Season 8 Episode 13

The Comeback

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 30, 1997 on NBC

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  • Ben Stein!

    "Hey, how you doing?"

    Milos was such a great guest character on this show and kind of wish there was some way that he could have become a recurring character on the show. He brought such an interesting dynamic, a European foreigner that Jerry struggled with as opposed to an Asian. And of course Ben Stein was absolutely hilarious with his ability to make you laugh just by hearing his dry, uncharismatic, monotone voice. Why more shows have not brought him in and why he is not in more comedy films is mind-boggling as he is guaranteed to make you laugh?

    George hating writing in large groups was a nice shot at departed head writer Larry David, but the Jerk Store storyline was kind of weird, even for later season George Costanza.

    Funny ep, not a classic though.
  • Gotta laugh at this stuff.

    Ok, first, Jerry's story. Jerry, after getting a two hundred dollar racket from a supposedly tennis "expert", Jerry see's him play tennis(yes, badly worded, whatever). He is horrible, and take this from a fellow tennis player. Note that Jerry is very good at playing tennis. His serves are amazing! Where did he learn to do that? Well anyway after Jerry see's that the guy stinks the guy bribes him by letting him have s*x with his wife. Afterwards Jerry turned this deal down, and now the wife has no respect for the husband. After trying to let the guy beat him, Jerry whoops him. That took up a ton of space. Ok, to not take up that much more space, I will try to end this fast. George has a very good diss story, very nice it made me laugh the entire time escpecially when the four of them were talking in Jerry's apartment. Elaine and Cramer's stories were also humorous, involving movies. I don't want to spoil it, so if you want to see it just go buy the DVD! End of review.
  • Great!

    This episode is really funny and is really cool actually. Jerry buys a raquet and thinks that it was a professional the one who tell him to buy it, later on Jerry discovers that he is really bad and for him not to say anything, he gives out his wife, but they are not able to do anything, and Jerry is convince to lose in purpose so he comes back. Meanwhile, George tries to think of a comeback when an employee makes fun of him, later on, he finally manages to tell him when he moves to Ohio but he has a comeback for that comback, Kramer wants to be unplugged when he falls into a comma but later discovers that you can actually get out of comma and Elaine begins to take movie advices from a stranger called Vincent that is actually a teenager. Really cool episode!
  • A good season eight episode.

    The Comeback is a good episode of a season which many, including myself, believe to have 'jumped the shark.' The plot for the comeback is a return to the style of earlier series, with the plot being driven more by the minutiae of everyday life than unrealistic plot devices.

    The conclusion to the Elaine/ Kramer plot thread doesn't make much sense, but I'm not sure if I was watching a syndicated version of the show or not.

    While still not up to the standards of classic Seinfeld such as The Contest and the whole of Series 6, The Comeback is memorable mostly for being a 'comeback' of good writing to post-LarryDavid Seinfeld.