The Baby Shower

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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.

  • Kramer: Yeah, I eat the whole apple. The core, stem, seeds, everything.

  • Jerry: (to George) You're wearing the chocolate shirt!

  • George: She doesn't deserve a baby shower. She deserves a baby monsoon. She deserves Rosemary's Baby.

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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.