No Hugging, No Learning

No Hugging, No Learning

No Hugging, No Learning is the show about one thing...watching Seinfeld for the first time. After sitting down and watching every episode, hosts Tim Murphy and Ted Hallowell will talk about what bits still work, what worked back then, and things that are so cringe that they probably should never have been part of the show...at least from a modern day viewpoint. New episodes of No Hugging, No Learning drop every Sunday. Email us: nohuggingnolearningshow@gmail.com Follow us: @nohugging on Twitter... Show More

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April 5, 2020 66 min

"Jerry accepts an invitation to help with a PBS pledge drive."
-Original Air Date: 10/6/1994-

This week we're talking about The Pledge Drive, very good ADR (for a change), how we flip people off and deep-voiced comedians.

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March 29, 2020 65 min

"Jerry learns his date was dumped by Newman; Kramer worries that he caused a murder; George's petty remarks cause him trouble."
-Original Air Date: 9/29/1994-

This week we're talking about The Big Salad, a weird personality pivot for Jerry, OJ Simpson's police chase and George being a pioneer of gender-neutral toys?

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March 22, 2020 78 min

"Kramer chaperones Jerry's date with a beauty contestant; guest Ian Abercrombie "
-Original Air Date: 9/22/1994-

This week we're talking about The Chaperone, George having a weird amount of influence in the Yankees organization, awful metal song names, Jackie Onassis and Kramer being a Miss America buff. 

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March 15, 2020 76 min

"George learns success lies in doing the opposite of what he would normally do; guests Dedee Pfeiffer, Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford, French Stewart."
-Original Air Date: 5/19/1994-

This week we're talking about The Opposite, Lippman having Coronavirus, a YouTube trend that Ted is unfamiliar with and the return (and farewell?) of TINA!

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March 6, 2020 74 min

"Jerry's girlfriend sees George naked during a weekend at the beach."
-Original Air Date: 5/12/1994-

This week we're talking about The Hamptons, George "inventing" another staple of modern hip-hop culture, commercial lobster fishing and shrinkage.

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March 1, 2020 70 min

"George panics during a fire at his girlfriend's son's birthday party and bolts for an escape route, while Kramer's girlfriend has a heckling laugh that threatens to ruin Jerry's act at a comedy club."
-Original Air Date: 5/5/1994-

This week we're talking about The Fire, Bozo the Clown, the weirdest scene ever that ends in a severed appendage and things that sound VERY bad when taken out of context.

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February 23, 2020 110 min

"Kramer's scheme to sell vintage raincoats backfires; George sells his dad's clothes; Jerry and his girlfriend have a hard time finding privacy."
-Original Air Date: 4/28/1994-

This week we're talking about The Raincoats, instantly getting character names, Jerry not thinking of the most obvious solution to his problem and someone who "likes to watch".

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February 16, 2020 62 min

"Jerry lets his girlfriend pose as his wife so that she can receive his dry-cleaning discount. But the scam backfires when his family learns of his "marriage" and Meryl discovers some unexpected items in Jerry's laundry."
-Original Air Date: 3/17/1994-

This week we're talking about The Wife, not being able to order the same thing as someone else, peeing in public places and how tanning beds work.

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February 9, 2020 66 min

"When Kramer is hired as a stand-in actor on a soap opera, he befriends a "little person". But his advice on how to look taller doesn't sit well with the midget's other friends. Elsewhere, George is ready to break up with his girlfriend."
-Original Air Date: 2/24/1994-

This week we're talking about The Stand-In, getting introduced to a BUNCH of characters at once, knowing absolutely nothing about Fulton ...


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February 2, 2020 63 min

"Jerry obsessively worries when he takes his date to a restaurant famous for their apple pie and she refuses to eat a piece; meanwhile, Elaine discovers that a mannequin resembling her has been showing up in quite a few window displays."
-Original Air Date: 2/17/1994-

This week we're talking about The Pie, dumpy guys, Jerry and Elaine's sexual history and a HUGE twist ending.

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January 26, 2020 62 min

"George poses as a marine biologist; guest Carol Kane."
-Original Air Date: 2/10/1994-

This week we're talking about The Marine Biologist, how much we think book deals are worth, the correct pronunciation of Titleist and War...what is it good for?

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January 19, 2020 67 min

"En route to a dinner party, Elaine and Jerry pair off to find a perfect dessert, while Kramer and George search for the right wine -- only nothing seems to work out the way they planned."
-Original Air Date: 2/3/1994-

This week we're talking about The Dinner Party, Tim never hearing about a black and white cookie, Kramer continuing to think that anything sex-related is hilarious, the social faux pas that made Ted irrat...


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January 12, 2020 65 min

"Elaine agonizes over a woman's refusal to pass her some toilet tissue when she finds that her restroom stall is lacking."
-Original Air Date: 1/6/1994-

This week we're talking about The Stall, Tony the Mimbo, 900 numbers and how Jerry treats anything sexual like he's 70 years old.

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January 5, 2020 71 min

"In the name of love, George goes through the process of converting to the Latvian Orthodox religion."
-Original Air Date: 12/16/1993-

We're back, baby! This week we're talking about The Conversion, snooping in medicine cabinets, Frank and Estelle thinking George is in a cult and KAVORCA!

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"Frenetic holiday fare about an absentminded father who frantically tries to find a popular toy on Christmas Eve."

-Original Release Date: 11/6/1996-

It's a very No Hugging, No Learning Christmas Special! This week, Tim and Ted are joined by a special guest to discuss one of the best Christmas movies ever...according to everyone but Tim.

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December 15, 2019 85 min

"Elaine's Native American friend Winona thinks Jerry is racially insensitive when he presents Elaine with a cigar-store Indian statue as a peace offering after not driving her home from George's place."
-Original Air Date: 12/9/1993-

This week we've got a doozy with The Cigar-Store Indian, saving TV Guide for some reason, the creepy version of Ted Buckland from Scrubs and another round of "Is This Problemati...


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December 8, 2019 57 min

"Jerry yearns for a massage from his new girlfriend; Elaine worries about her new boyfriend's name."
-Original Air Date: 11/18/1993-

This week we're talking about The Masseuse, New York serial killers, a time when OJ Simpson was only a famous football player/actor and whether or not we're okay with not being liked.

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December 1, 2019 61 min

"Jerry frets over leaving his incompetent barber; George gets a job."
-Original Air Date: 11/11/1993-

This week we're talking about The Barber, Jerry bringing back the NORMxCORE and looking trendy, a big hole in the plot that could have solved everything and Edward Scissorhands.

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November 24, 2019 70 min

"Jerry and Elaine suspect Kramer's yogurt shop is causing their weight gain."
-Original Air Date: 11/4/1993-

This week we're talking about The Non-Fat Yogurt! We also cover the show trying to be edgy, a weird Rube Goldberg sequence and we TRY to make sense of how this episode is connected to Season 3.

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November 17, 2019 69 min

"George tries to capitalize on Jerry's date with a deaf woman."
-Original Air Date: 10/28/1993-

This week we're talking about The Lip Reader, Ted and his wife's nightmare Lyft in LA, "Nice Guy" Jerry Seinfeld and why George Costanza would be a meme in 2019.

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