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180 Trivia Tidbits for All 180 Episodes of ‘Seinfeld’


“Wow, 9 years, 180 exhibits, the identical 12 packing containers of cereal and tens of millions and tens of millions of {dollars}.”

That’s how Jerry Seinfeld launched the final half of the ultimate Seinfeld clip present, which aired simply earlier than the finale. Whereas the sequence was by no means one to get sentimental, for followers, it’s arduous to not be greatly surprised by the sheer breadth of the episodes and the laughs they offered. 100 and eighty exhibits is a shocking accomplishment, and so, we assembled 180 trivia tidbits — one per episode — in an try to seize simply how massive Seinfeld was — and nonetheless is.

The Seinfeld Chronicles’

The Seinfeld pilot didn’t characteristic Elaine, as her character wasn’t created but, however it did have a fourth forged member. Lee Garlington performed Claire, the waitress at Pete’s Luncheonette (the precursor to Monk’s).

‘The Stake Out’

This was the primary episode to characteristic Jerry’s mother and father. Liz Sheridan performed Jerry’s mom Helen, however Barney Martin didn’t play his father but. At first, that honor went to Phil Burns, who Larry David determined was too laid-back for future appearances.

‘The Theft’

Whereas Elaine was in “The Stake Out,” this episode was shot first, that means “The Theft” was Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ first efficiency as Elaine.

The Inventory Tip

To have fun his victory after scoring massive on a stock-market funding, George smoked a cigar. Nevertheless, in Season 4, when George acquired Cuban cigars from Susan’s father, he advised Jerry that they made him sick.

The Ex-Girlfriend

This episode was delayed per week due to the beginning of the Gulf Conflict.

The Pony Comment

Each “The Pony Comment” and “The Deal” have been nominated for Excellent Writing in a Comedy Sequence on the 1991 Emmys, making them the primary of 11 episodes to obtain such a distinction. Sadly, they misplaced out to an episode of Murphy Brown, which Seinfeld later crossed over with in Season Three.

The Jacket

This was the primary and solely look of Elaine’s father, performed by veteran actor Lawrence Tierney. Whereas David and Seinfeld preferred him within the half, his weird habits backstage triggered them by no means to ask him again. Throughout manufacturing of the episode, he pocketed a butcher knife from the set of Jerry’s kitchen and when Seinfeld confronted him about it, he pulled it out and held it over Seinfeld in a threatening movement.

The Cellphone Message

The rankings for this episode have been so low — with “solely” 13 million viewers — that Seinfeld was positioned on a two-month hiatus after it aired.

The Condominium

“The Condominium” was the primary time Elaine did her well-known “Get Out” shove.

The Statue

George mentioned he broke his mom’s statue as a toddler when he was utilizing it as a microphone singing “MacArthur Park.” In an earlier draft of the script, the track was “There Ain’t No Remedy for the Summertime Blues.”

The Revenge

That is Newman’s first look. Nevertheless, he solely seems off-screen, threatening to leap off the constructing. He was initially voiced by David, however Wayne Knight later recorded over David’s efficiency when this episode entered syndication. 

The Coronary heart Assault

This episode marked the primary point out of Kramer’s unseen pal, Bob Sacamano, as Kramer recounted a botched hernia operation Bob had.

The Deal

“The Deal,” which featured Jerry and Elaine understanding a “buddies with advantages” association, was written in response to notes from NBC asking the present to pair up Jerry and Elaine. There have been delicate digs on the community all through, like when Kramer says, “Boy, I actually preferred you two higher once you weren’t a pair.” The episode ended with them collectively, however by the following episode, they have been cut up up once more with out clarification.

The Child Bathe

Author Larry Charles mentioned he was emulating Quentin Tarantino for the dream sequence the place Jerry was shot over having unlawful cable.

The Chinese language Restaurant

NBC held “The Chinese language Restaurant” for months, fearing the episode could be a catastrophe because it by no means left the one set. It’s now extensively thought-about to be one of many present’s greatest episodes.

The Busboy

In accordance with Seinfeld Secrets and techniques: An Insider Scoop In regards to the Present, Citadel Rock govt Glenn Padnick approached Seinfeld after this episode as a result of his character didn’t have his personal story. Padnick advised Seinfeld he was being too beneficiant along with his co-stars and to all the time embrace a narrative for his character.

