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Why I decided to rewatch Seinfeld is beyond me. It probably had something to do with learning how to write for television, studying comedy. Newman and Kramer lived in Jerry's building. It was always established how Jerry met all of his 's of dates.:) But how did Jerry meet Elaine. Elaine drags Jerry to a birthday dinner for one of her friends where he meets an Louis-Dreyfus and Seinfeld stating that this is the first episode that they did.
The Show About Nothing is a horror story about lives with no depth. But it can get to be a little too much at times. Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer regularly invent issues and problems to complicate their lives, because their mountains literally are molehills. Have they figured everything out? Have they solved every problem ever known to grown adults and can therefore spend their energy on pointless nonsense?
That sense of uncaring also extends to money. Oh god, George, how do you exist? You with your job-hopping and devil-may-care attitude toward spending money on women.
I made my way into Season Six, growing more and more infuriated. Yes, these were the years of Bill Clinton and economic growth. But how on earth did these characters regularly shop, go out, live in apartments filled with stuff and yet still have money in the bank? How could one realistically live that lifestyle? Then it hit me: This fanfiction of the s lifestyle only works if everyone had at least a few grand in savings at all times.
Storylines involving her would typically have her caught up in the machinations of the other characters, or coming into conflict either with her inadequate boyfriends or the arbitrary requirements of her eccentric employers. She grew progressively more cynical and acid-tongued as the series progressed.
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Elaine was the only character who worked steady 9 to 5 jobs throughout the show's entire run, working mostly as a writer or editor. During the first five seasons, she worked at Pendant Publishingwhere she served as a copy editor before losing her job at the end of the fifth season when the company went bankrupt an occurrence for which she was partially responsible. In the sixth season, she was a personal assistant to the wealthy, eccentric Mr.
Pittbefore finally meeting J. Peterman and becoming an editor at the J. Peterman Catalogwhere she would remain employed for the rest of the show's run. She took charge of the catalog when Peterman took a short "retirement" nervous breakdown in Burma, moving back to her former position after he returned and after losing the company money.
She was fired by J. Peterman for voicing her extreme hatred for the movie The English Patient. Only by agreeing to travel to and live in a remote cave in the Tunisian desert for a specified time did she save her job.
Elaine had a string of boyfriends, most appearing for only an episode or two. One of the few that had a recurring appearance was David Puddyher slow-witted steady boyfriend, played by Patrick Warburton.
Like Jerry, Elaine's relationships usually ended over shallow, superficial reasons. In one episode, Elaine repeatedly ends and restarts her relationship with Puddy during the course of an international airplane trip. In an early episode Elaine expressed disdain with the world's interest in the Kennedy family, but in season four's " The Contest ", Elaine crosses paths with John F. Kennedy, that she masturbates, thereby losing the contest.
She's also seen smoking a cigar in " The Blood ", but only to make herself look bad in front of the mom of the child she's babysitting. In " The Maid ", Elaine has a phone serviceman in her apartment to change the apartment's phone number in response to receiving numerous attempted faxes meant for Kramer.
While the serviceman is at work kneeling beside the phone, and holding a large candlestickshe speculates heard via voice-over whether it'd be discovered if she killed the serviceman credited as "Phone Guy 1" Sam Whipple. Upon learning that the new phone number will have the area code instead of Manhattan's traditionalshe tells the man: Family[ edit ] Elaine is the only main character whose mother never appears. He's an alcoholic veteran and very well respected in the literary community.
In the same episode, Alton asks how her mom is; later, in " The Wait Out ", Elaine reveals to David Lookner that Alton left her and the rest of her family when she was 9 years old. Elaine has a sister, Gail, and nephew who are first mentioned in " The Pick ".
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In " The Airport ", it's revealed that Gail lives in St. She also makes reference to a brother-in-law in " The Phone Message ". Elaine has a cousin, Holly, who appears in " The Wink ", where reference is made to Elaine's grandmother Mema, whom Holly inherited a set of cloth napkins from.
It is not revealed if Mema is her maternal or paternal grandmother. If the two uncles are the same person is not revealed. She attended finishing school and completed her undergraduate education at Tufts Universityrevealed to be her safety school in " The Puerto Rican Day ", as a French Literature major. In " The Dog ", she tells George she moved to New York inwhich, by coincidence, is the year Jerry moved into his apartment across the hall from Kramer.
She started dating Jerry later that year. Elaine's religious beliefs are never confirmed, and she appears to have no interest in religion. She expresses shock when Puddy is revealed as a devout Christian.
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She views saying " God bless you " as a "silly superstition" in " The Good Samaritan ". On the other hand, she's seen making the sign of the cross before entering Jerry's apartment to retrieve a manuscript while it's being fumigated in " The Doodle ", and crosses herself again in "The Betrayal" after turning her back on a Hindu altar.
This might suggest that Elaine was raised Catholic. In multiple episodes, including " The Strong Box " and " The Wizard ", she can be seen wearing a crucifix. Jerry responds to Elaine that Donna is "like you". However, Elaine is confirmed to be a gentile in " The Postponement ", when she talked to a rabbi about not being herself after finding out George got engaged before her.
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She tells him she's not of his Jewish faith. Elaine also states that she's not Jewish in " The Fatigues. Her ethnicity is incorrectly assumed to be Hispanic in " The Wizard ". In " The Wink ", her cousin Holly repeatedly mentions a "Grandma Memma" who apparently shared a mutual dislike with Elaine's side of the family. Elaine claims to have an IQ of although her scores range from 85 to Residence[ edit ] Early in the series, Elaine lives with a roommate Tina.
Later on, she lives on her own at 16 W.