Season 7 Episode 3

The Maestro

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 05, 1995 on NBC
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George is feeling the pressures of his relationship with Susan and decides that he needs to help a security guard that works at her uncle's store. Kramer's friend "Maestro", makes a comment about getting a rental property in Tuscany that makes Jerry decide to do some research. Elaine begins dating the "Maestro." Kramer's out of court settlement in his lawsuit against the coffee house, free coffee at any location around the world, gets him "hopped up on the caffeine." Jerry asks Poppy about Tuscany and is referred to Poppy's cousin, who makes him an offer he can't refuse.moreless

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  • Truly an underrated episode!

    The main plot of this episode is that Elaine is dating a composer who prefers to be called "Maestro". He drives Jerry crazy by randomly mentioning that there are no homes left in Tuscany. It's so funny how Jerry ends up going to Poppi's brother and takes Kramer to Tuscany.

    But what really drives the episodes up are the sub-plots. First there's George who gets a chair for the security guard at Susan's uncle's clothing store. The funniest part is how the security guard ends up falling asleep and the store is robbed. That though is even pedestrian to Kramer and his lawsuit against Java World which Jackie Chiles is introduced. Jackie Chiles is truly a caricature of Johnny Cochran, but a hilarious one at that. His fast-talking nature is so funny to watch especially when he bawls out Kramer. Speaking of which, Kramer ends up blowing the case by taking only free coffee at any Java World when they were about to offer $50,0000. It's "free coffee at any Java World plus....." Kramer: "I'll take it!" That has to be the funniest scene is this episode. One thing I will note though this does not detract from the episode, starting in this episode, Susan becomes quite cold and nasty. It seems out of character that she doesn't feel any sympathy at all for the security guard. It's almost like she and George swapped personalities this episode. I wonder if the writers were making her unlikable this season on purpose so no one would care that the characters didn't care about her dying at the end of the season.

    But anyway, it's a funny episode all the same and a must-watch for any true Seinfeld fan.moreless
Mark Metcalf

Mark Metcalf


Guest Star

Gary Yates

Gary Yates

Security Guard

Guest Star

Paul Michael

Paul Michael


Guest Star

Heidi Swedberg

Heidi Swedberg


Recurring Role

Phil Morris

Phil Morris

Jackie Chiles

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Jerry's cab fare in Tuscany would work out to $63.75 based on the conversion rate established by Mr. Ciccio (Poppie's uncle).

    • George compares the size of Tuscany, one of the 20 regions of Italy, to that of North Dakota. In reality, at 8,876 square miles, it is only one-eighth the area (although it does have six times the population).

    • When Susan takes George to buy some new clothes, she insists that he gets a red shirt. He insists, both in the store, and later to Jerry, that he thinks it's too flashy. However, in Season 2's "The Baby Shower," George is still angry over a new red shirt that a date had ruined with chocolate sauce. In fact, in that episode, he claims to still wear that red shirt under sweaters. Why, all of a sudden, would he decide that a red shirt is too flashy?

    • Notice when George is asking the security guard about having a chair. If you look in the background you'll see the same guy walk by twice from the right to the left.

    • When Jackie Chiles asks Kramer who put the top on he answers "they put the top on". However, in the previous episode "The Postponement" you can actually see Kramer putting the top on himself when he and Jerry are standing in the line outside the movie theater.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Elaine: Did you know that Mozart died while he was writing The Requiem?
      Jerry: Yeah, everyone knows that; it was in Amadeus.

    • Jackie: "I'll take it?" "I'll take it?" Who told you to take it? Did I tell you to take it?
      Kramer: No.
      Jackie: I know the Maestro didn't tell you to take it. He wasn't there!

    • Jackie Chiles: You put the balm on? Who told you to put the balm on? I didn't tell you to put the balm on. Why'd you put the balm on?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Phil Morris makes his debut as recurring character Jackie Chiles. In reality, he had worked with the Seinfeld crew earlier as the spokesman for "Mayor" Dinkins in an alternate version of Season Five's "The Non-Fat Yogurt" episode. Since Giuliani won the election, those scenes never aired. The alternate version is available, however, as an extra on the DVD.


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