The Pool Guy

Season 7, Ep 8, Aired 11/16/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Elaine has tickets for a historical clothing exhibit and realizes that she has no female friends; Jerry suggests that she ask Susan. Kramer suggests that is the wrong move and that George's worlds will collide. Jerry meets his pool guy outside a movie, and then he can't get rid of him. George is worried by Elaine wanting to get to know Susan, then he finds out it was Jerry's idea. Kramer's new phone number is similar to a film information line. When Kramer keeps getting wrong numbers, he begins giving out the information for movie show times a la "Moviefone."moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • David Mandel (I)

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • When worlds collide....

    By uk6strings, Oct 22, 2012

  • The Pool Guy

    By thefanof, Apr 11, 2010

  • Three for Chunnel, two adults, one child.

    By sluggmunki_tx, Nov 14, 2007

  • Oh my freakin gosh this was funny.

    By titiembe, Aug 29, 2007

  • The Pool Guy

    By CTUBauer24, Apr 17, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Kramer: I'm getting a new telephone number. Jerry: How come? Kramer: Chicks, man. Too many chicks know my number.

    • Kramer: This world here, this is George's sanctuary. If Susan comes into contact with this world, his worlds collide!

    • Kramer: There's nothing more pathetic than a grown man who's afraid of a woman.

    • George: You're killing "Independent George"! You know that, don't you? Elaine: George I don't even want to get... George: You know what word Susan used last night? Huh? "Vault"!

    • Elaine: Hi, three for Chunnel. Two adults… (looks at Jerry) one child.

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    Notes (5)

    • This episode won the 1997 WGA Award (TV) for Episodic Comedy.

    • This is the 2nd episode this season where the movie "Firestorm" is mentioned in passing. Kramer mentions Jerry had seen it (which he did in "The Engagement"). Later "Firestorm" comes up again in "The Rye" when George is trying to make conversation with Susan's father.

    • When Kramer is acting as the MovieFone guy, you will notice a few little statuettes being him. These are models made out of pasta; a reference to "The Fusilli Jerry" in which Kramer makes a statue of Jerry out of Fusilli, which is particularly disturbing that Kramer still has Fusilli Jerry considering where he's been!

    • Danny Hoch refused the role of Ramon. He did not want to contribute to the stereotypical view of Latinos.

    • This episode was dedicated as follows: In memory of our friend Rick Bolden. Rick was one of the musicians who worked on the Seinfeld theme. Thanks to Sam Bowen for this information.

    Trivia (5)

    • When Jerry and Elaine enter the coffee shop, Susan is sitting with Kramer, and excitedly says, "Look who I bumped into!" However, we see from other episodes that Susan doesn't like Kramer. (An example would be when Kramer burnt down her father's cabin.) It's odd that she would be sitting and talking with him alone and excited that she'd bumped into him.

    • In the scene in which George is standing in front of the movie while it's playing and he starts yelling for Jerry, Elaine, and Susan; if you listen very closely you will notice that Larry David is the narrator of the movie. It's most noticeable when he says a phrase that includes the word "France."

    • Kramer says his new phone number is 555-3455, or FILK. But Jerry says that he must be getting calls for 555-FILM, which is the same number. But on a standard telephone, 5 represents the letters JKL, and 6 is MNO. So, unless all these people are dialing the wrong number (555-3456), then Kramer's new phone number is incorrect. Well, he says his new number is 3455, which IS FILK. If someone were dialing 3456, which is FILM, they could possibly hit the 5 a second time accidentally before hitting the 6, which would dial Kramer's new #.

    • A viewer notes that Ramon shows up at Jerry's door, 8 seconds after Jerry buzzes him up. He notes that from episode #6 we learned that Jerry's elevator is real slow. [ Editor's note: Unless the writers filled up the elevator time with something else, this sequence could never occur in real-time. Julia's post-Seinfeld real-time sitcom experiment Watching Ellie didn't work for the viewers. When that show reappeared in the Spring of 2003 it was absent of the real-time element. ]

    • A viewer notes that when Kramer tries to give Jerry the phone with his right hand, his left hand is empty. Then all of a sudden his left hand is holding a newspaper.

    Allusions (2)

    • Jerry: (to Elaine, referring to George) Who do you think would win in a fight between me and Gorgeous George here? "Gorgeous George" (George Raymond Wagner) was a wrestler in the 40's and 50's who had long, platinum blonde hair and wore outrageous outfits. He is said to have been instrumental in popularizing televised wrestling.

    • George: A George divided against itself cannot stand! This references the Bible, the Book of Mark, verse 3:25: And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

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    • shellytheisen7 Jul 17, 2014

      so my husband has been telling me for MONTHS that the shaow box I bought at a rummage sale is featured in an episode showing Kramer's apartment. Finally took the time to look it up is! Its the episode titled "Pool Guy" and it is behind Kramer featuring his :Noodle Guys" on a shelf. Pretty cool. I was actually thinking about airbrushing ours to fit that era and current; but without losing the mirrors in ours (Kramers mirrors are gone)