Season 7 Episode 18

The Friars Club

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 07, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Kramer's math regarding the da Vinci sleep pattern is completely wrong. He claims that by sleeping "20 minutes every 3 hours," he gains "2.5 extra days per week."

      20 minutes every three hours works out to 160 minutes (2:40) per day. If we assume that he is comparing the da Vinci sleep against the normal 8-hours-per-night sleep pattern, he gains 5:20 per day. Weekly, he gains 37:20, which is only 1 day, 13 hours, and 20 minutes. In order to gain the extra 2.5 days that he claims, he would have to currently be sleeping 11:14 each day.

      Kramer also claims that by living to age 80, he will have lived the equivalent of 105 years. Michael Richards was born 07/24/1949, which makes him 46.625 years old on the air date of this episode, 03/07/1996. Age 80 is 33.375 years away.

      By gaining 37:20 per week, Kramer gains 80 days, 21 hours, and 20 minutes per year. Therefore, after passing the 33.375 years, he would have gained 2699.7 days, which is only 7.39 years. Therefore he would only have been the equivalent of 87.39 years.

      But, let's suppose that Kramer is sleeping more than 11 hours each day as he claims, and that his initial calculations are correct. If he gains 2.5 days per week, then he gains 130 days per year. After the 33.375 years, he would have gained 4338.8 days, or just 11.9 years. He would only be the equivalent of 91.9 years old.