Seinfeld

Seinfeld (1990)

1 question in The Deal

The Deal - S2-E9

Question: 2 questions: First, Jerry and Elaine keep referencing things such as "This", "That", and later on, "And the other." What exactly do these phrases mean? Respectively, is it friendship, sex, and a romantic relationship? Secondly, the ending suggests that Jerry and Elaine have gotten past their differences and finally become a couple again. How does that jive with the rest of the series, where they go back to being just friends? Is there any reference to another breakup between the two?

Chosen answer: "This" refers to being friends. "That" refers to sex (Jerry points towards the bedroom). "The other" refers to having all of it, aka a relationship. As far as the second question, both Jerry and Elaine mention in later episodes that they used to date, but are just friends. They never officially broke up on screen.

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