Seinfeld: Season Three review, Seinfeld: Season Three DVD review
Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Wayne Knight
Seinfeld: Season Three

Reviewed by Gerardo Orlando



eason 3 is a must-have for any “Seinfeld” fan because it’s one of the two best seasons of the show. Season four, which tracks Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) and George (Jason Alexander) writing a pilot for NBC, is probably the best season, though Season 3 matches it with memorable episodes as the actors and writers are in top form. As for the characters, Kramer comes into his own as Michael Richards takes control of the character and the writers start to give him a more central role in the story lines. Also, Newman (Wayne Knight) makes his first appearance.

The season opens with “The Note” as George goes to a male masseuse and utters his famous “it moved” line while fretting over whether he might be gay. It’s the first of many classic episodes. In “The Pen,” Jerry and Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) visit Florida in the best episode involving Jerry’s annoying parents. In “The Café,” Jerry tries to help Babu improve his restaurant but instead gets him deported to Pakistan. In “The Tape,” Elaine gets the guys excited with sexy comments on an audio tape while George orders a hair-growth crème from China.

“The Boyfriend” is one of the best and most memorable episodes from the series. Jerry meets his idol Keith Hernandez and treats the whole relationship as he might approach a new relationship with a woman. Also, the whole show is a parody of Oliver Stone’s film “JFK,” as Jerry deconstructs a spitting episode involving Kramer, Newman and players from the Mets.

My favorite episode from this season is “The Pez Dispenser.” George is whining about his new girlfriend, who he suspects wants to break up with him. He complains to Kramer that he has no “hand” in the relationship, and then Kramer explains that George can get the upper hand by breaking up with her. The whole relationship unravels, however, when Jerry makes Elaine burst out laughing during George’s girlfriend’s piano recital when he places a Pez dispenser on her lap.

“Seinfeld” represents the best that television has to offer, and Season 3 offers many of the best episodes from the series. Every episode is funny. The extras in the DVD are also great. The “Kramer vs. Kramer” feature tracks the development of the classic character, including some great clips of Michael Richards from his days on “Fridays.”

If you like the series, buy this DVD. You’ll watch it again and again.

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