Find the exact moment in a TV show, movie, or music video you want to share. The abortion debate joke is loosely, and not entirely successfully, carried over to Kramer’s subplot where he’s creating the make-your-own-pizza place with Poppie and wants to put cucumbers on his pie (which, gross). When you take into account the hardships Jerry caused Poppie (getting his restaurant briefly shut down by the board of health. The joke is a good one when it comes to Poppie – it’s ridiculous to expect everyone you interact with in your life to hold your political beliefs, and Jerry gleefully proves that point by prodding Elaine. Papi had the famed uromysitisis that Jerry "faked" in the parking garage. She lost the baby while in the camp, leading to Poppie's strong anti-abortion opinions. And Poppie’s other plot, with his ranting about his mother and the Communists and his inability to eat chili (just where is he supposed to be from, exactly?) "How do you know?" Jerry buys a new couch, giving his old one to Elaine. This man is known as The Comedian. You never know who’s winning or losing!” Perhaps correctly, it’s Jerry who reminds Elaine she had better check in with the guy about his abortion beliefs, because to him, conflict seems to be the essence of relationships. ", Elaine's sure the mover is pro-choice. Kramer decides to start up his own new pizza business. ", "If I could talk to the mothers, then have sex with the daughters, then I'd really have something going. Seinfeld's Kramer was an eccentric and memorable character, but like every human, he had his flaws that made him quite sad to watch. He simply HAD to go, or else he would die. Jerry’s horror at the idea, even though there’s nothing that unhygienic about it, is understandable…there’s just something unsettling about the concept. George joins a book club to impress his girlfriend and is assigned to read Breakfast at Tiffany's, but tries to rent the movie instead, saying, "If it's not about sports, I find it very … How the hell does Poppie pee on the couch and make that perfect little stain, in so little time? I've always thought that it was intentional. I agree, its similar to the whole Cartwright episode with the Chinese food. He inexplicably keeps getting chances with Lindsay despite ridiculous behavior like eating out of the trash and looking like a squeegee man, as if his ability to explain his way out of situations is messing with the universe’s attempts to end the relationship. What is the point of dating without games? This is one of those Seinfeld episodes that disguises just how callous Jerry is being towards a woman through script innuendo that you have to imagine was insisted on by the network. Exactly. And why the hell does he do that, no matter how much trouble Jerry might have caused him? I usually am fine with the stranger twists in a Seinfeld plot but Poppie’s behavior is just too much for me to take here. George's girlfriend gets him to join her book club, which is assigned to read Breakfast at Tiffany's. “It’s just very hard to follow with all this talking!” The minute he gets a glass of grape juice, we know what’s coming, and how the plot ties in with the theme of the episode, but it’s still quite a stain he makes on that white couch. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. "The Couch" is the 91st episode of NBC sitcom Seinfeld. See more ideas about seinfeld, elaine benes, george costanza. **, Press J to jump to the feed. I like this episode a lot, but something about it has always bugged me. (The Couch) - "Poppie peed on my couch!" Actually, I could see Poppie not mentioning that he peed on the couch. Directed by Andy Ackerman. I've always thought that it was intentional. As a young man who’s aware of the coming trials of age, I have to say, Kramer’s description of the kidney stone early on in the episode is just chilling. What I don't understand, if that's the case, is how he just gets up and walks out without saying a word or reacting in any way! Jerry's new couch is completely ruined when Elaine upsets a man with a bladder condition. George joins a book club but instead of reading the book he watches the movie. ", "In my family, we used to eat out of the garbage all the time, it was no big thing.". Sparking a debate/argument about abortion, which led to many customers walking out of Poppie's diner, and subsequent hospitalization of a-Poppie. