The Little Kicks

Season 8, Ep 4, Aired 10/10/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Elaine reluctantly lets George attend a party she is throwing at work. "Sweet fancy Moses" exclaims George when he sees Elaine dance at a party she's holding for her employees. She wonders why they've lost respect for her. Jerry gets 2 tickets to a premiere of a film. Kramer asks him to get an extra ticket for his friend Brody. Elaine thinks the loss of respect might be due to George's influence, so she makes him off limits to Anna, one of the women George talked to at the party. That "bad boy" image makes him all the more desirable. Jerry and Kramer attend the film with Brody, who begins to make a bootleg tape. Brody gets sick and has Kramer take him home, leaving Jerry to finish making the tape. Jerry worries about the implications when Brody likes him camera work and asks him to do another film. However, he complains about the quality of Kramer's work. Elaine finds out the truth about her dancing after she tapes herself. Elaine apologizes to Anna and George, which suddenly makes him undesirable. Brody won't meet Jerry's demands for equipment; George takes on the challenge, but gets arrested. Frank comes to bail him out and Elaine lets him know the truth about his son. Elaine's dance becomes a big hit on the streets of New York.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Andy Ackerman

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Season 8, Episode 4.

    By Wanted23, Sep 12, 2008

  • A Sight To Behold

    By aodhan51, Oct 03, 2007

  • Well remembered episode. Elaine dance "The Little Kicks" is comedy history.

    By venchief, Aug 19, 2007

  • Food? Bar? George?

    By magicmo, Feb 28, 2007

  • This was a pretty good episode. It was not as laugh out loud as some of the others, but still it was a wonderful installment.

    By scooper549, May 18, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Elaine: (after her fight with Frank Costanza) He wrote the check and I cashed it.

    • (about George's dad) George: During that period when my folks were separated, he went a little crazy. Jerry: Not a very long trip.

    • Elaine: You know, revulsion has now become a valid form of attraction. Jerry: Well, then you're driving me wild.

    • Jerry: People with guns don't understand. That's why they get guns, too many misunderstandings.

    • Kramer: Jerry, look, you got to shoot this movie for me. Brody is a reasonable man, but he's insane!

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    Notes (3)

    • In this episode Elaine refers to George as "a bad seed." In 509 The Masseuse, Jerry called George "a bad seed" when his girlfriend was complaining about him.

    • On the bootleg of Cry, Cry, Again that Kramer made, if you listen to the bootleg, you'll hear Kramer shout out "Aw, man! I sat in gum!" This is the same thing George says at the end of the episode "The Movie". Poor blokes.

    • It was reported in Allure magazine that the dance moves Elaine made were completely Lorne Michaels (noted Saturday+Night+Live producer) own moves.

    Trivia (9)

    • When Elaine arrives at the park in a taxi to take Anna away from George, the "New York City" taxi cab has California license plates.

    • Jerry tells Elaine that he has to throw something in the laundry. However, in multiple other episodes we learn that Jerry sends his laundry out.

    • (Iyad El-Baghdadi) When Elaine mentions the "Big Peterman Bash" she's throwing, George asks "Food? BAR? George?" - but we know (from the "Red Dot" episode) that George doesn't drink...

    • RE: Dugan's writing block: Thats not a goof, its a in-show joke

    • When George is ironing his pants while speaking on the phone to Elaine, the land-based phone he's holding isn't attached to a phone cord!

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    Allusions (1)

    • Jerry: I am big, it's the bootlegs that got small.
      Near the end of the episode Jerry is told that he used to be big in bootlegs. He responds as stated above. This is a direct reference to the 1950 film "Sunset Blvd." Joe Gillis (William Holden): "Wait a minute, haven't I seen you before? I know your face ... you're Norma Desmond! Used to be in silent pictures. Used to be big." Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson): "I am big. It's the pictures that got small."

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