Season 9 Episode 17

The Bookstore

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 09, 1998 on NBC

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  • More great side plots. This one really makes you laugh.

    The Seinfeld crew really take some chances and try to relate some far-reaching sub-plots in this one. Especially good is the Kramer-Newman rickshaw business. It should have been featured more. The George toilet/defiling of the art history book is the main thread, though it's possibly the weakest one going on here. Jerry makes it worthwhile, though, in the last scene, when he screams "That guy! Swarm! Swarm!". The Elaine story is pretty weak. But humor is humor, and it sometimes doesn't matter how dumb it is. At this point in the series, we have already come to know Kramer as being an outrageously funny guy, so we should get more of him in this episode. It seems to focus too much on Jerry, who, to be honest, doesn't have that much to do. He does deliver some classic one-liners, though, and altogether it's enough to rate the episode as a pretty good one.