Seinfeld

Season 4 Episode 7

The Bubble Boy

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 07, 1992 on NBC
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The Bubble Boy
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Jerry's girlfriend, Naomi has a laugh that sounds like "Elmer Fudd sitting on a juicer," and when she hears George's message to Jerry, she breaks up with him. So instead, Jerry asks Elaine to accompany him on a trip to a cabin in the mountain with George and Susan. Kramer isn't invited. Jerry agrees to a side trip to visit a sick fan, a "Bubble Boy." George gets into a fight with the "Bubble Boy" over the correct answer to a Trivial Pursuit question. Kramer and Naomi also make the trip to the cabin and get the fire started.moreless

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  • I\'m sorry the card says \"Moops\".

    9.5
    GREAT, Season 4 is the Best season of the show.



    Story - Jerry asks Elaine to accompany him on a trip to a cabin in the mountain with George and Susan. Kramer isn\'t invited.



    George gets into a fight with the \"Bubble Boy\" over the correct answer to a Trivial Pursuit question.



    This is another hilarious season 4 episode !!!



    very funny.



    Jerry: He\'s a bubble boy.

    George: A bubble boy?!

    Susan: What\'s a bubble boy?!

    Jerry: He lives in a bubble!

    George: BOY!

    Elaine: Well, what about the sleeping arrangements in the cabin?

    Jerry: Well, um, same bed and uh, underwear and a tee shirt. Elaine: What about me?

    Jerry: You\'ll be naked, of course



    Kramer: These are Cubans. Maria, porquendo lociendo corendo congli!!moreless
  • My Favorite episode of Seinfeld.

    10
    I believe in my mind that this is one of the funniest episodes of Seinfeld i have ever seen in my life time. Sure, every episode of Seinfeld is pretty much the funniest episode. But this beats the heck out of all of them. In this episode of Seinfeld, Jerry has to go and visit his number one fan, who happens to be a bubble boy. However the bubble boy is more trouble then they thought he would be.

    I loved the part when George reads the card and he thinks the answer is "moops" and not moors. And they argued.

    "MOOPS!" "MOORS!" "MOOPS!" "MOORS!" "MOOPS!" "MOORS!"



    Final Score: 9.8moreless
  • Classic episode.

    10
    Definitely back on track, such an unusual plot line. A bubble boy! I really like Susan in season four, she was so innocent and not mean and controlling to George like in season seven. Anyways I guess Kramer smoking those cigars are going to be over since he burned down a cabin. I wonder how the next episode is going tro be. I am so glad that bubble boy got what he deserved. I would like to burst his bubble. Naomi reprises her role from the last episode except this time Jerry & her are broken up and shes with Kramer. I love the whole playful relationship Elaine & Jerry have. It's hilarious.moreless
  • The Bubble Boy

    9.5
    This is possibly the best episode of Season Four. It features a great story and one of the most classic moments in the show's history. When Jerry meets a man who's son lives in a bubble, the father and his friends get him to visit the bubble boy in Upstate New York. Well, because of some crazy circumstances, he's not able to make it, George makes it instead.



    George and Susan make it their and encounter the bubble boy, one of the most sarcastic and best one time (excluding "The Finale") appearances in the show's history. I won't go into detail of what happens but it is classic. Also, Kramer, trying to reach the others at the cabin accidently burns down Susan's father's cabin.moreless
  • A classic episode.

    9.0
    The Bubble Boy was funny. I also think that it was also a stretch risk of a plot and character. I don't think it was as funny as it was entertaining, although it was very funny. George was very good in this one. Jerry and Elaine had a funny plot as well. Kramer was off in dreamland as it seemed that he was always somewhere but in the present. My favorite parts of the episode had to be where George is attacked by the bubble boy. It was hilarious to see them go at it. Overall, a great episode that was funny. Thank you.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (10)

    • On Mel's trucker's cap is "W73". The W73 was a nuclear warhead for the American AGM-53 Condor missile.

    • Spoiler alert!:
      Even though everyone blames George for hurting the Bubble Boy, during the confrontation where he is choking him, Susan can be seen hitting the plastic divider trying to help George. So in reality, it should be Susan who is blamed for the bubble boy getting hurt.

    • After Jerry takes Naomi home, he opens a bottle of water. At some point during their conversation we can see that the cork is on, then it's off when we cut to a reverse angle of the scene.

    • When Naomi calls Jerry's apartment to say she changed her mind about going to the cabin, Kramer answers the phone. Only problem is, he didn't pull out the antenna on the cordless phone so that he could answer Naomi's call. Jerry always makes a point of pulling out the antenna on the cordless phone before answering.

