The Summer of George

Season 8, Ep 22, Aired 5/15/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Receiving three months pay as a severance package from the Yankees, George decides to make the most of his summer. Jerry asks out a waitress, but when she accepts, he's surprised to learn that she already has a live-in boyfriend. Elaine has trouble dealing with a female co-worker, but the situation is perceived by others as a "catfight". Kramer gets a job filling seats at the Tony Awards, and ends up receiving an award himself.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Alec Berg

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Elaine, Raquel Welch and Molly Shannon? This is a GREAT episode and definitely a series classic.

    By chilenopo, Sep 29, 2006

  • I loved this episode! Hi-larious!

    By titiembe, Aug 28, 2007

  • Good but not one of the best.

    By Tristram_ZX81, Nov 14, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • George: Listen to me. We're always sitting here. I'm always helping you with your girl problems, you're always helping me with my girl problems. Where do we end up? Jerry: Here. George: Exactly. Because neither one of us can handle a woman all by ourselves. Jerry: I'm trying.

    • Jerry: Can you believe she expected me to squire her around town while the dude sits at home in swaddling clothes? George: Do they make swaddling clothes for adults? Jerry: It's like she's split the job of boyfriend into two jobs. Except the dude's playing the showroom and I'm stuck doing food and beverage.

    • Jerry: So, has the summer of George begun? Or are you still decomposing? George: Decompressing.

    • Kramer: Jerry, you got any Tums? Jerry: Stomach ache? Kramer: I drank too much water in the shower.

    • Invitation Store Clerk: Have I seen you in here before? George: About a year ago . . . wedding invitations. Invitation Store Clerk: Oh, right. How'd that work out? George: No complaints.

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    Notes (2)

    • A new contract for Season 9 was signed around the time of this airing that would pay Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards $600,000 each per episode. Until this time they had been receiving $160,000 each per episode. Jerry Seinfeld, as star, co-creator and producer would continue to receive approximately $1 million.

    • Writer/producer Dave Mandel makes an appearance as the guy who asks George if he wants to play frolf (frisbee-golf).

    Trivia (6)

    • If you look at the awning outside Jerry's building; the building's name "The Shelley" has been painted over to hide the fact that it's filmed in California not New York City.

    • In this episode when Jerry is wearing just towels with his girlfriend, she asks him if he shaved his chest. Of course in the previous episode "Muffin Tops" we see that Jerry does shave his chest and gets really itchy from it, so he obviously didn't learn his lesson.

    • Jerry and George begin the episode talking about how the Yankees "fired" him; however, George was never fired. In the previous episode, "The Muffin Tops," George was "traded" by the Yankees to Tyler Chicken.

    • A partial scene is cut from the syndicated version of this episode. The scene with George in the invitation shop remains. However, in the originally aired version, the clerk, says something along the lines of "If I remember correctly..." and flips to the cheapest invitations in the binder. Not having to pay for them himself, in typical George fashion, George flips all the way to the front of the binder and picks the most expensive invitations.

    • in the scene where George is phoning Jerry to see whats happening, Kramer has his outer part of his suit closed but when Jerry's girlfriend gets there and Kramer leaves his suit is open

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    Allusions (2)

    • Kramer: (to the group at Sardi's) So I said to him: Arthur, Artie come on, why does the salesman have to die? Change the title! The Life of a Salesman. That's what people want to see. This is a reference to the 1949 play Death of a Salesman, written by Arthur Miller. The play won a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize for drama.

    • This episode is, in fact, based on an incident from real life. Faye Dunaway, who is a contemporary of Raquel Welch, played Norma Desmond in Sunset Blvd., Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest musical at the time. The reviews she received were horrendous and she was consequently fired.

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