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The Diplomat's Club 

Jerry's simple airport meeting turns into a nightmare thanks to his incompetent agent; Kramer gets into hot water when he gambled with a rich Texan.

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Wayne Knight ... Newman
Ian Abercrombie ... Mr. Pitt
Tom Wright ... Morgan
Robert Hooks ... Joe
Debra Jo Rupp ... Katie
Kim Zimmer ... Lenore
O'Neal Compton ... Earl
Ellis Williams Ellis Williams ... Karl (as Ellis E. Williams)
John Cothran ... Man (as John Cothran Jr.)
William Jackson ... Doctor (as William B. Jackson)
Christine Cattell ... Stewardess
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Storyline

Jerry's new agent thinks he's a celebrity who needs his hand held on every little decision. After she tells him that the pilot who flew the plane to Ithaca is in the audience, Jerry freaks out. Kramer goes to the Diplomat's Club to meet up with Jerry and winds up gambling with a Texas business man on which plane is going to arrive first. Meanwhile, Mr. Pitt puts Elaine in his will, and Mr. Pitt's lawyer has reason to suspect that Elaine is up to something. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1995 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

When George (Jason Alexander) is trying to prove he has black friends to Mr Morgan (Tom Wright), he contacts two characters from previous episodes. First he tries to watch a movie with Joe Temple (Robert Hooks) who was in episode 6.5, Seinfeld: The Couch (1994), with whom he watched Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). Following that, he decides to invite Karl (Ellis Williams) out. Karl was the exterminator in episode 6.19, Seinfeld: The Doodle (1995). See more »

Goofs

When Jerry goes to Ithaca for an afternoon performance the outside of the venue says "Ithica Civic Auditorium". It should be "Ithaca", as shown later on the arrivals screen in the lounge. See more »

Connections

Features Seinfeld: The Pledge Drive (1994) See more »

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The Way We Were
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Written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch
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not salt but..
30 June 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Seinfeld

Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the creators, of the dream sitcom for every stand up artist is the milestone set as an example on how to use your humor as a part of narrative. The series was clearly ahead of its time and fixated within that time limit when it was aired- or maybe not even then. This is how the series both remains timeless and also fails to test against time. The concept of the series- in fact there is an episode, where the series takes an almost meta turn, whispering the secretive meeting held within the confound of NBC walls about the pitch- is to just joke, just talk, analyse with a mockery tone, bombing brutally on a subject from the most privileged position under that circumstances. There is no storyline, no character development, no arc, no rhythm to follow. Usually, a film like such becomes more than a film with such an idea; take the Life Of Brian series. And similarly the series refuses to participate in the expected or not even expected aspects of the storytelling.

There is no end, no beginning, it captures a brief period with an agenda in mind that you will have the time of your life. But this is where this coherent plan backfires. First the runtime itself. Something so monotonous cannot withhold its audience for nine years. It is simply preposterous. For the style of the joke, the humor, the vocab of these characters, if as-planned is intended to be the same, will grow natural or normal to the viewers. This makes the relationship between the viewers and the characters, similar to what the viewers have in the outer world, maybe a friend or a family member.

Basically it would never be interesting, sure some cases would come up, just as chapters does in here, but that too will carry the momentum of just that brief period of screentime. Another major challenge it faces is, in order to stay far away from the textbook sitcom structure, the character has to and does deny on getting on or blending in with the society. Now that's fine. But in order to last longer they had to create an unfair world that takes uncalled detours just for the laughs, ignoring both emotional and ethical aspect of it, resulting into a physical distance that you, as an audience, carry for the rest of the series. By the end, it gets difficult to survive and something so beloved, something so smart, Seinfeld is left under a dry heap of jokes.

The Diplomats Club

Anderson has the juiciest and the most absorbing track to follow. His fear does communicate and the solution equally non understandable. This brand of fashion is flipped completely in Louis-Dreyfus's track that specialties and reads too much between the lines.


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