The comedy classic Seinfeld covered man topics on screen, so when I heard that their was an episode that the cast refused to tape I had to get more info.
So I found out that their was an episode about Elaine buying a gun to protect herself. The cast and the crew refused to shoot the episode, they didn’t think it was funny.
The episode was called The Bet and it would have been their ninth episode. They were going to place a bet on whether Elaine would buy a gun or not. Here is were the episode takes a turn to the not so funny side, Elaine would joke about shooting herself. The script also had Elaine referring to her being shot as The Kennedy, which pokes fun at the assassination of President Kennedy.
Good for the cast and crew for making a wise decision. Had they done that episode I don’t think they would have lasted long. Guns are never funny.
Over 100,000 people are shot in the USA every year and that number is quickly going up.