Seinfeld

Season 7 Episode 4

The Wink

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 12, 1995 on NBC
8.6
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Elaine gets a blind date with the guy from her wake-up service; the only problem is he likes dogs. A bit of grapefruit pulp, from Jerry's healthy breakfast, gets into George's eye and causes problems for him when his winks keep getting misinterpreted. Jerry's healthy diet conflicts with his dating of Elaine's cousin. Kramer promises a sick boy, that New York Yankee, Paul O'Neill will hit two home runs for him, so he can get back a birthday card that he sold based on George's wink.moreless

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  • One of the most underrated episodes ever.

    10
    The Wink is an episode that is one of my personal favorites but I believe that it doesn't get to much attention and is overlooked in the Seinfeld world. Whenever I try to think of the greatest episodes this one always seems to come to mind. That because of Jerry, George gets Morgan in trouble. Not only does George's wink to Wilhelm get Morgan in trouble but George's wink to Kramer which leads to Steinbrenner's birthday card being sold, which leads to Morgan not being able to sign the card. I also love the whole Paul O'Neill side story with Kramer.moreless
  • The Wink is a terrific episode, i think

    8.5
    Jerry is dating a girl who likes to eat lots of meat but the born - again healthy eater avoids telling her he'd rather not eat meat so he hides it in his jacket. But when Elaine borrows his jacket, she is stalked by a bunch of hungry dogs, so she is forced to sleep over at the Wake-Up Call guy's place, which causes him to sleep over. Meanwhile, George and Kramer sells an autographed New York Yankees-postcard to a little sick boy by mistake, and goes to the hospital to try and get it back again from him. George doesn't realise that if he doesn't get it back; his superior at the Yankees gets fired. Toward to end of the show; the plots and sub - plots took up so much time to resolve that there wasn't much time for the foursome to have one of their celebrated meaningless chats and although this is the case in this episode, very much so. The storylines are so wacky but enjoyable it's just as good as the "nothing" aspects.



    It's official that from the 7th season on; the episodes no longer stand on there own. There're too many references to past episodes, story arcs, recurring characters and in – jokes that watching the episodes chronologically is the only option but at least it's not as extreme as Friends. The humour comes thick and fast at the expense of Elaine and Kramer but Jerry's monologues and George's path of destruction just by winking is also killer. The show's view on the Yankees is a little contradictory in this episode; on one hand the management is very poor with the delivery of a Birthday card proving more important than a game while they actually dominate the game with Paul O'Neil hitting a home run and a triple. Paradox! The acting is solid and once again the guest stars are basically unknowns but inhabit their respective characters as if they were the Jennifer Aniston's and George Clooney's of TV. Praise goes to the kid who plays Bobby; great work for a minor. This is just a flat-out excellent episode of Seinfeld.moreless
Brian McNamara

Brian McNamara

James

Guest Star

Tom Wright

Tom Wright

Morgan

Guest Star

Stacey Travis

Stacey Travis

Holly

Guest Star

Larry David

Larry David

Voice of George Steinbrenner

Recurring Role

Richard Herd

Richard Herd

Wilhelm

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Jerry doesn't realise that to avoid eating the pork chops he could've told her that being Jewish, he can't eat pork.

    • Billy Martin was the manager for the Yankees for a total of six times. Five of those were under a 10 year period from 79 until late 88, but he was always replaced after the first mandate. He has also been connected to the Yankees for a long while before. He died in 89. This might be why Steinbrenner mentions his name so many times when he speaks about all the persons he has let go over the years.

    • Jerry has a napkin tucked into his shirt collar while he's eating the mutton. He removes the napkin, spits some of the mutton into it, and hides the napkin in his coat. The camera shows him without the napkin in his shirt, shifts over to Holly, and when it comes back to Jerry, the napkin has returned.

    • When Kramer is talking to Paul O'Neil in the Yankees clubhouse O'Neil is buttoning his unifrom shirt and we see him button it all the way to the top. A few seconds later we cut back and he is buttoning it up again. Seems like a case of bad editing.

  • QUOTES (15)

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • After Jerry calls Kramer "Jughead", Cosmo proceeds to refer to Jerry as "Archie", Elaine as "Veronica" and George as "Mr. Weatherbee", which is all a reference to characters in Archie comics.

    • The promise to have Paul O'Neill hit 2 HR's is borrowed from the movie Pride of the Yankees

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