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Seinfeld may be over, but we've got a full Post Show Recap of the classic NBC sitcom. Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur discuss and analyze your favorite Seinfeld episodes and the adventures of Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza (Jason Alexander), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss), Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards) and of course... Newman (Wayne Knight).

Seinfeld: The Post Show Recap | A Podcast About Nothing Seinfeld Episode Reviews and Recaps from Seinfeld Experts Rob Cesternino & Akiva Wienerkur

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Seinfeld may be over, but we've got a full Post Show Recap of the classic NBC sitcom. Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur discuss and analyze your favorite Seinfeld episodes and the adventures of Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza (Jason Alexander), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss), Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards) and of course... Newman (Wayne Knight).

    Seinfeld: The Post Show Recap Podcast | Series Premiere Review

    Seinfeld: The Post Show Recap Podcast | Series Premiere Review

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    25 Years after the original premiere of Seinfeld in the summer of 1989, Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur have decided that it’s time to go back to podcast about nothing.

    In this episode, Rob and Akiva discuss a number of topics from the original Seinfeld premiere including:



    * What are the key differences between this original pilot and the future episodes of Seinfeld to come?

    * What do Rob and Akiva think of the female waitress that is in the Elaine role in the pilot played by Lee Garlington?

    * Why is George so concerned with drinking decaf?

    * What are some of the major differences in George and Kramer Kessler’s character?

    * Why is the woman that Jerry is trying to date potentially the worst person in the entire world?

    * How is the stand-up comedy integrated in to the episode differently than the ways it was used in the future episodes?

    * What are the things that are different about Jerry’s apartment?

    * What piece of advice does George give that he will be able to use several seasons down the line in the series?

    * How does Rob utilize Jerry’s laundry advice about “once you’re wet, you’re wet” in his real life?



    Let us know if you’re excited for a Seinfeld podcast here on Post Show Recaps.  This is the first recap podcast we’ve done for a non-current show and we want to make sure this is something you want on this site and on the Post Show Recaps podcast.  We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

    Be sure to check out our next Seinfeld Post Show Recap discussing episode #2, The Stakeout

    Look for the Seinfeld Recap ONLY podcast feed to make it’s debut on iTunes sometime later this week.

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    • 48 min
    Seinfeld, The Post Show Recap: “The Stakeout”

    Seinfeld, The Post Show Recap: “The Stakeout”

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    Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur recap the second episode of Seinfeld to ever air, “The Stakeout” which originally aired on May 31, 1990. Rob and Akiva recap many of the interesting developments from the episode including:



    * How does the debut of the Elaine character affect the dynamics of the show?

    * What are the key differences between Elaine’s character and the version of Elaine that Julia Louis-Dreyfus would play in the future seasons of the show?

    * What has changed between the pilot episode and the first episode to air in 1990?

    * How does Jerry’s inner-monologue work in this episode?

    * How does the first mention of George’s wanting to be an architect and Art Vandelay play out in this episode?

    * What do Rob and Akiva make of the impostor who is playing Morty Seinfeld in this episode?

    * How has the pornography video business changed since 1990?

    * Should Jerry have had to apologize for not bringing a gift to Pamela’s birthday party?

    * Who is hotter, Elaine or Loni Anderson?

    * Is it better to be in a platonic or riconic relationship?

    * Why did Jerry’s family all need to meet up at his house before the wedding?

    * Are words from the urban dictionary fair play in a game of Scrabble?

    * Should anybody want to read the biography being authored by Jerry’s uncle, Mack?

    * What happened to these family members of Jerry over the rest of the series?



    Be sure to join Rob and Akiva next week when we recap Seinfeld season 1, episode 3: “The Robbery.”

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    • 56 min
    Seinfeld, The Post Show Recap: “The Robbery”

    Seinfeld, The Post Show Recap: “The Robbery”

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    Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur recap the third episode of Seinfeld to ever air, “The Robbery” which originally aired on June 7, 1990. Rob and Akiva recap many of the interesting developments from the episode including:



    * How come all the problems with Jerry’s apartment went away after this episode of Seinfeld?

