Season 8 Episode 12

The Money

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 16, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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?

  • Quotes

    • Frank: I saw a bum sleeping in a Cadillac the other day.
      Estelle: Why would someone break into a car to take a nap?
      Frank: They don't nap. They make it their home. They URINATE IN THERE!

    • Peterman: These stories are what sell my clothes.
      Morty: Cheap fabric and dim lighting. That's how you move merchandise.

    • Jack Klompus: You need a pen?... Still works!

    • Jack Klompus: What took you so long?
      Jerry: I live in New York.

    • Helen: Jerry, your father and I have something to tell you…
      Jerry: (excited) Am I finally getting a baby brother!?

    • Klompus: Do whatever you want! It's your car!
      Jerry: My car? You drove it into the swamp!
      Klompus: It drove itself into the swamp! Besides, I think I lost my pen, too.
      Jerry: You know, that almost makes this worthwhile.

    • Jerry:(to Klompus) You are such an idiot.

    • Jerry: You're not alone -- I'm practically broke.
      Elaine: Really?
      Jerry: No.

    • Peterman:(referring to Morty Seinfeld) Elaine, did you hire this man?
      Elaine: No, no. Well, I mean, you know, he's more like an intern, you know, at best.

    • Peterman: Kudos, Elaine, on a job… done.

    • J. Peterman: Oh, Elaine, this dry air is curing me like a Black Forest ham!

  • Notes

    • 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."

  • Allusions