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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  • Matthew Moore

    If this happened now, Jerry would just block Hornick’s number.

  • Suzi!

    Thank you guys! Love it.
    My favorite episode is, of course, the Suzi episode ~
    Favorite characters (off the top of my head) Mr. Bookman the library cop, and the mohel obsessed with tiny shards deep in the shag ~

    • susan appleby

      My favorite episode is the “comedian” episode with the Russian gymnast/circus performer.

  • chelsea_1905

    This is, in my opinion, the worst Seinfeld episode ever.

  • Snuffeldjuret

    Really like the “What this episode would be if it took place today” bits =).

  • magnumpi

    The Gum is my favorite episode

  • Hornacek

    Surprised by Rob saying that screening would not be a thing if this episode took place today (or 2 years ago in 2014 when it was recorded). While people still use texts and email to communicate a lot, the invention of call display turned everyone into screeners, with lots of people not bothering to pick up a ringing phone if they didn’t recognize the name or number. And even today with texts and emails, people still use call display to see who is calling before deciding whether to pick up.

  • Giovanni Orellana

    I just watched this episode and am now listening to the Podcast and it might be my least favorite episode of Seinfeld.