The Notice

Apart from the pilot, “The Notice” is the one episode to characteristic a unique theme track, as scatting feminine vocalists have been added to the usual Seinfeld theme. NBC wasn’t knowledgeable of this variation, nevertheless, so that they switched it again with the following episode.

The Reality

This was the primary Seinfeld episode to be written by a feminine author (Elaine Pope).

The Pen

Happening in Florida with Jerry and Elaine visiting Jerry’s mother and father, this was the one episode with out George. Kramer was additionally absent, however he was lacking in “The Chinese language Restaurant” in addition to his character was solely confined to scenes within the condo constructing throughout that point.

The Canine

No actual canine barks have been used for Farfel, the annoying canine. Farfel was performed by voice actor Tom Williams, who did voice work for cartoons like Batman: The Animated Sequence and films like Rover Dangerfield.

The Library

Philip Baker Corridor, who performed Lt. Bookman in “The Library,” mentioned his “life modified considerably” from the looks, because it was the position individuals most frequently acknowledged him for.

The Parking Storage

The ultimate scene, the place Kramer’s automotive gained’t begin after hours of looking for it, was unplanned. Initially, Kramer was supposed to begin the automotive and drive away, however the prop automotive wouldn’t begin, making for a a lot funnier ending.

The Café

Babu’s finger-wagging as he says, “You unhealthy man, you very very unhealthy man,” grew to become a working gag on the Seinfeld set for years after this episode aired.

The Tape

Dartmouth School used “The Tape,” together with the Simpsons episode “Bart the Normal,” in a research concerning the mind’s response to humorous content material. 

The Nostril Job

This was the primary episode the place Kramer glided by his alter ego, Dr. Von Nostrand.

The Stranded

This episode was taped throughout Season Two, however as a result of David was sad with it, it was held till the following season.

The Alternate Facet

That is Seinfeld’s least favourite episode, as he mentioned he was uncomfortable with the scenes the place they have been feeding a personality who lately had a stroke.

The Purple Dot

Alexander’s favourite line as George comes from “The Purple Dot.” When his boss confronted him about having intercourse with the cleansing girl in his workplace, George mentioned, “Was that unsuitable? Ought to I not have achieved that? I inform you, I gotta plead ignorance on this factor, as a result of if anybody had mentioned something to me in any respect after I first began right here that that form of factor was frowned upon… , as a result of I’ve labored in a whole lot of places of work, and I inform you, individuals try this on a regular basis.”

The Subway

For the primary time, George was in comparison with the Loss of life of a Salesman character Biff Loman, who George known as the “greatest loser within the historical past of American literature.”

The Pez Dispenser

This episode featured the primary point out of Kramer’s cologne thought, “The Seashore.”

The Suicide

“The Suicide” was Knight’s first look as Newman.

The Repair-Up

“The Repair-Up,” written by Charles and Pope, was the primary of simply two episodes to win an Emmy for Excellent Writing. The opposite was “The Contest.”

The Boyfriend: Half One

Earlier than guest-starring within the two-part “The Boyfriend,” New York Mets legend Keith Hernandez had by no means seen Seinfeld.

The Boyfriend: Half Two

Seinfeld needed Hernandez because the baseball participant within the episode as a result of Hernandez was his favourite participant. (Seinfeld, in fact, is a big Mets fan.)

The Limo

Suzanne Snyder, who performed the Hitler-loving “Eva” in “The Limo” would later return as Poppie’s daughter.

The Good Samaritan

This was the one episode directed by Alexander.

The Letter

The well-known portrait of Kramer from “The Letter” was painted by Larry Salk, who painted the posters for a lot of movies together with Superman III and Home of Wax. Salk died in 2004.

The Parking House

The actor who performed the driving force of the ice-cream truck in “The Parking House” was Michael Costanza, Seinfeld’s pal and the inspiration behind George’s final identify.

The Keys

In “The Keys,” Kramer appeared in an episode of Murphy Brown, a present created by Diane English. To repay the favor of doing the crossover, David and Seinfeld later appeared as themselves in English’s different sequence, Love & Conflict.

The Journey: Half One

This was the primary episode for Ruth Cohen, who performed the cashier at Monk’s. She would go on to seem within the background of practically each episode after this, making her Seinfeld’s most recurring visitor star with 101 appearances in all.

