Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
Although it was not the last episode shot for the show's fifth season -- that would be "The Hamptons," which aired second to last -- it makes sense that "The Opposite" aired last, as several turns of events set the stage for the sixth season. It all starts with George deciding to do the opposite of everything he would normally do. Once he puts the plan into action, the perennial loser suddenly sees things going well for himself. He gets a girlfriend, a job with the Yankees, and finally moves out of his parents house. Meanwhile, Jerry realizes that his luck is "even Steven," Kramer appears on Live! With Regis and Kathy Lee to promote his coffee-table book about coffee tables, and Elaine suddenly can't win, leading her to believe that she has switched places with George. Originally airing May 19, 1994, the fifth-season closer guest starred 3rd Rock From the Sun's French Stewart and featured the first appearance of the faceless George Steinbrenner, voiced by co-creator Larry David.