The Postponement (season 7, episode 2)
written by Larry David, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: September 28, 1995
Jealous of George’s engagement, Elaine seeks counsel from her rabbi neighbor, who isn’t very good at keeping secrets. George panics about getting married and convinces Susan to postpone the wedding. Kramer tries to sneak his cup of coffee into a movie and suffers burns when it spills.
The Improv is not featured in this episode.
Jerry discovers that Elaine of George’s proposal, even as George is trying to postpone the wedding to March, which he later reveals he was successful at doing, only after weeping like a baby. Kramer tells Jerry he is suing Java World after being burned by their coffee.
Susan tells George to “change the subject” when discussing bathroom doors going to the floor, making George seriously question his engagement. George tells Jerry that he cracked at his first postponement attempt, making Susan cry and not even getting any make-up sex.
Elaine gets Rabbi Kirschbaum to help resolve the dog issue, and Elaine spills her guts about her jealousy of George’s engagement.
George comes up with the idea to extend the bathroom doors at the stadium all the way to the floor. Jerry loves the idea, but Susan callously wants George to “change the subject,” causing him to rethink his engagement proposal.
Rabbi Kirschbaum’s apartment
16 W. 75th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 72nd Street (B,C)
Elaine visits Rabbi Kirschbaum for counsel regarding her jealousy of George’s engagement, but she quickly learns that the Rabbi has a very big mouth.
Susan breaks down when George first wants to postpone the wedding, but George later breaks down and Susan accepts: “No, no, still marry, still marry! Still love, still love!”
Cineplex Odeon Regency
1987 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 66th Street – Lincoln Center (1)
Jerry and Kramer go here to see “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” but Kramer burns his thigh by navigating the theatre aisles with a burning-hot latte in his pant waist.