The Journey: Half Two

Elaine doesn’t seem in both a part of “The Journey” (to California) as a result of Louis-Dreyfus was on maternity depart on the time.

The Pitch

George’s eventual fiancé, Susan Ross, first appeared in “The Pitch.”

‘The Ticket

“The Ticket” aired simply after “The Pitch” as an hour-long particular. Sarcastically, the 2 earlier episodes, each components of “The Journey,” didn’t air collectively.

‘The Pockets

Morty misplaced his pockets on this episode. It could be discovered 18 episodes later within the Season 4 finale, “The Pilot.”

‘The Watch’

Jerry talked about “The Bizarro World” on this episode, 4 seasons earlier than “The Bizarro Jerry.”

‘The Bubble Boy’

George acquired into an argument with the Bubble Boy on this episode over a misprint on a Trivial Pursuit card. A while later, the true Trivial Pursuit based mostly a query on this scene.

The Cheever Letters’

“The Cheever Letters” marked the primary of a number of appearances by Susan’s mother and father.

The Virgin’

This episode marked the primary skilled writing credit score for the Farrelly Brothers.

The Contest

“The Contest” is David’s favourite episode. “That present modified one thing about how we have been perceived in tv land,” he has mentioned. “It actually catapulted us to a different place. It moved us to a different stage. And the present acquired far more widespread after that episode.”

The Airport

This was one in all many episodes the place David had a cameo. He performed the voice of the man on the airplane who ordered a kosher meal.

The Choose

Newman seems for simply 13 seconds on this episode, when he instantly observed Elaine’s unintended nipple publicity on her Christmas card.

The Film

This episode marked the primary time the film Rochelle, Rochelle was talked about.

The Visa

When Brian George, who performed Babu Bhatt, first acquired the script for his second episode, “The Visa,” he was excited as a result of Babu was working at Monk’s and he figured Babu would grow to be a recurring character. Nevertheless, as he saved studying, he was quickly dissatisfied to study that Babu was getting deported.

The Sneakers

This was the primary episode the place Seinfeld grew to become an everyday a part of NBC’s Thursday night time comedy lineup.

The Outing

When Estelle Harris was unavailable to movie a scene through the taping of this episode in entrance of an viewers, The Nanny’s Fran Drescher stood in for her. Harris then filmed her scenes later.

The Outdated Man

The outdated man’s identify on this episode was “Sid Fields,” named for an actor on The Abbott and Costello Present, which Seinfeld has usually cited as an affect on Seinfeld.

The Implant

On this episode, Kramer claimed to see writer Salman Rushdie on the health club. Rushdie would later seem on Curb Your Enthusiasm.

The Junior Mint

A considerably bigger York Peppermint Patty was used rather than a Junior Mint for the scene by which the Junior Mint is falling.

The Smelly Automotive

Author Peter Mehlman mentioned the smelly automotive storyline was based mostly on one thing that basically occurred to a pal of his.

The Handicap Spot

This was the primary episode with Frank Costanza. Nevertheless, actor John Randolph (learn: not Jerry Stiller) initially had the half. The scenes with Frank have been reshot for syndication.

The Pilot: Half One

Larry Hankin, who performed Tom Pepper, the actor taking part in Kramer within the pilot Jerry and George made, auditioned for the a part of Kramer for the unique casting name of Seinfeld, dropping out to Michael Richards.

The Pilot: Half Two

In an interview with Cracked, Hankin mentioned of Richards, “Despite the fact that I used to be imitating him, I by no means actually labored with him on the half. See, Michael is bizarre. He’s bizarre like I’m bizarre. Michael would rehearse in non-public, and he doesn’t like to present away his humor. He doesn’t love to do what he’s going to do on-screen in rehearsal — he’ll do one thing else.”

The Mango

The unique title for this episode was “The Orgasm.”

The Puffy Shirt

The puffy shirt from this episode now hangs within the Smithsonian Museum.

The Glasses

This was one in all three episodes by which Kramer was known as a “hipster doofus.” The others have been “The Handicap Spot” and “The Film.”

‘The Sniffing Accountant

This episode was impressed by Seinfeld’s real-life accountant, who stole $50,000 from him.

