Season 3 Episode 18

The Boyfriend (2)

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 12, 1992 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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

    • This is the first episode where the audience applauds during Michael Richards (Kramer)'s first appearance. It will go on for a while.

    • For his performance in this hour long episode Jerry Seinfeld received a 1992 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

    • Originally broadcast as part of a 60 min episode.

  • Allusions

    • 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).