Male Unbonding

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 6/14/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Jerry ponders a few courses of action when he sees that he no longer has anything in common with a clingy and obnoxious childhood friend. George has trouble with his latest relationship. Kramer has the idea to open a chain of pizza parlors where you make your own pizza pie.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Larry David

  • Tom Cherones

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • simply awsome

    By sremnes, Aug 07, 2014

  • "0ne day you´ll beg me to make your one pie!"

    By bigbandtheory, Feb 17, 2010

  • Jerry larns that it may be harder to get out of a male relationship than a female relationship when he tries to "stop seeing" his old neighborhood friend, Joel.

    By KBGUY09, Feb 08, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Jerry: I do not like the bank. I've heard the expression "Laughing all the way to the bank." I have never seen anyone actually doing it. And those bank lines. I hate it when there's nobody on the line at all, you know that part, you go to the bank, it's empty and you still have to go through the little maze. "Can you get a little piece of cheese for me? I'm almost at the front. I'd like a reward for this please."

    • Elaine: Come on. Let's go do something. I don't want to just sit around here. Wanna get something to eat? Jerry: Where? Elaine: I don't care. I'm not hungry. Jerry: We could go to one of those cappuccino places. They let you just sit there. Elaine: What are we gonna do there, talk? Jerry: We can talk. Elaine: I'll go if I don't have to talk. Jerry: Then we'll just sit there.

    • George: Why did I tell her I like her? I have this sick compulsion to tell women how I feel.

    • Jerry: (on George's fanny pack) Looks like your belt is digesting a small animal.

    • George: Can you change this (penny jug) into bills? Bank Teller: I'm sorry sir, we can't do that. George: Look, they did this for me before! Bank Teller: Look, I can give you these (penny rolls) and you can roll them yourself. George: You want me to roll 6,000 of these?! What should I quit my job?!

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    Notes (8)

    • Alternate ending: Joel asks Jerry if he can date Elaine. Jerry "breaks up" with Joel. Joel leaves only to return to say that he will come back the following week to return a k.d. lang tape he borrowed from Jerry.

    • Jerry's stand-up performance in this episode was filmed twice. Originally, the set was a brightly lit room. But it was decided that the nightclub set should continue to be used and the material was performed again.

    • In early drafts of the script, Kramer is named "Breckman".

    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine) and Kevin Dunn (Joel Horneck) also worked together in the episodes "How Now, Dow Jones" and "The Age Of Dinosaurs" of Day By Day.

    • According to the DVD notes; Kevin Dunn who plays Joel in this episode was considered for the part of George Costanza.

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    Trivia (4)

    • For the majority of the series, Jerry's apartment number is 5A (and is shown at least once as 3A). This apartment number is indicated in black letters and numbers on the apartment door. However, in this episode, Jerry's apartment number is 411, indicated in gold-colored metal numbers next to the door. Something else, also gold-colored metal, is mounted on Jerry's door instead.

    • While George is at the bank stand with a glass vase full of pennies he says that "he'll have to roll 6000 pennies by himself". I'd estimate about 50,000 pennies in that vase.

    • In Jerry's kitchen there is no shelf dedicated to all of his cereal like there is in later episodes. There is just a space between the rest of the cupboards.

    • In the opening scene the hallway of Jerry's apartment building is different than the hallway in "The Kiss Hello" episode.

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