Season 3 Episode 16

The Fix-Up

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 05, 1992 on NBC
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Episode Summary

After selling each other on the idea, Jerry and Elaine sell George and Elaine's friend on a blind date, then they await the results. They promise to keep each other updated with "full disclosure," though that doesn't happen. There also may be a problem with a defective condom. "My boys can swim!"moreless

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  • About this episode

    In spite of the subject matter, (sexual content) I could find humor in the storyline, as much we find the subject to be uncomfortable in our society can relate to the experience.
  • i like this!

    One of the better earlier episodes.
  • Terrible episode.

    I have nothing good to say about this episode. It made me quite sick. I thought that everything was so predictable and ridiculous that I just had to give it a bad rating. The plot made no sense, the writing was bad, and the comedy was almost non-existent. My opinion of the storyline is that it was absolutely pointless. It is a good thing that this was one of the rare bad episodes and that there are more good ones that terrible ones. Overall, I have to say that this episode was a complete waste of time and was very boring. Thank you.moreless
  • jerry and elaine send george on a blind date with one of elaines friends, the fix-up seems to work out until elaines friend misses her period.

    great episode, very well writen its classic seinfeld this kind of episodes make the show survive the earley days. alot of classic moments:my boys can swim, i think after larry david and jerry seinfeld larry charles was the best writer in the show, he truly deserve that emmy for this episode, i dont know why but kramer handing condons its so funny and well ... so kramer and the part when elaine is describing george waas also really funny, overall season 3 is great i am sorry for my english because i am still learning i have to say it one more time : MY BOYS CAN SWIMmoreless
  • Maggie Wheeler guest stars!

    Maggie Wheeler from Friends guests stars in this riveting episode. Will George have a real relationship, after all these years? It seems like it when he has sex with his fix-up with defective condoms,k and then Cynthia misses her period so now it seems lie George and Cynthia will be together forever. Meanwhile Kramer is the one who gives out the defective condoms while Jerry & Elaine argue about disclosure, they seem like they are going to be together but at the end, when George eats like a pig, you know it is going to be over, oh well it was nice while it lasted;moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Maggie Jakobson (Cynthia) also worked with Jason Alexander (George) in the movie Sexual Healing (1993).

    • Jerry and George debate whether "timbre" is pronounced tim-ber or tam-ber. Either is correct.

    • When George is ranting about why he won't go out with Cynthia, Jerry and George both have belts on. However, when George comes back out from behind the wall and says, "What does she look like?" the scene changes. When the scene changes, Jerry's belt disappears!

    • Just before they decide to set-up George and Cynthia, Elaine is reading a newspaper. Look carefully at it, there is a section called "San Diego" in the local section which means this is an L.A. paper not a New York one (I doubt a New York paper would have a section about San Diego!)

    • Here's a real nitpick - submitted by viewer Daniel C. Weinblatt - the restaurant scene at the beginning with George and Jerry (when George is complaining to Jerry about his inability to find a woman)is the same restaurant George, Elaine and Jerry were at in "The Busboy" (notice the same tiles on the wall). However -- at the end of "The Busboy" the busboy comes to Jerry's apartment to thank George for getting him fired and thereby saving his life cause the restaurant burned down and the new busboy was killed in the fire. George and I need to get a life.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Kramer: (breaking up Jerry and Elaine's fight) Can't you two see… that you're in LOVE with each other?

    • Kramer: (breaking up a fight between Jerry and George) The next one of you that opens up your mouth and says something, you're gonna have to deal with me!

    • Elaine: Cynthia thought we should nuke the rainforest, get rid of it in one sweep, just so we can eliminate it as a topic of conversation.

    • George: She missed her period? Oh, my God. I can't believe it! I'm a father! I did it! MY BOYS CAN SWIM!!!

    • Cynthia: He was uncomfortable because it was our first time so he felt he would perform better if we did it in the kitchen. He said the kitchen is always the
      most sociable room in the house. And he was serious.
      Elaine: So, how was it?
      Cynthia: How good could it be? My head was on a hot plate.

    • Cynthia: I mean the problem is that the good ones know they're good. And they know they're in such demand they're just not interested in confining themselves to one person.
      Elaine: I hate the good ones.
      Cynthia: Is Jerry one of the good ones?
      Elaine: That's a good question. I think he thinks he is.

    • Cynthia: What does he look like?
      Elaine: Um, well, he's got a lot of character in his face. Um, he's short. Um, he's stocky.
      Cynthia: Fat. Is that what you're saying, that he's fat?
      Elaine: Powerful. He is so powerful, he can lift a hundred pounds right up over his head. And um, what else. What else. Oh, right. Um, well, he's kind of, just kind of losing his hair.
      Cynthia: He's bald?
      Elaine: No! No, no, no, he's not bald. He's balding.
      Cynthia: So he will be bald.
      Elaine: Yup.

    • Jerry: Well let me tell you something about George. He is fast. He can run like the wind. And he's strong. I've seen him lift a hundred pounds over his head without even knowing it. And you wouldn't know it to look at him, but George can bait a hook.

    • Elaine: You know what your problem is? Your standards are too high.
      Jerry: I went out with you.
      Elaine: That's because my standards are too low.

    • Elaine: Well, at least you're not bitter.
      Cynthia: Who says I'm not bitter?
      Elaine: Aren't you too young to be bitter?

    • George: I don't want hope. Hope is killing me. My dream is to become hopeless. When you're hopeless you don't care. And when you don't care, that indifference makes you attractive.
      Jerry: So, hopelessness is the key?
      George: It's my only hope.

    • George: It's hard enough to meet a woman you dislike, much less like.

  • NOTES (1)


    • When Jerry separates George and Kramer during their squabble he says "Spread out!". This alludes to Moe Howard of Three Stooges fame who stopped the other two stooges from fighting with the same phrase.

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