Jerry mets up with Joel Horneck
|Episode no.||Season 1|
|Written by||Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld|
|Directed by||Tom Cherones|
|Guest stars||Kevin Dunn (Joel Harneck)|
|Production no. Lawrence Eugene "Larry" David (born July 2 1947 is an American Emmy -winning Actor, Writer, Comedian, producer Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld (born on April 29 1954 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian actor and writer Tom Cherones (born 1939 is a director and producer of several TV series. Kevin Dunn (born February 26 1956 is an American Actor who has appeared in supporting roles in a number of films since the 1980s||102|
|Original airdate||June 14, 1990|
|Season 1 episodes|
|Seinfeld - Season 1|
July 1989 - June 1990
|List of Seinfeld episodes|
"Male Unbonding" is the second episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld to be produced, and aired on June 14, 1990 as the fourth episode of the first season. Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) "The Seinfeld Chronicles" (also known as "Good News Bad News" for syndication is the pilot episode of the NBC Sitcom " The Stake Out " is the second episode of the first season of the NBC Comedy Seinfeld. "The Robbery" is the third episode of the first season of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. This is an episode list of the United States sitcom Seinfeld, created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. For the Stratovarius album see Episode (album. An episode is a part of a Dramatic work such as a serial television The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Seinfeld is an American Situation comedy, or sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5 1989 to May 14 1998 lasting nine seasons Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Season one of Seinfeld, an American Television series created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, originally aired  In it, Jerry Seinfeld tries to avoid meeting an old childhood friend, Joel Horneck (Kevin Dunn). Jerome "Jerry" Seinfeld is the main Protagonist on the United States television sitcom Seinfeld ( 1989 Kevin Dunn (born February 26 1956 is an American Actor who has appeared in supporting roles in a number of films since the 1980s Jerry's neighbor, Cosmo Kramer, conceptualizes "a pizza place where you make your own pie. Cosmo Kramer is a character on the American television sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998 played by Michael Richards. Pizza (ˈpiːtsə, in Italian:) is a popular dish made with an Oven -baked flat generally round Bread that is covered with tomatoes or a tomato-based " The episode was written by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, and was first episode directed by Tom Cherones. Lawrence Eugene "Larry" David (born July 2 1947 is an American Emmy -winning Actor, Writer, Comedian, producer Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld (born on April 29 1954 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian actor and writer Tom Cherones (born 1939 is a director and producer of several TV series. This was the first episode produced with Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) as a character. Elaine Marie Benes is a Fictional character on the American television sitcom Seinfeld (1989&ndash1998 played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus (born January 13, 1961) is an American Actress and Comedienne best known for her It also was the first episode to use Jonathan Wolff's title music. Jonathan Wolff is the composer of the theme music for numerous TV shows including Seinfeld and Will & Grace. 
George Costanza, Jerry's friend, tells Jerry that he was out with a girlfriend. George Louis Costanza is a Fictional character in the United States -based television sitcom Seinfeld (1989&ndash1998 They went to see a play, during which he put his hand in his pocket to get some money and accidentally got some dental floss stuck to his hand. Dental floss is either a bundle of thin Nylon filaments or a plastic ( teflon or polyethylene) ribbon used to remove Food and Dental George worries that his girlfriend is going to leave him because of it.
Jerry has problems with a childhood friend, Joel Horneck, who persists in keeping in touch with him. He does not like Joel because Joel does not pay attention to anything that Jerry says. Jerry claims that the reason he has not broken up the relationship is because Joel is a man, so George suggests that he should pretend that Joel is a woman and break up normally. Jerry therefore attempts to break up with Joel at Monk's Cafe, but when he does so, Joel breaks into tears. Monk's Café is a fictional Coffee shop from the NBC Sitcom Seinfeld. As a result, Jerry changes his mind and agrees to take him to see the New York Knicks, although he was supposed to take George.
As George tells Jerry that his girlfriend no longer wants to see him, Jerry mentions to George that he gave away his ticket to Joel. George does not go to the game because he does not know Joel, so Jerry decides to give Joel both tickets, claiming that he cannot make the game because he is tutoring his nephew. Later, when talking to his platonic girlfriend Elaine, she tries to provide Jerry with a list of excuses to help him avoid Joel. Amor Platonicus The term amor platonicus was coined as early as the 15th century by the Florentine scholar Marsilio Ficino He later discovers that Joel took Kramer to the game and that Joel is in the building. When Joel meets Jerry and Elaine, Joel invites them out to another Knicks game. They come up with more unusual excuses in an attempt to avoid going out. However, Joel then gets out a newspaper and tries to organise a time when they can all meet, weeks in advance. Jerry realizes that no matter what excuses he comes up with, he cannot avoid him.
