The Truth

Season 3, Ep 2, Aired 9/25/91
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  • Episode Description
  • Jerry's audit becomes more trouble than he can handle when George breaks up with the former IRS worker who was helping Jerry, and she ends up in a sanitorium. Meanwhile, Kramer and Elaine have trouble getting along while Kramer dates Elaine's roommate.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Elaine Pope

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • What a laughable episode!

    By whoaitsconner, Jan 23, 2008

  • Kramer walks in on Elaine.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Aug 21, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Jerry: I was audited last year. At first I thought well, IRS kinda sounds like Toys 'R Us maybe won't be so bad.

    • Jerry: My cousin Douglas was in a place like this one time. He came over to my house for dinner. There was no soda and he went berserk. He was screaming. "Where's the Pepsi, where's the Pepsi?"

    • Elaine: Who walks into a women's bedroom without knocking?! I wanna know. Kramer: I thought it was a closet.

    • Kramer: Blame me. Jerry: No, I blame myself. Kramer: No blame me. Jerry: OK, I blame you. Kramer: What don't blame me.

    • George: They give you those word association tests. I love those.
      Jerry: That'd be great. There's no wrong answer.
      George: Potato.
      Jerry: Tuberculosis.
      George: Blanket.
      Jerry: Leroy.
      George: Grass.
      Jerry: Tuberculosis.

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    Notes (2)

    • Valerie Mahaffey (Patrice) also worked with Michael Richards (Kramer) in the 1986 mini-series Fresno.

    • This episode marks the genesis of Kramer's fascination with coffee tables. He finds a windshield in the street and makes a coffee table out of it, which he and Elaine's roomate eventually fall on.

    Trivia (5)

    • In the scene where Kramer and his girlfriend break the table, the sound made by the breaking windshield resembles more of the sound that would be made by a breaking window.

    • Jerry revealed that George's middle name is Louis.

    • First episode where, during the credits, aren't just pictures of Jerry. He was talking and moving.

    • When George breaks up with his girlfriend, she exclaims “You hate my earrings, don’t you?” and gestures at both of her ears. However, she is actually only wearing one earring.

    • When George raises his voice in the clinic and says "I'm not lying," two members of the staff are shown looking on. However, in the next wide shot, they disappear entirely.

    Allusions (3)

    • Jerry: A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. This is a reference to the opening line from the Star Wars films.

    • Jerry: Those brave Krakatoans, east of Java, who sacrificed so much for so long. This is a reference to the 1969 disaster film "Krakatoa, East of Java." Incidentally, Krakatoa is actually west of Java.

    • "Oh, it’s a regular riot, Alice!": Jackie Gleason’s catchphrase from The Honeymooners.

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