Seinfeld: The Wife | Episode 81 Recap Podcast


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Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur continue their journey to watch every Seinfeld episode as they discuss Season 5, Episode 17, “The Wife.”

Upcoming Schedule (Subject To Change)

#82–83 – “The Raincoats” – Questions deadline:  Tues, Dec 8th @ 3pm ET
#84 – “The Fire” – Questions deadline:  Tues, Dec 15th @ 3pm ET
#85 – “The Hamptons” – Questions deadline:  Tues, Dec 22nd @ 3pm ET
#86 – “The Opposite” – Questions deadline:  Tues, Dec 29th @ 3pm ET

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  • Matthew Murphy

    Hey Rob the podcast doesn’t start until the 5 minute mark. Unless you spent the first five minutes talking about peeing in the shower. Good stuff as usual otherwise.

  • Jackie Swanson

    I have the same issue. I deleted and downloaded 10 times and thought it was an error. Thanks Matt! Did you actually listen to 5 minutes of dead air before discovering the beginning?

  • John Davis

    OK, so all comedy movies are not worth re-watching because they are dated and the comedy is stale? “Trains, Planes and Automobiles” is not good enough for a re-watch? Shall I go on? Anyone, anyone?

    • Suzi!

      I like that idea

    • Craig

      Listen to this guy. He’s got Liam Neeson as his photo image!

  • Suzi!

    Why is there no sound?

  • Suzi!

    I would bring my own syrup! Maple, real maple.

  • Craig

    Finally got my own Discus account so I could talk about the show again! Am I too late for the Chester bashing? I have to do it because I’m sure will never be allowed onto this cast so I have to scorch the earth so that no one else will get to be on. So yeah, Chester no good.

    Anyway, good cast as normal. As a person who works at a place with a ketchup dispenser, I must recommend that you never use those. They are so hard to change, and they are often changed improperly to the point where the ketchup gets everywhere so often that people most of the time don’t even bother to clean it.

  • Hornacek

    This episode is one big indictment on the show’s theory of how marriage ruins a relationship. Jerry and Meryl are very happy together before they start pretending to be married, but as soon as they start the charade, everything changes. They bicker, they get on each other’s nerves, eventually Jerry decides he has to cheat on Meryl. There’s nothing particularly amazing about the Russian (?) woman that would make Jerry dump Meryl for her if they weren’t “married”. But Jerry feels like he’s suffocating in the “marriage”. Jerry basically commits adultery in this episode, and the show paints him as the good guy.