‘The Bris

This was the final episode the place the viewers applauded when Kramer entered the room. After it occurred on and off since episode 24, David begged stay audiences to not do it anymore, because it disrupted the present’s comedic timing.

‘The Lip Reader

Marlee Matlin appeared as Laura, the lip reader, on this episode. Nevertheless, a poster of Matlin within the present Cheap Doubts might beforehand be seen within the places of work of NBC.

‘The Non-Fats Yogurt

A central plot level on this episode was the New York Metropolis mayoral race between Rudy Giuliani and David Dinkins. Not like Giuliani, who was featured within the episode, Dinkins didn’t need to seem and scenes with a Dinkins spokesperson have been shot as an alternative (although they have been by no means used as a result of Giuliani gained). Phil Morris, who would later play Jackie Chiles, was forged as that spokesperson. Some speculate that, had Giuliani misplaced the race, Morris would by no means have grow to be Jackie Chiles, although a number of actors would play two characters on Seinfeld.

‘The Barber

Rather than the usual Seinfeld theme, choices from The Barber of Seville have been used on this episode.

‘The Masseuse

On this episode, Elaine dated a person with the identical identify as a serial killer: Joel Rifkin. Among the many new names she recommended is O.J. Sarcastically, O.J. Simpson could be accused of homicide just some months later.

The Cigar Retailer Indian

In “The Cigar Retailer Indian,” Estelle discovered a condom wrapper in her mattress, revealing that George had intercourse there. Nevertheless, in keeping with the DVD extras of the episode, it was initially imagined to be a used condom, however that was deemed too gross.

The Stall’

This was one in all solely two episodes the place Jerry used his laptop. The opposite was “The Strongbox” in Season 9.

‘The Marine Biologist’

“George pulling out the golf ball on the finish of the marine biologist episode, that’s my favourite second from the whole sequence,” Seinfeld as soon as advised Uproxx.

‘The Pie’

When Jerry was pretending to be Elaine’s lawyer, he made point out of the case “Winchell vs. Mahoney.” This was a reference to the ventriloquist Paul Winchell and his dummy, Jerry Mahoney.

‘The Stand In’

In his interview with Cracked, Danny Woodburn mentioned of “The Stand In,” “I had one beef with the script — the ‘M-word’ in that first episode. Once they mentioned it, I didn’t need it to go unacknowledged. Initially, it was an informal point out by George, and there was no beat of Mickey going, ‘Hear pal!’ That was one thing I requested them to place in. At first, I improvised a speech that was possibly somewhat too preachy for them. They advised me, ‘We by no means do any form of ‘very particular’ episode.’ However I advised them, ‘I’ve a giant drawback with that phrase, and I must have a response.’ In order that they mentioned, ‘Okay, we’ll do one thing.’”

‘The Spouse’

Courteney Cox appeared on this episode simply six months earlier than the debut of Mates.

‘The Raincoats: Half One’

Decide Reinhold was nominated for an Emmy for his guest-starring position as Aaron, the shut talker.

‘The Raincoats: Half Two’

The inspiration for Jerry making out with a lady throughout Schindler’s Checklist took place when Seinfeld discovered that, whereas filming Schindler’s Checklist, Steven Spielberg would watch Seinfeld to raise his temper.

‘The Hamptons’

In MEL Journal’s oral historical past of “shrinkage,” Mehlman recalled how the phrase took place within the script, explaining, “I used to be scuffling with the script; the second act simply wasn’t coming collectively. So I used to be speaking to Larry, and he recommended, ‘What if — as an alternative of George attending to see Jerry’s girlfriend topless as a quid professional quo — what if she finally ends up seeing George bare and he’s simply come out of the pool?’ So I mentioned to Larry, ‘Oh, you imply, like, he’s acquired shrinkage?’ And Larry, along with his fireproof comedic brilliance, says to me, ‘Sure, shrinkage, and use that phrase rather a lot.’”

‘The Reverse’

“The Reverse” was David’s first time offering the voice for George Steinbrenner.

‘The Chaperone’

This was the primary episode directed by Andy Ackerman, who would go on to direct 87 episodes of Seinfeld. He changed Tom Cherones, who had directed 80 episodes within the first half of the present’s run.

