Season 1 Episode 4

Male Unbonding

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jun 14, 1990 on NBC
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Episode Summary

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.moreless

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  • simply awsome

    Jerry has trouble With a stalking friednd and wants to end their friendship but the guy breaks Down and Jerry gives in. Kramer is working on his Pizza idea, and George is always in some woman rouble. Great one.
  • "0ne day you´ll beg me to make your one pie!"

    I liked this episode, it´s my second favourite episode of season 1. I really enjoyed this episode, being a huge improvement from the other two episodes ( i havn´t seen the pilot yet) and a lesson for me, yes i´ve really learned something from this episode like when you don´t wanna be with your friend you can just say: "I gotta teach my nephew geometry you know , trapezoy.."

    or: "I ran out of underwear i can´t leave the house!"

    or my favourite: "I´ve been diagnosed with double personality, i´m not even me i´m dan!!!!!" Elaine, good stuff! But one of the best things about this episodes is Kramer and the "make your own pizza" idea, wich apears later on in the show, season 6, with poppy, i think. And what about "the break up with your friend" thing, hilarious, just great stuff. But next episode is even better, so check season 1 because of episode 3, this and episode 5"The Stock Tip", classic!!moreless
  • 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.

    This episode was average. There was some funny jokes and it had a nice storyline but it wasn't hilarous. This is the first episode where Kramer mentioned there should be a place where you go and make your own pizza pie! Jerry trying to "break up" with his old neighborhood friend was funny to see, also. They did have some "nothing" conversations (like the concept about if WEDNESDAY night means next Wednesday night or tonight.) Of course, Seinfeld didn't get the reputation for being a show about nothing until the 4th season, but it is still fun to look out for conversations about "nothing." In conclusion, this was an OK episode, but I wouldn't put this one on my "Top 10 List" or "Top 25" or "Top 50..."moreless

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • 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.

    • 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.

  • 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?!

    • Jerry: Most men like working on things. Tools, objects, fixing things. This is what men enjoy doing. Have you ever noticed a guy's out in his driveway working on something with tools, how all the other men in the neighborhood are magnetically drawn to this activity. They just come wandering out of the house like zombies. Men, it's true, men hear a drill, it's like a dog whistle. Just… (his head perks up) you know, they go running up to that living room curtain, "Honey, I think Jim's working on something over there." So they run over to the guy. Now they don't actually help the guy. No, they just want to hang around the area where work is being done. That's what men want to do. We want to watch the guy, we want to talk to him, we want to ask him dumb questions. You know, "What are you using, a Phillips-head?" You know, we feel involved. That's why when they have construction sites; they have to have those wood panel fences around it, that's just to keep the men out. They cut those little holes for us so we can see what the hell is going on. But if they don't cut those holes, we are climbing those fences. Right over there. "What are you using the steel girders down there? Yeah, that'll hold."

    • Jerry: I was ten... I would've been friends with Stalin if he had a Ping-Pong table.

    • Jerry: I'm really running out of excuses with this guy. I need some sort of "excuse Rolodex."

    • George: I know a guy who took a vacation on his change.
      Jerry: Yeah, Where'd he go, an arcade?

    • George: She calls me up at my office, she says, 'We have to talk.'
      Jerry: Uch, the four worst words in the English language.
      George: That, or 'Whose bra is this?'

    • Jerry: (to Joel) It's not you, it's me!

    • Jerry: How can you talk to someone like that?
      Joel: What are you saying? What, you like turkey roll?

    • Jerry: Listen, Joel. I don't think we should see each other anymore.

    • George: You can't have people shoving their arms into a 600 degree oven.
      Kramer: It's all supervised!

  • NOTES (8)