The Diplomat's Club

Season 6, Ep 22, Aired 5/4/95
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  • Episode Description
  • After his quick trip to Ithaca, Jerry plans to meet a super model at an airport club, but his assistant, Katie, makes the trip a nightmare. Elaine says she will quit working for Mr. Pitt, but finds out that she's going to be in his will. She becomes a suspect when he overdoses his medication. George tries to prove to his boss that he is not a racist, when he says his boss looks like "Sugar" Ray Leonard. To prove it, he tries to find anyone who's black that will be his friend. While at the airport club, Kramer meets a rich Texan with whom he starts making bets. Kramer hasn't gambled in three years and when he begins to lose, he calls in Newman for reinforcement.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Tom Gammill

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Never perform stand up when your airplane pilot is in the audience.

    By comedyguy, Jan 08, 2006

  • Seinfeld Episode The Diplomat’s Club

    By CTUBauer24, Apr 22, 2007

  • Robb Capielo as the Pharmacist.

    By robbcapp, Feb 13, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Katie: Jerry, listen, just so you know, before we take off they're gonna tell us what to do in the vent of a crash- Jerry: Yes, I know. I've flown before. Katie: Oh good. I just didn't want you to freak out… The chance of a crash is very slim. Do you have to go to the bathroom?

    • George: Well, I wanna put a picture of me and my boss Mr. Morgan up at the office. Jerry: What for? George: They're reorganizing the staff, and I'm on thin ice with this guy as it is. Jerry: Isn't putting this guy's picture on your desk a little transparent? George: It better be.

    • Jerry: What's this little scam the airlines have goin' now with these special clubs? Hundred fifty dollars a year to sit in a room, eat peanuts, drink coffee and soda, and read magazines. Excuse me, but isn't this the flight? I already got four hours of this comin' to me… What am I paying for? How bout' an 'I got all my luggage club'? Can I get into that club? Where is that club? I would like to join that club. Airlines love to divide us into classes. You know like when you're sitting in coach, the stewardess always closes that stupid curtain. Always gives you that look, like, maybe if you would work a little harder…

    • Jerry: (to Bridgette) I'll meet you at the Diplomat's Club. I'll be the one without the big red sash.

    • Earl: (reading name on mail bag) David Berkowitz? Newman: The Son of Sam!! The worst mass murderer the post office ever produced!

    Notes (2)

    • This episode won the 1995 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production.

    • For his performance in this episode Jerry Seinfeld received a 1995 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

    Trivia (5)

    • At the end of the episode the rich Texan took back the cheque because he thought Kramer hustled him. However, when Kramer chose to match up Ithaca vs. Boston the rich Texan immediately chose Ithaca.

    • Goof: On the news report about Jerry and Katie's car accident, the newscaster says that they crashed into a pool "early this morning". However, it was dark out, and based on the progression of the story, it was clearly evening.

    • Goof: When Earl finds out that it had been a friend of Kramer's who delayed the flight in Ithaca, he grabs back the checks and rips them up. However, just a moment earlier he had mentioned that they were traveler's checks, which are as good as cash.

    • In his attempts to prove to Mr Morgan that he had black friends, George tracks down characters from two previous episodes. He first tries to watch another rented movie with Joe Temple, with whom he watched the film Breakfast At Tiffany's in "The Couch". He then invites out Karl the exterminator from "The Doodle".

    • When Elaine gets fired by Mr Pitt, we have a flash back sequence in which Elaine remembers some poignant and funny moments she has witnessed whilst in his employment. However, it ends with Mr Pitt, sporting a Hitler style 'tache giving a Nazi salute at a conference from a previous episode. How would Elaine remember this? She wasn't present at the conference.

    Allusions (1)

    • During the "Son of Sam" discussion: Newman: I took over his route. And boy, were there a lot of dogs on that route. Earl: Any of 'em talk to you? David Berkowitz, aka "Son of Sam", claimed that he was commanded to kill by his landlord's "evil" dog.

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