Top Source for Seinfeld. Season One. Episode. PDF. Transcribed by. Notes. Web Script Date. Good News, Bad News · 44kb. BobbySacamono. The Contest. Written by: Larry David Directed by: Tom Cherones. Stars: Jerry Seinfeld Michael Richards Jason Alexander Julia Louis-Dreyfus Estelle Harris. Jerry. George. Elaine. Kramer. We've followed their misadventures for nearly ten years on Thursday nights. Here, finally, are the scripts of the first two s.
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A analysis of why Seinfeld scripts were so good at identifying problems, balancing multiple stories, and keeping the viewer smiling. FREE scripts included . Here is your resource for finding exact quotes, script information, and episode play-by-plays. If you need to find specific Seinfeld script information, you've come . Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld. •r. SHOOTING SCSI?~ "No portion of this script nay be performed or reproduced by arv. \aans, or quoted or.
Contents [ show ] Plot Jerry and Elaine have just ended their relationship, but have chosen to remain friends. Elaine invites Jerry to a birthday party ; he agrees to go on the condition that she accompanies him to a wedding to which he and his parents have been invited. At the party, Jerry meets an attractive woman. He wants to flirt with her, but is uncomfortable doing so in Elaine's presence. The woman leaves with another man before Jerry finds out her name; however, he learns that she works at a law firm called " Sagman, Bennett, Robbins, Oppenheim and Taft ". During the party, Elaine tries to tell Jerry about a dream she had, which featured him.
Other characters based on real people include the Soup Nazi  and Jackie Chiles , who was based on Johnnie Cochran. Rapid scene-shifts between plot lines bring the stories together. Even though it does not follow a pattern as other sitcoms, the characters' stories variously intertwine in each episode.
Despite the separate plot strands, the narratives reveal the creators' "consistent efforts to maintain the intimacy" among the small cast of characters.
Occasionally, story arcs span multiple episodes and even entire seasons, the most memorable being season four , which revolved around the pilot pitch to NBC by Jerry and George. Another example is Jerry's girlfriend Vanessa, who appears in " The Stake Out " and he ends the relationship when things do not work out in " The Stock Tip ". Other examples are Kramer getting his jacket back and Elaine heading the "Peterman catalog". Larry David , the head writer and executive producer for the first seven seasons, was praised for keeping a close eye on minor details and making sure the main characters' lives remained consistent and believable.
Curb Your Enthusiasm —David's later comedy series—expanded on this idea by following a specific theme for all but one season in the series. A major difference between Seinfeld and sitcoms which preceded it is that the principal characters never learn from their mistakes. In effect, they are indifferent and even callous towards the outside world and sometimes one another.
A mantra of the show's producers was: "No hugging, no learning". More often in every episode, situations resolve with characters getting a justly deserved comeuppance.
After it aired, a pickup by NBC seemed unlikely and the show was offered to Fox , which declined to pick it up. Rick Ludwin , head of late night and special events for NBC, however, diverted money from his budget by canceling a Bob Hope television special , and the next 4 episodes were filmed.
Larry David believed that he and Jerry Seinfeld had no more stories to tell, and advised Seinfeld to turn down the order, but Seinfeld agreed to the additional episodes. For the first three seasons, Jerry's stand-up comedy act would bookend an episode, even functioning as cut scenes during the show.
A few episodes set a benchmark for later seasons. Although Castle Rock Entertainment's Glenn Padnick thought Jerry Seinfeld was too generous, showcasing his co-stars' comedic talent became a trademark throughout the series.
This episode wasn't filmed because the content was deemed unacceptable, and was replaced by the episode " The Phone Message ".
In the beginning of this episode, Jerry clears up the continuity error over George's real estate job. Also at this time, the use of Jerry's stand-up act slowly declined, and the stand-up segment in the middle of Seinfeld episodes was cut.
Much publicity followed the controversial episode, " The Contest ", an Emmy Award -winning episode written by co-creator Larry David, whose subject matter was considered inappropriate for prime time network TV. To circumvent this taboo, the word " masturbation " was never used in the script, instead substituted for by a variety of oblique references.