‘The Massive Salad’

Newman had dinosaur pillows on this episode, a reference to his position as Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park.

‘The Pledge Drive’

Louis-Dreyfus’ half sister, Lauren Bowles, performed a waitress on this episode.

‘The Chinese language Girl’

David appeared on this episode as a person in a cape.

‘The Sofa’

This episode marked Kramer’s two hundredth entrance.

‘The Gymnast’

Kramer talked about his concern of clowns on this episode. Within the film Drawback Little one, Richards performed a prison who additionally hates clowns.

‘The Soup’

To not be confused with “The Soup Nazi,” “The Soup” was a reference to Kenny Bania solely ordering a soup when Jerry took him out to dinner. This was Bania’s first look. 

‘The Mother and Pop Retailer’

In an interview, visitor star Jon Voight mentioned of this episode, “They constructed the script out of an expertise that the author (Tom Gammill) had the place he purchased a automotive as a result of it was offered to him as Jon Voight’s automotive that had a pencil in it, which turned out to be a physician named Jon Voight and it wasn’t me. It was all a part of the script. Once I got here to the set, the author mentioned, ‘Jon, might you do me a favor and stroll across the nook with me, I need to present you one thing.’ We walked across the nook at Warner Bros.’ backlot and he confirmed me a Lebaron, and he mentioned, ‘Did you ever personal this automotive?’ I mentioned, ‘No, I by no means did,’ and he was let down. So, the entire thing was that that they had this expertise of being offered this automotive that they thought was mine. It was very charming; the entire expertise gave us this memorable episode of Seinfeld.

‘The Secretary’

“The Secretary” made point out of the real-life MLB strike, which started in August 1994 and lasted seven months.

‘The Race’

This was the one episode, apart from clips exhibits, to interrupt the fourth wall, when Jerry mentioned, “Perhaps I’ll, Lois, possibly I’ll,” on the finish of the episode.

‘The Change’

It was in “The Change” that we lastly discovered that Kramer’s first identify was “Cosmo.”

‘The Label Maker’

This episode popularized the phrase “regift.”

‘The Scofflaw’

That is the primary of two episodes the place George wears a toupee. The opposite is “The Beard,” which is the following episode in continuity, regardless that they have been separated by the two-part “The Highlights of 100” clip present.

‘The Highlights of 100: Half One’

The primary clip proven on this episode is the salsa dialog from “The Pitch,” because it led to George’s thought of “a present about nothing.”

‘The Highlights of 100: Half Two’

“The Highlights of 100” two-parter have been the primary episodes of Seinfeld to not open with Jerry doing stand-up. As a substitute, it opened with him speaking to the viewers, introducing the clip present.

‘The Beard’

Through the police lineup with Kramer, Kramer was going to interrupt into “The Hokey Pokey” on the finish of the scene, however the present couldn’t safe the music rights.

‘The Kiss Howdy’

Seinfeld author Carol Leifer had a cameo as a receptionist on this episode. Her and Seinfeld dated earlier than Seinfeld, and she impressed the character of Elaine.

‘The Doorman’

The doorman was performed by Seinfeld’s good pal Larry Miller, who auditioned for the a part of George however didn’t get it.

‘The Jimmy’

Bryan Cranston, who performed dentist Tim Whatley, improvised the half the place he took a success of the gasoline.

‘The Doodle’

“Mackinaw Peaches” have been a made-up breed of peach when this episode aired in 1995. Nevertheless, a brand new breed of peach was named “Mackinaw” in 2019 in honor of Seinfeld.

‘The Fusilli Jerry’

“The Fusilli Jerry” marked the primary look of Patrick Warburton as David Puddy.

‘The Diplomat’s Membership’

Elaine was fired by Mr. Pitt on this episode after working for him for lower than an entire season, making it the shortest lived of her three jobs on Seinfeld.

‘The Face Painter’

Jon Lovitz’s character Gary Fogel, from “The Scofflaw,” is revealed to have died on this episode. Whereas not seen, Jerry says he died in a automotive crash whereas adjusting his toupee.

‘The Face Painter’

This episode featured the primary look of John O’Hurley as J. Peterman.

