Season 7 Episode 8

The Pool Guy

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 16, 1995 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In the scene in which George is standing in front of the movie while it's playing and he starts yelling for Jerry, Elaine, and Susan; if you listen very closely you will notice that Larry David is the narrator of the movie. It's most noticeable when he says a phrase that includes the word "France."

    • Kramer says his new phone number is 555-3455, or FILK. But Jerry says that he must be getting calls for 555-FILM, which is the same number. But on a standard telephone, 5 represents the letters JKL, and 6 is MNO. So, unless all these people are dialing the wrong number (555-3456), then Kramer's new phone number is incorrect.

      Well, he says his new number is 3455, which IS FILK. If someone were dialing 3456, which is FILM, they could possibly hit the 5 a second time accidentally before hitting the 6, which would dial Kramer's new #.

    • A viewer notes that when Kramer tries to give Jerry the phone with his right hand, his left hand is empty. Then all of a sudden his left hand is holding a newspaper.

  • Quotes

    • Kramer: I'm getting a new telephone number.
      Jerry: How come?
      Kramer: Chicks, man. Too many chicks know my number.

    • Kramer: This world here, this is George's sanctuary. If Susan comes into contact with this world, his worlds collide!

    • Kramer: There's nothing more pathetic than a grown man who's afraid of a woman.

    • George: You're killing "Independent George"! You know that, don't you?
      Elaine: George I don't even want to get...
      George: You know what word Susan used last night? Huh? "Vault"!

    • Elaine: Hi, three for Chunnel. Two adults… (looks at Jerry) one child.

    • Susan: Anyway, I thought we'd all go to a movie on Friday.
      George: We'd all go to movie on Friday?
      Susan: Yeah.
      George: This is not good. Worlds are colliding! George is getting upset!

    • Kramer: Why don't you just tell me the name of the movie you've selected?!

    • George: I have relationship George, but I also have independent George. That's the George you know, the George you grew up with: movie George, coffee shop George, liar George, bawdy George.
      Jerry: I love that George.
      George: Me too, and he's dying, Jerry! If relationship George walks through that door, he will kill independent George. A George divided against itself cannot stand!

    • George: (on Susan's friendship with Elaine) Worlds are colliding!

    • Jerry: What else did you two do?
      Elaine: Ah, you know, girl stuff.
      Jerry: Flower shows, shopping for pretty bows, and then back to her place strip down to bra and panties for a tickle fight?
      Elaine: That's really what you think girls do, isn't it?
      Jerry: Yes, I do.

  • Notes

    • This episode won the 1997 WGA Award (TV) for Episodic Comedy.

    • This is the 2nd episode this season where the movie "Firestorm" is mentioned in passing. Kramer mentions Jerry had seen it (which he did in "The Engagement"). Later "Firestorm" comes up again in "The Rye" when George is trying to make conversation with Susan's father.

    • When Kramer is acting as the MovieFone guy, you will notice a few little statuettes being him. These are models made out of pasta; a reference to "The Fusilli Jerry" in which Kramer makes a statue of Jerry out of Fusilli, which is particularly disturbing that Kramer still has Fusilli Jerry considering where he's been!

    • Danny Hoch refused the role of Ramon. He did not want to contribute to the stereotypical view of Latinos.

    • This episode was dedicated as follows:

      In memory of our friend Rick Bolden.

      Rick was one of the musicians who worked on the Seinfeld theme. Thanks to Sam Bowen for this information.

  • Allusions

    • Jerry: (to Elaine, referring to George) Who do you think would win in a fight between me and Gorgeous George here?

      "Gorgeous George" (George Raymond Wagner) was a wrestler in the 40's and 50's who had long, platinum blonde hair and wore outrageous outfits. He is said to have been instrumental in popularizing televised wrestling.

    • George: A George divided against itself cannot stand!

      This references the Bible, the Book of Mark, verse 3:25: And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.