The Pony Remark

Season 2, Ep 2, Aired 1/30/91
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  • Episode Description
  • Jerry worries that he may have killed an old relative, after he offends her with an off-the-cuff comment about hating kids who had ponies growing up.

  • 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 (11)
  • It works on so many levels!

    By ilex91, Jun 24, 2010

  • I had a pony!

    By thefanof, Dec 03, 2009

  • Just a wonderful classic foot in mouth moment, with the staging well thought out from the small chair of Elaine’s as the shrinking violet to Manya sitting at the head of the table. And back peddling banter was so funny.

    By roseponder, Aug 17, 2009

  • One of my most favorite early episodes.

    By DarthMcKellar, Dec 13, 2008

  • One of the few early episodes to really put across the greatness that was Seinfeld.

    By oceanic6, Mar 10, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Jerry: I hate anybody who had a pony growing up. Manya: I had a pony! Jerry: Well, I didn't mean a pony per se… Manya: When I was a little girl in Poland, we all had ponies. My sister had pony, my cousin had pony. So, what's wrong with that? Jerry: Nothing. Nothing at all. I was just expressing… Helen: Should we have coffee? Who's having coffee? Manya: He was a beautiful pony. And I loved him! Jerry: Well, I'm sure you did. Who wouldn't love a pony? Who wouldn't love a person who had a pony? Manya: You! You said so!

    • (George, Jerry and Elaine are sitting at a table. Jerry and George are wearing baseball uniforms.) George: Who gets picked off in softball? It's unheard of. Jerry: It's never happened to me before. Elaine: I remember saying to myself, "Why is Jerry so far off the base?" Jerry: I'll have to live with this shame for the rest of my life. (George consults his stat sheet of the game) George: And then in the fifth inning, why did you take off on the pop fly? Jerry: I thought there were two outs. Elaine: I couldn't believe it when I saw you running. (laughing) I thought maybe they had changed the rules or something. Jerry: It was the single worst moment of my life. George: What about Sharon Besser? Jerry: Oh, well, of course. Nineteen seventy three. Elaine: Makes you wonder, though, doesn't it? Jerry: Wonder about what? Elaine: You know… (looking up) the spirit world. Jerry: You think Manya showed up during the game and put a hex on me? Elaine: I never saw anyone play like that. Jerry: But I went to the funeral. Elaine: Yeah, but that doesn't make up for killing her. George: Maybe Manya missed the funeral because she was off visiting another galaxy that day. Jerry: Don't you think she would've heard I was there? George: Not necessarily. (pause) Jerry: Who figures an immigrant's gonna have a pony? (Elaine laughs)

    • George: I cannot envision any circumstance in which I however have the opportunity to have sex again.

    • George: I just don't see what purpose is it going to serve your going? I mean, you think dead people care who's at the funeral? They don't even know they're having a funeral. It's not like she's hanging out in the back going, "I can't believe Jerry didn't show up".
      Elaine: Maybe she's there in spirit. How about that?
      George: If you're a spirit, and you can travel to other dimensions and galaxies, and find out the mysteries of the universe, you think she's going to want to hang around Drexler's funeral home on Ocean Parkway?

    • Elaine: And what about the pony huh? What kind of abnormal animal is that? Jerry: They're like big riding dogs.

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    Notes (2)

    • First appearances by Barney Martin ("Morty Seinfeld" (replacing George Bruns)) and Len Lesser ("Uncle Leo"). Martin was on 21 episodes, and Lesser was on 14.

    • This episode was nominated for the 1991 Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series" and "Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series".

    Trivia (2)

    • This is the first time Jerry's unseen cousin Jeffery is mentioned.

    • Jerry is left handed, yet his baseball glove is for a right handed player. I guess it's possible for him to throw with his right hand, but I think this was simply a prop, and a continuity flaw.

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