The Good Samaritan

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (12)

  • (Michael to Elaine over the phone) Michael: He's finished! I'm going to sew his ass to his face! I'm going to twist his neck so hard his lips will be his eyebrows! I'm going to break his joints, and reattach them!

  • Jerry: If you want to make a person feel better after they sneeze, you shouldn't say 'God bless you.' You should say 'You're so good looking!

  • Kramer: (about hit-and-run drivers) You know they're mentally disturbed. They should be sent to Australia.

  • George: I am speechless. Speechless! I have no speech. *later* Elaine: I am speechless! I am without speech.

  • George: Oh, my God. I must be crazy. What have I done? Robin: Oh no, what's wrong? George: What's wrong? I'll tell you what's wrong. I just committed adultery! Robin: You didn't commit adultery, I did. George: Oh, yeah. Robin: If I didn't do it with you, I would have done it with someone else. George: Well, I wouldn't want you to do that. You know there's a lot of losers out there. Robin: Maybe even someone who didn't say 'God bless you'.

  • Robin: *sneeze* George: *pauses* God bless you. Robin: Thank you. George: (motions to husband) I wasn't going to say anything, but then I could see that he wasn't going to open his mouth. *snorts*

  • Elaine: Michael called me today, and he asked me where Robin was. George: Yeah, okay. Elaine: And I said I hadn't seen her. George: What?! Elaine: No, no George! You don't understand! She didn't tell me she was using me as an excuse! Okay?! But then I realized what was going on, and I said that she left a note. Um, but he didn't really buy that. And then, and then he did mention your name. George: He mentioned my name?! What did he say?! Elaine: He said he was going to sew your @$$ to your face.

  • Jerry: Oh... a matador... Uno Momento Por Favor.

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Notes (3)

  • Jason Alexander was nominated for the 1993 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series for this episode.

  • This is the first and only episode of Seinfeld that Jason Alexander directed.

  • "Entertainment Tonight" refused to lend Seinfeld the theme tune for the show.

Trivia (5)

  • When George and Jerry are sitting down on the couch, both with a magazine, Jerry flips the page of his magazine rather sharply. When he holds it up to read it, a piece of the page has actually been torn and can be seen hanging underneath. Jerry seems not to notice it.

  • This episode gives us the first look at George's apartment.

  • DC Super Heroes nods:: -George has a poster of the Justice League of America above his bed. -Helen Slater ("Becky") was in the 1984 movie Supergirl, playing the title character.

  • Near the end of the episode, Kramer says to Jerry, "I don't even want to look at you anymore." After he says this, he is facing the audience. In the next shot, he is facing Jerry.

  • When Jerry and Becky are talking at her apartment, the camera drops down. The scene is also out of focus.

Allusions (3)

  • Elaine: (to Jerry) Because I'm picturing a French Connection kind of thing. You know? Sort of a Popeye Doyle, chase through the city. The French Connection is a 1971 film about heroin smuggling between France to New York City. Gene Hackman played the role of James "Popeye" Doyle, one of the detectives trying to stop the smuggling. The movie is based on a 1969 book about the actual "French Connection" drug trafficking scheme between Turkey, France, and the US.

  • George: Oh my God, an affair. That's so adult. It's like with stockings and martinis and William Holden. William Holden was an American actor whose career reached its peak in the 1950s. Holden reportedly had affairs with numerous Hollywood actresses, including Shelley Winters and Audrey Hepburn.

  • In 1991, an American woman named Dianne Neale suffered seizures from hearing Entertainment Tonight co-host Mary Hart's eerily perky voice. Her doctors said Hart's electronically transmitted voice triggered Neale's epilepsy by creating abnormal electrical charges in her brain (MSNBC 1997).