‘The Engagement’

After having separated within the earlier season, Estelle and Frank Costanza have been revealed to be again collectively on this episode. Initially, Estelle was imagined to have a romance with bra salesman Sid Farkus for a number of episodes, however as actor Patrick Cronin revealed on The Place to Be: A Seinfeld Podcast, the storyline was deserted when Harris requested for extra money for the would-be season-long story arc.

‘The Postponement’

This was the primary non-clip present to not open with Jerry doing stand-up.

‘The Maestro’

“The Maestro” marked Phil Morris’ first look as Jackie Chiles.

‘The Wink’

Thomas Dekker performed the sick boy on this episode who needed Paul O’Neill to hit two dwelling runs. Dekker beforehand performed the boy Mickey stands in for in “The Stand In.”

‘The Sizzling Tub’

Steinbrenner talked about that “The Mick,” Mickey Mantle, by no means preferred him very a lot. Mantle died two months earlier than this episode aired.

‘The Soup Nazi’

Larry Thomas, who performed the Soup Nazi, advised Cracked his favourite soup IRL is white clam chowder.

‘The Secret Code’

Peterman’s first identify was revealed to be “Jacopo” in “The Secret Code.”

‘The Pool Man’

This episode was devoted to Rick Bolden, a musician who labored on the Seinfeld theme track.

‘The Sponge’

This episode initially had a B story about Kramer and Newman investing in a contraceptive firm. As a substitute, Kramer’s story grew to become about doing an AIDS stroll.

‘The Gum’

David performed a newsstand proprietor on this episode. It’s his ultimate on-screen look in Seinfeld.

‘The Rye’

In a DVD additional, Seinfeld cited “The Rye” as his favourite episode.

‘The Caddy’

Armin Shimerman, who performed the caddy, didn’t take pleasure in being on Seinfeld. He later known as the forged “non-communicative, ugly, non-responsive” and “insular.”

‘The Seven’

Newman will be noticed sporting a marriage ring throughout one scene on this episode. On the time, Knight was married to make-up artist Paula Sutor.

‘The Cadillac: Half One’

Marisa Tomei’s full identify is talked about 26 occasions over the course of this two-part episode.

‘The Cadillac: Half Two’

Whereas Seinfeld would all the time have a hand in writing the present, “The Cadillac” two-parter was the final time the place he was credited with writing an episode (he co-wrote this one with David).

‘The Bathe Head’

That is the episode that originated possibly probably the most beloved Seinfeld blooper ever, when Stiller couldn’t say “Del Boca Vista.”

‘The Doll’

This episode had the identical title as a Season Two episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Each additionally concerned the beheading of a doll.

‘The Friars Membership’

Richards’ expertise as an authorized diver got here in useful on this episode, as he was put right into a sack, thrown into water after which needed to escape.

‘The Wig Grasp’

Kramer’s pimp cane was a reproduction from the gothic cleaning soap opera Darkish Shadows.

‘The Bottle Deposit: Half One’

The farmer was performed by Ron Howard’s father, Rance Howard. He additionally appeared as a blind man in “The Glasses.”

‘The Bottle Deposit: Half Two’

When the farmer’s daughter shouted “Goodbye, Norman!” as Newman ran away from her father, the actress was truly flubbing the road. They saved it in, nevertheless, as her messing up Newman’s identify was funnier.

‘The Wait Out’

Richards damage his again within the scene the place Jerry was serving to him take away his denims.

‘The Invites’

This episode, which featured the dying of Susan, was David’s ultimate episode as showrunner and the final episode he wrote earlier than returning two seasons later for the finale.

‘The Basis’

“The Basis” was devoted to Marjorie Gross, a author on the present who died of ovarian most cancers in 1996.

‘The Bizarro Jerry’

Within the Cracked oral historical past of “The Bizarro Jerry,” author David Mandel defined that the man-hands story “was loosely based mostly on my now spouse. She has completely normal-sized fingers, however she grew up on a farm and he or she all the time mentioned her fingers have been ‘farmy’ in order that story grew out of that.”

‘The Little Kicks’

In Cracked’s dialog with Louis-Dreyfus, she revealed that folks do typically ask her to do the Elaine dance after they see her on the road. Nevertheless, she was certain to make clear, “I don’t do the dance. I don’t do it.”

‘The Fatigues’

The music utilized in Frank’s Military flashback was “Adagio for Strings,” which was additionally utilized in Platoon.

