Seinfeld

The Nap

Season 8, Ep 18, Aired 4/10/97
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  • Episode Description
  • George is tired and needs to take a nap while at work; he finds the perfect place, under his desk. Kramer has taken up swimming, but he finds the pool too constricting for his needs; he begins swimming in the East River. Elaine's date is worried about his back and hers; he sends her a mattress and she gets the wrong idea. She gives the mattress to Kramer. Jerry is getting new kitchen cabinets, but the contractor is constantly asking him questions. George gets Jerry's contractor to make some modifications for his desk, including space for an alarm clock. Steinbrenner is in George's office looking for him; he decides to wait for George to return. George gets Jerry to phone in a bomb threat in an effort to get Steinbrenner out of his office. After finding George under the desk, Steinbrenner thinks he has ESP and would be perfect to meet the terrorist's demand of a fitted hat day. Meanwhile, Jerry's contractor, left on his own, has made a change in Jerry's kitchen that no one likes. Elaine gets her mattress back when she gets the right idea; however, Kramer has fouled it up with the stench of the East River. Elaine's boyfriend discovers the benefits of swimming in the East River. Steinbrenner hears a ticking sound in George's office, thinks it's a bomb and calls in the bomb squad. Jerry decides he needs his old kitchen back. Elaine throws her back out trying to get rid of the mattress. Kramer's river gets crowded and George finds a new place to nap.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld

    Himself

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Gregg Kavet

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • The Nap

    By thefanof, Aug 01, 2010

  • Great episode - but after it's peak.

    By Seinfelder, Jul 07, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Elaine: It'll be years before they find another place to hide more cheese on a pizza.

    • George: Jerry! Jerry, I'm trapped under my desk. Steinbrenner's in the room. You gotta help me! Jerry: Who is this?

    • George: Jerry, look at my eyes. Jerry: Hmmm... they're a little less beady today. George: Because I'm refreshed! I finally found a way to sleep in my office. Under the desk! I lie on my back, I tuck in the chair. I'm invisible! Jerry: Sounds like a real cool fort.

    • Jerry: The walking date is a good date. You don't have to look right at the person. Elaine: Hey, it's the next best thing to being alone.

    • George: I love a good nap. Sometimes it's the only thing getting me out of bed in the morning.

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    Trivia (6)

    • When George is under the desk talking to Jerry, Steinbrenner can be heard in the background rambling on about random stuff.

    • Hiding under a table is the standard for an EARTHQUAKE not a bomb! However given how Steinbrenner has previously been portrayed it is quite believable that he would make this mistake

    • Viewer Dusan Vlahovic notes: Why when Jerry gets back in the apartment at the end of the episode, says "back to normal"? the drawers used to have glass on, and this drawer doesn't have.

    • As Elaine's back goes out, she falls over with a loud sound effect of collapsing on the floor. However, if you look at the right side of the screen, her hand is still holding onto the edge of the mattress to break her fall.

    • In the scene where George and Jerry are discussing the fitted hats after Conrad puts in the new cupboard, the camera pans out and some set lights can be seen in the high background.

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    Allusions (2)

    • When Jerry asks Elaine, "So, how was Wednesday in the park with Hal?", it's a reference to the musical Sunday in the Park With George.

    • Steinbrenner: Um, I'm stuck on this song yesterday. I can't seem to get it out of my head. I don't know the name of that. "She's a heart breaker, love taker . . ..Oh. Oh" . . .very catchy.
      The song that Steinbrenner is trying to find the name of is Pat Benatar's 1979 song "Heartbreaker". The actual lyrics are, "You're a heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker, don't you mess around with me."

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