Seinfeld (season 7)
|Seinfeld (season 7)|
The front cover of the Seinfeld: Season 7 DVD boxset.
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||24|
|Original run||September 21, 1995 – May 16, 1996|
|Home video release|
|Region 1||November 21, 2006|
|Region 2||November 20, 2006|
|Region 4||November 8, 2006|
Seinfeld was produced by Castle Rock Entertainment and distributed by Columbia Pictures Television and Columbia TriStar Television (now Sony Pictures Television) and was aired of NBC in the US. The executive producers were Larry David, George Shapiro, and Howard West with Tom Gammill and Max Pross as supervising producers. Bruce Kirschbaum was the executive consultant. This season was directed by Andy Ackerman.
The series was set predominantly in an apartment block on New York City's Upper West Side; however, the seventh season was shot and mostly filmed in CBS Studio Center in Studio City, California. The show features Jerry Seinfeld as himself, and a host of Jerry's friends and acquaintances, which include George Costanza, Elaine Benes, and Cosmo Kramer, portrayed by Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards, respectively.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|111||1||"The Engagement"||Andy Ackerman||Larry David||September 21, 1995||701||37.6|
|Elaine has a problem sleeping in her new apartment because of a nearby, constantly barking dog. Kramer, Newman and Elaine commit a dognapping scene and take the dog far out of the city. George gets back with Susan Ross, his former girlfriend from NBC and he asks her to marry him. Jerry breaks up with his girlfriend again.|
|112||2||"The Postponement"||Andy Ackerman||Larry David||September 28, 1995||702||34.5|
|Elaine's dog problem is solved by a neighborly rabbi with a cable show. Kramer's involvement in the dognapping worries him. George decides he wants to postpone the engagement. Kramer and Jerry try to see "Plan 9 From Outer Space", Kramer sneaks in gourmet coffee, spills it and says he has a legal case.|
|113||3||"The Maestro"||Andy Ackerman||Larry David||October 5, 1995||703||34.6|
|George decides that he needs to help a security guard that works at Susan's uncle's store. Elaine begins dating the "Maestro." Kramer gets an out of court settlement in his lawsuit nets him free coffee at any location around the world. Jerry asks Poppy about Tuscany and is referred to Poppy's cousin, who makes him an offer he can't refuse.|
|114||4||"The Wink"||Andy Ackerman||Tom Gammill & Max Pross||October 12, 1995||704||32.3|
|Elaine dates the man from her wake-up service. A bit of grapefruit pulp, from Jerry's breakfast, gets into George's eye and causes problems for him when his winks keep getting misinterpreted. Jerry's healthy diet conflicts with his dating of Elaine's cousin. Kramer promises a sick boy that Yankee Paul O'Neill will hit two home runs for him, so he can get back a birthday card that he sold based on George's wink.|
|115||5||"The Hot Tub"||Andy Ackerman||Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin||October 19, 1995||705||32.6|
|George picks up a bad habit from some visiting Astros representatives. During the time of the New York City Marathon, Elaine has an out-of-country runner as her house guest. The runner had overslept and missed the big race at the last Olympics and Jerry obsesses with ensuring that it doesn't happen again. Kramer installs a hot tub in his apartment.|
|116||6||"The Soup Nazi"||Andy Ackerman||Spike Feresten||November 2, 1995||706||33.1|
|Elaine finds an antique armoire she wants. George makes a mistake while trying to get his soup from the "Soup Nazi." George and Elaine discuss how annoyed they are by Jerry's sweet-talking with his current girlfriend, especially their calling each other "Schmoopie". Elaine makes an ordering error in front of the "Soup Nazi", and is banned for a year. Susan appreciates that George is finally showing his feelings in public.|
|117||7||"The Secret Code"||Andy Ackerman||Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer||November 9, 1995||707||33.9|
