The Package

Season 8, Ep 5, Aired 10/17/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Elaine has a rash and looks for a doctor who will treat her; despite her doctor -- patient relationship reputation. Kramer offers Jerry a method to get a refund on his stereo that is two years out of warranty. George discovers the woman at the photo store is looking at his pictures. Jerry refuses delivery of a package with no return address. George thinks that the photo store clerk has stuck a revealing picture of herself in with his pictures. Kramer convinces George to return the compliment and offers to take the photos. Uncle Leo signs for Jerry's package. Elaine tries to lift her medical records. Jerry lets Uncle Leo open the package and there is the sound of an explosion. Leo's stove has exploded but eventually Jerry gets the package and opens it up. It contains his stereo in pieces. Kramer sent the package to him insured; now all they must do is collect the insurance money from the post office. Elaine poses as Uncle Leo's nurse to try a diagnosis for her condition. When that doesn't work she tries to get Kramer to lift her records. Newman grills Jerry on suspicion of mail fraud. George drops off his film at the photo store and gets a surprising result.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Jennifer Crittenden

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Suspicion of mail fraud!

    By thefanof, Dec 11, 2009

  • Great!

    By Lazlow63, Mar 11, 2009

  • Season 8, Episode 5.

    By Wanted23, Sep 13, 2008

  • Awkward!

    By titiembe, Aug 26, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Jerry: (to another of Kramer's schemes) Oh yeah, I like this idea.

    • Kramer: It's the timeless art of seduction.

    • George: Who's going to bomb you? An airline? For all the stupid little peanut jokes? Jerry: Oh, I suppose you think you're bombable. George: There's a couple of people who wouldn't mind having me out of the way. Jerry: There's more than a couple.

    • Elaine: I was looking at my chart and it said that I was difficult. Why would they write that? Jerry: They've gotten to know you. George: Why don't you find a doctor that doesn't know you're difficult. Elaine: Oh come on, I'm not difficult. I'm easy.

    • Jerry: I'm not gonna treat my uncle like a bomb-defusing robot.

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    Notes (1)

    • There is a poster of George in his skivies avaliable at

    Trivia (9)

    • The final mention of Jerry's unseen cousin Jeffrey.

    • George comes into Jerry's apartment with a garment bag presumably containing his outfit for the seductive pictures. However, when he poses for the pictures he's only wearing his boxers and undershirt, which he later removes. So what was in the garment bag?

    • George takes a picture of Jerry messing with the stereo at the beginning of the episode. George has the roll of film developed in the middle of the episode (where he gets the picture of the model). But at the end of the episode, that picture is magically on the same roll as the "Art of Seduction" photos, which were shot on a different roll.

    • Kramer is wearing the shirt he previously sold to bania in The Secretary Episode 95, I cant remember if he got it back

    • When Newman asks Jerry for a sip of his root beer, Jerry says no while dangling the can in his hand. However, in the next shot when Newman stands up to approach Jerry, the can has magically landed on the desk next to Jerry.

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    Allusions (1)

    • The scene in which Newman "grills" Jerry is a parody of the famous Sharon Stone leg-crossing scene in the movie Basic Instinct. Wayne Knight (Newman) actually appeared in that movie as one of Stone's sweat-soaked interrogators.

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