While the movie had come out in November of 1996—a few months before this episode aired—the timing was still perfect, just a couple weeks before it unsurprisingly swept the Academy Awards at the end of March. “The English Patient” is a pretty strong episode outside of Elaine, although Jerry’s willingness to help Kramer engage in human trafficking seems a little unusual, even for a laissez-faire man like Jerry.I’m sure by that point the backlash was already forming, but Elaine’s screeds gave voice to millions. The Dominican cigar-rollers do at least get their revenge, but it’s not on Kramer, or “El Presidente,” as he dubs himself, so that felt like a missed opportunity. ” Jerry jokes, although it turns out that he does indeed walk with a cane.“The English Patient” (season 8, episode 17; originally aired 3/13/97) The last couple of weeks, we’ve been talking in the comments about how season eight of Seinfeld really belongs to Elaine—the show has had a lot of fun searching for her rock bottom this year. ” It’s classic Seinfeld, as well, in that it’s a plot where very little happens but it’s nonetheless very funny.Hauling garbage just to get flounder delivery last week might have been it. Peterman for not liking a movie, then has to live in a cave in Tunisia to get her job back, but not before her plane is hijacked by angry Dominicans who were exploited by Kramer. I’m excluding Elaine’s trip to Tunisia and plane hijacking experience, which are in “zany Peterman” territory and I mostly could have done without.Because this man was a comedian, he took the derision well.
They pretended Nothing ever happened when, in fact, Nothing was happening all around them.
Like him, the show was called , and it dwelled on matters mundane.
Each week, Nothing gloriously transpired as characters waited in lines, looked for parking space, smelled things or tried not to masturbate.
Kramer’s crazy idea of setting up a talk show in his living room, acting as if it were real and having guests on is tear-inducingly funny.
As an audience, we are introduced to a new way of defining a type of person (something that loved doing): the sidler.