Seinfeld

Season 8 Episode 12

The Money

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 16, 1997 on NBC
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Jerry's parents sell the Cadillac to Jack Klompus for $6000 in order to give Jerry some money to help him out. They along with Kramer suggest that Jerry might try a career move. Elaine talks about her Peterman stock options and buys George's coffee. He thinks she is sticking it to him. Jerry and George talk about the money their parents might have. This piques George's interest. Kramer seeks advice from Elaine about his girlfriend's post-sex bed habit "she's got the jimmy legs." Jerry flies to Florida to buy the Cadillac back. George seeks information on his family's health history. Kramer works out a deal with his girlfriend. Jerry meets with Klompus and agrees to pay $14,000 for it. George anticipating a big inheritance begins to spend money. Unfortunately for him, so do his parents. Klompus has a problem with the car and Jerry returns to Florida. Jerry's parents are still worried about him and wonder what to do. Morty decides to see Elaine about a job; she reluctantly agrees to give him a job, just as Peterman returns. Kramer, fearing a prowler (Jerry's dad), decides he can no longer sleep alone; unfortunately his girlfriend has decided she can. So he moves in with the Costanzas, who tell George that they are moving to Florida. Elaine returns to her regular position at Peterman, with no options. George and Elaine try to discuss their respective problems. Still in Florida, strapped for cash and credit, Jerry sleeps in the Cadillac. Kramer and Emily spend the night as an old married couple in the Costanzas' house. The Seinfelds make a change in their housing as the Costanzas try to settle into their new place.moreless

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  • Is Frank's and Estelle's situation realistic ?

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    In this episode it's implied that Frank and Estelle have quite a bit of money at their disposal. George says his parents' living expenses are "nothing". As far as I know the cost living in NYC, at least in Manhattan, is considerably higher than the national average. Frank and Estelle live(d) in Queens. It's been mentioned that Frank was once a salesman who traveled to Korea. Maybe he had some sort of pension and/or he and Estelle had substantial social security payments that far exceeded their living expenses.



    Furthermore, I know several older couples who winter in the North and summer in the South. If they've got the money, why couldn't Frank & Estelle keep their house in Queens and have a condo in Florida? winters in Florida.moreless
Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

Emily

Guest Star

Leon W. Grant

Leon W. Grant

Counterperson

Guest Star

Liz Sheridan

Liz Sheridan

Helen Seinfeld

Recurring Role

Barney Martin

Barney Martin

Morty Seinfeld

Recurring Role

Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller

Frank Costanza

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Goof: When Elaine is paying for George's coffee you can see her reaching for her wallet but in the next second she's already holding the coffee.

    • Although Jerry says that Frank eats bacon and eggs for breakfast everyday; Frank is seen having an omelette in "The Fatigues" earlier this season.

    • Kramer tells Elaine that he can't share a bed with Emily because "she's got the 'jimmy legs'." However, in the opening scene where they are in bed together, Kramer is having trouble sleeping because Emily is on his side of the bed, and hitting him with her arms. We never see her kick him or even flail her legs. What's even stranger about this is that Kramer is surprised to learn that it's possible to have 'jimmy arms,' which appears to be a better description of Emily's affliction.

    • Morty hooks up his exercise machine to the knob of Kramer's front door. However, Kramer sees it turning from his bedroom and gets scared. How is that possible?

      Note: Kramer was sleeping on the couch because he left his room because he couldn't sleep with his girlfriend.

    • Jerry lies to his parents about performing at both Bally's and the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City. However, the Golden Nugget had been sold in 1986 and renamed. Surely a comedian who performs in AC would know there was no Golden Nugget and choose an open casino to avoid being caught in his lie.

    • When Morty has his exercise done on Kramer's door knob you can clearly see the door knob turning both ways, one after the other repetitively.. Although when we see this from Kramer's point of view it's clear that the door knob only turns one way.

    • A viewer notes that Frank says the he and Estelle have slept in separate beds for thirty years because of her Jimmy arms. However, in a previous episode, George claimed to have sex in his parent's bed. Did he push them together? How comfortable would that be?

    • When Morty is doing his exercises on Kramer's doorknob, in the first shot, Kramer's clock reads 5:30. When it cuts back to a frightened Kramer, it reads 5:26. Bad editing?

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  • NOTES (1)

    • Viewer Dan Wyszomierski noticed an interesting sidelight to this episode. "With all of Jerry Seinfeld's real-life ad work for American Express (the card with 'no preset spending limit'), I found it ironic that he made the excuse of 'maxing-out' his credit cards when he was telling everyone why he had to sleep in the Cadillac."

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