Season 2 Episode 10

The Baby Shower

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 16, 1991 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • At the end of the previous episode, Elaine and Jerry were still together; now, they're not.

    • CFH notes: The opening stand up bit in this episode by Jerry about "Men hunt and women nest" is used again in the actual show in an episode during Season 5 called "The Fire".

  • Quotes

    • Kramer: Man, it's the nineties…it's Hammer time!

    • George: Someday, before I die, mark my words… I'm gonna tell that woman exactly what I think of her. I'll never be able to forgive myself until I do.
      Jerry: And if you do?
      George: I still won't be able to forgive myself, but at least it won't be about this.

    • Jerry: Explain to me how this baby shower thing works.
      Elaine: What do you wanna know?
      Jerry: Well, I mean, does it ever erupt into a drunken orgy of violence?
      Elaine: Rarely.

    • George: Every woman on the face of the Earth has complete control of my life and yet, I want them all. Is that irony?

    • Jerry: Sometimes the road less travelled is less travelled for a reason.

    • Kramer: Yeah, I eat the whole apple. The core, stem, seeds, everything.

    • Jerry: (to George) You're wearing the chocolate shirt!

    • George: She doesn't deserve a baby shower. She deserves a baby monsoon. She deserves Rosemary's Baby.

    • Leslie: Elaine, who catered this, Sears?

    • Bill: My name is Bill. I might be the last person you ever see.

    • Jerry: Oh, fire engines, ambulances all along the runway. And then, when we landed safely, they all seemed so...disappointed.

    • Jerry: What you're suggesting is illegal.
      Kramer: It's not illegal!
      Jerry: It's against the law.
      Kramer: Well, yeah.

    • Kramer: Look, will you at least let me bring the guy over? He's an amazing man. He's a Russian immigrant. He escaped the Gulag! He's like the Sakharov of cable guys.

    • Jerry: Red shirt! Red shirt! That's the red shirt!

    • Kramer: (to Jerry) I'm offering you 53 channels, movies, sports, nudity, and it's free for life!

    • Jerry: Excuse me. Can I get something to drink?
      Flight Attendant: I'm afraid not.
      Jerry: What's with this airline? What, are you cutting out the drinks now?

    • Kramer: Cable boy. Cable boy. What have you done to my little cable boy?

    • Elaine: My roommate has Lyme disease.
      Jerry: I thought she had Epstein-Barr syndrome?
      Elaine: She has this in addition to Epstein-Barr. It's like Epstein-Barr with a twist of Lyme disease.

  • Notes

    • Christine Dunford (Leslie), who is the woman for whom the baby shower is given and "unequivocally the worst date of [George's] life", later plays the acerbic saleswoman in "The Pie"

    • Bosco, the chocolate that stained George's sweater, is his ATM password in a later episode.

  • Allusions

    • Leslie: We just bought an apartment on Riverside Drive. Bernard Goetz's mother used to live there.

      Bernard Goetz was a radical American citizen who shot four muggers in self defence when they attempted to rob him.

    • Kramer: He's like the Sakharov of cable guys.

      Andrei Sakharov was an unsurpassed genius Russian scientist who spent his life researching and designing nuclear weapons for the USSR.

    • George: She deserves Rosemary's Baby.

      Rosemary's Baby was a Roman Polanski film made in 1968 about a woman who is raped by Satan and gives birth to his son.

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