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Hot & Heavy: The Elaine Benes Podcast

Dec 24, 2021

This all-around brilliant episode gives JLD some quality comedic moments. Her mastery of acting with her entire body is on full display... even with a concealed pregnant belly. 

Dec 17, 2021

We've seen how Elaine gets when she's hungry (The Chinese Restaurant) and in this episode she has to fast for 3 days for an ulcer test. We are also blessed with more confrontational Elaine when she sees a pregnant woman smoking. JLD extracts so much comedy from a pretty weak storyline but at least she had more than...

Dec 10, 2021

Jerry's stupid impulse to put a pez dispenser on Elaine's leg during  a piano recital by George's girlfriend, causes a lot of problems. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a master at laugh-acting and this episode puts that on full display. I'm such an admirer of any actor who can pull that off. I also put on blast a couple...

Dec 3, 2021

Elaine deals with some homophobia and a bum subway train on her way to a lesbian wedding. JLD crushes her voiceover work, but the over-the-top storylines with the guys brings down the episode for me. Kudos to the show for including a lesbian wedding plot point without apology! 

Nov 19, 2021

Elaine's reward for getting George a job at Pendant Publishing is a damaged cashmere sweater and the humiliation of her new hire having sex with the cleaning woman on his desk. Another instance of Elaine being treated like shit by the men on this show. Although JLD gets a lot of screen time with her plot, she...