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Greatest TV show ever created, starring Jerry Seinfeld besides the many relationships they all have, and general misfortunes that occur in the one of the four main characters, elaine benes, george costanza, jerry seinfeld, or cosmo kramer. Back then, Meaning was everything, and people sought only larger truth. .. Previously on Seinfeld, Jerry said of Elaine: “She enjoys teasing .. don't have to say anything — you just have to let people come up and kiss you. Tonight a few friends and I were debating about the seriousness of Jerry and Elaine's relationship. Do you all think that they likely had a.
Real-life inspiration[ edit ] After it was discovered that Jerry Seinfeld once dated writer and comedian Carol Leiferspeculation grew that Elaine was based on Leifer, though that was later largely denied. Leifer, who wrote or cowrote a number of episodes for the show, has said only some elements of the backstory of the character—that she and Seinfeld had dated and have remained good friends since the relationship ended—relate to her. According to Seinfeld's biography written by Jerry OppenheimerElaine was based in part on Susan McNabb who was dating Seinfeld when the character was createdthough eventually named after friend and fellow comic Elayne Boosler.
Also, the character was partially based on Monica Yates, daughter of novelist Richard Yateswhom Larry David once dated, and they remained good friends after they broke up. She's 'one of the boys', and despite the troubles they go through as a group, she remains the closest female friend to the main male cast throughout the series.
Her traits are usually edgy and neurotic and she has a tendency to easily get angry with almost everybody, and has a habit of shoving people when displaying extreme emotion. She's ruined her friends' ambitions, like throwing George's hairpiece out the window after trying to explain the irony behind it in " The Beard " or revealing what Jerry said in " The Cheever Letters " about the " panties her mother laid out for her".
Elaine is a serial dater, a trait lampooned in " The Sponge ", where she's desperate to buy a cache of discontinued contraceptive sponges before they're all bought up. She coins the word "spongeworthy" debating her then-boyfriend's prospects of intimacy at the expense of her inventory. For example, in " The Stall ", Elaine is dating Tony, a very good-looking athletic type. After a rock climbing accident mangles Tony's face, Elaine admits to Jerry that she can't date somebody who's unattractive and wonders how long she's obligated to stay with him post-accident.
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Later, in " The Couch " after proclaiming her love for new boyfriend Carl, she immediately ends the relationship upon learning that he doesn't share her opinions on abortion. Elaine also is attracted to men with lucrative jobs, especially doctors. Generally, her hair was long with curls or waves, but underwent changes since Season 5.
In early seasons, she had long, curly, brown hair and usually wore her hair half-up, framing her forehead with a slight bouffant.
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By Season 7, her hair darkened and her hairstyle matured resulting in a more modern look for the rest of the series, even wearing it straight in " The Wait Out " and " The Invitations ". There are a few episodes where her hair is discussed in relation to the plot. In " The Strike ", it's damaged when affected by steam. In " The Movie " George describes Elaine as having "a big wall o' hair".
In the first three seasons, she often wears floral, collared, mid-calf length, button-down dresses with white ankle socks and oxfords. She also often wears high-waisted, tapered black jeans or pants and a bright blazer.
For work, she dresses more formally. Peter Mehlman reveals on audio commentary in " The Sponge " and " The Betrayal " that female fans favor the brown leather jacket that she wears from Season 7 onward.
Occasionally, she's entirely out of her usual attire, as in "The Betrayal" when she wears an Indian outfit and hairstyle and " The Millennium " where she dons Mayan dress. Elaine also wears glasses at times, usually during work hours.
Although she's friends with George, Elaine tends to be combative with him. Still, Elaine sees him as a good friend: The portrayal of Elaine as smarter and more successful than George is occasionally reversed for comic effect: In " The Opposite ", George finds success and happiness doing the opposite of whatever his instincts tell him, while normally successful Elaine falls on hard times.
In " The Abstinence ", George becomes smarter while not having sex, but Elaine gets dumber. She sometimes goes to Kramer for help. She asks him and Newman to help her get rid of a neighbor's dog in " The Engagement ".George finds out Jerry is sleeping with Elaine
In " The Slicer ", she asks him first to lose power at her neighbors' house and also feed the cat with meat. In " The Watch " she asks him to pose as her boyfriend so she can dump Dr. Reston, her controlling psychiatrist boyfriend. In " The Soup Nazi ", she asks him to watch an armoire for her on the street until she can move it in the following day.
The only conflict is in " The 7 " over a girl's bicycle where Newman is the judge over the dispute. Elaine is the only main character not to own a car.
In " The Burning " she borrows then-boyfriend David Puddy's. Also, it's revealed that she's a horrible driver who slams on the brakes and wildly steers the car. Elaine also has a very refined taste in film, citing many movies, plays and characters throughout the series. She has a particular affection for A Streetcar Named Desire. In " The Pen ", Elaine shows her love for the movie when she becomes unintentionally high on muscle relaxers and repeatedly screams "Stella" at a fancy awards dinner for Morty Seinfeld in Florida.
In " The Fusilli Jerry " Elaine describes David Puddyher new on and off again boyfriend, as a man who comes home "dripping with animal sexuality" after Jerry says that dating his mechanic is "such a huge turn off.
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Later in the same episode, she tries Weekend at Bernie's II which is a Gene pick recommended by Kramer and which she hates. In " The Boyfriend ", Elaine reveals her disgust for smokers, which helps lead to a breakup with Keith Hernandez.
Her dislike of smoking also leads to an argument with a fortune-teller in " The Suicide ". Kramer compared Jerry and Elaine's romantic relationship to that of which President and his wife?
Boys give each other atomic wedgies. How, according to Elaine, do girls torment each other? Who has Newman booked to play at his millennium party? George's parents' address is?
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Who regularly eats at Reggies? Elaine thinks what percentage of people are good-looking? Name Jerry's shampoo of choice. What was the item of clothing that launched J Peterman's career?
If George could take just one book to a desert island, what would it be? Name Jerry's and George's favorite explorers. Which language was George able to learn in three days? What was Kramer's idea for a cologne? Name George's boyhood rival. According to George, what is the only thing worse than fixing two people up? Jerry says 25; Elaine says 37 14 5.
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