The Heart Attack

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (28)

  • Elaine: Hi, George, how you feeling? Is anybody getting your apartment?

  • Jerry: That's it! Flaming globes of Sigmund! Flaming globes of Sigmund! That's my note! That's what I thought was so funny? That's not funny. There's nothing funny about that.

  • Elaine: A kiss? With the tongue? The glossa with the bumps and the papillae? Yuck, I don't think so.

  • Jerry: Couch grass and cramp bark? You know, I think that's what killed Curly.

  • George: Why can't I have a heart attack? I'm allowed.

  • Jerry: (reading his note) 'Fax me some halibut.' Is that funny? Is that a joke?

  • Tor: Kramer tells me you're looking for an alternative to surgery. George: Yes. Yes I am. Tor: (blows in George‚Äôs face and then flicks his hair) I think we can help you.

  • George: I went from having orgasms immediately to taking forever. You could do your taxes in the time it takes me to have an orgasm. I never had a nice, medium orgasm. Jerry: I never had a really good pickle.

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Notes (2)

  • This is a rare episode where Jerry's apartment is shown but only Jerry is seen in it while the other three aren't.

  • This was voted as the best episode of Season 1&2 on's Seinfeld episode contest.

Trivia (7)

  • George, while talking to the patient next to him in the hospital, says he has never been to the doctor all his life except to get his tonsils out when he was a kid. In the next scene, while at the holistic place, he tells Jerry he has been going to the hospital all his life.

  • Larry David (creator;executive producer;writer) plays the screaming B-movie actor on Jerry's TV at the beginning of the episode.

  • This episode marks Kramer's first mention of his friend, who is never seen, Bob Sacamano.

  • You can see Jerry begin to crack up after George calls him a "Jerk off".

  • Jerry was afraid that the joke might've been about Johnny Carson and/or The Tonight Show, which is where Jerry Seinfeld made his TV debut in real life, according to "The Seinfeld Story".

  • In this episode George says that he is 32, and in "The Stranded" (which took place around the same time period) Jerry tells Elaine that he is 36. Meanwhile how many times did Jerry and George say they grew up together? Jerry even says in one of the later seasons that him and George are only 4 months apart. Now that's a goof, and also I think the story of where they grew up changed a few times too, I mean was it Brooklyn or Long Island?

  • How could Jerry be lactose intolerant if his favourite food is cereal? In later episodes we see Jerry in his apartment eating cereal with milk.

Allusions (1)

  • Regarding Tor's lack of real medical knowledge, Jerry thinks to himself, "you're not a doctor, but you play one in real life." This is a play on the '70s advertisments for aspirin where Robert Young, the star of Marcus Welby, M.D., declared, "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV," implying that was enough to trust his medical judgment. A similar campaign in the late '80s featured Chris Robinson, who played Dr. Rick Webber (#2) on the ABC soap General Hospital.