Seinfeld

Season 4 Episode 16

The Shoes

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 04, 1993 on NBC
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Jerry and George struggle to keep their idea for a TV series alive, one of their problems is they don't know how to do the Elaine character. Jerry meets an old girlfriend he never could kiss, later Kramer gets the opportunity. The ex-girlfriend talks about Elaine's shoes, mainly because she wants them. George is caught staring at the cleavage of the daughter of the NBC executive who is approving their script. Elaine's cleavage provides a means to turn the tables on him.moreless

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  • The cleavage.

    9.5
    Elaine freaks when Gail, talks about her shoes, which is the cause of Darymple getting sick when Elaine sneezes in his pasta primavera since she yelled at her in the kitchen. Well I think the girl Gail, is cute but she is so messed up, seriously. And Elaine ended up putting asses in the seats. I love how she counteracted Darymple's remark about canceling the pilot by showing her cleavage. It was pretty sick how Jerry & George were looking for 15 year old cleavage. Kramer gets Gail after he snubbed her. Didn't get that. Also Gayle ends up having a shift of moods and being nice in the end?



    An amazing episode in the pilot arc.moreless
  • a pretty average episode with subtle hints of comedy.

    6.0
    even though i pretty much like every episode of seinfeld, i must say this episode was a bit weaker than the majority i've watched. george is funny as usual; but the other characters start out funny and then loose my interest later on. kramer's usually funny as well, but even he lost my interest and that's not a common trait with that character. now george he's someone who could keep your interest no matter what he's babbling about. he's so pathetic in a funny sort of way that you just have to laugh at him no matter how mad he gets. i've seen other shows where somone's staring at a women's cleavage, but george with his facial expressions just makes that action really comical.moreless
Gina Hecht

Gina Hecht

Dana Foley

Guest Star

Anita Barone

Anita Barone

Gail Cunningham

Guest Star

Michael Ornstein

Michael Ornstein

Waiter

Guest Star

Bob Balaban

Bob Balaban

Russell Dalrymple

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • George tells his therapist that he and Jerry pitched "the butler story" to Russel Dalrymple. However, in "The Virgin", they actually pitched it to Rita Kirsen, who was sitting in for Russell while he was in Los Angeles.

    • George tells Jerry and Russel that the kitchen staff at Bouchard's used to use the bouillabaisse for a toilet, and recommends sticking with the consommé. Later, during the closing credits, Elaine when tells George and Jerry that she and Russel will be eating at Bouchard's, George chokes trying to comment. Jerry then remarks that what he thinks George is saying is to have the bouillabaisse, and George nods and gestures in agreement. This is likely a writing goof, as Jerry should have said to get the consommé.

    • If you zoom in on the phone as Gail dials to let Jerry know that Russell has arrived at the restaurant, we see the phone number that she calls is 659-8866 (this is presuming the numbers are in the correct place). So assuming she called Jerry, that would make every instance of his phone number inaccurate.

    • Did you see the chest? Remember it's just a TV show - she's not really 15. Denise Richards (playing Russell's daughter) is actually about 22 at the time.

    • The script that Jerry leafs through, after George threw it to him while ranting to Elaine about how his therapist didn't think it was funny, is blank.

    • When Kramer walks into Jerry's apartment to tell Jerry that he saw Gail Cunningham, he leaves the door open. The shot cuts to Jerry and George on the couch, and then back to a wide shot of the apartment. The door is now closed.

  • QUOTES (8)

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Elaine has Botticelli shoes, and both George and Mr. Dalrymple eat Pasta Primavera at the restaurant. This is reference to Sandro Botticelli, and his painting "Primavera".

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