"The Fix-Up"
Season 3
Episode 33
Air Date February 5, 1992
Writer(s) Larry Charles

Elaine Pope

Director Tom Cherones
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"The Fix-Up" is episode 16 of Season 3 of Seinfeld, and it first aired February 5, 1992.


George says that he would never sink to fix-ups, and so resists the efforts of Jerry and Elaine to set him up with Elaine's friend Cynthia (Maggie Wheeler, credited as Maggie Jakobson) absent certainty she meets his (low) intellectual and (high) attractiveness standards. George and Cynthia hit it off and have sex in George's kitchen, but he is horrified to discover that Kramer has given him a defective condom after the latter's friend works at a condom factory and gave him "a gross." A few days later, Cynthia says she has missed her period. George is overjoyed to find out that he is able to get a woman pregnant, and promises to help Cynthia anyway he can. She ultimately gets her period, however.

The end of the episode sees George, Elaine, Jerry and Cynthia sitting down for dinner at a restaurant, and Cynthia seems disgusted by George's poor table manners.

Notes About Nothing

  • Elaine Pope and Larry Charles won the 1992 "Outstanding Individual Achievement In Writing In A Comedy Series" Emmy for writing this episode.


  • "Cynthia thought we should nuke the rainforest, get rid of it in one fell swoop, just so we can eliminate it as a topic of conversation." - Elaine
  • "She missed her period? Oh, my God. I can't believe it! I'm a father! I did it! MY BOYS CAN SWIM!!!" - George

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