60 episodes

This show explores the Seinfeld character, Elaine Benes, as portrayed by the brilliant Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Episode by episode, Elaine's storyline is explored in both plot and performance. If only she knew... she was the sponge-worthiest of them all.

Hot & Heavy: The Elaine Benes Podcast Sheevani Desai

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This show explores the Seinfeld character, Elaine Benes, as portrayed by the brilliant Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Episode by episode, Elaine's storyline is explored in both plot and performance. If only she knew... she was the sponge-worthiest of them all.

    The Pilot - Season 4 Episode 22 PART TWO

    The Pilot - Season 4 Episode 22 PART TWO

    That's a wrap for season 4! Elaine's charm causes Russell to leave NBC, join Greenpeace and die which also leads to the new NBC president to pass on Jerry and George's show. This season finale is packed with comedy, but JLD doesn't get enough even though I feel there were some missed opportunities for some funny scenarios. 

    • 32 min
    The Pilot - Season 4 Episode 22 PART ONE

    The Pilot - Season 4 Episode 22 PART ONE

    In the first part of this hour-long season finale, Elaine deals with creepy Russell Dalrymple, who cannot accept the fact that she's not interested in him. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bob Balaban in a scene together is a gift. Elaine also decides to take action against Monk's new management since it seems they are only hiring waitresses with big jugs. I'm glad Elaine has her own plots within this jam-packed finale, I just wish she got more comedic moments. 

    • 31 min
    The Handicap Spot - Season 4 Episode 21

    The Handicap Spot - Season 4 Episode 21

    Elaine tries to be the voice of reason about parking in a handicap spot at the mall, but gets overruled. Not a ton of comedy for JLD to play with in this episode, but it's a fun one!

    • 43 min
    The Smelly Car - Season 4 Episode 20

    The Smelly Car - Season 4 Episode 20

    Elaine gets clam-jammed by clingy BO from Jerry's car. JLD perfectly portrays all shades of Elaine here, from flirty to horny - horrified to desperate. We also the return of Susan Ross as a lesbian which causes George to spiral. 

    • 38 min
    The Junior Mint - Season 4 Episode 19

    The Junior Mint - Season 4 Episode 19

    This episode presents a fat-shaming, shallow Elaine! Not the best look for our Lainey, but I discuss that it's actually liberating to see her be as shallow as the men. It's complicated, but I explain. Oh, and there's a junior mint gag. 

    • 41 min
    The Implant - Season 4 Episode 18

    The Implant - Season 4 Episode 18

    Jerry draws the line at fake breasts when it comes to dating, so he breaks up with a woman after Elaine insists her boobs are definitely implants. However, Elaine learns she was incorrect after using the woman's jugs as life-saving devices. JLD gets so much wonderful comedy, both physical and with dialogue. We get to see Teri Hatcher and Megan Mullally in early roles before their superstardom, which is very fun. All in all, one of the best episodes of the series. 

    • 41 min

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