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Hellllloooooooo! Easily move forward or backward to get to the perfect spot. The “guy looks like a dictator when he gives his speech” is an oldie but a goodie in my eyes, and this sight gag is no exception. I don’t know if we’re even supposed to laugh at that shit. He just sits down, full clothed, exhales a little, and then gets up to reveal the stain. “George, Fred’s gay.” At least he didn’t mention Mickey Rooney, right? ... Don’t Tell” policy on your pee couch. When she got out of the camp was on a boat to America, she died from eating some bad fish. This was the fifth episode for the sixth season. "The Couch" is the 91st episode of NBC sitcom Seinfeld. Welcome to Seinfeld: The PTBN Series Rewatch! Elaine falls for Carl, the man who delivers Jerry's couch. A reddit all about Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer. It’s comedy gold to watch George, an unsettling figure at any time, insinuate himself into this situation (it’s an insane stretch that they’d allow this to happen, but it’s the kind of sitcom stretch I’m fine with) and then immediately behave like a passive-aggressive jerk. This is the same guy that didn't wash his hands after going to the bathroom, and headed straight back to the kitchen to resume cooking at his own restaurant. "He must have been some dictator." The whole thing seems to be going nowhere (OK, the “Moland Spring” thing is funny) until all the bitty jokes unite for one big great silly joke at the end of the episode. he can just blame it on his condition and get away with it? OK, the show doesn’t really take on the debate, rather mocks the heated nature of the debaters and the intense divisions it can create where divisions did not exist at all – Elaine thinks she’s falling for her simple mover boyfriend until he reveals his feelings; similarly, she is excited to eat Poppie’s duck until Jerry forces her to ask him what he thinks about abortion. On the squeegee man thing: ok, that is a genuine misunderstanding by Lindsay’s mother, but George still deserves it for casually tossing coffee on some guy’s car window. His real comeuppance comes in the tag, when he mentions Holly ending up with George Peppard, or Fred. But really, that’s quite a stretch. Jerry moans about Katya. Given their history, I feel it was deliberate. If it was obvious that he did do it, it'd be sort of expected that Jerry get annoyed and freak out a little. That makes me think maybe he did do it on purpose. That sex'll melt your face.". The resolution to the Katya story is excellent, holding up a mirror to Jerry's behavior. 91 "The Couch" (Original air date 27 Oct 1994) Directed by Andy Ackerman. Leave it to George to really save the day here. Seinfeld: 10 Saddest Things About Kramer. It aired on October 27, 1994. Discover (and save!) 4. Or was he just so relaxed on the brand new couch, that in his weakened condition, he just couldn't control his bladder. With Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander. After coming to America himself, Poppie opened up a restau… It’s cute, but it doesn’t line up quite as well as Larry David, who wrote the episode, seems to think it does. But essentially, the plot of this episode is that Jerry has sex with a Romanian gymnast he has nothing in common with, hoping for some sort of pleasure explosion, and when he doesn’t get it, literally whines about having to run out the clock for the next few weeks with her just because they had sex. This is the best subreddit this side of r/trees. The kidney stone is so horrifying, Kramer’s blood-curdling screams in a circus bathroom compel animals to roar and Katya’s friend, a tightrope walker, to fall to his doom – again, I know there’s a laugh track to some of this stuff, but I just stared on in cold-eyed silence at that stuff. "Because he…he's just so good looking! And again: how the hell does he pee on that sofa? How bad does your peripheral vision have to be that you don’t see that car? "That statement alone reflects your burgeoning intelligence. Poppie is outraged and says such a thing is not pizza, leading to debate about when exactly pizza is pizza. With the boyfriend, Elaine’s reaction is more understandable, although I don’t know if the show knows that. diabolical! Elaine’s plot with Mr. Pitt involves some very healthy overacting by Ian Abercrombie as he tries to see the image in the 3-D painting (his wide-eyed commitment to the bit is extremely hilarious). Don't forget Uncle Leo!! Jerry cares less about people’s feelings and more about his own feelings, which are impacted when he’s mean to someone. “No games? Friday's Best Deals: Switch Digital Games Sale, Amazon Fitness Equipment, Aukey Webcam, and More. This was the fifth episode for the sixth season. George’s habit of removing his shirt during his business is a new one, and although it fits with his character, I wonder if the show remembers to keep up with that concept (I honestly don’t remember). Kramer asked Poppie if he was tired when he was sitting on the couch and he replied with no. At one point in the episode, Jerry lectures Kramer that he has to consider people’s feelings, unlike the me-minded Kramer. When he was ten years old, his pregnant mother was kidnapped by communists and placed in a slave labor camp where she worked for twelve years. Seinfeld (1989) - S06E05 The Couch - Yarn is the best way to find video clips by quote. I also like the callback to Kramer’s fear of clowns – he’s in a very vulnerable place this episode! SEINFELD Episode no. George’s plot feeds in nicely from last week, which