The 'good samaritan law' was what led the four characters of Seinfeld
to be arrested in a small town. They were standing around during a brief stopover on their way to Paris
when they happened to witness an obese man getting robbed. Instead of helping him in any way, our four protagonists
stood on the sidewalk across from the robbery
and gawked at it. Kramer even filmed the scenario on his new camcorder
, thus recording not only the group's utter disdain for the poor victim but the tasteless comments they (mostly George) made throughout the event.
When it was over the four were walking slowly away, bored and disappointed
that the spectacle was over and wondering what could entertain
them next, when the obese man who'd been robbed brought a police officer
over. They were arrested under the 'good samaritan law' and later brought to trial, at which the plaintiffs
brought numerous character witnesses
to the stand to help illustrate just how shallow these people actually were.
This was the perfect vehicle for the final episode of the show; a brief recap of the many hilarious situations they'd been in throughout earlier episodes. Countless characters were brought in who had in some way been hilariously privy to the selfish actions and attitudes of our Seinfeld
, until they were eventually thrown in jail for their lifetimes of shallowness and the show came to a final close.