Season 4 Episode 11

The Contest

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

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  • The finest episode of the series, presents a contest between George, Jerry, Kramer and Elaine, About who can stand the longest without… The episode plays with the mind of the grownup just like if it was the mind of a teenager.

    The episode starts with George getting caught by his mother doing some stuff with a Glamour magazine… his mother shocked his action, ends at the hospital. Due to this George decide not to comfort himself never again, Jerry doesn’t buy it, so they make a contest, a bet, to see who can hold the longest without comforting themselves, to this Kramer and Elaine join. Of curse the fist one to lose is Kramer, then Elaine goes down (no one would have thought it would happened) Jerry and George wins (by cheating). The episode shows lots of moments of weakness in the characters, it puts them in situation out of the ordinary so they can’t hold any longer. It's really the best episode in the entire series!!! If you don’t think so, it must by at least in you top 10 Seinfeld episodes.