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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  • Robert Penner

    I’m not sure if this podcast is going to be a hit. It’s a bit too New York and Rob’s loser friend is not a forceful character.

    • jacob

      Ha. Nice call back to the first episode

  • Johnny De Silveira

    I love you two doing these recaps. Keep up the good work. I look forward to the Top 25 countdown.

  • Alex G

    Another awesome podcast, thanks a lot!

    Just one point, dinner theaters are still something that goes on, mostly in the suburbs. It’s a pretty okay production with boring food, good desserts, and expensive drinks. Mostly it’s good for old people birthday parties, or for little kids to see musicals at a low cost. I’ve been to a few of them, the production of RENT that I saw was surprisingly decent. And I haven’t paid attention specifically to that, but usually the actors are not the ones serving the food.

  • Hornacek

    I’m surprised that the number of comments for this episode dropped from 28 (for the previous episode) to 4.

    One thing that Rob and Akiva didn’t mention was when Jerry, George and Elaine are at the house-warming party and the waitress introduces them to her neighbor, the masseuse. Based on George’s reaction when he stands up and looks over his body as his eyes travel up to her face, I assume she was supposed to be incredibly attractive. She seemed attractive, but not enough to justify George’s reaction.

    But the reason why I think the masseuse was supposed to be “aesthetically pleasing in the chestal area” is that when the three of them sit down, Elaine deliberately pushes her chest out. Jerry and George don’t notice (they’re too upset about losing the apartment) but it’s really funny.

  • Brian Kelly

    Just found this site. Loving it

  • Days of Broken Arrows

    Regarding the comments at the 44 minute mark: The TV audience was a bit more fragmented than people remember. There were more than three choices. By 1990, the FOX Network was actually pretty popular. “Married With Children” had already broken out in 1987 and they had “In Living Color” by then. But more importantly, most viewers had cable and could tune into the USA Network, Nick at Nite, several “superstations” that broadcast reruns, ESPN, MTV, plus pay channels like HBO and Showtime. So “Seinfeld’s” early ratings weren’t solely because there was nothing else to watch.