Season 9 Episode 22

The Clip Show (2) (a.k.a. The Chronicle (2))

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 14, 1998 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When Jerry was doing the intro, there were laugh tracks. However, in the intro of the first part of the episode, there weren't laugh tracks.

    • During a sequence of the characters doing some dance moves set to the Michael Jackson song "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough," there is a shot of George, Elaine, and Jerry doing the swim move down a hallway. This is not a clip from any episode, but rather an outtake from the final episode that aired directly after the clipshow on NBC. The three characters are clearly wearing the same clothes as in the finale and are on one of the finale sets in the jail. In the background, you can see Michael Richards walking around.

    • In the version of "Good Riddance(time of your life)" used in this episode, its tempo is higher than the normal version of the original song. Meaning that the song used in this is a bit faster than the normal version found on the album, Nimrod. I compared both of the myself, and found that the Seinfeld "Good Riddance" turns out to be at least 19 or 20 seconds faster than the original.

  • Quotes

    • Jerry: We made a lot of new friends, shared a lot of laughs, mostly on the expense of others, and slept with…well, who's counting?

    • (bloopers from "The Pie")
      Jerry: Hello...
      Audrey: What are YOU doing here?
      Jerry (can't remember his line): I don't know.
      (everyone starts laughing)

    • Frank: Are you telling me there is not one condo in all of Del-bo… Del-bo… Del Boco Vista?!
      (take 2)
      Frank: In all of Del Voco Bista?!
      (take 3)
      Frank: In all of Del Besta Bico?!

  • Notes

    • Aside from the clips and the very ending, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander didn't appear in the episode.

    • Of course we have to ask the question, why didn't NBC just show this in its complete form the first time? We are talking about a television network, so we can't use logic. When they reran The Finale the following week, they allowed their schedule to over run. Was it that important that the season finale of ER start at 10 o'clock eastern? These are of course, rhetorical questions.

    • When originally shown, both parts of this episode were shown in a 45 min time slot. When this episode was rerun on 9 May, the missing fifteen minutes of footage was restored, so future airings in syndication will feature the "whole" episode, less the 1 minute from each part that will be removed to allow for extra commercials. At least now some of the clip sequences make more sense, from some of the net postings I've seen. My cable was out the night the rerun, so I have yet to see this.

  • Allusions