Cheers reruns that spring.
Season five was an even bigger ratings-hit, consisting of popular episodes, such as " The Puffy Shirt " in which Jerry feels embarrassed wearing a "pirate" shirt on The Today Show ,  " The Non-Fat Yogurt " featuring Rudy Giuliani , the Republican then-mayor-elect of New York,  and " The Opposite " in which George, doing the opposite of what his instincts tell him he should do, lands a job with the New York Yankees and Elaine leaves "Pendant Publishing" because of a comedy of errors that lead to its demise.
Another story arc has George returning to live with his parents. In the midst of the story arc, Kramer creates and promotes his coffee table book. Seinfeld was nominated for the same award every year for its entire run but always lost to Frasier, which went on to win a record thirty-nine Emmy Awards in its eleven-season run.
The series remained well-regarded and produced some of its most famous episodes, such as " The Beard " in which Jerry is put through a lie detector test to make him admit that he watched Melrose Place ,  " The Switch " in which Kramer's mom, Babs, reveals that his first name is Cosmo,  and " The Understudy " in which Elaine meets J.
Peterman for the first time. This was the first season in which Seinfeld reached No. The use of Jerry's stand-up act declined with the end stand-up segment no longer appearing, as the storylines for all four characters grew denser.
In season seven, a story arc involved George getting engaged to his ex-girlfriend, Susan Ross, after the pilot Jerry proved unsuccessful. In it, George spends most of the season regretting and trying to get out of the engagement.
Along with the regular half-hour episodes, two notable one-hour episodes were " The Cadillac " in which George plans to date award-winning actor Marisa Tomei  and " The Bottle Deposit " with Elaine and Sue Ellen participating in a bidding war to download JFK's golf clubs in an auction.
Larry David left at the end of season seven, although he continued to voice Steinbrenner, so Seinfeld assumed David's duties as showrunner , and, under the direction of a new writing staff, Seinfeld became a faster-paced show. The show no longer contained extracts of Jerry performing stand-up comedy—Jerry had no time or energy for this with his new responsibilities—and storylines occasionally delved into fantasy and broad humor.
For example, in " The Bizarro Jerry ", Elaine is torn between exact opposites of her friends and Jerry dates a woman who has the now-famed "man hands". Despite the enormous popularity and willingness of the cast to return for a tenth season, Seinfeld decided to end the show after season nine, believing he would thereby be able to ensure the show would maintain its quality and go out on top.
Jerry Seinfeld defused the protestors by not letting this episode continue in syndication, as revealed in "Inside Look" on DVD. I just checked your duck So, on this issue there is no debate! And no intelligent person can think differently. I think differently. Let's go Jerry, c'mon.
Let's go, Henry. Gets up and leaves. It was quite a scene over there. And I have to say Jerry smiles. George laughs. So, how's the book coming? George's laughs taper off I say, how's the book comin'?
You know, if it's not about sports, I find it very hard to concentrate. I would like to be, but I'm not. What am I gonna do? The book club meets in a few days. Alright, now I'm relieved. Kramer enters and comes over to the booth. Elaine comes back from the bathroom. Oh, Elaine! I was just asking how dinner went last night.
And the cook says you put him there. I'm gonna go and visit him later. Punches the the table to accentuate this, and leaves. You're right.
And I shampoo every day. Carl smiles. So, what do you think of my conversation? CARL: Not much! They both laugh. I, uh, would have invited you up, but I don't have any furniture. I can't look at it. They laugh again. Pretty good date, huh?
CARL: Yeah! No heavy lifting. Elaine and Carl look into each others eyes, then kiss. There sitting on a bench outside.
A bottle of wine and a five-alarm chili? They're trying to kill Poppie?! If I would have any of this, I would die. Then Poppie's no good to anyone! This is a sick, sick joke on Poppie. How could you be friends with those two? They were flown in from Newfoundland. Jerry opens the door. This is it!
He is such an incredible person! He's real, he's honest, he's unpretentious And, the best part is, he doesn't play games.