George does very well in a job interview but is not told whether or not he is employed because his interview was interrupted by a phone call. George cannot inquire because of the positive comments his interviewer made during their meeting, so he faces a dilemma. He decides that the pros outweigh the benefits if he shows up to work.
In this humorous example showcasing the gap between the "real world" and theory, Thornton Melon challenges the assumptions that Dr. Barbay poses to the class about starting a new company. Thornton asks questions such as why they are building a factory instead of leasing one and what product they're selling. Dr. Barbay is not amused by his interjections.
George, Jerry, Elaine, and Kramer have a contest to see who can refrain from an unnamed activity the longest. Each posts a bond that they will lose if they are among the first three to indulge. Kramer makes it about 12 minutes. Elaine makes it a day or two.
A Kenny Rogers Roaster restaurant opens across the street from Kramer. He can't stand the red glare from Kenny's neon sign, and moves into Jerry's apartment. But he becomes hooked on Kenny's chicken, and eventually accepts the red glare in exchange for access to the chicken. When Kenny's shuts down, the lights go out, and Kramer's overall welfare falls—the benefits of the chicken outweighed the cost of the glare.