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                          THE POSTPONEMENT



                             Written by

                            Larry David




 
               
               
               (Jerry and Elaine are walking down the street and Kramer is parking 
               his car )
 
               
                             ELAINE
               Hey, good news. My dog problem has been 
               solved.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Really? What happened?

               
                             ELAINE
               Well, there's this rabbi in my building. 
               You've met him. Very nice man.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Isn't he the one with the show on cable?
 
               
               
                             ELAINE
               Yea, yeah, yeah,. So I spoke to him 
               about the dog. He went down. Talked 
               to the owner. She agr4eed to keep the 
               dog inside from now on.
 
               
                             JERRY
               That's great.

               
                             ELAINE
               I know.

               
               (Kramer crashing into parking spot)

               
                             JERRY
               That looks pretty good.

               
                             ELAINE
               He's in.

                             JERRY
               Hey, say, you know, we haven't even 
               discussed George's engagement yet.
 
               
                             ELAINE
               What's to discuss?

                             JERRY
               Come on! George: is getting married!
 
               
                             ELAINE
               Is he happy?

               
               
               to sit with his bride-to-be.

               
                             GEORGE
               I will never understand the bathrooms 
               in this country. Why is it that the 
               doors on the stalls do not come all 
               the way down to the floor?
 
                             SUSAN
               Well, maybe it's so you can see if there's 
               someone in there.
 
                             GEORGE
               Isn't that why we have locks on the 
               doors?
 
                             SUSAN
               Well, as a backup system, in case the 
               lock is broken, you can see if it's 
               taken.
 
                             GEORGE
               A backup system? We're designing bathroom 
               doors with our legs exposed in anticipation 
               of the locks not working? That's not 
               a system. That's a complete breakdown 
               of the system.
 
                             SUSAN
               Can we change the subject, please?
 
               
                             GEORGE
               Why? What's wrong with the subject? 
               This is a bad subject?
 
                             SUSAN
               No, fine. If you wanna keep talking 
               about it, we'll talk about it.
 
                             GEORGE
               It's not that I want to keep talking 
               about it? just think that the subject 
               should resolve itself based on its own 
               momentum.
 
                             SUSAN
               Well, I didn't think that it had any 
               momentum.
 
                             GEORGE
               (To himself) How am I gonna do this? 
               I'm engaged to this woman? She doesn't 
               even like me. Change the subject? Toilets 
               were the subject. We don't even share 
               the same interests.
 
               
               
               
               (Jerry's)

               
                             JERRY
               Yeah, he seems pretty happy.

                             ELAINE
               Well, that's all that counts, I guess.
 
               
                             JERRY
               What's the matter?

                             ELAINE
               Oh, nothin'.

                             JERRY
               Well, you don't seem too enthused about 
               the whole thing.
 
                             ELAINE
               Well, what do you want me to do?

                             JERRY
               Well, at least have some reaction to 
               it.
 
                             ELAINE
               Well, I don't.

                             JERRY
               Maybe you're a little jealous.

                             ELAINE
               Oh, what? You think I wanna marry George:?
 
               
                             JERRY
               No! But maybe you wish it was you who 
               was getting married, not him.
 
                             ELAINE
               Oh, please! That is the last thing that 
               I want.
 
                             JERRY
               Oh, yeah. Right.

                             ELAINE
               Yeah, right.

                             JERRY
               Lainy!

                             ELAINE
               Jerry:!

                             JERRY
               You don't wanna get married?

                             ELAINE
               Yeah, that's right. I don't wanna get 
               married.
 
                             JERRY
               Oh, come on!

                             ELAINE
               Oh, you come on.

                             JERRY
               You're such...

               
               (Kramer enters)

               
                             KRAMER
               Oh, hey!

                             JERRY
               Hey.

                             KRAMER
               Elaine:, listen, I was talking to a 
               friend about this dog business. Do you 
               realize this is gonna be on our permanent 
               records? Are you aware of this?
 
                             ELAINE
               Oh, dear.

                             KRAMER
               It can never be erased. It'll follow 
               us wherever we go for the rest of our 
               lives. I'll never be able to get a job. 
               I mean, doesn't that concern you? Everything 
               I've worked for...down the drain because 
               of one stupid mistake. I mean, aren't 
               we entitled to make one mistake in our 
               lives, Jerry:?
 
                             JERRY
               We're gonna change the system.

                             KRAMER
               Yes!

                             ELAINE
               Well, I could care less. I hope it is 
               on our record. I'm just sorry they didn't 
               lock me up.
 
