Seinfeld s04e11 the contest seinfeld episode guide. The contest if theres a seinfeld episode ingrained in the publics mind forever, it has to be the contest, for what i feel are two different reasons. But in 1992, when seinfeld aired the episode the contest, masturbating was still a pretty taboo thing to talk about on tv. Jerry, george, kramer and elaine vie at selfdenial. Unpacking the significance of seinfelds the contest 24. Seinfeld was produced by castle rock entertainment and distributed by columbia pictures television and columbia tristar television and was aired on nbc in the us. Often named the best seinfeld episode of all and the greatest television episode ever made, by some publications the contest starts off with a surprisingly raunchy setup. Ann jillian would last only a single season of episodes and would be off the air by the end of 1990. In fact, tv guide once ranked it as the greatest episode of television ever to hit the airwaves, which is quite some praise. That episode was called the contest, and pitted its four principal characters, jerry jerry seinfeld, george jason alexander, elaine julia louisdreyfus, and kramer michael richards. George costanzas plot was the best in this episode in my opinion, elaine benes plot was pretty silly, the plot with jerry seinfeld and the maid was quite clever, but kramers plot was not. Seinfeld the contest tv episode 1992 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Theres little debate among the seinfeld fanbase that season 4s the contest is the shows best episode. List of seinfeld episodes the slicer is the 163rd episode of the nbc sitcom seinfeld.
Watch seinfeld episodes, get episode information, recaps and more. Nov 12, 2017 after catching him masturbating causes his mother to fall and end up in the hospital, george insists he will never do it again. Netflixs too hot to handle was inspired by seinfeld episode. The mango the season 5 premiere, the mango, is a clear followup to season 4s groundbreaking the contest in its frank shockingly straightforward discussion of sexual topics, but while the contest did everything to avoid the m word, the mango is completely direct, which in a way, makes it a bit less funny. The seinfeld finale, once maligned, plays better now. Jerry aggravated after not pleasuring himself in order to win the bet, while kramer and elaine have already caved. The chaperone is the 87th episode of nbc sitcom seinfeld. As a comedian rising in popularity in the late eighties, seinfeld was presented with an opportunity to create a show with nbc. Apr 19, 2007 the interactive transcript could not be loaded. This episode marks the first appearance of georges mother estelle.
Seinfeld the contest true story larry david reveals the. Starring jerry seinfeld, julia louisdreyfus, michael richards, and jason alexander, seinfeld was the brainchild of the legendary larry david and jerry seinfeld, as jerry in turn played a. Larry david has revealed that he was willing to quit seinfeld if nbc executives didnt let him make the controversial episode, the contest. Mar 01, 2016 the contest won larry david an emmy award for writing, and was named the best tv episode of all time by tv guide in 2009. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of seinfeld s most popular episodes the contest, variety looked at the entire series and picked the 10 best episodes.
Seinfeld season 4 episode 11 the contest after george is caught masturbating by his mother, the gang sets up a contest to see who can go the longest without masturbating. Although its implied that george is the winner of the contest through the others losing, his victory is later confirmed in episode 5. Where did the contest rank on tv guides top 100 episodes of alltime. Episodes will air every night of the week in twohour blocks, ending with a fiveepisode seinfeld. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of seinfelds most popular episodes the contest, variety looked at the entire series and picked the 10 best episodes of the show about nothing. The finale is the twopart series finale and the final episode of the american sitcom seinfeld. Nbc censors pretty much let jerry seinfeld and larry david get away with whatever they wanted on seinfeld. Seinfeld the contest master of your domain youtube. The maid is not exactly a classic seinfeld episode like the chinese restaurant, the parking garage or the contest, but is still hilarious and clever like all episodes, even this late in the series. Created by larry david and jerry seinfeld, starring jerry seinfeld, julia louis dreyfus, michael richards and jason alexander. When kramer enters jerrys apartment and says im out, it is the 100th time kramer enters jerrys apartment starting from the first episode.
Seinfeld is easily one of the top 5 funniest sitcoms of all time, all the. Rating is available when the video has been rented. George meets the rest of the gang at monks and admits that his mother caught him, resulting in her falling over in shock and being admitted to the hospital. Start watching seinfeld stream thousands of shows and movies, with plans starting at. This is the first episode to be directed by andy ackerman. Favorite episodes of seinfeld a list of 31 titles created 11 months ago seinfeld a list of 39 titles created 05 jun 2018 seinfeld 10 puanl. Good news, bad news watch seinfeld seasons 9 here, you can watch seinfeld season 1, season 2, season 3, season 4, season 5, season 6, season 7, season 8, season 9 full episodes online. This is probably the most iconic episode of seinfeld, and its also the earliest episode on this list. Its considered, by many, if not most, to be one of the greatest. Seinfeld is now available to download for the first time. Jerry and his pals george, elaine and kramer can find trouble anywhere.
