Season 2 Episode 12

The Busboy

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jun 26, 1991 on NBC

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  • One of the all-time great Season Finales

    This episode starts where Jerry, George and Elaine are about to have dinner in a resturant. George suddenly notices that one of the busboys, Antonio, places a flamable menu far too close to the one of the candles. Elaine then makes a joke saying "I'm never eating here again", but the manager thought she meant it and so Antonio is fired and has to be replaced.

    George feels bad. He knows he was the cause so he wants to head over and apologise. But he brings Kramer with him...just in case. It's actually not a good move. When they got to Antonio's apartment, Kramer leaves the door open and Antonio's cat escapes. George just made a bad situation worse.

    Elaine's not having a very good time either. She has this new boyfriend Eddie from Seattle. She absolutely hates him and she's happy when she finds out that he'll be flying back tomorrow. She sets her alarm so she doesn't wake up late and miss the flight. But that plan gets destroyed. Her clock doesn't go off and pretty soon, she's frantically running around the house trying to throw all of Eddie's stuff in the trunk and get him the hell out of there!

    Afterwards, Elaine appears at Jerry's apartment where George is hanging out. She's a mess. She WOULD have made it to the airport, but unfortunately, she hit the Van Wick. They say nobody's ever beaten the Van Wick XD and because of that and a five-car pile-up, Eddie missed his flight and now she will be hanging out with that bunghole for a long, long time.

    Kramer then suddenly flies into the apartment. THE BUSBOY'S COMING! George freaks out and then Antonio enters. These were probably the most dramatic lines ever said in the script.

    "Three nights ago, a gas main beneath the restaurant exploded, killing five people in my section, including the busboy who replaced me. If I am not fired that night because of you and your thoughtless, stupid, insensitive remarks, it would have been me."

    That was touching and then Antonio hugs George and thanks him for saving his life. His cat returned after the resturant exploded and he got a new job working at a better resturant...or at least, he did. :(

    After leaving, Antonio runs into Elaine's boyfriend. The two get into a fight and fall down the stairs and Antonio hurts his arm.

    The episode ends once again at Monk's. George and Elaine are depressed. Elaine has to go home and give lazy@$$ Eddie his food and George has to go feed Antonio's cat. The scene ends with a waiter clearing off the table annoying Jerry a bit, but he just says "How ya doing?" lol

    Once again, Jerry was one of the so-called "Even Stevens". He was just acting like a normal person, not having any problems and nothing really big happened to him in this episode. This episode was focused more on George. Overall, it was a good season finale, much better than some others like "The Understudy" and "The Finale".