               
               
               (Outside Elaine's place)

               
               
                             ELAINE
               Oh, hello, Rabbi: Krischma.

                             RABBI
               Elaine:! Always a pleasure to see you.
 
               
                             ELAINE
               Thanks again for taking care of that 
               dog for us.
 
                             RABBI
               Elaine, often times in life there are 
               problems, and just as often there are 
               solutions.
 
                             ELAINE
               Yeah, I suppose.

                             RABBI
               Elaine, you don't seem yourself today. 
               You seem, if I may say, troubled.
 
               
                             ELAINE
               No, Rabbi:, I'm not myself.

                             RABBI
               Come upstairs. We'll have a talk.

               
               
                             AT JERRY
               's apartment. George trots in after 
               his lunch with Kiki
 
               and Big Jer is kicking back with a paper.

               
                             JERRY
               Hey!

                             GEORGE
               I want your honest opinion about something.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Have I ever been less than forthright?
 
               
                             GEORGE
               No, you haven't. Well, maybe you have. 
               What do I know.
 
                             JERRY
               Yeah, I probably have. Yeah, of course 
               I have. What am I talking about?
 
                             GEORGE
               All right. Okay, tell me what you think 
               about this idea: Extend the doors on 
               the toilet stalls at Yankee Stadium 
               all the way to the floor.
 
                             JERRY
               Extend the doors on the toilet stalls 
               at Yankee Stadium to the floor ...door 
               comes down. Hides your feet. Yes. I 
               like it. I like it a lot.
 
                             GEORGE
               It's good, right?

                             JERRY
               I think it's fantastic. I think it's 
               a fantastic idea.
 
                             GEORGE
               You do?

                             JERRY
               Yes, I do.

                             GEORGE
               Well, I told it to Susan: before, and 
               she didn't like it.
 
                             JERRY
               Hmm.

                             GEORGE
               Yeah. Not only that, this is what she 
               said to me, "Can we change the subject?"
 
               
                             JERRY
               See, now that I don't care for.

                             GEORGE
               Right. I mean, we're on a subject. Why 
               does it have to be changed?
 
                             JERRY
               It should resolve of its own volition.
 
               
                             GEORGE
               That's exactly what I said, except I 
               used the word "momentum".
 
                             JERRY
               Momentum - same thing.

                             GEORGE
               Same thing. My god, I'm getting married 
               in December, do you know that?
 
                             JERRY
               Yeah, I know.

                             GEORGE
               Well, I don't see how I'm gonna make 
               December. I mean, I need a little more 
               time. I mean, look at me I'm a nervous 
               wreck. My stomach aches. My neck is 
               killing me. I can't turn. Look. Look.
 
               
                             JERRY
               You're turning.

                             GEORGE
               Nah, it's not a good turn. December. 
               December. Don't you think we should 
               have a little more time just to get 
               to know each other a little.
 
                             JERRY
               If you need more time, you should have 
               more time.
 
                             GEORGE
               What, you think I could postpone it?
 
               
                             JERRY
               Sure you can. Why not?

                             GEORGE
               That's allowed? You're allowed to postpone 
               it?
 
                             JERRY
               I don't see why not.

                             GEORGE
               So, I could do that?

                             JERRY
               Sure, go ahead.

                             GEORGE
               All right! All right. I'll tell you 
               what. How about this? Got the date; 
               March 21st, the first day of spring.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Spring. Of course.

                             GEORGE
               Huh? You know? Spring. Rejuvenation. 
               Rebirth. Everything's blooming. All 
               that crap.
 
                             JERRY
               Beautiful.

                             GEORGE
               She's not gonna like it.

                             JERRY
               No, she's not.

                             GEORGE
               You know, I think I'm a little bit scared 
               of her. She's five-three, like a hundred 
               pounds. I'm frightened to death of her.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Well, she's a woman. They don't like 
               to be disappointed.
 
                             GEORGE
               Especially her. She does not like disappointment. 
               Well, I have to do it. I can't make 
               December. There's no way I can make 
               December. Right? I mean, you can see 
               that, right? I mean, look at me. Look. 
               Look. Can I make December? I can't make 
               December. Right? Look. Look.
 
                             JERRY
               Yeah, you'd better shoot for March.
 
               
               
               (Kramer enters)

               
                             KRAMER
               Hey, hey.

               
                             GEORGE
               March 21st. Hey! So, you're gonna back 
               me on this, right?
 
