Season 8 Episode 15

The Susie

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 13, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When Kramer is telling Jerry and Elaine about the Knicks vs. Pacers game and mentions that he got into a fight with Reggie Miller, Elaine asks if Reggie Miller is Cheryl Miller's little brother. Then later, Elaine says "I didn't even know Cheryl Miller had a little brother." How would she assume that Reggie was Cheryl's little brother to start out with, Miller is a very popular surname in the United States.

    • At the end of the episode, Elaine can clearly be heard screaming "Suze", but for some reason the subtitles list it as "Susie".

    • In the scene where Peterman pulls up in his car at the funeral home, notice the illogical parking.

    • In this episode they cut back and forth between a daytime funeral and a "simultaneous" nighttime bar scene.

    • If George hung up the phone when he was on the line with Jerry and the other line clicked when he hung up both calls should have been lost but the phone still rang for his girlfriend

    • In regards to Kramer's watch, it's quite possible that after the hot tub incident he decided to use one. Think about it: he realized that he really couldn't rely on his "internal clock," so he got a watch instead. Simple enough.

    • Kramer clearly says that he doesn't use clocks, he tells time by the sun.

    • Kramer complains about it getting dark too early so he springs forward so that it will get dark later...not a goof that is exactly what he intended to do

    • Kramer never said he didn't use clocks he said he doesn't use alarm clocks.

    • Elaine screaming "Suse" and the camera from above is just like the end of "The Foundation" when George does this in the coffee shop and yells "Kahn".

    • Mike Moffit gets locked in Jerry's trunk and overhears Jerry and Elaine talking about Susie, and misinterprets their conversation to mean they plan to murder someone named Susie. Later Elaine tells Peterman that Susie took her own life. The next day Jerry and Elaine attend Susie's funeral and Mike is still in the trunk. Meaning he must have been in there for days.

    • When Elaine gets up from her chair to speak at Susie's funeral, she places her coat on the seat next to her (so it's two seats away from Jerry). But the next time the camera cuts back to the seats, the coat has jumped one seat, to Elaine's chair (right next to Jerry).

    • George is talking on a cordless phone but the phone rings.
      Cordless phones beep.

    • Kramer complains about it getting dark early yet they spring forward. In springtime it gets dark later.

    • This isn't a goof anyway! They didn't do this by accident! That was the joke. The end is a repeat of The Foundation. Note Peterman telling Elaine that he wanted to start a foundation that she could run around her free time.

    • Kramer sets his watch to daylight saving time, but in a previous episode "The Hot Tub" he tells Jerry that he doesn't use clocks and he keeps mental track of time.

  • Quotes

    • Peterman: Between you, me, and the lamppost... and the desk, Peggy says this Suse isn't much of a worker.
      Elaine: It's Susie.
      Peterman: Nevertheless Elaine, the House of Peterman is in disorder.

    • Elaine: You won't believe this, but as I'm leaving she calls me Susie.
      Jerry: I don't see you as a Susie. Sharon, maybe.
      Elaine: What am I, a bulimic, chain-smoking stenographer from Staten Island?

    • Mike Moffit: Guess what? I just started my own business. I'm a bookie.
      Jerry: No openings in arson?

    • Peterman: Elaine, I'm going to start a charitable foundation in Susie's honor and, as Susie's best friend, I want you to be involved.
      Elaine: Mr. Peterman (whispers) I'm Susie. She's me.
      Peterman: (also whispering) I feel the same way.
      Elaine: (looks bewildered)
      Peterman: That's why this foundation will meet around your schedule. Nights, weekends, every free moment you have. (pats her on the shoulder and leaves)
      Elaine: SUUUUUUUUUUUUUZE!!!!

    • Elaine: Look, we don't have to name names or point fingers or…name names! Me and her have had our problems. She and I have had our problems. You and I and she and you.
      Peterman: Don't you drag me into this. This is between you and her and her.
      Elaine: Yes! And I'm convinced that if she were here with us today, she would agree with me too.
      Peterman: Who?
      Elaine: (weakly) Her.
      Peterman: Where is she?!
      Elaine: Ah, this is part of the problem.
      Peggy: I thought I was part of this problem?
      Elaine: You're a Huge part of the problem. But, I think that at its core, this is a Susie and Elaine problem that requires a Susie and Elaine solution. And who better to do that than…(pauses) Elaine and Susie, Susie and Elaine!
      Peterman: Well, now that we have that cleared up, why don't the three of us have lunch?
      Elaine: (pretends she heard someone in the hall) What! Oh, I'm…coming! I-I gotta go. (runs out)
      Peterman: (to Peggy) She is the best. What was your name again?

    • (Kramer bursts in)
      Kramer: The Knicks killed 'em 110 to 73!
      Jerry: What, of course, without Reggie Miller, it's a blowout.
      Kramer: No, Jerry, that's 37 points! The Knicks covered! You won! Now that's a cool gee, daddy-o. Now ya gotta let it ride.
      Jerry: On what!?
      Kramer: Come on Jerry, I don't want to lose this feeling!

    • Kramer: By the way, you owe Mike a hundred dollars.
      Jerry: What for?
      Kramer: Well, I put down a bet for ya on tonight's game. If the Knicks beat the Pacers by more than 35, it pays 10:1. That's some sweet action!
      Jerry: But I don't want any sweet action!

    • George: Wait till you see the dress that she's got. It's backless! Eh? I'm finally gonna make a great entrance!
      Elaine: Backless? You're gonna back her in?
      George: Elaine, when a woman makes a ball entrance, she twirls.
      Elaine: She's not gonna twi…
      George: She'll twirl!

    • George: This woman is gentically engineered to go to a ball. Tall, blonde, lithe.
      Jerry: Live?
      Elaine: Lithe!
      George: Live?
      Elaine: Lithe!
      Jerry: Oh, lithe!

    • George: My whole life, I've never made a great entrance!
      Jerry: You've made some fine exits.

    • Jerry: I thought you went to the game?
      Kramer: Naw, I was kicked out for fighting with one of the players.
      Jerry: Who?
      Kramer: Reggie Miller.
      Elaine: Cheryl Miller's brother?
      (After Kramer leaves the room and is done explaining the scenario)
      Jerry: Can you believe that?
      Elaine: I didn't know Cheryl Miller's little brother played basketball.

    • Mike Moffit: (bursting into Susie's 'wake') Susie didn't commit suicide! She was murdered… by Jerry Seinfeld!

    • George: Maybe I'll call you sometime.
      Kramer: George, it's over.
      George: What do you think, Jerry?
      Jerry: I don't know. I didn't see you guys together.

  • Notes

    • Mike Moffit (Lee Arenberg) returns in this episode since he appeared in the season 3 episode "The Parking Space."

    • Peterman puts Elaine in charge of a foundation in "Susie's" memory. The foundation will be scheduled around Elaine's every free moment. This is just like the Susan Ross Foundation which George was put in charge of. Also note that both foundations were in memory of Susies/Susans. She also screams into the air at the end like George did.

    • The lyrics to George's singing phone message:

      Believe it or not,
      George isn't at home,
      Please leave a message at the beep.
      I must be out, or I'd pick up the phone,
      Where could I be?
      Believe it or not, I'm not home.

      The words are a parody of the theme song to the series "The Greatest American Hero." That song became a top 40 hit for singer Joey Scarbury in 1981.

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