S07E02 - The Postponement

No: 112  |   Season: 7   Episode: 2  |   Air Date: 28-Sep-1995  |   Production #702

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Elaine's dog problem is solved by a neighborly rabbi with a cable show. Kramer's involvement in the dognapping worries him when he finds out about its impact on his permanent record. Overwhelmed with it all, George decides he wants to postpone the engagement. Elaine isn't "concerned" with George's intentions, but is really jealous that he's the first of the group to get engaged. The neighborly rabbi offers advice on her problem, that he later relates to Jerry and anyone else who'll listen. Kramer and Jerry try to see "Plan 9 From Outer Space"; however, Kramer "tries" to sneak in a gourmet coffee, spills it and his lawyer says he has a case.

Director and Writers

Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Larry David


Jerry: I think it's fantastic, I think it's a fantastic idea. (In model-type voice)

George: You know, Spring! Rejuvenation, re-birth, everything's blooming, all that crap!

Kramer: Aren't we entitled to make one mistake in our lives Jerry?
Jerry: We gotta change the system!

Notes and Trivia

Bruce Mahler also played a Rabbi character with Seinfeld writer/executive producer Larry David on ABC's Fridays from April 1980 to October 1982.


Elaine crushes the beer can on the counter. In the next shot, it's on the cutting board. It also wobbles on the cutting board even though no one has touched it.

When Jerry and George talk in the apartment while Jerry reads the newspaper, a blue glass on the table moves around between shots.


Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-DreyfusElaine Benes
Michael RichardsCosmo Kramer
Jason AlexanderGeorge Costanza
Heidi SwedbergSusan Ross
Bruce MahlerRabbi
Kelly PerineUsher
John RubanoMan
Evie PeckWoman
Ruth CohenRuthie Cohen