|George refuses to tell his ATM code ("Bosco") to Susan. Elaine dates an amnesiac. Leapin' Larry wants Jerry to do spots for his store, but he is angered when he thinks Jerry is doing an impression of him when his foot falls asleep. Kramer gets an emergency band scanner and decides to help at the FDNY. Elaine doesn't want to go on a date with her boss, J. Peterman, so she leaves Jerry and George at the restaurant. George's code is needed in a life or death situation.|
|118||8||"The Pool Guy"||Andy Ackerman||David Mandel||November 16, 1995||708||33.4|
|Elaine befriends Susan. Jerry meets his pool guy outside a movie, and then he can't get rid of him. George is worried by Elaine wanting to get to know Susan. Kramer's new phone number is similar to a film information line. When Kramer keeps getting wrong numbers, he begins giving out the information for movie show times a la "Moviefone".|
|119||9||"The Sponge"||Andy Ackerman||Peter Mehlman||December 7, 1995||709||32.3|
|Jerry gets a girl's number on Kramer's AIDS walk list. Elaine must decide whether her current boyfriend is "spongeworthy." George tells Susan the secret of the size of Jerry's jeans. George is "out of the loop." Kramer refuses to "wear an AIDS ribbon."|
|120||10||"The Gum"||Andy Ackerman||Tom Gammill & Max Pross||December 14, 1995||710||31.4|
|Kramer is active in the re-opening of an old movie theater. George's friend Lloyd Braun has a pack of Chinese gum that Kramer insists everyone tries. Elaine accidentally "reveals herself" to Lloyd. Jerry must wear glasses while around Lloyd. George's friend Deena thinks he is showing signs of being on the verge of a breakdown.|
|121||11||"The Rye"||Andy Ackerman||Carol Leifer||January 4, 1996||711||35.1|
|Elaine dates a jazz saxophonist. Jerry tells one of the band members the saxophonist and Elaine are "hot and heavy." Susan's parents meet and have dinner with the Costanzas for the first time. Both families obsess over a loaf of rye bread that wasn't served with the meal, which Frank takes back home. Kramer takes over a friend's horse-drawn carriage for a week and feeds the horse Beef-a-Reeno.|
|122||12||"The Caddy"||Andy Ackerman||Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin||January 25, 1996||712||32.0|
|Kramer befriends a caddy, who helps him to improve his golf game and offer him other advice. When George leaves his car at work, Mr. Wilhelm and George Steinbrenner think he has been working overtime. Elaine meets an old high-school friend who is now an heiress to the Oh Henry! candy bar fortune and a "braless wonder" (Brenda Strong). Kramer and Elaine take her rival to court and only Jerry may stand in the way.|
|123||13||"The Seven"||Andy Ackerman||Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer||February 1, 1996||713||37.1|
|Elaine strains her neck trying to get a bike down from the wall. In pain, she promises the bike to whoever fixes her neck. Kramer saves the day and wants the bike. George is angry when Susan's cousin chooses to name her baby with the name he planned to give his first offspring. Kramer works out an arrangement with Jerry to keep track of what he takes from Jerry's kitchen. Jerry girlfriend's always wears the same dress.|
|124–125||14–15||"The Cadillac"||Andy Ackerman||Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld||February 8, 1996||714/717||35.9|
|Jerry surprises his parents by buying them a new Cadillac which Elaine becomes infatuated with Jerry as a result. The cable company wants to meet with Kramer. George reconsiders his engagement when one of Elaine's friends suggests that he meets with actress, Marisa Tomei. Jack Klompus accuses Morty of embezzling funds to pay for his new Cadillac. Kramer continues to mess with the cable guy. George's obsession with Marisa Tomei makes Susan suspicious. George receives Marisa's phone number and must now create an alibi involving her "boyfriend" Art Vandelay. Morty's only testimony is from the woman that Jerry stole the marble rye from to prevent him from impeachment. Susan thinks George is having an affair with Elaine.|
|126||16||"The Shower Head"||Andy Ackerman||Peter Mehlman & Marjorie Gross||February 15, 1996||715||32.3|
