Seinfeld

Season 7 Episode 10

The Gum

5
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 14, 1995 on NBC
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  • 'Seinfeld' was a great show for many reasons, but its greatest strength has been the ability to take several different plot threads, each strong in their own way, and tie them neatly together and resolve them perfectly. 'The Gum' was a great example of th

    9.0
    This episode defines the very reason why I was a huge fan of this show. What set 'Seinfeld' apart from every other comedian-fronted show of its time was it's ability to give each character on the show equal time and quality stories, rather than just making them revolve around the star. It was never just about Jerry, but each cast member played an important and hilarious part in every episode, and 'The Gum' was one of the best. This was an example of when the series worked and the reasons why the show became so popular. Not only are each characters plotlines ingenious on their own, but the way each thread ties into the other was incredibly clever. The series did suffer from losing some creative steam near the end of its run, but 'The Gum' was an episode that hearkened back to their greater earlier shows. One of my faveourite episodes ever!
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