Season 9 Episode 9

The Apology

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 11, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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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