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Hot & Heavy: The Elaine Benes Podcast

Oct 29, 2021

Elaine's friend, Audrey, is told by Kramer that she needs a nose job. George, who is dating her cannot get past the size of her nose, so he encourages the nose job as well. Elaine is recruited by Kramer to help him retrieve the jacket that holds the power to attract women. JLD is involved in a good chunk of the episode,...

Oct 22, 2021

Elaine's prank has an unintended effect on the guys, who cannot believe her penchant for vulgarity. This episode had a big impact on me as a young girl. I talk about how JLD showed me how comedy doesn't necessarily have to be without sexuality and that both can be done without compromising any establishment of...

Oct 15, 2021

Elaine's IQ inspires a caper involving George taking an IQ test. Things go awry when... well, Kramer happens. JLD doesn't get a ton of comedy in this episode, but she does have a substantive contribution to the overall plot. Also, I reveal my dad's feelings about Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. 

Oct 7, 2021

The gang cannot find Kramer's car in a parking garage. We see the Elaine character continue to take shape as she is boldly asking strangers to help them by driving them around. This was a technical feat for the show as far as set production and design. The Parking Garage is a classic episode for very good reason.

Oct 1, 2021

I had the honor of interviewing the director of this episode, Joshua White, thanks to his connection to one of our H&H contributors! It was such a thrill to talk to him about his experience on the show. This episode included a flashback sequence, something totally new for the series. Elaine's portion is minimal once...