Season One: Episode Two
Air Date: Jun 7th, 1990
Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards
Plot: After Jerry’s apartment gets robbed, he starts investigating new places to live. One place catches the eye or more than just Jerry creating tension among the group.
A decent early episode. We learn a lot about the characters.
The question one has throughout the series is are the characters of Seinfeld truly bad people? I believe that is a person to person basis which the foundation is placed in their sense of morality.
In previous episodes, we have seen Jerry be petty and self serving. We have seen Elaine and George take advantage of this. In “The Robbery”, we see this group of friends quarrel over a nice apartment. Everyone wants the place or to take advantage of the situation for personal gain. I don’t consider them to be terrible people in this episode.
The closest I would say to being a bad person this early in the series is Kramer who constantly is the freeloader.