Seinfeld

Season 5 Episode 18

The Raincoats (1)

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 28, 1994 on NBC
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The Raincoats (1)
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Jerry's parents are staying with him while they wait to take their trip to Paris and he's just returned from three weeks on the road can't get anytime alone with his girlfriend. George tries to get out of the big brother program, just after he gets talked into it. The Seinfelds avoid the Costanza's dinner invitation. Elaine's latest boyfriend, who's a "close talker," becomes unusually fixated on Jerry's parents and shows them New York City. Kramer makes a deal with Jerry's father to sell belt-less raincoats to a secondhand shop and George sells his father's moth-ridden cabana style clothing, right before they plan a cruise.moreless

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  • Close-talking, clothes-hawking and more (Part I)....

    8.0
    .... Part one of "The Raincoats" sets up an even funnier Part II. Elaine's close-talking boyfriend (played hilariously by Judge Reinhold), gets a little too attached to Jerry's visiting parents. Kramer goes into business with Jerry's dad, Morty, selling Morty's old raincoats to a consignment shop - bringing Jack Klompus into the mix - meanwhile, George tries to get in on his own deal with the store but, as usual, nothing goes right. This episode is very funny - but Part II gets even better.moreless
  • Perfect example of everything funny about Seinfeld

    10
    This episode has it all.

    - You have a boyfriend that has not one odd behaviour (the memberable close talker), but two (overly friendly to Mr / Mrs Seinfeld).

    - Crazy George drama where he goes over the top to avoid something only to have it blow up in his face. The Paris excuse causing him to ask Jerry to have Jerry's parents to take the kid with him is classic George logic.

    - Numerous funny Kramer moments with moths in the shirt and running from mice at Costanza's house.

    - Jerry and Girlfriend living with parents and forcing them to make out at the movies.

    - Costanzas and Seinfelds drama only to end up on the same ships for a cruise.

    - A "Hello Newman" from both Jerry and Jerry's mom.

    - Finally, the perfect dove tailing of working the Schindler's List plotline into Aaron's lines about "this watch, this ring would be one more dinner." at the episode's end.



    Perfect.. perfect.. perfect.moreless
Michael G. Hagerty

Michael G. Hagerty

Rudy

Guest Star

Dorien Wilson

Dorien Wilson

Alec

Guest Star

Judge Reinhold

Judge Reinhold

Aaron

Guest Star

Annie Korzen

Annie Korzen

Doris Klompus

Recurring Role

Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller

Frank Costanza

Recurring Role

Estelle Harris

Estelle Harris

Estelle Costanza

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Kramer asks, Morty explains how he came up with the idea for "The Executive". He claims to have tripped over one of Jerry's toys, removed the belt to threaten Jerry with, and seen himself in the mirror. According to his story, the next day, he cut the beltloops off the trenchcoat. However, in Season 2's "The Pony Remark," Morty says that he came up with the idea for the beltless trenchcoat when he went to work for "Harry Flemming" - as if it were a normal part of his job, and not an accidental innovation. Furthermore, in that episode he says that he came up with the idea in 1946. This episode aired in 1991, at which time Jerry was certainly not in his 40's. As such, it would be impossible for Morty to have tripped over Jerry's toy in 1946. It is therefore impossible for both explanations to be true.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Estelle: Maybe they don't like us.
      Frank: Why wouldn't they like us? (tastes the paella) Again with the pepper? What do you gotta use all the pepper for?!
      Estelle: Ah, keep quiet!
      Frank: (agitated) What, are you trying to set my mouth on fire?!?
      George: I don't know what the reason could be.

    • Jerry: Boy, I had no idea you felt this way about the Costanzas.
      Helen: They're exhausting. It's like being in an asylum.

    • Kramer: Oh hey, Helen, uh, could I use some more of your hand lotion?
      Helen: I told you it was good.
      Kramer: Yeah!
      Helen: It's from the Sak's Fifth Avenue in Miami.
      Kramer: Mmm. I'm gonna remember that if I'm ever in Florida.
      Jerry: Yeah, or if you're ever on Fifth Avenue here, in New York City.

    • George: Maybe this will become like a cool thing: living with your parents.
      Jerry: Yeah, then maybe baldness will catch on. Things will all be turning your way.

    • Morty: (on the phone) Jack, it's Morty.
      Jack: Who died?

    • Helen: Jerry, have you seen Schindler's List?
      Jerry: No, I haven't see it yet.
      Helen: Oh, you have to go. You have to.
      Jerry: I'm going.
      Helen: You have to!
      Jerry: Okayyy.

    • Morty: (on his beltless trenchcoat) This is 'The Executive'.

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