Season 8 Episode 1

The Foundation

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 19, 1996 on NBC

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  • This was a pretty funny episode. Kramer is taking karate lessons, Elaine has to run the catalogue, and George has to run a foundation and Jerry in search of the perfect way to attract women.

    Kramer’s story was really funny. He speaks of his dominance in his karate class but it turns out that he is only fighting against mere children. His advice even inspires Elaine who doubted herself at first if she could run the catalogue. Once she sees that he is fighting kids and his words of wisdom comes from a Star Trek she knows she made a mistake. At first Elaine didn’t know if she had what it takes to run the company but after Kramer’s peep talk she felt better. The best part of her story was at the very end of the show when she is on the subway and hears two men talking about how the Urban Sombrero lost them their jobs. When Elaine goes to see him at his lessons she pushes him down. This inspired the kids in the class to gang up on Kramer and beat him up. That part was great.

    Those were not the only words of wisdom from Star Trek to screw up someone’s day. Jerry in an awkward moment took a line from the famous movie The Wrath of Khan. This gave Susan’s parents the idea to start a foundation in her name. This would be great if George didn’t have plans to live it up. Now all his free time is taken up with this foundation and he owes it all to Jerry. It is funny when George comes to meek Jerry at the café George is so mad that he puts mustard in Jerry’s coffee.

    Jerry’s part was alright. He runs into a girl who he thought hater him and now she seems interested and he wonders why. It turned out that being engaged means something to women even if it doesn’t turn into marriage. He gets the workers at the café to take a questionnaire and he figures out that George’s story is what will get the women, but this doesn’t matter to George because all his free time is taken up by the foundation.