‘The Checks’

The physician on this episode was performed by slapstick comedian George Wallace, a detailed pal of Seinfeld. Wallace was additionally Seinfeld’s greatest man at his marriage ceremony.

‘The Rooster Roaster’

A deleted scene from this episode featured the silhouette of Mr. Marbles holding a knife over Jerry.

‘The Abstinence’

This episode generated one of the vital infamous bloopers from the sequence, when Jerry couldn’t get by way of the scene the place Kramer had been disfigured by smoking.

‘The Andrea Doria’

When George was telling the tragedy of his life story, he referred to quite a few occasions from earlier episodes, together with “The Subway,” “The Limo,” “The Hamptons,” “The Rye” and “The Invites.”

‘The Little Jerry’

The breed of hen that Little Jerry was is known as “Outdated English Recreation Bantam.”

‘The Cash’

Actor Sandy Baron, who performed Jack Klompus in a number of episodes, awoke from a coma just some days earlier than this episode was shot.

‘The Comeback’

A lot of this episode’s tennis scenes have been filmed outside beneath a large tent as there was an enormous rainstorm occurring throughout taping. The tent collapsed partway by way of manufacturing and an indoor set needed to be constructed to finish the tennis scenes.

‘The Van Buren Boys’

Jerry’s girlfriend on this episode was performed by Christine Taylor, who would go on to marry Stiller’s son, Ben, just some years later.

‘The Pothole’

Seinfeld has mentioned that “The Pothole” and “The Rye” have been probably the most enjoyable episodes to movie.

‘The English Affected person’

Lloyd Bridges, father of actors Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges, performed the a part of Izzy Mandelbaum in “The English Affected person” and “The Blood.” Speaking to MEL Journal about what the position meant to his father, Jeff Bridges mentioned, “I do know my dad was all the time sport and able to play. He was an exquisite comic, an exquisite actor who beloved to entertain.”

‘The Nap’

This was the primary time David had returned to Seinfeld to voice Steinbrenner since his departure on the finish of Season Seven.

‘The Yada Yada’

Talking about the origin of the “Yada Yada” story, Mehlman advised Cracked, “I had a random thought of a lunch I as soon as had with an editor who used the phrase ‘yada yada.’ It later occurred to me that ‘yada yada’ may very well be used to blanket over all kinds of sins. Regardless of the unhealthy components of a narrative have been, the opposite particular person didn’t have to listen to it.”

‘The Millenium’

Jerry dated a lady named Valerie, performed by Lauren Graham, on this episode. Graham would later play Bridget, a lady Larry dated for a number of episodes in Curb Your Enthusiasm.

‘The Muffin Tops’

The Peterman Actuality Tour story was impressed by Kenny Kramer, the person Kramer relies on. Seeking to capitalize on Seinfeld, Kenny Kramer started doing excursions round New York Metropolis speaking about his life.

‘The Summer season of George’

On taking part in the exaggerated model of herself on SeinfeldRaquel Welch mentioned it was “cathartic to play such a horrible ball breaker, however it’s additionally exhausting. I imply, I wouldn’t need to do it every single day.”

‘The Butter Shave’

Newman was studying the e-book Alive on this episode, which is about cannibalism. He additionally fantasized about consuming the butter-tanned Kramer.

‘The Voice’

“The Voice” was based mostly on a real-life story from author Spike Feresten, who imagined his girlfriend’s butt speaking to him. He talked about this to different writers on the present, and it grew to become one thing of an inside joke. When the girlfriend came upon, she had just about the identical offended response because the character within the episode.

‘The Serenity Now’

This episode was based mostly on real-life occasions skilled by author Steve Koren. Whereas driving along with his arguing mother and father, his father shouted out “Serenity now!” as a part of a rage-controlling train, and Koren questioned if shouting it was actually supposed to assist with rage.

‘The Blood’

“The Blood” author Dan O’Keefe mentioned that Izzy Mandelbaum wasn’t in his unique draft, however when his Jerry story wasn’t working, fellow author Jeff Schaffer recommended a narrative bringing again Lloyd Bridges’ aged health teacher.

‘The Junk Mail’

Wilford Brimley performed the Postmaster Normal on this episode. The scene the place he threatens Kramer was a reference to the film Absence of Malice the place he performed an Lawyer Normal in the same scene.

