Seinfeld

Season 9 Episode 9

The Apology

3
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 11, 1997 on NBC
8.5
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George is obsessed with getting an apology from an acquaintance now working on step nine of Alcoholics Anonymous. Jerry is surprised when his girlfriend spends all her time naked. Elaine is annoyed when a female coworker is turned off by her germs. Kramer has a unique solution when he discovers he's spending too much time in the shower.moreless

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  • Is it deserving of it's score...?

    9.1
    George's whole apology thing was funny... I loved the sarcastic apology the guy gave him. Jerry and the naked girlfriend was funny... nothing else hah hah. Elaine has a female coworker who is a germaphobe, which is really funny when Elaine puts her stapler in her arpit, coughs on her door knob, and rubs her keypad on her butt. Then in the end they're all in germaphobes anonymous because Kramer has been spending all his time in the shower, even cooking the food for Elaine, Puddy and the other germaphobes meal... how ironic. So I thought it was nothing too special, but a good episode.moreless
  • A good episode!

    9.0
    This is a cool episode, Jerry's new girlfriend always is doing everything naked, and Jerry decides that there is a good naked type and bad naked type, which causes them to have troubles, then Jerry convincse her to use clothes, but he is unable to see her without figuring her naked, and vice versa. George tries to force an old friend, Jason, into tell him an apology for a bad joke, because of his nine steps thing, but later everything turns out that he is not sorry for it. Elaine is angry with a co worker, Peggy, because she is germophobic against Elaine germs, and Kramer decides to start living in the shower. What a cool episode, it was really funny!moreless
Megan Cole

Megan Cole

Peggy

Guest Star

Kathleen McClellan

Kathleen McClellan

Melissa

Guest Star

Jack Hackett

Jack Hackett

Alan

Guest Star

John O'Hurley

John O'Hurley

J. Peterman

Recurring Role

Patrick Warburton

Patrick Warburton

David Puddy

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • At the end of the episode it says that Michael Fishman played Gregg, and while Michael was in the episode, you never heard his name, he was only in one scene asking for ice cream

    • Peggy is presented as a germaphobe, but in reality she isn't -- she is merely concerned about catching something from Elaine because of Elaine's promiscuous lifestyle. For example, Peggy readily drinks water from the bottle that Walter has just drunk from, not the act of a germaphobe.

    • Jerry gives Kramer a steak from the fridge even though in "The Robbery" Jerry says he never carries meat in his fridge.

    • When Elaine laughs at George for telling the "you'll stretch the neck out" story, she says "You do have a big head." Apparently she would know, because in the previous season's "The Andrea Doria" episode, Elaine was told she had a big head by her ex-boyfriend, a cab driver and a man on a park bench.

    • When George is tricked into going to ragaholics anonymous, the actor playing the man at the podium speaking is David Dunard, you may also see him way back in Season 3 "The Parking Garage", he played the security guard who caught Jerry and George urinating in the parking lot. He also makes an appearance in the series finale, playing his security guard character again.

    • Viewer Kim Babij, noticed that in the scene where Melissa goes to get the jar of pickles... they didn't quite frame the shot properly because you can see the waistband of her skin-colored body-suit.

    • Mellisa's cleavage can be see in at least two scenes of this episode. However, for some reason (i don't know if this is a syndication thing or if it was like this when it first aired on NBC) when Mellisa takes Jerry's bike down, her cleavage is blurred out. Weird.

    • It seems a bit strange and contradicting that Puddy, a recovered germophobe, would work as a Mechanic with all the grease, dirt & oil...

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Elaine: This food was in the shower with you?
      Kramer: Mmm hmm... I prepared it as I bathed.

    • Jerry: He took you to Rage-aholics? Why?
      George: Probably because this whole universe is against me!
      Jerry: I think you've got a little rage.
      George: I know. And now they want me to bottle it up. It makes me so mad!

    • George: (about Henke) Instead of an apology, he was be-boppin' and scattin' all over me.

    • Elaine: (about her co-worker) This is all in her mind, okay? She is insane. She thinks I made her sick because I coughed on her doorknob, rubbed her stapler in my armpit, and put her keyboard on my butt. Yeah... She's a whacko.

    • Kramer: (observing men in a gym shower) Oh yeah yeah, I'm watching you too, but this guy's really showing me something.

    • Henke: Alright George, alright. I'm sorry. I'm very very sorry. I'm so sorry that I didn't want your rather bulbous head struggling to find its way through the normal size neckhole of my finely knit sweater.

    • (on Kramers show routine)
      Jerry: You're probably wasting time working piece-meal, first cleaning one area and then another.
      Kramer: Well, that's how cats do it.
      Jerry: But when you have a faucet instead of a tongue, you want to use gravity.

    • George: So she coughed.
      Jerry: Coughing? Naked? It's a turn-off, man.
      George: Everything goes with naked.
      Jerry: When you cough there are thousands of unseen muscles that suddenly spring into action. It's like watching that fat guy catch a cannonball in his stomach in slow motion.
      George:You spoiled spoiled man. You know how much mental energy I expend just trying to picture women naked?
      Jerry: But the thing you don't realize is that there's good naked and bad naked. Naked hair brushing - good. Naked crouching - bad.

    • Kramer: Well, here's my shower routine. Maybe I could make some changes. Wash cloth mittens and maybe some liquid soap, and just focus!

    • Kramer: You went to the coffee shop without me? I told you I just wanted to hop in the shower.
      Jerry: That was an hour ago. What were you doing in there?
      Kramer: Showering. How long's it take you?
      Jerry: Ten minutes.
      Kramer: Ten minutes? That's kooky talk.

    • George: It's like you're living in the Playboy Mansion! Did she frolic?
      Jerry: I don't really have enough room.

    • George: I'm not here for rage, I'm here for revenge.

    • (getting mad at an anger management class)
      George: Am I talking to you Pinhead?

    • Jerry: What is wrong with my body?
      Elaine: Chicken wing shoulder blades.
      Jerry: Is that it?
      Elaine: No but that's one problem, why?

    • George: I'm losing it!

    • George: This bread has nuts in it!

    • Elaine: The female body is a work of art. The male body is utilitarian. It's for gettin' around. It's like a Jeep.

    • Puddy: Puddy
      Kramer: Is David Puddy there?
      Puddy: This is Puddy.
      Kramer: Well this is Kramer.
      Puddy: I know.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Jerry: (to George, referring to Melissa) Well, I hit the wall yesterday with Lady Godiva. She did a full body flex on a pickle jar.

      Lady Godiva was an English noblewoman. According to legend, she rode naked on horseback through the streets of Coventry, England to protest her husband's excessive taxation of the townspeople.

    • :
      Three scenes, three primate references: Talking at Monk's, Elaine calls the male body "simian." In the next scene, when Jerry and Melissa are talking about nudity, she sees him as a lantern-jawed, head-scratching ape. In the scene after that, Jerry is peeling and eating a banana while talking on the phone.

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