Seinfeld

The Scofflaw

Season 6, Ep 13, Aired 1/26/95
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  • Episode Description
  • George meets an old friend who's spent the last few months undergoing chemotherapy that everyone knew except him. Kramer calls a litterbug "a pig" near a cop who's on a quest to catch a longtime parking ticket scofflaw. Kramer wanting to change his image asks Elaine where her old boyfriend got his glasses. He goes to see him at a book signing and says hi for Elaine that means that she has lost the "upper hand" in their breakup, so she confronts him and then gets even by getting a copy of his glasses. George finds out from Gary, that he lied about his cancer and has been taking advantage of Jerry's kindness. Kramer discovers the identity of "the scofflaw." George gets a toupee.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

  • Peter Mehlman

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Jerry: I don't think I can be that nice. George: You be nice!

    • Jerry: (to George, who is buying a toupĂ©e) Why don't you get a pair of white shoes, move down to Miami Beach and get the whole thing over with?

    • Kramer: I need a new look. I'm stagnating.

    • George: Was he on his death bed? Jerry: No, he was on his regular bed.

    • Elaine: I had the upper hand in the post-breakup relationship. If he thinks that I said hi, then I lose the upper hand. Jerry: It's like a game of tag.

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    Notes (1)

    • Daniel Benzali was originally scheduled to play the part of the officer.

    Trivia (7)

    • After Kramer gets into the car with Newman and tells him to "Just drive," a white car appears in the background over Kramer's shoulder as they begin to pull away.

    • When Kramer comes into the coffee shop wearing an eye patch, Jerry tells him he looks like a pirate. Kramer responds, "I want to be a pirate." This, of course, is in contrast to Season 5's "The Puffy Shirt," in which Kramer tells Jerry that by wearing the puffy shirt on TV, he'll be the first pirate in the new trend. Then Jerry's response is "I don't wanna be a pirate!"

    • In the scene where Newman and Kramer are in court, the judge calls Newman "Mr. Newman". To my knowledge, Newman's last name has never been revealed, but I doubt his full name is Newman Newman. It seems like a mistake to me. COMMENT: I doubt we were ever to think of "Newman" as a first name. He is called by his last name in the same way that Kramer is. The judge calling him "Mr. Newman" confirms that.

    • When the cop finds the "white whale", the car is empty, but when George hits the car, Newman is surprisingly sitting in the car, and then he gets off...how did he get in the car whithout the cop noticing it?

    • In this episode George is fully aware of the concept of having to tell your wife any and all secrets. But in "The Sponge", he says he has never heard of it before when Susan mentions that he has to tell her all of his secrets.

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    Allusions (1)

    • The cop refers to the scofflaw he's been pursuing for so long as his "white whale", a reference to Herman Melville's classic novel Moby Dick, where Captain Ahab became obsessed with hunting down and killing a white whale called Moby Dick.

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