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Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (19)

  • Elaine: A bird ran into my giant freak-head. Jerry: What giant freak-head? Elaine: The one that sits atop my disproportionately puny body. I'm a walking candy apple!

  • Alan: (to Elaine) You've got a big head. It's too big for your body.

  • George: (about Mr. Eldridge) Even if he did suffer, that was, like, forty years ago! What has he been doing lately? I've been suffering for the past thirty years up to and including yesterday!

  • Newman: Hawaii... The most sought-after postal route of them all. The air is so dewy-sweet you don't even have to lick the stamps.

  • Kramer: No doctors for me. A bunch of lackeys and yes-men all towing the company line. Plus, they botched my vasectomy. Jerry: They botched it? Kramer: I'm even more potent now!

  • Jerry: Did you find out who stabbed him? Elaine: Yeah, it turns out it was his ex-girlfriend. Jerry: Well, you're not going near this hooligan anymore. Elaine: Well, I don't know. I mean, think about it, Jerry. There must be something exciting about this guy if he can arouse that kind of passion. I mean, to be stab-worthy. You know, it's kind of a compliment. Jerry: Yeah, too bad he didn't get shot. He could have been the one.

  • Jerry: (about Elaine's blind date) They like to call it a set-up now. I guess the blind people don't like being associated with all those losers.

  • Jerry: (about George's new apartment) So, it's a two-bedroom one-bath make-your-friends-hate-ya?

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Notes (1)

  • Wayne Knight receives the "With" credit.

Trivia (6)

  • When George recounts the unfortunate events of his life to the rental board, he tells them about real on-screen events from "The Subway" (season 3), "The Limo" (season 3), "The Hamptons" (season 5), "The Rye" (season 7), and "The Invitations" (season 7).

  • George reveals to be 34 even though he gave his age as 33 in "The Heart Attack" which was 6 years ago.

  • When George is telling the tenants committee the story of his life, he mentions "the water I had been swimming in was very cold, and when I dropped the towel… there had been… significant shrinkage". This is obviously a reference to "The Hamptons", in which Rachel (then Jerry's girlfriend) walked in on him naked. BUT as you may remember, he hadn't dropped the towel; he took off his swimming trunks! Oops! But then again, I'm sure (owing to the fact that George is a whopping liar) that he just built that story for effect and didn't put any effort into going into true details.

  • Elaine eats more bread before seeing her stabbed boyfriend. She also does this in the episode when she has more Juji Fruits before going to the hospital to see her boyfriend.

  • Kramer says that a doctor botched his vasectomy. In "The Chinese Woman," our friend Cosmo is concerned about preserving the Kramer name. If he was the last male Kramer, why would he go for a vasectomy? Kramer got a vasectomy for Pam in "The Soul Mate". If you remember, he walks out at the end of the episode and looks as though he is in considerable pain. As a result, Jerry and Newman run out of the surgery.

  • When George is in his new apartment at the beginning of the episode the door says it is apartment number 608. When the head of the tenant association comes down to talk to him she says that Mr. Eldridge from Apt. 8C is getting the aparment. I grew up in NYC apartment buildings and I have never heard of a building using two ways to number their apartments.

Allusions (2)

  • Lassie:
    The scene where Kramer is trying to tell the police officers about Elaine stabbing Alan at the Old Mill Restaurant is a spoof of Lassie. Often in Lassie episodes someone—usually Timmy—would get into trouble by, for example falling down at the old mill. Lassie would then run to someone for help but being unable to speak, would find it difficult to explain the situation much as Kramer did while coughing.
    Also, Kramer takes dog medication in this episode and exhibits other canine behavior further facilitating his transformation into Lassie.

  • Jerry: Elaine, Newman is my sworn enemy, and he lives down the hall from my home. My home, Elaine! Where I sleep; where I come to play with my toys. Don Corleone says this in the 1974 film, "The Godfather, Part II", although it is worded slightly differently. He says it is where his wife sleeps and where his children come to play with their toys. The Don is referring to being shot at in his own house.