                             JERRY
               Oh, all the way.

               
                             GEORGE
               You are a good friend. You know what? 
               Even if you killed somebody I wouldn't 
               turn you in.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Is that so?

               
                             JERRY
               Hey, Kramer if I killed somebody would 
               you turn me in?
 
               
                             KRAMER
               Definitely.

               
                             JERRY
               You're kidding?

               
                             KRAMER
               No, no, I would turn you in.

               
                             JERRY
               You would turn me in?

               
                             KRAMER
               Phwap, I wouldn't even think about it.
 
               
               
                             JERRY
               I can't believe your a friend of mine.
 
               
               
                             KRAMER
               What kind of person are you going around 
               killing people?
 
               
                             JERRY
               Well, I am sure I had a good reason.
 
               
               
                             KRAMER
               Well,, if you'll kill this person, who's 
               to say I wouldn't be next?
 
               
                             JERRY
               But you know me!

               
                             KRAMER
               I thought I DID!

               
               (Rabbi's apartment)

               
                             ELAINE
               I'm not a very religious person but 
               I do feel as if I'm in need of some 
               guidance here.
 
               
                             RABBI
               Would you care for a snack of some kind? 
               I have the Snackwells which are very 
               popular but I think that sometimes with 
               the so called fat free cookies people 
               may overindulge forgetting they may 
               be high in calories
 
               
                             ELAINE
               Thank you I am not very hungry. Anyway, 
               um, this friend of mine, George, got 
               engaged .
 
               
                             RABBI
               How wonderful.

               
                             ELAINE
               Yeah, yeah, well, for some reason, um, 
               I just find myself just overcome with 
               feelings of jealousy and resentment.
 
               
               
                             RABBI
               Doesn't it give you any joy to see your 
               friend enter into this holiest of unions?
 
               
               
                             ELAINE
               No, no, no it doesn't. No joy no joy 
               whatsoever. Just the whole think makes 
               me . . sick.
 
               
                             RABBI
               You know, Elaine, very often we cannot 
               see the forest for the trees.
 
               
                             ELAINE
               Yeah, I don't know what that means.
 
               
               
                             RABBI
               Well, for example, say there's a forest, 
               . . .
 
               
                             ELAINE
               You see the thing is we It should have 
               been me. You know, I'm smart. I'm attractive.
 
               
               
                             RABBI
               You know my temple has many single functions.
 
               
               
                             ELAINE
               No, no, it's okay.

               
                             RABBI
               My nephew Alex is someone who is also 
               looking perhaps ...
 
               
                             ELAINE
               I don't think so.

               
                             RABBI
               He owns a flower store. Very successful.
 
               
               
               (Outside Coffee shop)

               
                             JERRY
               So you're nothing but a stoolie. Admit 
               it.
 
               
                             KRAMER
               Hey, don't do the crime if you can't 
               do the time.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Another Café Latte?

               
                             KRAMER
               You better believe it.

               
                             KRAMER
               Since when are you so trendy?

               
                             JERRY
               Hey, baby. I set the trends. Who do 
               you think started this whole Café Latte?
 
               
               
                             JERRY
               I don't recall you drinking Café Latte.
 
               
               
                             KRAMER
               I've been drinking Café Latte since 
               the fifth grade and I haven't looked 
               back.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Hey, Planet 9 From Outer Space is playing 
               tomorrow night. One show only.
 
               
                             KRAMER
               I've always wanted to see this.

               
                             JERRY
               You know I was supposed to see this 
               five years ago. I was in a Chinese restaurant 
               with George and Elaine and got all screwed 
               up trying to get a table and I missed 
               it.
 
               
                             KRAMER
               Well, yeah, lets do it uh?

               
                             JERRY
               Look at this Jerry, dropping paper on 
               the ground. That's littering.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Maybe you better call the cops and turn 
               me in.
 
               
                             KRAMER
               Maybe I will.

               
               
               
               (George's)

               
                             GEORGE
               Hi,

               
                             SUSAN
               How was your day?

               
                             GEORGE
               Good, good day. How was your day?

               
                             SUSAN
               Mine was okay. So what's goin' on?
 
               
               
                             GEORGE
               Oh, nothin' much. I went over to jerry's, 
               uh, talked to Jerry.
 
               
                             SUSAN
               Oh, the Lowers want to get together 
               with us on Friday night.
 
               
                             GEORGE
               The Lowers, really?

               
                             SUSAN
               You don't want to go?

