The Apology

Season 9, Ep 9, Aired 12/11/97
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  • Episode Description
  • George is obsessed with getting an apology from an acquaintance now working on step nine of Alcoholics Anonymous. Jerry is surprised when his girlfriend spends all her time naked. Elaine is annoyed when a female coworker is turned off by her germs. Kramer has a unique solution when he discovers he's spending too much time in the shower.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Jennifer Crittenden

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Is it deserving of it's score...?

    By titiembe, Dec 25, 2007

  • A good episode!

    By OeTvGreat, Aug 10, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Elaine: This food was in the shower with you? Kramer: Mmm hmm... I prepared it as I bathed.

    • Jerry: He took you to Rage-aholics? Why? George: Probably because this whole universe is against me! Jerry: I think you've got a little rage. George: I know. And now they want me to bottle it up. It makes me so mad!

    • George: (about Henke) Instead of an apology, he was be-boppin' and scattin' all over me.

    • Elaine: (about her co-worker) This is all in her mind, okay? She is insane. She thinks I made her sick because I coughed on her doorknob, rubbed her stapler in my armpit, and put her keyboard on my butt. Yeah... She's a whacko.

    • Kramer: (observing men in a gym shower) Oh yeah yeah, I'm watching you too, but this guy's really showing me something.

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    Notes (2)

    • This is Brian Levinson (Andy)'s final on-screen role.

    • James Spader (Hanky) was credited as a "Special Appearance".

    Trivia (8)

    • At the end of the episode it says that Michael Fishman played Gregg, and while Michael was in the episode, you never heard his name, he was only in one scene asking for ice cream

    • Peggy is presented as a germaphobe, but in reality she isn't -- she is merely concerned about catching something from Elaine because of Elaine's promiscuous lifestyle. For example, Peggy readily drinks water from the bottle that Walter has just drunk from, not the act of a germaphobe.

    • Jerry gives Kramer a steak from the fridge even though in "The Robbery" Jerry says he never carries meat in his fridge.

    • When Elaine laughs at George for telling the "you'll stretch the neck out" story, she says "You do have a big head." Apparently she would know, because in the previous season's "The Andrea Doria" episode, Elaine was told she had a big head by her ex-boyfriend, a cab driver and a man on a park bench.

    • When George is tricked into going to ragaholics anonymous, the actor playing the man at the podium speaking is David Dunard, you may also see him way back in Season 3 "The Parking Garage", he played the security guard who caught Jerry and George urinating in the parking lot. He also makes an appearance in the series finale, playing his security guard character again.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Jerry: (to George, referring to Melissa) Well, I hit the wall yesterday with Lady Godiva. She did a full body flex on a pickle jar. Lady Godiva was an English noblewoman. According to legend, she rode naked on horseback through the streets of Coventry, England to protest her husband's excessive taxation of the townspeople.

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      Three scenes, three primate references: Talking at Monk's, Elaine calls the male body "simian." In the next scene, when Jerry and Melissa are talking about nudity, she sees him as a lantern-jawed, head-scratching ape. In the scene after that, Jerry is peeling and eating a banana while talking on the phone.

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