    * Were viewers in Iceland offended by this episode?

    * Is it worse to get a toe or a finger?

    * How bad is Elaine’s living situation at this point?

    * Is Jerry acting odd when they go to view the apartment?

    * Was Jerry trying to rip off Elaine for the couch in his apartment?

    * Should interference have been called on the coin flip?

    * How much was the rent at the apartment Jerry goes to see?

    * How could a waitress at Monk’s afford the great apartment?



    Be sure to join Rob and Akiva next week when we recap Seinfeld season 1, episode 4: “Male Un-Bonding.”

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    Seinfeld: Male Unbonding | The Post Show Recap

    Seinfeld: Male Unbonding | The Post Show Recap

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    Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur continue their journey back to recap all of Season one of Seinfeld as they discuss the fourth episode to ever air, “Male Unbonding”.

    The plot of the episode involves Jerry trying to break things off with an old childhood friend, Joel Horneck.  As the episode goes on, Jerry realizes that there’s no easy to break up with a male friend the way you break off a romantic relationship with a woman.

    Among the plot points discussed in the episode, Rob and Akiva talk about the following:



    * What are the different ways this episode is shot that set it apart from other Seinfeld episodes?

    * Why were the best parts of the episode talking about Joel Horneck rather than seeing him?

    * Why are things not working in George’s latest romantic relationship?

    * How did George get floss on his hand during his date?

    * Is there still anybody out there that is a “screener”?

    * Are there actually places where you can now make your own pizza pie?

    * What are the real reasons Jerry doesn’t like hanging out with Horneck?

    * Would anybody actually ever give away Knicks tickets in 2014?

    * Would Joel Horneck actually know the difference between real turkey and turkey roll?

    * Which is worse to hear in a relationship “We need to talk” or “Whose bra is this?”

    * Should the person who breaks off the relationship have to pay the check?

    * What would George do with all his pennies in 2014?

    * What should people do instead of making an “excuse rolodex” in 2014?

    * How often did people have to check their machine (as Elaine does) in 1990?



    Join us next week when Rob and Akiva discuss the final Seinfeld episode from the first season of the show “The Stock Tip”.

    Please let us know what you thought about the episode in the comments and what Seinfeld related podcast ideas you’d like to hear about before we attempt our top 25 episode countdown.

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    Seinfeld: The Stock Tip | The Post Show Recap

    Seinfeld: The Stock Tip | The Post Show Recap

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    Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur recap the final episode of Season 1 of Seinfeld: “The Stock Tip”.

    In this episode Jerry and George both put $2,500 into the same stock based on the recommendation that George has gotten from a friend of his who knows the exact time to sell. As the stock plummets once Jerry and George are shareholders, George is unable to get a hold of his contact. Meanwhile, Jerry tries to take his relationship with Vanessa (from The Stakeout) to “Phase 2”. Against George’s recommendation, Jerry takes Vanessa away and has a terrible weekend in Vermont. Jerry finally decides to sell the stock before it goes up 6 points earning George a lot of money.

    Among the plot points discussed in the episode, Rob and Akiva talk about the following:



    * Does Superman actually have a sense of humor?  Is George or Jerry right about this debate?

    * Why does Elaine have such an issue with cruelty to animals in these early episodes considering some of the stances she takes against animals in future seasons?

    * How did a Seinfeld episode end with George being the big winner?

    * Why was Kramer filled with glee as Jerry’s stock continued to go down?

    * What are some of the reasons that Vanessa would not disclose what perfume she was wearing?



    Join us next week when Rob and Akiva discuss the final Seinfeld episode from the first episode of the second season of Seinfeld: “The Ex-Girlfriend”.

    Please let us know what you thought about the episode in the comments and whether you’d like to see the Seinfeld podcast cover the top 25 episodes or the entire Seinfeld catalog.

