The Glasses

Season 5, Ep 3, Aired 9/30/93
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  • Episode Description
  • George's glasses are stolen at the health club. While helping him pick a new pair, Elaine is bitten by a dog and fears she has rabies. Kramer helps George and Jerry get discounts or glasses and an air conditioner. Meanwhile, Jerry suspects his girlfriend is cheating on him with his cousin.

  • 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

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • George: I gotta get out of this city. Jerry: So you're tunneling to the center of the earth?

    • Kramer: (to the optometrist) You wouldn't even have any teeth if it wasn't for me taking you over to Joe's Fruit Stand and stuffing cantaloupe down your throat!

    • Jerry: (to George) I don't know what to believe. You're eatin' onions, you're spottin' dimes, I don't know what the hell is going on!

    • George: I was spottin' those raccoons… Jerry: They were mailboxes, you idiot. I didn't have the heart to tell you.

    • Elaine: Do I need a shot? Doctor: Not shot. Dog bite. Woof woof, not bang bang.

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    Notes (8)

    • This is the first episode of the series to be dedicated to the memory of someone.

    • This is the only episode where Jerry's cousin Jeffrey affects a storyline.

    • On the Season 5 DVD, there is a deleted scene in which Amy, ironically, actually is making out with Jerry's cousin Jeffrey.

    • Rance Howard (Ron Howard's father) who plays the blind man in this episode, returns in Season 7 as the farmer in "The Bottle Deposit (2)".

    • This is the first episode written by legendary Seinfeld writers: Tom Gammill and Max Pross.

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    Trivia (4)

    • This is the second mention of Kramer's friend Bob Saccamano. The first was in season three's "The Heart Attack".

    • When Elaine is exhibiting symptoms of rabies, Kramer says that it's the same thing that happened to his friend Bob Sacamano, and adds that rabies is fatal. However, Bob Sacamano is mentioned in several future episodes, so he mustn't have died of rabies.

    • Elaine calls Kramer a "hipster doofus". This is the same name Kramer says he was called by the handicapped woman in Season 4's The Handicap Spot." Oddly, in that episode, Elaine wasn't present when Kramer shared the story with Jerry and George.

    • One of the very few early episodes where the bike hanging in hallway is a blue/silver cannondale, instead of the notorious green klein. Also there is a picture behind this bike, and there is usually a bookshelf behind the klein.

    Allusions (2)

    • Jerry: "It's Howdy Doody time". (...) Kramer: "Right this way, Mr. Doody". Jerry's line was used in the children's show Howdy Doody. Kramer's line was made popular by co-creator Larry David on the show Fridays.

    • George spotting a dime on the far side of Jerry's apartment and then picking it up to prove he can see without glasses, alludes to a scene in "The Great Escape" (1963): Colin Blythe, "The Forger" (Donald Pleasence), is nearly blind, so stages a deception wherein he spots and then picks up a pin to prove he can see well enough to participate in the escape.

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