Seinfeld

Season 6 Episode 22

The Diplomat's Club

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 04, 1995 on NBC
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After his quick trip to Ithaca, Jerry plans to meet a super model at an airport club, but his assistant, Katie, makes the trip a nightmare. Elaine says she will quit working for Mr. Pitt, but finds out that she's going to be in his will. She becomes a suspect when he overdoses his medication. George tries to prove to his boss that he is not a racist, when he says his boss looks like "Sugar" Ray Leonard. To prove it, he tries to find anyone who's black that will be his friend. While at the airport club, Kramer meets a rich Texan with whom he starts making bets. Kramer hasn't gambled in three years and when he begins to lose, he calls in Newman for reinforcement.moreless

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Tom Wright

Tom Wright

Morgan

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Robert Hooks

Robert Hooks

Joe

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Debra Jo Rupp

Debra Jo Rupp

Katie

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Wayne Knight

Wayne Knight

Newman

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Ian Abercrombie

Ian Abercrombie

Mr. (Justin) Pitt

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • At the end of the episode the rich Texan took back the cheque because he thought Kramer hustled him. However, when Kramer chose to match up Ithaca vs. Boston the rich Texan immediately chose Ithaca.

    • Goof: On the news report about Jerry and Katie's car accident, the newscaster says that they crashed into a pool "early this morning". However, it was dark out, and based on the progression of the story, it was clearly evening.

    • Goof: When Earl finds out that it had been a friend of Kramer's who delayed the flight in Ithaca, he grabs back the checks and rips them up. However, just a moment earlier he had mentioned that they were traveler's checks, which are as good as cash.

    • In his attempts to prove to Mr Morgan that he had black friends, George tracks down characters from two previous episodes. He first tries to watch another rented movie with Joe Temple, with whom he watched the film Breakfast At Tiffany's in "The Couch". He then invites out Karl the exterminator from "The Doodle".

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Katie: Jerry, listen, just so you know, before we take off they're gonna tell us what to do in the vent of a crash-
      Jerry: Yes, I know. I've flown before.
      Katie: Oh good. I just didn't want you to freak out… The chance of a crash is very slim. Do you have to go to the bathroom?

    • George: Well, I wanna put a picture of me and my boss Mr. Morgan up at the office.
      Jerry: What for?
      George: They're reorganizing the staff, and I'm on thin ice with this guy as it is.
      Jerry: Isn't putting this guy's picture on your desk a little transparent?
      George: It better be.

    • Jerry: What's this little scam the airlines have goin' now with these special clubs? Hundred fifty dollars a year to sit in a room, eat peanuts, drink coffee and soda, and read magazines. Excuse me, but isn't this the flight? I already got four hours of this comin' to me… What am I paying for? How bout' an 'I got all my luggage club'? Can I get into that club? Where is that club? I would like to join that club. Airlines love to divide us into classes. You know like when you're sitting in coach, the stewardess always closes that stupid curtain. Always gives you that look, like, maybe if you would work a little harder…

    • Jerry: (to Bridgette) I'll meet you at the Diplomat's Club. I'll be the one without the big red sash.

    • Earl: (reading name on mail bag) David Berkowitz?
      Newman: The Son of Sam!! The worst mass murderer the post office ever produced!

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode won the 1995 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production.

    • For his performance in this episode Jerry Seinfeld received a 1995 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • During the "Son of Sam" discussion:

      Newman: I took over his route. And boy, were there a lot of dogs on that route.
      Earl: Any of 'em talk to you?

      David Berkowitz, aka "Son of Sam", claimed that he was commanded to kill by his landlord's "evil" dog.

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