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Season 5: Episode 86: The Opposite

As Elaine proudly announces her new promotion, George concludes that all of his instincts in life have been wrong. Deciding to try something different, he changes his regular lunch order and, upon catching her eye, ends up making a date with a beautiful customer named Victoria. Then, on their date George impresses Victoria with an uncharacteristic display of bravery, while Kramer's coffee table book lands him on "Live With Regis and Kathie Lee" and a sudden cancellation followed by another last minute booking keeps Jerry's busy schedule in balance.

While waiting at the movies, Elaine learns that her date had an accident and is in the hospital. But, after finding she stopped to buy a box of candy before going to see him, Jake accuses her of being insensitive and asks to be left alone. Then, after Jerry claims that his life always seem to be able to even itself out, Elaine tests his theory by throwing $20 out the window. Arriving with Jerry's twenty in hand, George notes that Victoria's uncle has set him up with a job interview with the New York Yankees, while Kramer's appearance on television is marred when he spits coffee on Kathie Lee.

As Kramer is told by Lippman not to do anymore TV shows, George's honesty with Yankee owner George Steinbrenner lands him the job. Then, after Elaine is evicted from the apartment she has been subletting for the last four years, Jerry is dumped by his girlfriend, only to meet someone new. To make matters worse, Elaine knocks Lippman's handkerchief into a wastebasket, setting off a chain of events which prove embarrassing to the head of a Japanese conglomerate slated to buy the publishing company. So, when the misunderstanding caused by her mistake ends up bringing down Pendant Publishing and jeopardizes the future of Kramer's book, Elaine realizes that she has become George


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