                             GEORGE
               No, I want to go.

               
                             SUSAN
               So what did Jerry have to say?

               
                             GEORGE
               Oh, nothin' much, . . . talkin'. . . 
               . Oh, oh, oh, did I have an unbelievable 
               idea today!
 
               
                             SUSAN
               Oh, yeah, the toilets. You told me.
 
               
               
                             GEORGE
               Yeah, ha ha, It's not the toilets, it's 
               not the toilets. It's something else. 
               Are you ready for this?
 
               
                             SUSAN
               Yeah.

               
                             GEORGE
               Okay, how about this? All right, we 
               get married March 21st, the first day 
               of Spring.
 
               
                             SUSAN
               What do you mean? You want to postpone 
               the wedding?
 
               
                             GEORGE
               No, no no it's not about postponing. 
               I just think the first day of Spring 
               is the perfect day to get married. You 
               know, Spring! Rejuvenation! Rebirth! 
               Everything is blooming all the ...
 
               
                             SUSAN
               If you don't want to marry me, George, 
               just say so. (crying) Say so.
 
               
                             GEORGE
               Still marry , still marry.

               
                             SUSAN
               You don't love me.

               
                             GEORGE
               Sstill love. Still love.

               
                             SUSAN
               My parents told me you were too neurotic 
               and that I was making a mistake.
 
               
                             GEORGE
               No no no, no mistake, no mistake. No, 
               no , listen, we're going to get married 
               over Christmas, I ...It doesn't make any 
               difference to me. It's fine. Really.
 
               
               
                             SUSAN
               Are you sure?

               
                             GEORGE
               Yeah, yeah, sure, Christmas. Snow. Santa. 
               All that stuff.
 
               
               (Monk's)

               
                             JERRY
               Let me take a guess. She cried and you 
               caved.
 
               
                             GEORGE
               How did you know that?

               
                             JERRY
               I live and breath my friend. . . . I 
               live and breath.
 
               
                             GEORGE
               I got to tell you I felt terrible. I 
               really thought she was going to collapse 
               and kill herself.
 
               
                             JERRY
               tes, it's very difficult. Few men have 
               the constitution for it. That's why 
               breakups take two or three tries. You 
               gotta build up your immunity.
 
               
                             GEORGE
               You see those tears streaming down you 
               don't know what to do. It was like she 
               was on fire and I was trying to put 
               her out.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Well, at least you probably had some, 
               uh, pretty good make-up sex after.
 
               
               
                             GEORGE
               I didn't have any sex.

               
                             JERRY
               You didn't have make-up sex? How could 
               you not have make-up sex? I mean that's 
               the best feature of the heavy relationship.
 
               
               
                             GEORGE
               I didn't have make-up sex.

               
                             JERRY
               In your situation the only sex you're 
               going to have better than make-up sex 
               is if you're dent to prison and you 
               have a conjugal visit.
 
               
                             GEORGE
               Yeah, conjugal visit sex. That is happening!
 
               
               
                             WOMAN
               (crying)

               
                             MAN
               I can tell you're very upset but I'm 
               sorry I'm not goin'
 
               
                             GEORGE
               Did you here that? I can't believe this 
               he's eating his sandwich.
 
               
                             MAN
               Are you going to eat thoise fries?
 
               
               
                             GEORGE
               This is amazing. (George gets up to 
               leave and shake's man's hand) Thank 
               you. Thank you very much. . . . I'm 
               going back in! . . . You'll feel better 
               (to woman)
 
               
                             JERRY
               . . . Poor bastard.

               
               (Outside Elaine's)

               
                             JERRY
               Good evening, Rabbi.

               
                             RABBI
               Good evening. And how does this evening 
               find you?
 
               
                             JERRY
               Well, Rabbi, well.

               
                             RABBI
               I trust you are here to see your friend, 
               Elaine.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Yeah, that's right.

               
                             RABBI
               I hope she's feeling better.

               
                             JERRY
               What do you mean?

               
                             RABBI
               She didn't tell you?

               
                             JERRY
               No.

               
                             RABBI
               Well it seems the engagement of her 
               ffriend George has left her feeling 
               bitter and hostile.
 
               
                             JERRY
               is that so?

               
                             RABBI
               Yes, in fact she told me that she wishes 
               she was the one getting married.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Really?

               
                             RABBI
               She came off as pretty desperate.

               
                             JERRY
               I didn't know any of this.

