Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Secretary 

George gets a secretary, saying he will go for efficiency and smarts rather than beauty. He hires a librarian-esque woman, only to find himself falling in love with her.


D. Owen Trainor (as David Owen Trainor)


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Vicki Lewis ... Ada
Steve Hytner ... Kenny Bania
Joseph R. Sicari ... Willie
Arminae Azarian Arminae Azarian ... Saleswoman
Mitzi McCall ... Donna
Richard Marion Richard Marion ... Guy
Thomas Mills ... Moviegoer
Glynis McCants ... Woman
Courtney Taylor Courtney Taylor ... Attractive Applicant


George is authorized by the Yankees to get himself a secretary and he's decided not to hire an attractive woman as it would be too distracting. It doesn't really make a difference. Elaine is having a problem with an expensive dress she's recently bought and is convinced that the store is using 'thin' mirrors. Jerry thinks he sees his dry cleaner wearing his jacket at the movies. Kramer gets Uma Thurman's phone number and writes it down on Jerry's dry cleaning ticket. Written by garykmcd

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8 December 1994 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This is the only episode of the series that mentions the Major League Baseball strike. This strike, which began in August of 1994, was in force for almost the entire sixth season of the series. See more »


When Elaine takes the "window" dress back to the store, she is wearing white undergarments that are visible through the diamond shaped windows in the dress. She tries on another sleeveless dress and her brassiere straps are now black. See more »


Jerry Seinfeld: So you're having sex and then all of a sudden, you just blurt out "I'm giving you a raise."
George Costanza: Yeah.
Jerry Seinfeld: Just a quick sidebar here. Are you, in any way, authorized to give raises?
George Costanza: Not that I'm aware of, no.
Jerry Seinfeld: So you're so grateful to have sex that you'll just shout out anything that comes into your head.
George Costanza: I didn't think ahead.
Jerry Seinfeld: Well, maybe she'll just think it was bawdy talk.
George Costanza: I didn't say any other bawdy things.
Jerry Seinfeld: Maybe you could have sex with her again and take it back.
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References Indecent Proposal (1993) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"It's definitely do-able."
4 October 2011 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

Season 6, Episode 9, "The Secretary" "The Secretary" is a good filler episode, one of the weaker in season 6 but it has its share of great moments. Steve Hytner makes a glorious return as Kenny Bania, the comedian we love to hate, and Vicki Lewis (from NewsRadio) is hilarious as George's secretary Ada.

The main plot deals with George and his new secretary and it's hilarious; the other story lines, unfortunately, aren't really explored as well as they could be. Kramer has some very funny moments, but he doesn't get to do much in the episode; Elaine's storyline hardly gets any laughs at all.

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