Season 5 Episode 16

The Stand-In

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 24, 1994 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When Jerry asks Elaine how her date was, she has one hand on her lap and the other down by her thigh holding her purse. Then when the camera angle switches and she replies the date was interesting, both of her hands are suddenly folded on her lap.

    • In the scene after Kramer and Mickey almost get into a fight, Mickey says "I knew I was crazy to try this kind of thing...". As he says this, his lips don't seem to match the word that come out of his mouth.

  • Quotes

    • Fulton: I haven't cracked a smile in months.
      Jerry: Oh, don't worry, you'll crack. Cracking's inevitable. First you crack, then you chuckle.

    • George: There's nothing to talk about.
      Jerry: Ah, what's there to talk about.
      George: Well, at least you and I are talking about how there's nothing to talk about.
      Jerry: Why don't you talk with her about how there's nothing to talk about?
      George: She knows there's nothing to talk about.
      Jerry: At least she'll be talking.
      George: Oh, shut up.

    • George: So how are the eggs?
      Daphne: Eggs are eggs.
      George: Eggs are eggs. That is very profound. By the same token, couldn't you say fish is fish? I don't think so.

    • George: If you can't say something bad about a relationship you shouldn't say anything at all.

    • Elaine: If you were a woman, would you go out with him?
      Jerry: If I was a woman, I'd be down at the dock waiting for the fleet to come in.

    • George: You know what I've come to realize? I'm not just bored; I genuinely dislike her.
      Jerry: Well, how long you are going to keep this up?
      George: Hey, I'll get married if I have to. Al Netchie will think twice before he opens his mouth about me again.
      Jerry: You know George, they are doing wonderful things at mental institutions these days

    • Jerry: So you were talking, you're having pleasant conversation, then all of sudden...
      Elaine: Yeah.
      Jerry: It?
      Elaine: It.
      Jerry: Out?
      Elaine: Out.

    • Elaine: So now you're going to keep going out with her, for spite?
      George: Yes, I am.
      Jerry: Yeah, I could see that.

    • Jerry: How do you stop a kid from growing?
      Kramer: (to Mickey) I told you, you should offer him some cigarettes.
      Mickey: I offered him cigarettes, but his stupid mother is hanging around. She won't let him have any.

    • Kramer: Hey. Hey how was your date with Phil Titola?
      Elaine: He took it out.
      (Shocked, Kramer acts like he just got a cold shiver down his back.)
      Kramer: Maybe uh, it needed some air. You know sometimes they need air, they can't breathe in there. It's inhuman.

    • Elaine: He took, hah hah... it out.

  • Notes

    • This marks the first appearance of Danny Woodburn as Mickey Abbott, another of Kramer's (increasingly bizarre) circle of friends. Mickey Abbott was possibly named after Bud Abbott, one of Jerry's favorite comedians.

  • Allusions