Season 3 Episode 18

The Boyfriend (2)

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 12, 1992 on NBC
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The Boyfriend (2)
George tries two more approaches with the unemployment officer. Kramer gets Jerry to accompany him to see a former neighbors' new baby, "you got to see the baby." Though he's gone out with Keith once, does that mean he must help him move. Elaine and Keith are hitting it off until he pulls out a cigarette. George wants to sleep with a really tall woman. Keith supports the "second spitter theory." Jerry and Elaine both breakup with Keith and George might get his wish.moreless

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  • Keith Hernandez...

    This episode is the second episode in this two part arc. This I don 't think deserved to be a two parter, seemed like any other episode, it should of just been called something else. Elaine breaks up with Keith cause of smoking, and Jerry breaks up with him when he asks to help him move. Kramer ends up taking Keith instead, the only part that really linked with the last episode was the JFK parody, which was amazing how it gets put all together, George dating the unemployment office's daughter was a bit whacko. Anyways an okay episode, not my favorite.moreless
  • The Second Part of "The Boyfriend"

    Here's the review for Part One:

    Once again Seinfeld finds a way to surprise me. If it isn't having sex with the cleaning lady ("The Red Dot"), it's a contest to see who can go the longest without gratifying themselves ("The Contest"). In this episode we get one of the oddest and best plots in the show's history. Both Jerry and Elaine "fight" over a guy, but not just any guy, former New York Met All-Star and Gold Glover Keith Hernandez. Not only that we get George trying his best to weasel more time out of his unemployment case worker and Kramer and Newman having a problem with Hernandez because they believe he spit on them after a game.

    From the opening moments of Jerry and George meeting Hernandez in the locker room to the "JFK" movie parody with Wayne Knight this episode is definitely a series classic.

    The second part is just as good. We get an end to the storylines, Jerry says one of the funniest lines in the series history (either Part I or II), and Kramer and Newman settle their score with Hernandez.moreless
Keith Hernandez

Keith Hernandez


Guest Star

Rae Allen

Rae Allen

Mrs. Sokol

Guest Star

Carol Ann Susi

Carol Ann Susi


Guest Star

Larry David

Larry David


Recurring Role

Wayne Knight

Wayne Knight


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • In this episode, Elaine breaks up with Keith Hernandez due to her dislike for smoking, but in the episode "The Foundation" in the 8th Season, Elaine is shown smoking a cigar while she talks to Jerry on the phone.

    • Keith makes it a point to bring his gloves, but ends up leaving without them.

    • George dates the daughter of an Unemployment officer. In the car, where she's telling him she no longer wants to see him, it looks alot like she's wearing the sweater that made people allergic in 'The Sniffing Accountant'.

    • In the end, when George bursts into Jerry's apartment asking for Keith, Jerry chuckles a bit as he says "He just left." It's sort of muffled by the audience laughter, but listen closely, it's there.

    • Kramer and Newman are mad at Keith Hernandez due to the "spitting" incident. Newman says that on June 14, 1987 the NY Mets played a home game against the Philadelpha Philles. But on June 14th 1987 the NY Mets were playing on on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    • In this episode when George leaves the the bathroom, he is wearing a shirt. But in "The Gymnast" George claims, and proves that he doesn't wear a shirt when using the washroom. (Editor's Note: Maybe in this case, he put his shirt back on before he came out. On the other hand what we really know is that since "The Gymnast" came later, nobody had yet thought of giving George strange bathroom habits).

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Newman: Wow, it was McDowell.
      Jerry: But why? Why McDowell?
      Kramer: Well, maybe because we were sitting in the right field stands cursing at him in the bullpen all game.
      Newman: He must have caught a glimpse of us when I poured that beer on his head.

    • Jerry: That's what death is, really: it's the last big move. The hearse is like the van, the pallbearers are your close friends, the only ones you can ask to help you in a move like this, and the casket is that one perfect box you've been looking for your entire life. The only problem is, once you find it, you're in it.

    • Keith: Elaine, you don't know the first thing about first base.
      Elaine: Ha, ha. Well, I know something about getting to first base. And I know you'll never be there.
      Keith: The way I figure it I've already been there, and I plan on rounding second tonight at around eleven o'clock.
      Elaine: Well, uh, I'd watch the third base coach if I were you 'cause I don't think he's waving you in.

    • Carrie: It's over buddy. Done. Finished. So long. Good bye. Adios. Sayonara.
      George: Why?
      Carrie: I've been thinkin' about it. You got no job. You got no prospects. You're like Biff Loman.
      George: I went to the hardware store interview.
      Carrie: You think I'm going to spend my life with somebody because he can get me a deal on a box of nails?

    • Jerry: So, did you two, uh... have uh...
      Elaine: What?!
      Jerry: You know.
      Elaine: Milk?
      Jerry: No!
      Elaine: Cookies?!

    • Elaine: I love Cajun cooking.
      Keith: Really? You know my mom's ¼ Cajun.
      Elaine: Oh, my father's ½ drunk. *laughs*

    • Carrie: Thank you for a wonderful time, George.
      George: Glad you enjoyed it.
      Carrie: I haven't had a Big Mac in a long time.

    • Carol: (on her baby) So, who do you think she looks like?
      Kramer: Lyndon Johnson.

    • Jerry: So I guess it's fair to say you've set different goals for yourself than say, Thomas Edison, Magellan, these types of people.
      George: Magellan? You like Magellan?
      Jerry: Oh, yeah. My favorite explorer. Around the world. Come on. Who do you like?
      George: I like DeSoto.
      Jerry: DeSoto? What did he do?
      George: Discovered the Mississippi.
      Jerry: Oh, like they wouldn't have found that anyway.

    • Jerry: Hello? Oh, hi Elaine. What's going on? No, he just left. You broke up with him? Me too!

    • Jerry/Elaine: (mimicking their friend) You gotta see the baby!

  • NOTES (3)


    • Jerry: (To Elaine on the phone) You're like going out with C. Everett Koop.

      Elaine has broken up with Keith Hernandez because he smokes. C. Everett Koop was the former U.S. Surgeon General and very much against smoking (among other health risks).