Seinfeld

Season 9 Episode 8

The Betrayal

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 20, 1997 on NBC
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  • This is exactly why Seinfeld is so loved.

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    This episode is so inspired - the creators obviously were enjoying the writing and thus were able to take chances that most TV shows wouldn\'t dare. Not too many people know that they actually showed the episode forwards (ie; back to front) when it was repeated during the season that it originally debuted. And it worked just as well that way as the way we all know and love. My only gripe is with the silly idea of getting married in India (really, how many friends do you know that would actually go that far to a wedding?) but that is very minor, and in the context of this storyline, fits in nicely. Remember, Elaine had already gone to Tibet when she wanted Peterman to sign a document in an earlier episode.
    Seriously, though, the writers must have written the threads in a forward way first, and then decided, \'Hey, let\'s try this\' or \'\'let\'s have some fun with it\'. This one has more subplots than most and that is why it works when played \'backwards\'. You never know how it fits together until you see the end (beginning).
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