Seinfeld

Season 3 Episode 8

The Tape

3
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 13, 1991 on NBC
9.3
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The Tape
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George is excited about a new potential baldness cure that was discovered in China. While listening to a tape of his previous nights show, Jerry hears the voice of a mysterious woman who talks dirty into his tape recorder and everyone becomes excited by the voice. Elaine shines in an entirely new light for George when he is let in on the her secret, she's the voice. He is later driven crazy when she plays around with him while goofing around in front of Kramer's new video recorder. George tries the bald cure. Kramer searches for the jacket.moreless

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  • Best Show EVER! A show about nothing, it's a classic!

    10
    This is the best Seinfeld show in my opinion because it shows you the relation-ship between George and Elaine. Since Elaine and George are my fave' characters it makes it all the more interesting to watch. Just watching George acting all stupid makes me laugh, so watching George act stupid and in love is all the more enjoyable.
  • Elaine wants to reward George with a nice, hardy, episode.

    8.6
    Problems: After hearing a tape that was recorded during his comedy routine, Jerry hears erotic messages from an unidentified women. She didn't leave a message or anything. George also wonders who the messages are from. When he asks Elaine, he finds out that Elaine did the messages, as a prank to Jerry. She was just kidding around. But, George starts to get feelings for her. Kramer gets a new camera, and when recording Elaine, Elaine kids around with George saying she is going to sex him up. George gets very turned on and comfortable by this. After everybody finds out it was her, they all start to have sexual feelings for her.



    Another great episode! Seinfeld was on a role at the beginning of season 3! The only complaint I had was there wasn't enough of contrast of problems.moreless
  • Everyone loves Elaine!?

    9.0
    This episode was pretty good, Elaine's plot was the best which kind of ties in to all the other plots. Elaine leaves a dirty message on Jerry's tape, only George knows and he develops feelings for Elaine, that porn star sequence was so funny. Kramer's video camera, and jacket, tie in with the last episode. George's awkwardness is absolutely hilarious! And when Jerry found out, I would of detected jealous, I wanted to her what was on that tape. I was curious through the whole episode. And the end when Elaine walks away when everybody developed feelings for her was quite priceless.moreless
John Apicella

John Apicella

Repairman

Guest Star

Ping Wu

Ping Wu

Delivery Boy (Ping)

Guest Star

Larry David

Larry David

 

Recurring Role

Norman Brenner

Norman Brenner

Beder

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • George pulls out his wallet to extract a piece of paper with the phone number on it as he sits down to make the call to China. He has a normal thickness wallet here, instead of the bulging file cabinet of a wallet he carries in the episode "The Reverse Peephole."

    • After everyone yells at Kramer for watching the "before footage" on Jerry's VCR, he says, "All right, I'm gonna go take a look at this." and leaves. However, he leaves without removing the tape from the VCR, thus having nothing to "take a look at."

    • When Kramer returns to look at George's head the second time, before he leaves he says "Ok I'm guna go take a look at this". He had no reason to say that because he hadn't recorded anything new to look at.

    • In Kramer's "before" shot of George's head, it looks like his head is shaved in the middle rather than being naturally bald. This is easier to see when they look at the tape on the TV in color for comparison than when Kramer is actually making the video.

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  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode received two Emmy nominations in 1992 for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy Series and for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series. This episode was nominated for the 1992 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series.

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