Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Glasses 

George loses his glasses at the health club.

Director:

Tom Cherones

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Timothy Stack ... Dwayne
Anna Gunn ... Amy
Tom Towles ... Tough Guy
Len Lesser ... Uncle Leo
Rance Howard ... Blind Man
Michael Saad Michael Saad ... Doctor
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Storyline

George loses his glasses at the health club, but his plans to get a new pair using Kramer's "discount" backfires. Meanwhile, Jerry buys a black-market air conditioner - the Commando 8, and Elaine gets bit by a dog at the optometrist's office. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

George (Jason Alexander) is eating a bag of Rold Gold Pretzels. He did commercials for Rold Gold Pretzels from 1992-1995. See more »

Goofs

When George takes the onion out of the refrigerator he closes the door the following scene the fridge can be seen with the door open. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Seinfeld: [to George] I don't know what to you Elton.
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Crazy Credits

In memory of our friend John Oteri. See more »

Connections

Featured in Seinfeld: Highlights of a Hundred (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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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 Glasses

The only hope for you to survive is look out for Anderson. The lengths the writers and characters go to humiliate him by putting him in contradictory scenes that would poke him throughout the course of the episode; ok his reaction makes up for the day.


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