Season 4 Episode 11

The Contest

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 18, 1992 on NBC

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  • Kramer, George, Elaine and Jerry engage in a contest to see who can go longer without pleasuring themselves.

    This is quite possibly the episode that gave the show all of the success that it achieved over the next five years. It broke the taboo of talking about self-gratification and was really funny. Kramer is out and the Elaine is out. Strangely, the winner is not actually named in this episode. Although in the finale George says that he cheated in the contest and that would make Jerry the real winner. That is, assuming that Jerry didn't also cheat which would make Elaine the winner. This episode won an Emmy and it surely deserved it. Larry David had just been set for life.