 2004 8:04 PM 

I think this must be my all-time favorite exchange from the show:

FRANK: Let me understand, you got the hen, the chicken and the rooster. The rooster goes with the chicken. So, who's having sex with the hen?
GEORGE: Why don't we talk about it another time.
FRANK: But you see my point here? You only hear of a hen, a rooster and a chicken. Something's missing!
MRS. ROSS: Something's missing all right.
MR. ROSS: They're all chickens. The rooster has sex with all of them.
FRANK: That's perverse!

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: November 4, 2004 12:07 PM 

I never tried to bait a hook with a rye before.

Adriana
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PostPosted: January 21, 2005 9:56 PM 

the whole episode me made laugh so bad!! like when Kramer falls when carrying a lot of cans, or singing Beef-o-Reeno and Jerry throwing the rye!! LOL

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PostPosted: January 27, 2005 10:00 PM 

I'd rate "The Rye" very highly also, but mostly because of that Costanza-Ross dinnertable conversation. Elaine's storyline took a nose dive early. It was all wet. And it's lack of a real climax left me very unsatisfied.

Rebecca De Mornay
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PostPosted: July 13, 2005 10:21 PM 

One thing I noticed today is that the Costanzas are served cornish game hen at the Ross home in that hilarious scene in "The Rye" and, if you look closely, that that is the exact same dish served by the Ross's to George and Susan in "The Cheever Letters". I only realized it because Frank Costanza made such a big deal about who's having sex with the hen in the later episode.

Todd Gack
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PostPosted: July 15, 2005 11:09 AM 

I like Elaine's storyline in this episode. I especially enjoy the final scene when the guy she is with isn't able to play the sax, because of a certain something he just got finished doing, is just hillarious.

Seinfelds Van
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PostPosted: August 5, 2005 3:29 PM 

"Schnitzer's."

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PostPosted: August 12, 2005 10:39 PM 

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Bookman
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PostPosted: August 13, 2005 4:57 AM 

With a bowel resection, you get a semi-colon.

lee hulse
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PostPosted: August 4, 2006 6:18 PM 

A farting horse during a hansom cab ride. On any other show this would have childish and obnoxious. In the hands of the Seinfeld cast and crew, it may have been the single funniest bits of the series.
The camera on the horses ass, with the tail swishing from side to side, then to a shot of Kramer squinting from the fumes, to a shot of the Ross's disgusted faces. Thats FUNNY!!!

ocie
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PostPosted: August 8, 2006 4:07 PM 

doesnt he yell "shut up you old bag" in this ep?

ocie
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PostPosted: August 8, 2006 4:12 PM 

by he i mean jerry

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PostPosted: December 19, 2006 5:47 PM 

when elaine's boyfriend doesn't do "everything" does this mean that he would not perform oral sex?

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PostPosted: January 21, 2007 9:09 AM 

Good to see you were following this one closely, Dan.

Mike Moffit (aka: Kevin Youkilis)
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PostPosted: March 12, 2009 11:28 PM 

Before the Ross's Hansom Cab ride, Kramer, while giving a ride to a costumer, points to something and says "that was invented by Joe Pepitone, in 1850, so the Northern Army could practice fighting on grass." Despite what you may have heard, Joe Pepitone wasn't that great a first baseman. Besides, he ruined a promising career by partying too much. I probably would have slapped him in the dugout. After all, look what I did to Manny. He's exiled to La-La-Land. Besides, Pepi's hair wasn't even real. It was phony. JUST LIKE JERRY!

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PostPosted: January 5, 2011 12:11 AM 

You can tell by Seinfeld's material that it is everything one could wish for in the strengthening the communist party. Here are some of the ACTUAL goals of communists:

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

If you think Seinfeld's material is all funny, you are serving a great purpose.

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PostPosted: January 31, 2014 9:54 AM 

I wonder if anyone else ever caught this:

The marble rye brought by the Costanzas was in a plastic wrap which it was never taken out of.

The marble rye stolen by Jerry was specifically bought by the old lady *without* a plastic wrap. Therefore it wasn't an exact duplicate!



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