Season 8 Episode 4

The Little Kicks

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 10, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When Elaine arrives at the park in a taxi to take Anna away from George, the "New York City" taxi cab has California license plates.

    • Jerry tells Elaine that he has to throw something in the laundry. However, in multiple other episodes we learn that Jerry sends his laundry out.

    • (Iyad El-Baghdadi) When Elaine mentions the "Big Peterman Bash" she's throwing, George asks "Food? BAR? George?" - but we know (from the "Red Dot" episode) that George doesn't drink...

    • RE: Dugan's writing block: Thats not a goof, its a in-show joke

    • When George is ironing his pants while speaking on the phone to Elaine, the land-based phone he's holding isn't attached to a phone cord!

    • Jerry opens his apartment door after letting George into the building on the intercom. When Kramer leaves with the ice cream, the door is closed.

    • Dugan, the J. Peterman catalog staffer, must have writer's block. This episode marks the second time in four weeks that he brainstorms a writing sample that begins, "I pressed through the rushes..." (The first time, in "The Foundation," was to promote a washcloth.)

    • George says he is going to borrow his dad's 1968 G.T.O however he is later seen with a 1967 G.T.O

  • Quotes

    • Elaine: (after her fight with Frank Costanza) He wrote the check and I cashed it.

    • (about George's dad)
      George: During that period when my folks were separated, he went a little crazy.
      Jerry: Not a very long trip.

    • Elaine: You know, revulsion has now become a valid form of attraction.
      Jerry: Well, then you're driving me wild.

    • Jerry: People with guns don't understand. That's why they get guns, too many misunderstandings.

    • Kramer: Jerry, look, you got to shoot this movie for me. Brody is a reasonable man, but he's insane!

    • Kramer: Death Blow: Where someone tries to blow you up, not because of who you are, but for different reasons altogether.

    • Kramer: (about bootlegging movies) It's a legitimate business.
      Jerry: It's not legitimate!
      Kramer: It's a business.

    • (describing Elaine's dancing)
      George: It's like a full body dry heave set to music.

    • Jerry & George: (after seeing Elaine's dancing) Sweet fancy Moses!

    • George: Ow! Dad…
      Frank: Who put you up to this, was it her?
      Elaine: All right. Wait a minute. I think you've got it backwards.
      Frank: My George isn't clever enough to hatch a scheme like this.
      Elaine: You got that right.
      Frank: What the hell does that mean?
      Elaine: It means whatever the hell you want it to mean.
      Frank: You saying you want a piece of me?
      Elaine: I could drop you like a bag of dirt.
      Frank: You wanna piece of me? You got it! (They begin to fight)

    • Brody: (holding bat) May I borrow this?
      Kramer: Yes. You need a glove?
      Brody: Naah.

    • Kramer: Jerry, George got arrested.
      Jerry: What?
      Kramer: Yeah. He went at the Beackman, he tried to land, but they cheesed him.
      Jerry: Oh now I see.

    • George: I'm the bad boy…I've never been the bad boy.
      Jerry: You've been the bad employee, the bad son, the bad friend…
      George: Yes, yes…
      Jerry: …the bad fiancé, the bad dinner guest, the bad credit risk….
      George: Okay, the point is made.
      Jerry: …the bad date, the bad sport, the bad citizen…(George leaves)…the bad tipper!

    • Anna: It's alright, George, you'll just pay a fine and that will be it.
      George: (crying) But why did the police man have to yell at me like that?

    • Jerry: Out of nowhere there's this lone dancer who appears to be injured.
      Kramer: Yeah, it's a disturbing image.
      Jerry: Yeah, so you cry, and then when you see the dancing, you cry again.

  • Notes

    • In this episode Elaine refers to George as "a bad seed." In 509 The Masseuse, Jerry called George "a bad seed" when his girlfriend was complaining about him.

    • On the bootleg of Cry, Cry, Again that Kramer made, if you listen to the bootleg, you'll hear Kramer shout out "Aw, man! I sat in gum!" This is the same thing George says at the end of the episode "The Movie". Poor blokes.

    • It was reported in Allure magazine that the dance moves Elaine made were completely Lorne Michaels (noted Saturday+Night+Live producer) own moves.

  • Allusions

    • Jerry: I am big, it's the bootlegs that got small.
      Near the end of the episode Jerry is told that he used to be big in bootlegs. He responds as stated above. This is a direct reference to the 1950 film "Sunset Blvd."

      Joe Gillis (William Holden): "Wait a minute, haven't I seen you before? I know your face ... you're Norma Desmond! Used to be in silent pictures. Used to be big."
      Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson): "I am big. It's the pictures that got small."