Monks coffee shop jerry and kramer are sitting opposite elaine at a booth, eating lunch jerry. In the emmy awardwinning seinfeld, jerry seinfeld provides a hysterical look at life as a single adult in the 90s. Seinfeld asked fellow comedian and friend larry david to help create a premise for a sitcom. The contest is the tenth episode of season four of seinfeld, and the 50th episode overall. Nearly thirty years ago, larry david wrote an episode of seinfeld, the contest, where jerry, george, elaine and kramer had to see who could go the longest without pleasuring themselves. Michael richards, jerry seinfeld, julia louisdreyfus, jason alexander.
The series premiere of friends 1994 occurred the same day this episode aired. That, my friends, is season 4, episode 11 of seinfeld. Their trials and tribulations of life on new york citys upper west side can center on lost parking spots, forgotten names, regifting and doubledipping. According to the episode the finale who actually won the contest. In this episode jerrys efforts to date miss rhode island of the miss america competition are frustrated by kramers insinuating himself as her personal coach, and elaine takes a job as justin pitt. The executive producers were larry david, george shapiro, and howard west with tom gammill and max pross as supervising producers.
After the seinfeld chronicles tested poorly among audiences, castle rock then devoted their focus to jillians series, which tested better with audiences and received a full season order. Seinfeld is an american sitcom television series created by larry david and jerry seinfeld for nbc. The contest involves a bet, in which the four main characters, jerry, elaine, george and kramer make a bet of who can go the longest without self. One of the greatest if not the greatest sitcoms of all time, i bought all of these seinfeld box sets as they came out, and paid full price for them too. In the 2008 emmys the scene where the gang create and start the contest, was in the top 5 memorable moments. Seinfeld the contest tv episode 1992 plot summary imdb. In celebration of its 25 th anniversary, tbs will be airing seinfeld s 25 most famous episode between june 30 and july 5 including the chinese restaurant, the puffy shirt, the serenity now and the contest.
The contest season 4, episode 11 tbs georges mom estelle harris lands in the hospital. Oct 25, 2017 but in 1992, when seinfeld aired the episode the contest, masturbating was still a pretty taboo thing to talk about on tv. George decides to turn his life around by doing the exact opposite of what he would usually do. May 14, 2018 robert bianco, usa today s tv critic at the time, was not a fan of the episode, either, noting that ultimately, seinfelds no hugs, no lessons did its characters a disservice. Courteney cox, who plays monica in friends, played jerrys jerry seinfeld girlfriend in episode 5. Georges mother throws her back out when she falls down after catching george performing a personal act. Which award did the contest win at primetime emmy awards. With jerry seinfeld, julia louisdreyfus, michael richards, jason alexander. Apr 21, 2020 netflixs too hot to handle was inspired by the classic, risqueatthetime season 4 seinfeld episode the contest.
Whenever theres a poll for the greatest seinfeld episode, the contest which happens to be the shows fiftieth, not counting the original pilot usually comes on top, and for good reason. Here are the two seinfeld episodes too controversial to. By the fall of 1993, seinfeld was one of the toprated shows in america, and after a seasonwide story arc, jerry seinfeld and co. It aired on nbc may 14, 1998 to an audience of 76 million viewers. I havent checked each and every disc, the rest seem to be labeled correctly, but i did sort out season 2. The abstinence season 8, episode 9 this is an admittedly minor entry in the seinfeld canon, but it comes with a fantastic conceit. As nbc thought that masturbation was not a topic suitable for prime time television, the word masturbation is never used in the. The finale 1998, george admits he cheated and jerry seinfeld was the real master of his domain. Critically acclaimed and genredefining us sitcom about a group of neurotic friends. According to an episode of curb your enthusiasm, which nba star considered the contest to be his favourite seinfeld episode.
Jerry challenges george, kramer and elaine to pool their money in a contest of. Rodney dangerfield almost makes carson fall out of his. While abstaining from sex, george suddenly becomes a. Jerry seinfeld, michael richards, jason alexander, julia louisdreyfus, estelle harris as mrs. The contest won larry david an emmy award for writing, and was named the best tv episode of all time by tv guide in 2009. The show stars seinfeld as a fictionalized version of himself, and mostly. This was the seventh episode of the ninth and final season. Its been nearly 25 years since one of the most important television episodes in history aired. Seinfelds most famous episodes to air in celebration of. They are the 179th and 180th episodes of the show and the 23rd and 24th episodes of the ninth season. The 11th episode of the fourth season, it aired on november 18, 1992.
Yes, kramer and francesca have something in common believe it or not. One, its an episode entirely about masturbation and the ways the characters try to avoid it and are eventually driven to it. The finale 1998, george admits he cheated and jerry seinfeld was the real master of. George swears off doing you know after being caught by his mother, causing her to throw her back out and ending up in the hospital. Hilarious scene from seinfeld episode the nap by fisichella78. It was written by larry david and directed by tom cherones.1332 939 938 30 795 332 764 730 38 1225 651 362 1285 1003 1453 1339 1262 913 1491 181 1324 684 1388 782 266 1231 875 287 1219 887 689 1131 63