was like a prelude to the imbecility on show this week. Jerry admires the tightrope guy's cape, thinks they're really coming back. “The Gymnast” is pretty unconnected, following Jerry and Katya, George carrying on with Lindsay, Elaine attempting to get Mr. Pitt to approve a takeover of Poland Spring, and Kramer trying to pass a kidney stone. If that read like a lecture, it really isn’t – I love that about Jerry’s character and I think there’s more honesty to it than there are to most sitcom characters. So was peeing on Jerry's brand new sofa Poppie's way of getting back at Jerry for all he's done? Seinfeld is een Amerikaanse sitcom, die tussen 1989-1998 op de Amerikaanse televisie te zien was.De serie draait om het leven van Jerry Seinfeld (gespeeld door de gelijknamige acteur), zijn buurman Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), zijn beste vriend George Costanza (Jason Alexander) en zijn ex-vriendin Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). "The Parking Garage" is the 23rd episode of the situation comedy Seinfeld. Would none of it run down his legs? Nov 11, 2015 - Explore J BP's board "Seinfeld (The Couch) 6", followed by 598 people on Pinterest. The assignment is Truman Capote’s 90-page novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s but even that is too much of a struggle for George, who attempts to rent the movie instead from a very dry, very young Patton Oswalt and instead ends up at some nice family’s house to intrude on a father-daughter viewing. Kramer asked Poppie if he was tired when he was sitting on the couch and he replied with no. Eventually, mesmerized by a piece of 3-D art, George commits an unforgivable sin by walking out of the bathroom shirtless as if nothing is unusual. Best Tv Shows Best Shows Ever Favorite Tv Shows Larry David King Of Queens Great Comedies Rules Of Engagement Himym Comedy Series. The first time he brings up his mother (who died on the boat to America after enduring years in a commie labor camp), it’s pretty great, but the joke does not endure. I've always wondered this too. In an almost completely unconnected plot, he joins a book group at the behest of new girlfriend Lindsay (Jessica Hecht, best known for being Susan on Friends but she’s been in lots of other things like Breaking Bad and Bored to Death) who we’ll see more of next week. your own Pins on Pinterest Written by Larry David. I think it's intentionally ambiguous because that makes the situation all the more awkward and funny. All of our TV reviews in one convenient place. The episode was the sixth episode of the show's third season. If it was obvious he did it be accident it'd be almost sad and shameful. Jerry and Elaine's discussion of the abortion issue causes trouble at Poppie's restaurant when it turns out Poppie is pro-life. Poppie is an immigrant from Tuscany, Italy. so, it's like Michael J. Even he can’t talk his way out of that one. It aired on October 27, 1994. I appreciate Jerry’s horrified reaction to it (Seinfeld does very well to not overact when he first notices the stain) but it defies the laws of soiling oneself. Fox on Curb when he hands Larry the shaken up soda bottle? Just a thought, although you'd have to be pretty angry at someone to go as far as to pee yourself. Dec 28, 2016 - This Pin was discovered by Donna Cramer. A daub of ink, a mention of taking over Poland, a brown riding outfit and a forceful speech all come to a head and suddenly Mr. Pitt is Hitler and you’re amazed you didn’t see it coming sooner. “The Couch” is a funny episode, though, especially considering that its main topic of humor is the raging abortion debate going on in America (and this was at the height of the so-called “Culture Wars,” airing just a week or so before the 1994 elections). I'm pretty sure it was a really, really long running joke that nobody ever really caught on to. Does he have some sort of special pee delivery system invented solely to ruin Jerry’s couch? "In my country, they speak of a man so virile, so potent, that to spend a night with such a man is to enter a world of such sensual delights most women dare not dream of. George, when he realizes his error, acknowledges (to his credit) that he’s finally cooked when it comes to Lindsay, claps his hands together, and bids farewell. On a regular basis, JT Rozzero, Aaron George, Andrew Flanagan, Jordan Duncan and Jason Greenhouse will watch an episode of TV’s greatest sitcom and provide notes and grades across a number of categories. I usually am fine with the stranger twists in a Seinfeld plot but Poppie’s behavior is just too much for me to take here. ", "Think of the flexibility! i loved every second of it, fuck poppie. The part that makes it so funny to me is that it can be either one and Jerry can't do anything but stammer about it because he's unsure. Was peeing on Jerry's couch a-Poppie's retaliation for their somewhat tempestuous relationship? It aired on October 30, 1991 on National Broadcasting Company (NBC)..