Season 4 Episode 14

The Movie

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 06, 1993 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • This episode marks the first time we hear of the (fictional) film Rochelle, Rochelle.

    • This is one of the few episodes in the series that doesn't include any scenes in Jerry's apartment.

    • At the end of this episode in Jerry's stand up, he talks about how he is the guy who is always asking his friends "what's going on and why did they kill that guy?". Well we see later in season 7, the episode "The Pool Guy", when Jerry is asking Elaine the same kind of questions, which annoy Susan. So he is in fact that guy he mentions in his stand up material.

  • Quotes

    • Jerry: (to his annoying colleague Pat) No, I'm not riffing. I'm ignoring. Do you understand the difference?

    • Elaine: No, I don't want to go to a mini-plex multi-theater! It's not a theater, it's like a room where they bring in POW's to show them propaganda films.

    • Elaine: Men can sit through the most pointless, boring movie if there's even the slightest possibility that a woman will take her top off.

    • Elaine: George, you're sappin' my strength.

    • Kramer: I don't want a movie hot dog. I want a Papaya King hot dog!

    • Elaine: (describing Kramer) Have you seen a tall, lanky dufus with a bird face and hair like the bride of Frankenstein?

    • George: (describing Elaine) A pretty woman, you know, kinda short, big wall of hair, face like a frying pan.

    • The Ticket Lady: (describing George) A short guy with glasses, looked like Humpty Dumpty with a melon head.

    • George: (describing Jerry) Like, a horse face, big teeth, and a pointed nose.

    • Kramer: (describing Jerry) A guy who's about five foot eleven, he's got uh, a big head and flared nostrils.

    • George: I have been going to the movies for 25 years and nobody ever asks me for the stub.

    • Announcer: A young woman's strange erotic journey from Milan to Minsk. It's a story about life, and love, and becoming a woman. "Rochelle, Rochelle" now playing at the Paradise Twin.

  • Notes

    • In Latin America, this episode aired after "The Visa" (the next episode).

    • Larry David provides yet another voiceover as one of the characters in "Checkmate," the movie the gang has gone to the theatre to see.

    • According to viewer Jim Gilhooly, writer Steve Skrovan appears in an uncredited cameo as the man with the white hat that sits next to Elaine at the movie.

  • Allusions