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Leifer, who wrote or cowrote a number of episodes for the show, has said only some elements of the backstory of the character — that she and Seinfeld had dated and have remained good friends since the relationship ended — relate to her.
According to Seinfeld's biography written by Jerry Oppenheimer , Elaine was based in part on Susan McNabb who was dating Seinfeld when the character was created , though eventually named after friend and fellow comic Elayne Boosler.
Also, the character was partially based on Monica Yates, daughter of novelist Richard Yates , whom Larry David once dated, and they remained good friends after they broke up. She's 'one of the boys', and despite the troubles they go through as a group, she remains the closest female friend to the main male cast throughout the series.
Her traits are usually edgy and neurotic and she has a tendency to easily get angry with almost everybody, and has a habit of shoving people when displaying extreme emotion. She's ruined her friends' ambitions, like throwing George's hairpiece out the window after trying to explain the irony behind it in " The Beard " or revealing what Jerry said in " The Cheever Letters " about the " panties her mother laid out for her".
Elaine is a serial dater, a trait lampooned in " The Sponge ", where she's desperate to buy a cache of discontinued contraceptive sponges before existing stock become unavailable.
She coins the word "spongeworthy" debating her then-boyfriend's prospects of intimacy at the expense of her inventory. For example, in " The Stall ", Elaine is dating Tony, a very good-looking athletic type.
After a rock climbing accident mangles Tony's face, Elaine admits to Jerry that she can't date somebody who's unattractive and wonders how long she's obligated to stay with him post-accident. Elaine also is attracted to men with lucrative jobs, especially doctors. Generally, her hair was long with curls or waves, but underwent changes since Season 5.
In early seasons, she had long, curly, brown hair and usually wore her hair half-up, framing her forehead with a slight bouffant. By Season 7, her hair darkened and her hairstyle matured resulting in a more modern look for the rest of the series, even wearing it straight in " The Wait Out " and " The Invitations ".
There are a few episodes where her hair is discussed in relation to the plot. In " The Strike ", it's damaged when affected by steam. In " The Movie " George describes Elaine as having "a big wall o' hair". In the first three seasons, she often wears floral, collared, mid-calf length, button-down dresses with white ankle socks and oxfords. She also often wears high-waisted, tapered black jeans or pants and a bright blazer.
For work, she dresses more formally. Peter Mehlman reveals on audio commentary in " The Sponge " and " The Betrayal " that female fans favor the brown leather jacket that she wears from Season 7 onward. Occasionally, she's entirely out of her usual attire, as in "The Betrayal" when she wears an Indian outfit and hairstyle and " The Millennium " where she dons Mayan dress. Elaine also wears glasses at times, usually during work hours.
Although she's friends with George, Elaine tends to be combative with him. Still, Elaine sees him as a good friend: The portrayal of Elaine as smarter and more successful than George is occasionally reversed for comic effect: In " The Opposite ", George finds success and happiness doing the opposite of whatever his instincts tell him, while normally successful Elaine falls on hard times.
In " The Abstinence ", George becomes smarter while not having sex, but Elaine gets dumber. She sometimes goes to Kramer for help. She asks him and Newman to help her get rid of a neighbor's dog in " The Engagement ".
In " The Slicer ", she asks him first to lose power at her neighbors' house and also feed the cat with meat. In " The Watch " she asks him to pose as her boyfriend so she can dump Dr.
Reston, her controlling psychiatrist boyfriend. In " The Soup Nazi ", she asks him to watch an armoire for her on the street until she can move it in the following day. The only conflict is in " The 7 " over a girl's bicycle where Newman is the judge over the dispute. Elaine is the only main character not to own a car. In " The Burning " she borrows then-boyfriend David Puddy's. Also, it's revealed that she's a horrible driver who slams on the brakes and wildly steers the car.
Elaine also has a very refined taste in film, citing many movies, plays and characters throughout the series. She has a particular affection for A Streetcar Named Desire. In " The Pen ", Elaine shows her love for the movie when she becomes unintentionally high on muscle relaxers and repeatedly screams "Stella" at a fancy awards dinner for Morty Seinfeld in Florida.
In " The Fusilli Jerry " Elaine describes David Puddy , her new on and off again boyfriend, as a man who comes home "dripping with animal sexuality" after Jerry says that dating his mechanic is "such a huge turn off.
Later in the same episode, she tries Weekend at Bernie's II which is a Gene pick recommended by Kramer and which she hates. In " The Boyfriend ", Elaine reveals her disgust for smokers, which helps lead to a breakup with Keith Hernandez. Her dislike of smoking also leads to an argument with a fortune-teller in " The Suicide ". She's also seen smoking a cigar in " The Blood ", but only to make herself look bad in front of the mom of the child she's babysitting.
In " The Maid ", Elaine has a phone serviceman in her apartment to change the apartment's phone number in response to receiving numerous attempted faxes meant for Kramer. Plot[ edit ] In a movie theater restroom, Elaine , realizing her stall does not have any toilet paper , asks the woman in the next stall Jami Gertz to give her some.
The woman refuses, claiming she "can't spare a square. Elaine returns to her seat with her boyfriend Tony Dan Cortese. The two women vent about the stall incident to their dates.
Jerry is fed up with Kramer using his phone to call phone sex lines. Elaine tells Jerry about the stall incident. Jerry realizes that the woman Elaine was bickering with was Jane and talks his way out of a double date with Elaine and Tony, since Elaine boasts that she will recognize the woman's voice if she hears it again.
George idolizes Tony, claiming that "He's such a cool guy"; Jerry, Elaine, and Kramer poke fun at him for being so obsessed with Tony with Kramer going so far by saying George is "in love" with him.
Jerry thinks that Elaine dates Tony only because he is physically attractive, and that Tony is a "male bimbo ", or a "mimbo" for short; Elaine denies this.
Sometime later, Elaine calls Jerry on his buzzer to tell him she's coming up, while Jane is there. Jerry disguises Jane's voice by giving her many pieces of gum, muffling her voice to an unrecognizable level. George wants to hang out more with Tony and offers to go bowling , but Tony suggests rock climbing in order to feel the adrenaline; George reluctantly agrees with Tony's offer.