Season 3 Episode 10

The Stranded

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 27, 1991 on NBC
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The Stranded
Jerry & Elaine go to a party with George, while there they send signals to each other to get out of bad party conversations. Afterward, George abandons them there, when he leaves with a co-worker he has a chance with. Jerry & Elaine keeping the hosts up real late, while waiting for Kramer to come and pick them up. The host later takes Jerry up on his offer to drop by when he is in the city, just as Jerry is leaving. He stays in Jerry's apartment for the evening and parties with Kramer and a lady of the evening. Later George pays the price for his romance in the workplace (he must quit) and he tries to shoplift at the drug store where he says they still owe him ten dollars.moreless

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  • This was actually supposed to be for season 2. But it aired a year later.

    Problems: Jerry, Elaine, and George go to a party. George might have hit it off with a lady. So, he's deciding if he should go for it. He goes for it and scores. He brings her home, and brings the car with him. Jerry and Elaine say they can get Kramer to drive them home. Elaine slips out an insult to the housewamer, saying in a slurrish accent, "Maybe the Dingo At you're baby." So, by 2 o'clock in the morning, when Jerry and Elaine are waiting for Kramer, The house warmer wants them out. Kramer finally comes and they leave.

    I liked this episode. It wasn't that bad really. Especially for season 2. The problems were a little too meshed together, but all in all, it wa sa good episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Elaine tells someone at the party that she is reading manuscripts for Pendant Publishing. Jerry walks by and says "Pendant! Those bastards!". This is a reference to what Elaine's father said in "The Jacket" when Elaine told him she was working for Pendant.

      In another reference to that episode, Kramer tells Steve a story that involves a magician and someone almost getting hit by a car. Although we don't here the entire story Kramer's probably telling Steve about when he and Elaine picked up his friend's doves.

    • Jerry says he's 36 years old, and we assume that George is the same age. This is only episode where any of the main characters age is mentioned directly.

    • When Jerry is writing something on a notepad at the party, he does it with his left hand.

    • One of George's co-workers says she just sold a property at 129 W. 81 Street. That's the building where Jerry and Kramer live.

    • At the party, the guy going on and on about peanuts to Elaine says that the cashew is a legume. It is not. The peanut is (grows in a pod), but the cashew is the seed of the cashew tree.

    • Just before Mr Pocatillo leaves Jerry's apartment, before he goes to kiss Patty's hand, the door is wide open, yet he goes to kiss her, and starts to leave and the door is shut. Jerry didn't close it or anything, Just a continuity error.

    • You will notice towards the end of the show when Elaine and Jerry are waiting for Kramer to pick them up that Jerry picks up a book on the civil war and the next shot its on the coffee table again and the very next shot it's in his lap again. It appears to be just poor editing.

    • While at the party Elaine states she is a vegetarian, but she says she does eat fish. That's not true in later episodes.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Jerry: Now listen, let's keep an eye on each other tonight. In case one of us gets in a bad conversation, we should have a signal that you're in trouble so the other one can get us out of it.
      Elaine: How old are you?

    • George: Every time I go to the bathroom I pass her desk. I have to plan little patter. I spend half my day writing. Then afterwards, I sit in my office and analyze how it went. If it was a good conversation, I don't go to the bathroom for the rest of the day.

    • Party Guest: So what do you do?
      Jerry: I'm a comedian.
      Party Guest: Are you? Let me ask you something. Where do you get your material?
      Jerry: I hear a voice.
      Party Guest: What kind of voice?
      Jerry: A man's voice, but he speaks in German so I have to get a translator.
      Party Guest: How come you keep tapping your head?
      Jerry: It's a nervous tic. I'm on L-Dopa.

    • Jerry: What could possess anyone to throw a party? I mean, to have a bunch of strangers treat your house like a hotel room.

    • George: You got aloe? I love aloe.

    • George: Every day is a date.
      Jerry: That's one of Dante's nine stages of hell, isn't it?

    • George: You haven't won. You may think you've won, but you haven't won. Do you know why? It's not over. This is not over. I'm not forgetting what's happening here. You have my ten dollars. I will get it back. Alright, don't worry. It's not over. I'm going now. Good bye. I will be back.

    • Woman: I have lost my fiancé! The poor baby!
      Elaine: (Australian accent) Maybe the dingo ate your baby.

    • George: I can't believe what's happening here. She hasn't taken her hands off me all night. She was always friendly around the office, but that was it!
      Jerry: How do you account for this?
      George: Maybe a safe fell on her head.

    • George: The last time a woman said that [make love to me] to me I wound up apologizing to her.

    • Jerry: Listen, George is going home with this Ava from his office.
      Elaine: Really? Huh. What a world. So we can go now?
      Jerry: Uh, no, he's taking the car.
      Elaine: Well, what are we gonna do for a ride?
      Jerry: I don't know.
      Elaine: You don't know?
      Jerry: Maybe Kramer can come pick us up.
      Elaine: Oh great, oh, this is great. How could you let him take the car?
      Jerry: There's nothing I could do, it's part of the code!

    • George: I long for you.

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode was originally going to be broadcast during the second season on 17 Jul 91. Jerry comes on before the broadcast of this episode and explains that it is from the time before George lost his job and he wanted to "let you know, that we know, you know."
      Even though the episode was first broadcast during the third season it is included with the season 1 & 2 box set DVDs.


    • George: You know the anxiety you feel on a date? That's what I have every day now. My worst nightmare's come true...every day is a date.
      Jerry: That's one of Dante's nine stages of hell, isn't it?

      This is reference to the Divine Comedy, written by Dante Alighieri in the 1300s. In the first part of the poem, called Inferno, Dante describes hell as nine circles of suffering inside Earth.

    • Elaine says "Maybe the Dingo ate your baby" in something that sounds like an Australian accent. The story which she referred to is, of course, the woman in Australia who was charged with the murder of her baby, while she insisted that it was a dingo (a wild dog) that ate it. The phrase was popularized, of course, by the 1988 film A Cry In The Dark based on the event, and spoken by Meryl Streep.

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