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The Boyfriend 

Jerry becomes increasingly jealous of Elaine's relationship with Keith Hernandez. The unemployed George Constanza schemes to collect unemployment checks, while the illustrated JFK "second spitter theory" is further investigated.

Director:

Tom Cherones

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Keith Hernandez Keith Hernandez ... Keith Hernandez
Rae Allen ... Mrs. Sokol
Wayne Knight ... Newman
Carol Ann Susi ... Carrie
Lisa Mende ... Carol
Roger McDowell Roger McDowell ... Himself
Stephen Prutting Stephen Prutting ... Michael
Richard Assad ... Cabbie
Melanie Good ... Tall Woman
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Storyline

Elaine and Keith Hernandez are still seeing one another and Jerry can't quite come to grips with his emotions. When Keith asks him to help move his furniture, everyone thinks their friendship has gone to a new level. Elaine likes Keith, at least until she learns about one of his personal habits. When Kramer and Newman finally meet Hernandez, the truth of the spitting incident is revealed. George meanwhile latches on to yet another scheme to keep his unemployment benefits flowing - dating the employment counselor's unmarried daughter. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1992 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Roger McDowell appeared as himself in this episode & episode 3.17 Seinfeld: The Boyfriend (1992). Initially the creators wanted Darryl Strawberry to appear but Keith Hernandez, his Mets teammate, didn't think that it was a good idea, considering Strawberry's very public problems at the time. Keith's other friend & teammate, McDowell, got the job instead. See more »

Goofs

Elaine expresses surprise when she finds out Keith is a smoker. Earlier in the show they kiss in his car. It's not possible that she wouldn't have smelled it on his breath, clothes, car, etc. It's a scent that lingers a long time. See more »

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[last lines]
Tall Woman: Excuse me, I was walking behind you and you dropped your wallet...
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 16 April 2014 (2014) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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The fun continues...
2 December 2008 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

The Boyfriend comes to its end with this second twenty-minute batch of highly imaginative and entertaining gags, comprising relationship comedy, heartfelt slapstick and THAT spot-on JFK spoof.

Picking up from Part 1, Jerry is more unhappy than ever about Elaine's dealings with Keith Hernandez, although he needn't worry: since it's Elaine we're talking about, things are bound to go wrong. George has to find a new way to continue receiving unemployment checks, and Jerry's theory about a "second spitter" (the series' version of the second hit-man in the Kennedy assassination) regarding Kramer and Newman's embarrassing encounter with Hernandez a few years earlier is further investigated.

Is there really anything to say about the second episode part of the episode that hasn't already been mentioned in relation to Part One? No, not much so. Suffice to say, the conclusion to the story is just as hilarious as the build-up, with a special mention for how the JFK mockery plays out at the end. It's smart, quotable, a TV landmark, yada yada yada. Long story short: it's Seinfeld, thus an invitation to watch it many, many times, as always.


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