“The Gymnast” – Garbage Law

After George spots an eclair in the garbage bin at Mrs. Enright's home (his girlfriend, Lindsay's, mother), he reaches into the trash can to enjoy the baked delight. Bum status notwithstanding, was George within his legal rights to take the eclair out of the trash? Who actually owns the garbage? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOCGwm-hmd8 Trash is considered abandoned … Continue reading “The Gymnast” – Garbage Law

“The Beard” – Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Elaine's friend Robert is afraid that he will be fired from his job because he is gay. To fool his boss into thinking he is straight, Elaine agrees to be Robert's "beard" - a pretend girlfriend. If Robert were to shave his beard and be openly gay, is he protected from anti-discrimination laws? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdU9Dcd4WV8 The … Continue reading “The Beard” – Sexual Orientation Discrimination

“The Stock Tip” – Insider Trading

(This post was done in conjunction with our appearance on "But I Don't Want to be a Secondary Character," a podcast dedicated to discussing the secondary characters of Seinfeld. Download the podcast and subscribe! Plus follow our friends from BIDWBASC on Twitter and Instagram.) After George receives some information from his friend Simons about a … Continue reading “The Stock Tip” – Insider Trading

“The Hamptons” – NY Kosher Laws

After Rachel inadvertently sees George's shrinkage, George gets his revenge on her by tricking Rachel into eating non-Kosher food - lobster - in the omelette he makes her for breakfast. Can George be in legal trouble for tricking Rachel into eating non kosher food? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbJSg4AlV78 New York's first Kosher law was struck down in 2002 … Continue reading “The Hamptons” – NY Kosher Laws

“The Hamptons” – Going Topless/Public Exposure

After the gang heads out to the Hamptons to see the baby, Jerry, Kramer, and Elaine catch a glimpse George's girlfriend Jane tanning topless before George gets the chance to see her. By being topless on the beach, has Jane violated public exposure laws? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpUQyXI0Sns&t=91s New York Penal Code 245.01 defines public exposure as appearing … Continue reading “The Hamptons” – Going Topless/Public Exposure