The Susie

Season 8, Ep 15, Aired 2/13/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Kramer decides that daylight saving time isn't coming fast enough, so he sets his watch ahead an hour. Mike, the guy who once referred to Jerry as "a phony," has become a bookie. Peggy, a co-worker of Elaine's calls her "Susie." George is excited about Steinbrenner's ball. He hopes to show off his tall blonde girlfriend with a grand entrance. Instead, she says she wants to talk. He runs away. "If she can't find me, she can't break up with me." He really wants to make that big entrance at the ball. Kramer tells Jerry that he owes Mike $100 for a bet he made on that night's Knicks game. Only Jerry never made the bet; Kramer did it for him. In fact, Kramer attends the game and gets into a fight with a key player that causes Jerry to win his bet. Peggy starts talking to "Susie" about Elaine's memo. Peterman hearing about the complaints demands to see Elaine, Peggy and "Susie" in his office; first thing in the morning. Mike can't pay Jerry, so he offers to help him with his trunk problem, but instead gets his thumbs broken for the trouble. Kramer breaks up with George on behalf of Allison. Elaine makes it through the morning meeting. Mike gets trapped in Jerry's trunk. Elaine and Jerry, in his car, decide it would be best to eliminate "Susie." George reconciles with Kramer. Elaine delivers the eulogy at "Susie's" wake, much to the confusion of Peggy. Kramer, with George, makes a spectacular entrance at the ball. Mike escapes from Jerry's trunk and accuses him of murder. The same fate befalls Elaine that befell George; Peterman puts her in charge of a foundation in "Susie's" honor.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 (5)
  • Elaine is mistaken at work for a woman named "Susie" and her efforts to correct the situation only make it worse; meanwhile Jerry gets involved with a bookie and George- anticipating Steinbrenner's ball- avoids his girlfriend who's trying to break up with

    By Reverend_Jim, Jul 23, 2005

  • The Susie

    By thefanof, Apr 01, 2010

  • While this episode is hilarious on its own merits, one really needs to see the bloopers form the DVD.

    By greekactive, Feb 18, 2008

  • You knoiw susie like I know susie!

    By GeorgeJobson, Feb 27, 2007

  • Has its moments.

    By Tristram_ZX81, Oct 26, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Peterman: Between you, me, and the lamppost... and the desk, Peggy says this Suse isn't much of a worker. Elaine: It's Susie. Peterman: Nevertheless Elaine, the House of Peterman is in disorder.

    • Elaine: You won't believe this, but as I'm leaving she calls me Susie. Jerry: I don't see you as a Susie. Sharon, maybe. Elaine: What am I, a bulimic, chain-smoking stenographer from Staten Island?

    • Mike Moffit: Guess what? I just started my own business. I'm a bookie. Jerry: No openings in arson?

    • Peterman: Elaine, I'm going to start a charitable foundation in Susie's honor and, as Susie's best friend, I want you to be involved. Elaine: Mr. Peterman (whispers) I'm Susie. She's me. Peterman: (also whispering) I feel the same way. Elaine: (looks bewildered) Peterman: That's why this foundation will meet around your schedule. Nights, weekends, every free moment you have. (pats her on the shoulder and leaves) Elaine: SUUUUUUUUUUUUUZE!!!!

    • Elaine: Look, we don't have to name names or point fingers or…name names! Me and her have had our problems. She and I have had our problems. You and I and she and you. Peterman: Don't you drag me into this. This is between you and her and her. Elaine: Yes! And I'm convinced that if she were here with us today, she would agree with me too. Peterman: Who? Elaine: (weakly) Her. Peterman: Where is she?! Elaine: Ah, this is part of the problem. Peggy: I thought I was part of this problem? Elaine: You're a Huge part of the problem. But, I think that at its core, this is a Susie and Elaine problem that requires a Susie and Elaine solution. And who better to do that than…(pauses) Elaine and Susie, Susie and Elaine! Peterman: Well, now that we have that cleared up, why don't the three of us have lunch? Elaine: (pretends she heard someone in the hall) What! Oh, I'm…coming! I-I gotta go. (runs out) Peterman: (to Peggy) She is the best. What was your name again?

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    Notes (3)

    • Mike Moffit (Lee Arenberg) returns in this episode since he appeared in the season 3 episode "The Parking Space."

    • Peterman puts Elaine in charge of a foundation in "Susie's" memory. The foundation will be scheduled around Elaine's every free moment. This is just like the Susan Ross Foundation which George was put in charge of. Also note that both foundations were in memory of Susies/Susans. She also screams into the air at the end like George did.

    • The lyrics to George's singing phone message: Believe it or not, George isn't at home, Please leave a message at the beep. I must be out, or I'd pick up the phone, Where could I be? Believe it or not, I'm not home. The words are a parody of the theme song to the series "The Greatest American Hero." That song became a top 40 hit for singer Joey Scarbury in 1981.

    Trivia (17)

    • When Kramer is telling Jerry and Elaine about the Knicks vs. Pacers game and mentions that he got into a fight with Reggie Miller, Elaine asks if Reggie Miller is Cheryl Miller's little brother. Then later, Elaine says "I didn't even know Cheryl Miller had a little brother." How would she assume that Reggie was Cheryl's little brother to start out with, Miller is a very popular surname in the United States.

    • At the end of the episode, Elaine can clearly be heard screaming "Suze", but for some reason the subtitles list it as "Susie".

    • In the scene where Peterman pulls up in his car at the funeral home, notice the illogical parking.

    • In this episode they cut back and forth between a daytime funeral and a "simultaneous" nighttime bar scene.

    • If George hung up the phone when he was on the line with Jerry and the other line clicked when he hung up both calls should have been lost but the phone still rang for his girlfriend

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