Season 8 Episode 18

The Nap

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 10, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When George is under the desk talking to Jerry, Steinbrenner can be heard in the background rambling on about random stuff.

    • Hiding under a table is the standard for an EARTHQUAKE not a bomb! However given how Steinbrenner has previously been portrayed it is quite believable that he would make this mistake

    • Viewer Dusan Vlahovic notes: Why when Jerry gets back in the apartment at the end of the episode, says "back to normal"? the drawers used to have glass on, and this drawer doesn't have.

    • As Elaine's back goes out, she falls over with a loud sound effect of collapsing on the floor. However, if you look at the right side of the screen, her hand is still holding onto the edge of the mattress to break her fall.

    • In the scene where George and Jerry are discussing the fitted hats after Conrad puts in the new cupboard, the camera pans out and some set lights can be seen in the high background.

    • George wakes from his nap underneath his desk and stores a copy of People Magazine with Mel Gibson on the cover in a compartment under the desk modified by "Connie". Later when Steinbrenner enters George's office and hears ticking, the copy of People Magazine w/Mel Gibson is on top of the desk.

  • Quotes

    • Elaine: It'll be years before they find another place to hide more cheese on a pizza.

    • George: Jerry! Jerry, I'm trapped under my desk. Steinbrenner's in the room. You gotta help me!
      Jerry: Who is this?

    • George: Jerry, look at my eyes.
      Jerry: Hmmm... they're a little less beady today.
      George: Because I'm refreshed! I finally found a way to sleep in my office. Under the desk! I lie on my back, I tuck in the chair. I'm invisible!
      Jerry: Sounds like a real cool fort.

    • Jerry: The walking date is a good date. You don't have to look right at the person.
      Elaine: Hey, it's the next best thing to being alone.

    • George: I love a good nap. Sometimes it's the only thing getting me out of bed in the morning.

    • Elaine: So Kramer completely funked up my mattress.
      Jerry: Does it smell like the East River?
      Elaine: How did you know?
      Jerry: Because Kramer has been swimming laps between the
      Queensborough bridge and the Brooklyn bridge.
      Elaine: (a la Kramer) Oh, GREAT!

    • Son: Hey, there's a man swimming in the water.
      Father: No, that's probably just a dead body, son. You see, when the mob kills someone they throw the body in the river.

    • Kitsmiller: I buy all my furniture at an ergonomics store.
      Elaine: Oh those places always the stupidest names!…like uh… "Back in Business" or…"Good Vitabrations"
      Kitsmiller: Not this one…it's called the Lumbar Yard.

    • Jerry: How could you swim in that water!?
      Kramer: I saw a couple of other guys out there.
      Jerry: Swimming?
      Kramer: Well, floating. They weren't moving much…but they were out there!

    • Jerry: What is that smell?
      Kramer: That's East River.
      Jerry: You're swimming in the East River? The most heavily trafficked, overly contaminated waterway on the eastern seaboard?
      Kramer: Technically, Norfolk has more gross tonnage.

    • Kramer: Well, I had been swimming for 3 hours and I was in a real groove so I decided to keep going, but at 10 they start the aquasize. 35 geriatrics throwing elbows. It's like a flabby arm spanking machine.

    • Steinbrenner: Nothing but male curiosity and empty calories… hey Georgie?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • When Jerry asks Elaine, "So, how was Wednesday in the park with Hal?", it's a reference to the musical Sunday in the Park With George.

    • Steinbrenner: Um, I'm stuck on this song yesterday. I can't seem to get it out of my head. I don't know the name of that. "She's a heart breaker, love taker . . ..Oh. Oh" . . .very catchy.
      The song that Steinbrenner is trying to find the name of is Pat Benatar's 1979 song "Heartbreaker". The actual lyrics are, "You're a heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker, don't you mess around with me."

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