    • Elaine eats a broiled chicken in the diner in this episode when she previously stated that the only animal she'll eat is fish; I think it was the stranded episode

    • In order to win at Trivial Pursuit your token must be in the center. When the Bubble Boy asks George for the game winning question his token is clearly on the outside ring.

    • On the way to the bubble boy's house both Jerry and George's back car windows are blocked by luggage. Then after they are on the way to the cabin after they've reunited at the bubble boy's house, the windows are not blocked.

    • Spoiler alert!:
      Kramer did not go to the cabin with either Jerry or George. Rather, he went with Naomi with directions that he found in Jerry's apartment. The only problem is that those directions were the ones given to Jerry from the bubble boy's father - to the bubble boy's house - and not to the cabin? How did Kramer find the cabin and then burn it down? He should have arrived at the bubble boy's house instead!

    • When Jerry confronts George of the message he left on his answering machine, in one shot, Jerry has his arms hanging down, but then in the next shot, he has his hands on his hips.

    • The set for the roadside diner Jerry and Elaine pull off at on the way to the Bubble Boy's house is the same set used for scenes at Reggie's Diner in later episodes.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Naomi: I thought you were happy-go-lucky.
      Jerry: No, no, no, I'm not happy, I'm not lucky, and I don't go. If anything, I'm sad-stop-unlucky.

    • Jerry: He's a bubble boy.
      George: A bubble boy?
      Jerry: Yes, a bubble boy.
      Susan: What's a bubble boy?
      Jerry: He lives in a bubble.
      George: Boy.

    • Kramer: My Cubans!
      (He runs off to the burning cabin)

    • (Jerry has lost track of George's car)
      Jerry: What is he doing? Is he out of his mind? Do you see him? I don't even think I see him anymore. Where is he?
      Elaine: Isn't that blue car him?
      Jerry: No, no that's not him. What happened to him. I can't believe it. I lost him. That stupid idiot. Now what are we gonna do?
      Elaine: It's no big deal, Jerry. We'll just meet him at the bubble boy's house.
      Jerry: I don't even know where the bubble boy lives. I don't even remember the name of the town.
      Elaine: You don't have the directions?
      Jerry: No, I was following him.
      Elaine: How could you not take the directions?
      Jerry: Because HE'S my directions.

    • (George is driving too fast as Jerry is following him)
      Jerry: What's he doing? What is his hurry?
      Elaine: Well, you know George. It's not good enough to get there. You gotta make good timing.
      Jerry: I know he once went from West 81st Street to Kennedy Airport in 25 minutes. I never heard the end of it.
      (Elaine laughs quietly)
      Jerry: Look at him.

    • Bubble Boy: What's your story?
      Susan: I-I-I have no story.
      George: She works for NBC.
      Bubble Boy: How 'bout takin your top off.
      Mrs. Sanger: Donald, behave yourself.
      Bubble Boy: Come on.

    • Bubble Boy: Okay, "History", this is for the game. How ya doing over there? Not too good!
      George: Alright Bubble Boy, let's just play. Who invaded Spain in the 8th century?
      Bubble Boy: That's a joke… The Moors.
      George: Ohhh no! I'm so sorry it's the Moops! The correct answer is the Moops!

    • Susan: So what kind of a bubble, like an igloo?
      Jerry: No, that's what I thought. But apparently it's just a big piece of plastic, dividing the room.
      George: What kind of plastic do you think it is? Like that dry cleaning plastic?
      Jerry: That's no good. He wouldn't last 10 minutes in there!

    • Elaine: Well, what about the sleeping arrangements in the cabin?
      Jerry: Well, um, same bed and uh, underwear and a tee shirt.
      Elaine: What about me?
      Jerry: You'll be naked, of course.

    • Elaine: What's that?
      Jerry: Oh, it's an autographed picture for my dry cleaner. I don't know what to write on these things. I hate doin' this.
      Elaine: (reading) "I'm very im-PRESSED?"

    • George: (voice on answering machine, about Naomi) All right, you know she's got that laugh. What did you say? It's like Elmer Fudd sitting on a juicer?

    • (Talking about George.)
      Jerry: Look at him! he's going like a hundred miles an hour!"
      Elaine: Yeah but it's not enough for George to go fast, he's gotta make good time.
      Jerry: I know. He once made it from West 81st St. All the way to Kennedy Airport in 25 minutes, I never heard the end of it!

    • George: I'm sorry the card says "Moops."

    • Jerry: I can't date a girl with that kind of laugh...it's like CoCo Chanel goin' out with a Fishmonger!

    • (Talking about cigars.)
      Kramer: These are Cubans. Maria, porquendo lociendo corendo congli!!

    • Bubble Boy: Moors!!
      George: Moops!!

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