               
                             RABBI
               Apparently she doesn't think much of 
               this George fellow either. I recall 
               the word loser peppered throughout her 
               conversation.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Hum, well it all comes as news to me.
 
               
               
               (George's apartment)

               
                             G
               (enters) Hi.

               
                             SUSAN
               Hi, how was your day?

               
                             GEORGE
               Good, good day. How was your day?

               
                             SUSAN
               Ah, it was okay. What's going on?

               
                             GEORGE
               Oh, nothing much. You know, I went over 
               to Jerry's. Talked to Jerry. Um, could 
               I talk to you for a minute?
 
               
                             SUSAN
               Yeah, sure.

               
                             GEORGE
               You see this is the thing. . . . (crying) 
               I just feel . . . mumble, cry, mumble, 
               . . . I'm scared. You and I together, 
               (cry)
 
               
                             SUSAN
               George, of course, of course it can 
               wait until march if that is what you 
               want.
 
               
                             GEORGE
               Yeah?

               
                             SUSAN
               Oh, don't worry your head. Of course.
 
               
               
                             GEORGE
               All right. (smiles behind her back)
 
               
               
               (Elaine's)

               
                             ELAINE
               I've got that magazine article for you.
 
               
               
                             JERRY
               You iknow I talked to the rabbi outside.
 
               
               
                             ELAINE
               Are you

               
                             JERRY
               Understand you had a little talk with 
               him too.
 
               
                             ELAINE
               Yeah, talked earlier.

               
                             JERRY
               Yes I know, I know.

               
                             ELAINE
               . . . What does that mean?

               
                             JERRY
               Nothing, nothing.

               
                             ELAINE
               He didn't mention . . .

               
                             JERRY
               Yes he did.

               
                             ELAINE
               He told you about our conversation?
 
               
               
                             JERRY
               We had quite a little chat.

               
                             ELAINE
               He told you about . . .

               
                             JERRY
               Yes, about how you're very jealous of 
               George. How you wished it was you who 
               were getting married instead of him.
 
               
               
                             ELAINE
               He told you all that? How could he?
 
               
               
                             JERRY
               It didn't take much prodding either, 
               I must say.
 
               
                             ELAINE
               Can he do that?

               
                             JERRY
               He did it.

               
                             ELAINE
               But he's a Rabbi! How can a Rabbi have 
               such a big mouth?
 
               
                             JERRY
               That's what's so fascinating.

               
               (Movie line)

               
                             JERRY
               You better finish your little café latte 
               there. They won't let you in with it.
 
               
               
                             KRAMER
               Why not?

               
                             JERRY
               Because they don't allow outside drinks 
               into the movie.
 
               
                             KRAMER
               Well that's stupid

               
                             JERRY
               That's the rule.

               
                             KRAMER
               Well, we'll just see if we can't get 
               around that.
 
               
               (Kramer puts coffee cup into his pants)

               
               (Rabbi's apartment)

               
                             RABBI
               Oh, Elaine. Come in. Come in. So nice 
               to see you again.
 
               
                             E
               Yeah...

               
                             RABBI
               Can I offere you some Kasha Varnishkas?
 
               
               
                             ELAINE
               No, no. Listen, Rabbi, I'd like to ask 
               you a question. Why, why did you tell 
               my friend Jerry what I talked to you 
               about?
 
               
                             RABBI
               Was that a problem for you?

                             ELAINE
               Of course it was a problem for me. . 
               . . You didn't, you didn't tell anyone 
               else about this, did you?
 
                             RABBI
               Well, let's see? I seem to recall a 
               conversation with Mrs. Winston in 1F.
 
               
               
                             ELAINE
               Mrs. Winston?

               
                             RABBI
               Yes, we were waiting for our mail to 
               arrive and I happened to mention to 
               her how you felt that it was never going 
               "to happen" for you.
 
               
                             ELAINE
               What about Don Ramsey? You didn't mention 
               anything to him did you?
 
               
                             RABBI
               Don Ramsey?

               
                             ELAINE
               You know that tall really good looking 
               guy, he lives on the fifth floor.
 
               
               
                             RABBI
               Oh him! Well this morning I found myself 
               in the elevator with him...
 
               
                             ELAINE
               my god, you didn't.

               
               (Movie theatre)

               
                             JERRY
               Excuse me, pardon me, excuse me

               
                             KRAMER
               Oh, yow, oow Ah!

               
                             USHER
               Hey, hey, what's going on? What just 
               happened here?
 
               
                             KRAMER
               Nothing Nothing.

