The Fire

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (16)

  • Jerry: There's no precedent, baby! George: What, are you using my babies now?

  • Jerry: (after Toby heckled him) Booing and hissing are not part of the show. You boo puppets. You hiss villains in silent movies.

  • Kramer: (talking about Toby) Oooh, she's a package full of energy. Elaine: Yeah, she's a package full of something.

  • George: Go fold your little balloon animals, Eric. Eric… What kind of name is that for a clown?

  • Toby: Look, I have goose bumps. Touch! Touch them!

  • Jerry: Men don't care what's on TV, men only care what else is on TV.

  • George: You did all this for a pinkie toe? Kramer: Well, it's a valuable appendage.

  • Kramer: Then, everybody is screaming because the bus driver is passed out from all the commotion. The bus is out of control! So I grab him by the collar, take him out of the seat. I get behind the wheel and now I'm driving the bus! George: You’re Batman. Kramer: Yeah, yeah I am Batman. Then the mugger, he comes to and he starts choking me. So I'm fighting him off with one hand, and I kept driving the bus with the other, you know. Then, I managed to open up the door and I kicked him out the door, you know. With my foot, you know, at the next stop. Jerry: You kept making all the stops? Kramer: Well, people kept ringing the bell.

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Trivia (8)

  • Jerry's jokes are about men and women watching TV. They were also the opening act for the season 2 episode "The Baby Shower".

  • An almost running gag of this episode was Jerry saying "Baby", which is George's catchphrase. What wasn't noticed, was that at one point, he said "It's gold, baby". "It's gold" is Kenny Bania's catchphrase.

  • In real life, Kramer's way to save Toby's pinky toe couldn't work: Direct exposure to ice would damage the toe's nerve endings, making its reattachment impossible. To effectively preserve a severed appendage in ice, the appendage must be in a protective plastic bag to avoid direct contact with the ice.

  • When George is sitting in the back of the ambulance after fleeing the fire, the children yell at him for leaving them behind. However, you can see that several of the children are smiling.

  • Annoyed that Toby got the promotion because of her pinkie-toe, Elaine rants about how stupid and useless the pinkie-toe is. However, only a few episodes earlier, in "The Conversion," Elaine tells her podiatrist boyfriend how much she loves feet and the pinkie-toe in particular.

  • The character Ronnie (played by Dom Irrera) wears a Boston Bruins jersey with the name "Irrera" written on the back.

  • When Jerry gives George the magazine with his review inside, we see Jerry flip through the magazine and land on a page with a black background, with the left page facing up. However, in the next shot, he hands the magazine to George with a white sheet facing up on the left side of the magazine, and in the shot after, George is miraculously reading on the right page of the magazine without flipping the magazine over!

  • Jerry asks George if he knocked over Robin when he was knocking down everyone, trying to get out of the apartment. George claims that he did knock her down...but when George runs out the door, you can clearly see Robin run in from the bottom right corner of the screen in a red sweatshirt, showing that she never was knocked down by George.

Allusions (1)

  • (Jerry has turned the tables on a heckler by going to her place of work to heckle her) Prop Comic: Jerry, you're like Rosa Parks. You opened the door for all of us. Rosa Parks was the black woman who in 1955 refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. Her action inspired the civil rights movement and brought about important changes in legislation.