‘The Merv Griffin Present’

Seinfeld appeared on the true Merv Griffin Present in 1981.

‘The Slicer’

“The Slicer” marked the primary look of George’s ultimate boss, Kruger, performed by Daniel von Bargen.

‘The Betrayal’

For Cracked’s oral historical past of “The Betrayal,” Mandel mentioned that, initially, “we had a really completely different begin for the Kramer story. The episode was going to start by opening on Kramer’s tombstone, and also you have been going to seek out out that the one means Kramer might undo the FDR birthday want curse was to pretend his personal dying. That was the unique thought, however sooner or later or one other, a few different writers acquired in Jerry’s ear concerning the tombstone and satisfied him it was too massive. They have been fucking unsuitable, although, they usually’re fucking idiots, and I’ll by no means forgive them.”

‘The Apology’

Elaine’s curly hair returned on this episode.

‘The Strike’

Festivus was an IRL pretend vacation made up by author Dan O’Keefe’s father.

‘The Dealership’

In an interview for The Place to Be: A Seinfeld Podcast, Joel McCrary, who performed the sweet bar-stealing mechanic on this episode, mentioned that he was requested to not be an excessive amount of like David Puddy.

‘The Reverse Peephole’

This was the one episode the place we met Jerry and Kramer’s temperamental landlord Silvio, performed by Jon Polito.

‘The Cartoon’

After Kathy Griffin first appeared as Sally Weaver in “The Doll,” Griffin included Seinfeld into her stand-up act, calling him impolite. Seinfeld noticed the bit and thought it was hilarious. He then requested Griffin to reappear on the present by the use of a imply, insulting letter composed by him and the writers.

‘The Strongbox’

Kramer talked about that his Military discharge papers are in his strongbox. In actual life, Richards served within the Military as a medic in West Germany from 1970 to 1972. 

‘The Wizard’

Once we noticed the varied editions of the Del Boca Vista publication on this episode reporting on Kramer’s run for apartment board president, the smaller headlines have been all nods to David. They included “Larry David Will get Gap in One!,” “Larry David Hurts Elbow” and “Larry David By no means to Play Golf Once more.”

‘The Burning’

This episode was devoted to Lloyd Bridges, who died on March 10, 1998. His ultimate look on tv had been “The Blood.”

‘The Bookstore’

When Kramer and Newman have been hiring homeless males to drag rickshaws, one in all them launched himself as “Rusty.” Kramer advised him, “I as soon as knew a horse named Rusty,” referring to the horse he fed Beef-o-Reeno in “The Rye.”

‘The Frogger’

Whereas Kramer had a supporting position in George’s story in “The Frogger,” his personal story was lower for time. It concerned him courting a lady with using warning tape.

‘The Maid’

Kramer discovered himself on the intersection of 1st Avenue and 1st Road on this episode, which he known as “the nexus of the universe.” Presently, the Nexus Lounge will be discovered at that intersection. It was named for Kramer’s line.

‘The Puerto Rican Day’

This episode had 10 writers, which included each workers author on the present on the time. Seinfeld needed to present all of them yet another credit score earlier than David returned for the finale.

‘The Chronicle: Half One’

The primary montage of clips was set to the theme from Superman: The Film by John Williams. The very first clip was from simply the earlier episode, “The Puerto Rican Day,” exhibiting the 4 of them caught in site visitors.

‘The Chronicle: Half Two’

Within the second half of the clip present, Jerry launched the clips to the viewers very similar to he did for the primary half. Kramer then interrupted and retrieved him, briefly saying “Howdy” to the viewers, making Jerry and Kramer the one two characters to interrupt the fourth wall.

‘The Finale: Half One’

Seventy-six million individuals tuned into the finale of Seinfeld, making it the fourth most watched sequence finale ever after M*A*S*HCheers and The Fugitive.

‘The Finale: Half Two’

In 2014, Seinfeld defended the much-maligned finale, saying, “I used to be proud of the Seinfeld finale as a result of we didn’t need to do one other episode as a lot as we needed to have all people come again to the present we had a lot enjoyable with. It was a method to thank all the individuals who labored on the present through the years that we thought made the present work. I don’t imagine in making an attempt to alter the previous, however I’m very proud of it.”



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