The Trip (1)

Season 4, Ep 1, Aired 8/12/92
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  • Episode Description
  • With Elaine in Europe, Jerry asks George to accompany him on a trip to LA and The Tonight Show; while there they will try to locate Kramer. While auditioning, Kramer must deal with the advances of an older female landlord (an actress who hasn't worked since 1934) and get someone in Hollywood to read his script treatment. A body is discovered; the victim, a young woman, was strangled. Kramer meets a woman at an audition and he gives her a copy of his script. Jerry loses the correct phrasing for some new jokes and George tries to get Lupe, the chambermaid, to make his bed just right. At The Tonight Show, George disturbs the guests and Jerry bombs. The woman Kramer gave the script to is strangled and his script is found in her possession. Kramer's face is shown on the news as the prime suspect for the "Smog Strangler," a serial-killer.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Larry Charles

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Bad

    By dillonpickle, Dec 04, 2008

  • The lack of Elaine, part one.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 08, 2009

  • Good, not great, but good.

    By thebestoftv, Nov 08, 2005

  • Kramer is having problems getting his acting career started in L.A. Jerry is going to L.A. to appear on the Tonight Show, George is coming too. They try to search for their friend, who by the chances of several unfortunate mishaps, is accused of being the

    By admiral052000, Aug 08, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Kramer: (to Fred Savage) I'm not crazy. I may look weird, but I'm just like you… I'm just a regular guy.

    • George: (before going through a metal detector) I've always been a little nervous about these things. I'm afraid I'm going to step through into another dimension.

    • Kramer: (giving a lecture) My personal acting technique is working with color. Imagining, then finding the emotional vibrational mood connected to the color. See, if you look through my scripts, you see that all my lines have a special color. So, I don't memorize language, I memorize colors. This way I can go through red, yellow, green, blue, and you have a full palette of emotions.

    • Kramer: Helene, how are you? Helene: I haven’t worked since 1934. How do you think I am?

    • Helene: It was sad for a Three Stooges picture, what with the dead baby and the Stooges being executed and all. Kramer: Yeah, well that was an unusual choice for the Stooges.

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    Notes (5)

    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus missed the first few episodes of season four because she was on maternity leave.

    • Jerry Seinfeld has actually made more than 40 appearances on The Tonight Show.

    • Both parts of "The Trip" were filmed in the same week - July 20 - 24, 1992.

    • This is the second episode in which George complains about the way sheets are tucked too tightly in motel beds. In The Limo (episode 36) he explains that he can't try to outrun the Nazis because he pulled a hamstring trying to kick the sheets free from the bottom of the bed.

    • The Trip (1) and (2) are the first episodes since the pilot without Elaine Benes. Elaine is not even mentioned in the episode.

    Trivia (3)

    • According to many crossovers, the universes of Cheers and Seinfeld are the same; however, George Wendt plays himself. Plus, Cheers is mentioned as a show seen by the characters of Seinfeld.

    • Ann Talman, Michael Richards' then girlfriend, is the woman bouncing next to him in the exercise video scene.

    • When Kramer is done on the phone in the hallway of the hotel, he talks to the old lady. When she starts talking Kramer puts his right hand in his pocket, but later when she talks about the dead baby, his hand is on his side.

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