Season 8 Episode 11

The Little Jerry

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 09, 1997 on NBC

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  • In order for Jerry to get his bad check taken down from the wall of the bodega, he gets Kramer's non-egg laying rooster to cockfight on behalf of the bodega owner. George dates a convict. Elaine's boyfriend becomes desperate when he learns he's becoming

    What an utterly stupid episode. The show glorifies cockfighting (which is illegal in 47 states) and fails to note that cockfighting is to the death and that the roosters have razor sharp wires attached to their feet to inflict as much damage as possible. This episode makes it seem like cockfighting is nothing but some harmless pecking. The idea that Kramer was too stupid to know the difference between a hen and a rooster is not believable. Neither is the idea that Jerry would use clown checks (even if he received those by mistake) or that he would EVER bounce a check. This is a character who buys Cadillacs as gifts. He would have used a credit card anyway. Clearly, the writers were out of ideas. The subplot of George dating a prisoner was pretty good. The subplot of Elaine boyfriend proposing because he's going bald was not in the least creative, interesting, or funny. 2.5 strictly for George dating the cute convict.