Seinfeld, the mostly male-centric show about the life of a fictional version of Jerry Seinfeld and his friends, turns 30 this week. We have it to thank for many of the tropes, characters, and storylines that make up standard sitcom storytelling today, but we may also have it to thank for the recent deluge of women wanking. Louis-Dreyfus set new goalposts for writers of female characters.
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It was written by Larry David and directed by Tom Cherones. Its original airdate was September 23, George is upset because he is moving back in with his parents.
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Famously, the bet and its ramifications were discussed extensively throughout the half hour, without the word masturbation ever being uttered. More importantly, it was the episode that got people really talking about Seinfeld. Suddenly, this was becoming a show you had to see if you wanted to get the jokes your co-workers were repeating in the break room the next morning.
Suffice it to say, the episode never made it to air. But due to a recent article in the New York Post —we now know about a second controversial script that never saw the light of day. That episode was all about race.
S einfeld 's iconic episode about masturbation never actually uses the phrase "masturbation. And, as David later revealed, it was based on an actual contest between him and his friends. The episode, called "The Contest," opens with George's mom catching him while "reading a glamour magazine," and from there he, Elaine, Kramer, and Jerry make a bet to see how long they can go without masturbating.
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Email address:. The Contest received just 31 complaints, coined one of the finest euphemisms in popular culture, and broke ground for frank sex comedy on mainstream TV. Throughout its nine-season run, death, birth control and psychological abuse all came under its comedic gaze, woven into episodes with natural ease.
The 11th episode of the fourth season, it aired on November 18, As NBC thought that masturbation was not a topic suitable for prime time television, the word "masturbation" is never used in the episode. George resolves never to masturbate again. When the others express skepticism, they make a bet over who can go the longest without masturbating.