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    Seinfeld: The Ex-Girlfriend | A Post Show Recap

    Seinfeld: The Ex-Girlfriend | A Post Show Recap

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    Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur are back and are pumped up to talk Seinfeld. Rob points out that Seinfeld has been in the pop culture zeitgeist this week because of the 25th anniversary of the pilot. By an unofficial count of 95% to 5% on listener feedback, Rob ensures that they will be “Masters of their Domain”, and go the distance by covering all 180 episodes (minus the montage episodes). They plan on still conducting the poll for the 25 best, and will note it in a recap if that episode makes the list.

    Season 2 of Seinfeld started in January of 1991, which was a year and a half since the premiere of the pilot. It took NBC that long to air just the five episodes of season 1. Akiva mentioned how crazy it was for a show to get the second season pickup despite not being a standout.

    In their overall thoughts of the episode, both Akiva and Rob felt that “The Ex-Girlfriend” was not one that either would be putting in their top 25 episodes. Akiva even felt this was bottom ten worthy. Rob enjoyed the main four characters, but felt the plot was lacking. Both thought that the storyline of this episode would have been tied back together in a creative way if it came later on in the series. Akiva points out that this was the first writing job for both Larry David and Jerry, so they may have been learning on the fly.

    Plot Discussion

    The episode starts off with Jerry and George in the car discussing how George wants to break up with his girlfriend, Marlene. As a side note, Akiva points out that the actress playing Marlene also plays a romantic interest of George later in the series in “The Soup”. George explains to Jerry how he was trapped into saying “I love you”, so breaking up will be that much harder. He would rather fake his kidnapping than face her. How George credits himself for being so nice to say I love you back to her is something Rob notices that each of the main characters does throughout the series. They all try to justify being a good person on the rare occasion they do nice things.

    Elaine’s storyline has her talking about an acquaintance in her building that has gone from saying hello to her, to nodding, to no recognition at all. She wants to get to the bottom of it, and George encourages her to confront him. Akiva points out how ironic it is that George would never confront someone himself, but he champions the cause for Elaine to do so.

    Kramer’s contribution to the episode is a flimsy storyline about fruit according to Rob and Akiva. Kramer tries to convince Jerry to return his bad cantaloupe, but Jerry feels that buying fruit is a gamble, and if it’s bad, then throw it out. Rob adds how the version of Kramer is roughly 90% of the polished version we see in later seasons. They haven’t given him any storylines yet of substance to highlight him.

    Next, George comes in to tell the details of his breakup, which he compares to a prison break. He has a problem in that he left some books at her apartment that he wants back. He asks Jerry to arrange to pick them up for him. Rob feels like this is too tall a request to ask a friend. He doesn’t feel like there’s anyone he will go through that awkward a situation for. Akiva agrees with Jerry’s point from the episode that once you read the book, it’s worthless, going as far as telling the Recap listeners to throw out their old books.

    When Jerry picks up the books, Marlene says that they should remain friends even though she’s broken up with George. Jerry awkwardly agrees, and then proceeds to get inundated with calls over the next several days. Though annoyed by her, Jerry tells Kramer he can’t resist her, eventually succumbing to her “sexiness”, and kissing her a little. Kramer assures Jerry that George won’t be mad at him, because it’s better that it’s a nice guy like Jerry going out with her as opposed to some other jerk, and George would want Jerry to be happy.

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Customer Reviews

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311 Ratings

311 Ratings

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This podcast is incredible. The hosts have great rapport, are funny, overly analytical (my favorite part) and are sincere in their enthusiasm of the greatest show ever. There isn’t a dead moment as the show is broken down frame by frame, tangent by tangent, and their appealing self deprecating humor. It’s unfortunate that I only found this preeminent podcast after they completed it, yet my day is eminently enhanced by their efforts. Thank you so much to my favorite nerds ever.

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