I was in the pool!
The episode where "Seinfeld" crossed borders
The discourse on the contraction of the male genitalia, the topless scene, the mention of Israel, the quiche and the lobster.
Oren Yossifovich and Avner Shavit talk about one of the most constitutive episodes of "Seinfeld", like two frightened turtles.
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Friday, 03 December 2021, 00:00
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Seinfeld excelled in two areas in particular: a groundbreaking preoccupation with issues that were considered taboo, and the introduction of new concepts into the discourse. These two abilities intersect and culminate in the "Hamptons" episode, named after the place New Yorkers prefer to travel on weekends or holidays. The four protagonists of the series do the same, but the holiday is ruined because of an incident related to the dimensions of George's penis, which the dialogue around it has included in the dictionary for the term "Shrinkage".
"The Hamptons" is interesting in a few more respects - it's a rare episode where there's not a single scene in Jerry's apartment or in New York at all, it's the only Seinfeld episode where there's frontal nudity, even if only from the side and a short second, and it's an interesting episode. In Jewish identity and faith. This is an episode with a variety of culinary references - from Kishke, through lobster to tomatoes, and also one of the only times in "Seinfeld" in which the name of Israel was mentioned.
All this, Oren Yossifovich and Avner Shavit discuss in another episode of the podcast from the podium dedicated to the cult series.
As you may recall, all episodes of the series were recently uploaded to Netflix.
If you have not yet watched The Hamptons, now is the time, and if you have already watched a million times - watch again, because it is amazing to discover how many details can be discovered for the first time in each re-viewing.
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