The Baby Shower

Season 2, Ep 10, Aired 5/16/91
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  • Episode Description
  • When Jerry goes out of town, Elaine uses his apartment for the baby shower of a woman George once dated. However, the party goes awry when Kramer shows up to install illegal cable, Jerry's trip is cancelled, and George intends to confront the mother-to-be for mistreating him on their date years earlier.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Larry Charles

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • The Baby Shower is more of a collection of OK scenes rather than a consistently solid episode.

    By oceanic6, Mar 27, 2008

  • Sometimes the road less travelled is less travelled for a reason.

    By amazingwebhead, Feb 05, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Kramer: Man, it's the nineties…it's Hammer time!

    • George: Someday, before I die, mark my words… I'm gonna tell that woman exactly what I think of her. I'll never be able to forgive myself until I do. Jerry: And if you do? George: I still won't be able to forgive myself, but at least it won't be about this.

    • Jerry: Explain to me how this baby shower thing works. Elaine: What do you wanna know? Jerry: Well, I mean, does it ever erupt into a drunken orgy of violence? Elaine: Rarely.

    • George: Every woman on the face of the Earth has complete control of my life and yet, I want them all. Is that irony?

    • Jerry: Sometimes the road less travelled is less travelled for a reason.

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    Notes (2)

    • Christine Dunford (Leslie), who is the woman for whom the baby shower is given and "unequivocally the worst date of [George's] life", later plays the acerbic saleswoman in "The Pie"

    • Bosco, the chocolate that stained George's sweater, is his ATM password in a later episode.

    Trivia (2)

    • At the end of the previous episode, Elaine and Jerry were still together; now, they're not.

    • CFH notes: The opening stand up bit in this episode by Jerry about "Men hunt and women nest" is used again in the actual show in an episode during Season 5 called "The Fire".

    Allusions (3)

    • Leslie: We just bought an apartment on Riverside Drive. Bernard Goetz's mother used to live there. Bernard Goetz was a radical American citizen who shot four muggers in self defence when they attempted to rob him.

    • Kramer: He's like the Sakharov of cable guys. Andrei Sakharov was an unsurpassed genius Russian scientist who spent his life researching and designing nuclear weapons for the USSR.

    • George: She deserves Rosemary's Baby. Rosemary's Baby was a Roman Polanski film made in 1968 about a woman who is raped by Satan and gives birth to his son.

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