Season 8 Episode 2

The Soul Mate

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 26, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • There is a joke where Jerry and George spend a good deal of time standing there while the tape rewinds, and yet later it is revealed that supposedly the recorder was shut off after only recording about five seconds of audio.

    • George's model of the foundation's conference room includes a Red Power Rangers Zeo action figure and a Yellow M&M figure.

    • When Jerry finally chases down Newman in the hall of the building the apartment directly behind them is labeled 4D but on the other side of the hall the apartment is labeled 5E.

    • In the opening scene, George has his hands folded on top of his briefcase. In the next shot, one hand is on top of the other.

    • Kevin says that he has a jet-ski in his garage, but in a later episode we see that he lives in an apartment, which probably doesn't have a garage.

    • Its not much of a goof, but watch Jerry's grip on the M&M when he picks it up out of the shoebox. It moves from the top, to the middle and then back to the top.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • At the start of the episode George is fantasizing about being in prison and then says wistfully, "One day...". Of course at the end of Season 9 he gets his wish!

    • This episode was dedicated "In Memory of Our Friend Victor Wayne Harris." Victor was the assistant prop master for the series and he died in August following a stroke. Back in the episode "The Pilot (2)", in the scene where George is on the phone calling for his test results, right at the end of the scene you'll see a man with a white t-shirt and a cap approaching the phone, that was Victor Wayne Harris.

  • Allusions

    • Newman whispers to Kramer what he should say to his "Soul Mate". This mirrors Season Four's "The Old Man" in which Kramer feeds lines to Newman with which to insult the used record store owner.

    • Newman feeding Kramer words with which to woo his true love, borrows from the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand. Several films were made based on this play, including 1987's Roxanne starring Steve Martin.