               
                             USHER
               Whatya got? One of those Café Latte's 
               in your shirt?
 
               
                             KRAMER
               I don't have anything. Ask him.

               
               (Jerry makes a silent drink gesture)

               
                             USHER
               All right, come on Coffee Boy, bring 
               it out.
 
               
                             KRAMER
               What?!

               
                             USHER
               Here you go.

               
                             KRAMER
               Ow

               
               (Kramer leaves)

               
               (Jerry's apartment)

               
               Ex; But the whole thing is a mess. He told everyone in the building. 
               I met that cute guy on the fifth floor. I mean he could barely 
               bring himself to nod.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Elaine, if I could say a word here about 
               Jewish people. That man in no way represents 
               our ability to take in a nice piece 
               of juicy gossip and keep it to ourselves.
 
               
               
                             ELAINE
               You didn't say this to George, did you?
 
               
               
                             JERRY
               No, . . . about how you wish it was 
               YOU who was getting married instead 
               of him? Feelings of resentment, hostility?
 
               
               
                             ELAINE
               Yeah that! So, . . .

               
               (George enters)

               
                             GEORGE
               Hey oh.

               
                             ELAINE
               GEORGIE! CONGRATULATIONS! Oh, my god. 
               I haven't seen you since it happened. 
               I'm so happy for you.
 
               
                             GEORGE
               Alright, thanks a lot.

               
                             ELAINE
               Oh, come on. You really, really deserve 
               it.
 
               
               (Gives George a kiss)

               
                             GEORGE
               Oh, deserve! I don't know if I deserve...I 
               mean...
 
                             ELAINE
               Are you kidding? I have seen the changes 
               in you the past couple of years. Man, 
               you have grown. You've matured.
 
                             GEORGE
               Well, I guess I'm getting older.

                             ELAINE
               Oh! Well, I just think it's wonderful. 
               Honestly! I've gotta run, but um, please, 
               please give my best to Susan.
 
               George Yeah.

               Elaine My most, just heartfelt congratulations.

                             GEORGE
               Yeah. Thanks. Hey, listen, if you ever 
               get a date, maybe the four of us could 
               go out together sometime.
 
                             ELAINE
               Yes! Yes, yes. Sure.

                             GEORGE
               Wait, as a matter of fact, wasn't there 
               some guy in your building that you said 
               you liked? He lived up on the fifth 
               floor or something.
 
                             ELAINE
               Yes. Yes, yes. Yes.

                             GEORGE
               Yeah! Boy, she is something, isn't she?
 
               
                             JERRY
               Yeah, she's something else. Hey, so 
               what happened? Did you hold your ground 
               or...uh...
 
                             GEORGE
               Nope. I wept like a baby.

                             JERRY
               What?

                             GEORGE
               Well, I started to tell her and then 
               all of the sudden, for some reason, 
               I just burst into tears.
 
                             JERRY
               You cried?

                             GEORGE
               I bawled uncontrollably. I just poured 
               my guts out. And I'll tell you, Jerry, 
               it was incredible. I never realized 
               how powerful these tears are. I could 
               have postponed it another five years 
               if I wanted to.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Sorry about that movie-thing. I was 
               joking around.
 
                             KRAMER
               Sorry? Are you kidding? You did me the 
               biggest favor of my life. I spoke to 
               a lawyer, we're suing for millions.
 
               
                             JERRY
               Suing? What for?

                             KRAMER
               The coffee was too hot.

                             JERRY
               It's supposed to be hot.

                             KRAMER
               Not THAT hot.

               
               
               (At George's home. He and Susan are in bed watching TV)

               
                             RABBI
               (On TV) The prophet Isaah tells us without 
               friends our lives are empty and meaningless.
 
               
                             GEORGE
               Wait. Whoa! That's the Rabbi: from Elaine's 
               building. I just met this guy the other 
               day.
 
                             RABBI
               A young lady I know, let's call her 
               Elaine, happened to find herself overwhelmed 
               with feelings of resentment and hostility 
               for her friend, let's call him George:. 
               She felt that George was somewhat of 
               a loser and that she was the one who 
               deserved to be married first. She also 
               happened to mention to me that her friend 
               had wondered if going to a prostitute 
               while you're engaged is considered cheating. 
               His feeling was they're never going 
               to see each other again so what's the 
               difference. But that is a subject for 
               another sermon. Now, I'd like to close 
               with a psalm.
 
               
               
               
                            THE END



The Postponement



Writers :   Larry David
Genres :   Comedy


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