Season 3 Episode 13

The Subway

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 08, 1992 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • The key holding situation changes between this episode and "The Keys". George asks Jerry if he still has his spare keys. If Jerry had George's keys, Kramer wouldn't have had to ask for his back from Jerry after being stripped of Jerry's set. So he wouldn't have given them to George and received his in exchange, which would only happen by George getting them back from Elaine. That could only be possible by returning her spare set to her so that she could give them to Jerry because she had his.

    • Ernie Sabella (the naked man) also worked with Jason Alexander (George) in a few episodes of House Of Mouse.

    • Elaine has several outbursts of profanity which were bleeped in the original and syndicated airings, but remain bleeped in the DVD release as well.

    • When Kramer is being chased by the man from the OTB, they are first on the 1 Train to South Ferry. Then they cut to them on the 5 Train to Utica Avenue. Then, when the undercover cop catches the robber, they are on the 1 Train to 207th Street. The 5 Train doesn't run to Utica Avenue, and the 1 and 5 Train do not have any common stations.

    • At the beginning of the episode everyone is in the coffee shop before they get on the subway. The coffee shop is on the upper west side and the first subway they are all on is the #6. The 6 runs on the east side, not the west side so it doesn't make sense for them to be on the 6. Then, when they reach Times Sq. (which the 6 does not go to) the train conductor says you can change to the "D, N, RR, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, C, E, and F". The problem is, the 4, 5, C, D, E and F do not stop at Times Sq.

  • Quotes

    • Woman on the train: See what I get? 35 years on this train, and I finally talk to someone, and it turns out to be the best man of a lesbian wedding!

    • Jerry: (to the naked man) Tell you what, if they win the pennant this year, I'll sit naked with you at the World Series.

    • George: Big brokerage houses killed my father.

    • George: Looking for the quotes. Gotta check the quotes. Love a good quote.

    • Scam Woman: Eight dollars? Eight dollars?
      George: What are you doing? You're robbing me?!
      Scam Woman: I wasted my whole morning on you for eight dollars?

    • Elaine: No, no, no, you don't understand! I'm not a lesbian! I hate men, but I'm not a lesbian!

    • Woman: I started riding these trains in the '40s. Those days a man would give up their seat for a woman. Now we're liberated and we have to stand.
      Elaine: It's ironic.
      Woman: What's ironic?
      Elaine: This -- that we've come all this way, we've made all this progress, but, you know, we've lost the little things, the niceties.
      Woman: No, I mean what does "ironic" mean?

    • George: I get the feeling when lesbians are looking at me, they're thinking, "that's why I'm not heterosexual."

    • Naked Man: I'm not ashamed of my body.
      Jerry: That's your problem. You should be.

    • Kramer: His mother was a mudder!

  • Notes

    • This episode won the 1992 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production.

    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus is heavily pregnant and the present she carries conveniently hides her bump.

    • The bed which George is tied to is the same bed where Julia rested between takes.

    • In this episode Kramer overhears a tip for the horses. The horse he bets on is named "Papa-Nick." The Key Grip for the series is credited as Pete Papanicklaus.

  • Allusions

    • Throughout the episode, Jerry mentions going to Nathan's for a hot dog. In 1916, a Polish immigrant named Nathan Handwerker opened a hot dog stand on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues on Coney Island. Nathan used a special hot dog recipe developed by his wife Ida's grandmother. Since then, people such as Al Capone, Carey Grant, Barbara Streisand, Mayor Rudy Guiliani, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Queen Elizabeth have all enjoyed what has gone down in history as the world's most famous hot dog. Today, the restaurant falls back into the spotlight every summer when ESPN televises the annual hot dog eating contest.

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