The Seven

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"The Seven"
Seinfeld episode
Episode no. Season 7
Episode 13
Directed by Andy Ackerman
Written by Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer
Production code 713
Original air date February 1, 1996
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"The Seven" is the 123rd episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. This was the 13th episode for the seventh season. It aired on February 1, 1996.


Elaine and Kramer[edit]

Elaine strains her neck trying to get a bike down from the wall in a toy store. In pain, she impulsively claims that she would give up the bike to whoever fixes her neck. When Kramer gives her a treatment that makes her feel better, he demands the bike despite it being a girl's bike. Elaine reluctantly allows him to have it, but the next day, her neck pain soon returns worse than ever (Kramer said she should have slept on a board), so she demands the bike back. The pair decide to have a neutral third party, Newman, decide who should keep the bike. He declares that they should cut the bike in half, so Elaine and Kramer can both have it. Elaine thinks the idea is ridiculous but hesitantly agrees, whereas Kramer tells Newman to give the bike to Elaine, saying he would rather it belong to her than see it destroyed. Much to Elaine's outrage, this leads Newman to decree the bike should be Kramer's.

Meanwhile, Kramer starts a system where he writes down what he takes from Jerry's fridge (e.g. half a can of soda or an apple with one bite), and then Jerry will give him the bill at the end of the week. At the end of the episode, he owes Jerry $50, so he sells the bike to Newman, much to Elaine's dismay, who proceeds to "choke" him by grabbing his scarf as he tries to ride away.


George reveals to Susan that he wants to name his future firstborn child Seven (after Mickey Mantle's jersey number) but Susan disagrees, claiming that a number isn't a name and she doesn't want her future firstborn child to have Seven as its name; regardless, George stands by Seven. When Susan discloses this to her expectant cousin Carrie and her husband Ken, they love the name and decide to give it to their child. This outrages George (who wanted their child's name to be "Soda"), who follows them to the hospital as Carrie is going into labor, desperately and to no avail trying to get them to switch to a different name.


Jerry is puzzled because he can't figure out why his girlfriend (whom he met at the antique shop) seems to be wearing the same dress (a mid-thigh length one which is white on the chest and arms and black from the bottom of the ribs down and paired with dark stockings) every day he sees her. He tries various schemes to find out if she has any other outfits, but they are all frustrated by circumstances and fail to definitively answer the question. Elaine bumps into her and Jerry tries to get her to tell him what his girlfriend was wearing, but because of her neck trouble, she had to tilt her head straight up and she could only see the girlfriend's face. When he wrangles a visit to her apartment, he sees a 1992 photo of her wearing the same outfit. Consumed with curiosity, he finally loses control and starts rummaging through her closet looking for other different outfits but she catches him and dumps him on the spot, insisting that he leave before he can find out.


The name of David Beckham's fourth child, Harper Seven, was inspired by this episode as Beckham was a huge fan of the show.

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