The Marine Biologist

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (14)

  • Kramer: (points to his head) I've got all my appointments right up here.

  • Elaine: What, are you in a bad mood? Jerry: I got my laundry back. Elaine: Golden Boy? Jerry: He didn't make it. Elaine: I'm sorry. Jerry: This is Golden Boy's son, Baby Blue.

  • George: (to Jerry) Why couldn't you make me an architect? You know I always wanted to pretend that I was an architect.

  • Jerry: (trying to make George look good) He's working on lowering the cholesterol level in whales. All that blubber, it's quite unhealthy. You know, it's the largest mammal on earth. But as George says, they don't have to be.

  • Jerry: Your mother reads your mail? George: Yeah. Jerry: What do you mean, like postcards? George: Oh, anything. Jerry: She doesn't open. George: She'll open. Jerry: You've caught your mother opening envelopes? George: Yes. Jerry: What does she say? George: I was curious. Jerry: Isn't that against the law? George: Maybe I can get her locked up.

  • Jerry: Six years I've had this t-shirt. It's my best one. I call him Golden Boy.

  • Jerry: Did you know that the original title for 'War and Peace' was 'War, What Is It Good For?'

  • George: The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli. I got about fifty feet out and suddenly the great beast appeared before me. I tell you he was ten stories high if he was a foot. As if sensing my presence, he let out a great bellow. I said, "Easy, big fella!" And then, as I watched him struggling, I realized that something was obstructing its breathing. From where I was standing, I could see directly into the eye of the great fish. Jerry: Mammal. George: Whatever. Kramer: Well, what did you do next? George: Well then, from out of nowhere, a huge tidal wave lifted me, tossed me like a cork, and I found myself right on top of him - face to face with the blowhole. I could barely see from the waves crashing down upon me but I knew something was there. So I reached my hand in, felt around, and pulled out the obstruction. (George reveals the obstruction to be a golf ball) Kramer: What is that, a Titleist? (George nods) Kramer: Hole in one, huh?

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Notes (1)

  • Rosiland Allen (who plays Diane in this ep) played Wendy Smith on Seaquest DSV, a show about a submarine that has a dolphin crew member - and this episode centers around George pretending to be a marine bioligist to date her.

Trivia (4)

  • Larry David is heard but not seen in this episode. In the scene on the beach, he delivers the line, "Is anyone here a marine biologist?!"

  • George starts walking towards the water, and once he starts wading in, his pantlegs have miraculously been rolled up.

  • George is telling the story of his encounter with the whale... the whale let out a great bellow and George calms the whale "easy big fella". As he says this, Elaine has her arm resting on the table. A split second later, her arm is upright. Minor goof.

  • At the beginning of the episode George tells Jerry about a program he saw about whales, he mentions that the marine biologists are amazing. Yet when Jerry tells George that he's met a woman they used to go to school with and he told her that George is a marine biologist, George claims that he didn't know that marine biologists "was a profession". Has George forgotten the program he saw the night before and told Jerry about earlier?

Allusions (2)

  • Jerry: The original title of "War and Peace" was War, what is it good for? War is a soul song written by Edwin Starr that protests the war in Vietnam. Jerry cited the first line of the song.

  • George: I'm working on my Jack Nicholson. 'You can't handle the truth!' "You can't handle the truth!" was Jack Nicholson's famous line from the 1992 film "A Few Good Men".