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"The Deal" is the ninth episode of the second season of NBC's Seinfeld, and the show's 14th episode overall. The episode centers on protagonists Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) and Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) who decide to have a sexual relationship, with a set of ground rules. But Jerry and Elaine are a prime example of how it can be done successfully. even come up with some rules to make it work: no calls the next day, sleeping over is optional. Elaine's Relationship with Kramer and George. Tonight a few friends and I were debating about the seriousness of Jerry and Elaine's relationship. Do you all think that they likely had a.
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Should you choose to do so, information you provide specifically in connection with those products and services may be shared with these businesses and subject to their privacy policies. Unlike George, who usually can't stand his parents, Jerry gets along reasonably well with his parents, but he still prefers they live in Florida rather than New York, so that they do not interfere with his private life. Although born and raised Jewish and he considers himself a Jew, Jerry apparently does not practice and generally does not observe many traditions.
In " The Bris ", he implies he is circumcised, repeatedly asking people if they have "ever seen one" - in reference to an uncircumcised penis. He also mentions having a sister in the episode " The Chinese Restaurant ", though she is never named, never appears on screen, and is never mentioned again after this episode.
In order to avoid his old friend Joel in " Male Unbonding ", Jerry pretends to have promised to tutor his nephew; it is unclear if the nephew really exists or is simply fabricated as part of the excuse. Jerry has an eccentric uncle, Leowho appears in 15 episodes. Uncle Leo has a son, Cousin Jeffrey, who works for the parks department, about whom he constantly talks, but who never appears.
Manya is described as a Polish immigrant. In the same episode, Jerry references having an "Aunt Rose", and Helen mentions a family member named "Claire" who is getting married. Jerry's maternal grandmother, Nana, is an elderly woman with memory problems, occasionally unable to tell the past from the present, living alone in the city. Relationships[ edit ] Jerry is notorious for his detached approach towards relationships and for breaking up with women for the slightest of flaws or for the most minor of reasons.
According to the ninth-season DVD release of the series, Jerry has had 73 different girlfriends seen or alluded to over the course of the series. Elaine[ edit ] Jerry and Elaine are depicted as having dated in the past and apparently a lot longer than they each date other people in the series.
During the run of the show, they are shown mainly as best friends, sometimes even joking with one another about their failed dating relationship. However, they do date briefly during the run of the show. In " The Deal ", they create a set of rules whereby they can sleep together but remain only friends. However, their theory is ruined when Elaine gets upset at Jerry for wanting to leave after a sexual encounter instead of sleeping over one of the rules they discussed was that sleeping over was optional, but not whose option it was.
By the end of the episode the two decide to be a couple again. Later in " The Pen " Jerry tells his parents that "we decided that we don't work out as a couple. In " The Mango ", Jerry is upset at learning that Elaine had faked her orgasms while they were together.
The fact cause such problems between the two, that Elaine agrees to sleep with Jerry in an effort to "save the friendship". The final scene, however, shows the two in bed, with Jerry looking distraught and gesturing towards his groin, suggesting that he was unable to perform.
There are hints throughout the series that suggest that Jerry and Elaine still have feelings for each other: In " The Stake Out ", Elaine becomes jealous when Jerry flirts with another woman, Vanessa, at a party that Jerry is accompanying her to.
In " The Tape " when Jerry listens to an erotic message on his tape recorder, he becomes obsessed with finding who's the person on the tape; eventually, he pushes George into revealing that it's Elaine and it was supposed to be a joke. In " The Junior Mint ", Elaine asks Jerry to accompany her to the hospital as her boyfriend, Roy, to fool one of her ex's. Jerry smiles and responds "Well, I believe I've played that role before to some critical acclaim. In " The Cadillac " after Jerry buys his parents a Cadillac and Elaine realizes how much money he has, she becomes very flirtatious towards him.
In " The Abstinence " when Elaine is denying sex to her current boyfriend, Ben, in the hope that it will help him pass his medical licensing exam, she begs Jerry to have sex with her, but, after a brief moment of consideration, he turns her down. In " The Serenity Now " when Jerry's emotions come flooding out after being locked up inside him, he confesses his love for Elaine and proposes to her. Later, the horrifying tale of George's life frightens him back into his formerly cold demeanor and he takes back his proposal, much to Elaine's dismay since she was willing to get married even though she was initially hesitant.
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In " The Finale ", when their plane appears to be crashing, Elaine begins saying to Jerry "I've always loved Later on, she claims that she intended to say "I've always loved United Airlines. They break up because of an uncomfortable weekend trip to Vermont. These relationships are atypical in that both women break up with Jerry for reasons of disgust, rather than it being the other way around. He dates Dolores whose name he forgets, guessing it to be Mulva, having the clue that it rhymes with a part of the female anatomy in " The Junior Mint " and " The Foundation ".
Season 4 then Season 8. This was the only time he dated a woman in two non-consecutive episodes. He dated Rachel in the following episodes: Rachel ends the relationship, but Jerry, who was "even steven" at the time, didn't become upset, and was confident that he would find another girlfriend.
Engagements[ edit ] Only twice in the series has Jerry considered marriage. The first time was with his "perfect" girlfriend, Jeannie, in the Season 7 finale, " The Invitations ", but he soon learned that he didn't want to be with someone exactly like himself.
In the first Season 8 episode, " The Foundation ", Jerry tells Elaine that he had a perfectly mutual break-up with Jeannie over the summer. Jerry almost got engaged a second time, to Elaine. In the Season 9 episode " The Serenity Now ", after Jerry undergoes a personality change and becomes deeply sensitive and emotional, he proposes to a shocked Elaine. She leaves the apartment, but returns later to accept his proposal.
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By that point, however, he had gone back to his old self and he turns her down. Breakups[ edit ] Jerry's approach to relationships is notoriously fickle, and he has broken up with women, or provoked them into breaking up with him for trivial reasons.
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