The Pilot (2)

Season 4, Ep 24, Aired 5/20/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Rehearsals for the pilot begin. Russell's obsession with Elaine begins to affect his work. George asks TV Kramer about the raisins. The real Kramer might be forced to work on his plumbing problem by using the "dreaded apparatus." Elaine gets an investigation started on the owner of the diner. George gets the results of the biopsy of his white spot. At the taping of the pilot, Elaine sneaks in disguised and "Crazy" Joe jumps out of the audience. Elaine finds Morty's wallet in Jerry's couch. Everyone from the past season comments on the pilot as it's broadcast, they all think it's great. When Russell disappears, the fate of the pilot is in the hands of the new president, a person convinced that Jerry can't act.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Larry David

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • That's it?

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 11, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Calvin Klein: (about Jerry) I like his style. He has a sort of casual elegance. Tia: But he picks his nose.

    • George: Listen, I know we've had our problems in the past, but we've got a show to do tonight. Pull together as a team. Life's too short. I say let's let bygones be bygones. If you took the raisins, if you didn't take the raisins. They weren't even my raisins. I was just curious because it seems like a strange thing to do, to walk into a room, audition, and walk out with a box of raisins. Anyway, whatever. If you ever want to tell me about it, the door to my office is always open. In the event that I get an office. You'll come in, we'll talk about the raisins, have a nice laugh. TV Kramer: How'd you like it if I just pulled your heart out of your chest right now and shoved it down your throat?

    • Jerry: Did you ever notice a lot of butlers are named Jeeves? I think when you name a baby Jeeves; you've pretty much mapped out his future. Not much chance he's gonna be a hitman. "Terribly sorry, sir, but I'm going to have to whack you."

    Notes (2)

    • This two-part episode was nominated for the 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production.

    • The Greenpeace member at the end who promises the ex-President of NBC that he would remember Elaine's name is played by Larry David, producer and co-creator of the show. The other man with him is Larry Charles one of the shows writers.

    Trivia (5)

    • The wallet Jerry found in his couch, was the one Morty lost in "The Wallet: Part 1".

    • Just before the pilot airs, Kramer enters Jerry's apartment singing and dancing, and then says that he was successful in fixing his bowel problem. However, as we learn in Part 1, the pilot aired a week after the filming, and Kramer took his "big e" treatment the same night as the filming. As such, it doesn't make much sense that Kramer would be so excited a week later, and presumably Jerry, George, and Elaine would have found out sooner to when it actually happened.

    • In the original broadcast, the scene immediately before the pilot begins filming, in which TV George frantically tells Jerry he can't remember any of his lines, is longer. He begs Jerry to help him and to give him his first line, which Jerry tells him is, "New sneakers?" This part of the scene is cut from syndication.

    • During the airing of the pilot they show the Drake and the Drakette watching on a little tv (clever because they had the big screen picked up). In an earlier episode (the handicapped spot). The Drake and Allison(the drakette)broke up. Did they get back together?

    • In the episode "The Bubble Boy" the father says the boy is in the bubble with the remote. But in this episode the remote is outside the bubble and he fights over it with his parents. Note: Susan broke the bubble when the Bubble Boy was choking George so anything could have been taken in or out of the new bubble.

    Allusions (1)

    • Jerry: Did you ever notice a lot of butlers are named Jeeves? I think when you name a baby Jeeves, you've pretty much mapped out his future. Not much chance he's gonna be a hitman. "Terribly sorry, sir, but I'm going to have to whack you."
      Jeeves is the character created by the genius of writer P.G. Wodehouse. Jeeves is the archetypal butler who is always ready to find a solution to solve any problem his master may encounter.

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