|Kramer and Jerry are not pleased with the new low flow shower heads that the buildings maintenance people have put in for them. Elaine is surprised to find out that she has tested positive for Opium. Jerry is frustrated by the fact that his parents aren't moving back to Florida and George is elated because his parents are considering moving to Florida.|
|127||17||"The Doll"||Andy Ackerman||Tom Gammill & Max Pross||February 22, 1996||716||32.9|
|Susan's old roommate gives Jerry a package that she wants him to be careful with. Frank turns George's room into a billiard room and Kramer challenges him to a game of billiards where the space is a bit tight. Jerry is enthusiastic about a new toothbrush. Susan has a doll that looks like George's mother. Elaine tries to replace an autographed picture of "the other guy", for "the Maestro" that was damaged while they were in Tuscany.|
|128||18||"The Friars Club"||Andy Ackerman||David Mandel||March 7, 1996||718||32.7|
|George successfully delays his wedding. Jerry goes out with Susan's best friend. Jerry loses a jacket he "borrowed" for dinner at the Friars Club. Kramer tries to duplicate the sleeping patterns of Da Vinci. Peterman hires a deaf employee (Rob Schneider) and Elaine suffers the consequences, when she gets loaded with most of his work.|
|129||19||"The Wig Master"||Andy Ackerman||Spike Feresten||April 4, 1996||719||30.5|
|Jerry uses Elaine to prove that a sales clerk is wrong about his looking at an expensive jacket. Elaine is picked up by the clerk after he leads her on with the promise of a big discount. George has an unwanted house guest. George discovers why a parking lot is so cheap, when he finds a used condom in his car. Kramer unwittingly becomes a "pimp."|
|130||20||"The Calzone"||Andy Ackerman||Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer||April 25, 1996||720||28.5|
|George becomes Steinbrenner's pet, when he shares an eggplant calzone with him. Kramer is raving about wearing clothes "straight out of the dryer." Elaine's boyfriend is dating her without really ever asking her out. Jerry takes advantage of his girlfriend's ability to get anything she wants. Kramer starts using an oven for his clothing.|
|131–132||21–22||"The Bottle Deposit"||Andy Ackerman||Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin||May 2, 1996||721/722||32.4|
|George doesn't hear the details on an important project that Wilhelm wants him to champion. Elaine gets into a bidding war at an auction with Sue Ellen Mischke, the Oh Henry! candy heiress, over a set of golf clubs owned by JFK. Consequently, she spends a bit more than she was authorized by Peterman. Kramer collects used pop bottles and cans so he can take them to Michigan where the refund is doubled. Jerry takes his car to a fanatical car care mechanic (Brad Garrett). Jerry's car is stolen by the mechanic. Wilhelm is delighted with the job George did on the project; however, he has no idea what he did or how he did it. Kramer spots Jerry's car in Ohio. George is sent to a mental hospital by Steinbrenner. Newman finds a farmer's house, complete with the proverbial daughter.|
|133||23||"The Wait Out"||Andy Ackerman||Story by: Peter Mehlman & Matt Selman
Teleplay by: Peter Mehlman
|May 9, 1996||723||29.9|
|George makes an off-hand remark to a married couple with a shaky relationship, leading to their breakup. Elaine starts driving again and almost makes Jerry sick. Kramer starts wearing jeans that are too tight that he cannot get them off. Elaine and Jerry make plans to move in on the separated couple.|
|134||24||"The Invitations"||Andy Ackerman||Larry David||May 16, 1996||724||33.2|
|George tries to think of a way out of his relationship with Susan, Elaine suggests smoking and Kramer suggests a pre-nuptial agreement. Jerry nearly gets hit by a car but is saved by his female equivalent, Jeannie. Jerry thinks he is in love with Jeannie and proposes to her. Kramer tries to cash in on a bank's offer of a $100 if one of their tellers doesn't say hello. Susan dies after licking toxic envelopes she was using to make wedding invitations.|
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- Official website
- List of Seinfeld episodes at the Internet Movie Database
- List of Seinfeld season 7 episodes at TV.com