Kramer, working under the name "Kramerica Industries", conceptualizes building "a pizza place where you make your own pizza pie. " Jerry and George try to persuade Kramer to forget the idea, but Kramer is determined to go on with it. Kramer's pizza parlor idea reappears in later episodes such as "The Puffy Shirt" in season 5, and "The Couch" in season 6. "The Puffy Shirt" is the second episode of the American NBC sitcom Seinfeld 's fifth season. The Seinfeld Series consists of several main seasons this guide is to organize the episodes of 'Season 5' which was originally aired through 1993-1994 "The Couch" is the 91st episode of NBC sitcom Seinfeld. Season 6 of Seinfeld was originally aired through 1994-1995 The sixth season was placed in #1 position in the Nielsen Ratings above 
This is the first episode that was made after the original pilot, "The Seinfeld Chronicles". A television pilot is a test episode of an intended Television series. "The Seinfeld Chronicles" (also known as "Good News Bad News" for syndication is the pilot episode of the NBC Sitcom The title of the series was shortened to Seinfeld to avoid confusion with another sitcom called The Marshall Chronicles.  This episode is the only Seinfeld episode title that does not start with the. A decision was made to name all the episodes in this way so that the writers would not waste time trying thinking of funny titles and instead make the content of the episode funny. However, this decision was made after the script for "Male Unbonding" was completed. 
This is the first episode written which stars the character of Elaine. The first version of the script does not include Elaine, despite the fact that one of the conditions given when Seinfeld was given a series was that a female character was included.  Originally, the character's name was Eileen.  Louis-Dreyfus claims that she was unhappy with only being given one scene in the first episode in which she appeared, but said that she performed well in the episode.  Similarly, other early versions of the script refer to the character of Kramer as "Breckman".  Kevin Dunn, who plays Joel in the episode, auditioned for the role of George Costanza in the original pilot. The episode also stars Anita Wise, who plays a waitress. Wise appeared again in another episode from the first season of Seinfeld entitled "The Robbery". Season one of Seinfeld, an American Television series created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, originally aired "The Robbery" is the third episode of the first season of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. Frank Piazza, a customer at the bank appears in the season 2 episode "The Stranded". Season two of Seinfeld, an American Television series created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, began airing on For the Virgin Comics series now becoming a Sci-Fi Channel pilot see The Stranded (comic. 
This episode features different title music from the pilot, composed by Jonathan Wolff, which is used throughout the rest of the series. Jonathan Wolff is the composer of the theme music for numerous TV shows including Seinfeld and Will & Grace. The standup interstitials for this episode were recorded twice. Originally, the set for the interstitials was brightly lit and was designed to look like that of a church basement, but then it was remade to look like a nightclub and the material was performed again. The scene that was set in the bank was originally set in a dry cleaner's. However, this was moved and some of the material was moved to a later episode called "The Stock Tip". 
The episode had an alternative ending, in which Joel borrows a K.D. Lang tape from Jerry. kd lang, OC (born Kathryn Dawn Lang, November 2, 1961) is a Grammy Award -winning Canadian Singer and Jerry then finally manages to break up with Joel. Joel leaves, but then comes back again to tell Jerry that he will bring back the tape. Jerry then refers to Joel as Jason from the Friday the 13th films. Appearances 
When first broadcast on June 14, 1990, the episode attracted a Nielsen Rating of 13. Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Nielsen Ratings are audience measurement systems developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the Audience size and composition of television 6/24, meaning that 13. 6% of American households watched the episode, and that 24% of all televisions in use at the time were tuned into it.  Several reviews at the time compared Seinfeld to It's Garry Shandling's Show, in which Garry Shandling, like Seinfeld, plays himself. It's Garry Shandling's Show was an American Television show broadcast on Showtime from 1986 to 1990 Garry Shandling (born November 29, 1949) is an American Comedian. 
Jonathan Boudreaux writes that of the four season one episodes produced after the pilot, "'Male Unbonding' is the strongest. This episode centers on the classic Seinfeld theme of the gang complaining about an outsider's self-centeredness while conveniently ignoring their own selfish, antisocial behavior. The characters slowly begin to fall into place as George takes great strides toward being the neurotic moron we love, and Kramer becomes more spastic and idiosyncratic. "
Colin Jacobson for DVD Movie Guide was also positive, saying, "'Unbonding' marks a demonstrable improvement over the pilot. No one will mistake the episode for one of the series' greats, but at least the characters start to resemble the ones we'd come to know later. In addition, it tosses out just enough humor to make it enjoyable. "