Season 4 Episode 2

The Trip (2)

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Aug 19, 1992 on NBC
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The Trip (2)
Jerry and George try to contact the police to tell them Kramer is innocent. Kramer still doesn't know he's wanted. Jerry and George get a ride in a police car and en route the officers pick up a possible 519. While the suspect is in the back of the car with George and Jerry, they ask him for tipping advice. When all units are called to Kramer's building, Jerry and George leave the police car door open and the 519 suspect escapes. While Kramer is in for questioning, another victim is found. Kramer is released and Jerry and George ask him his plans. He is going to stay in LA. Jerry and George are back in New York and Kramer walks in as if nothing has changed. When Kramer leaves, Jerry tosses him his keys, restoring his key privileges.moreless

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  • Jerry and George reconnect with Kramer.

    Seinfeld is the greatest show of all-time, and this is my personal favorite episode in the series. From start to finish every single moment is unbelievably hilarious. This episode still holds up after nearly 2 decades, and nothing has been able to match the humor in this 22 minute program since then.

    From the lieutenant questioning Kramer and making him cry, to George asking Kramer what the hell he is talking about after delivering his poetic monologue regarding the emotions Los Angeles brings out in an individual, every moment is perfectly scripted.

    George and Jerry in the back of the cop car is the best moment in Seinfeld as well. George asking Jerry to pull his window down, noticing the cookies on the dashboard, arguing about how much you tip a chamber maid and just every second of the scene was hilarious.

    Anyone wanting to write a good program should study this episode to see how comedy truly is done.moreless
  • How could anyone forget this episode?

    One of my personal favourites, this episode has some of the funniest moments out of the whole series (excluding "The Contest") like when George and Jerry are in the cop car acting like little kids "Can I put the siren on?" or getting wise answers from people on the street at the phone box, and who could forget Kramer crying like a baby when being interrogated by the police, great stuff.moreless
  • Seinfeld suffers with a far fetched storyline and the notable absense of Elaine.

    "The Trip Part 2" plays like a parody of the Seinfeld series as a whole. Jerry and George's dialogue goes WAY too far into nitpicking (the dill argument at the end is so tedious it goes beyond being tediously funny) with the characters becoming almost too annoying to tolerate. I understand they aren't likable people, and I would know this as Seinfeld is one of my favorite shows, but there are moments in this episode where they become broad unbelievable imitations of themselves. When Jerry and George actually start complaining to the police officers for stopping the ride to catch a car thief, I've reached my limit. Also, the Krammer as a serial killer storyline is incredibly stupid. Seinfeld, the self proclaimed show about "nothing", abandons its real life roots and goes for something showy and flashy, and ultimately, empty. I really miss Julia Louis Dreyfuss in this episode. Maybe we can credit her with the normal brilliance of the series. I think this is my least favorite episode.moreless
  • The lack of Elaine, part two.

    Well this is probably mostly a duplicate of the last episode review I did on Seinfeld. Even though it was rated the same as The Trip, part one. Of course, Elaine has to be missing again which I just despised overall. Secondly, the plot was better because it got more interesting. Gave me a reason to watch. Will Kramer escape prison? Did he really kill somebody? While Juanita tuck the sheets to tight for George? Still given the fact that it is still in a different area, and still lacking hilarity & Elaine. I rate it the same as part one.moreless
  • This is a fairly silly episode but a classic at the same time

    Kramer is arrested for a string of murders he didnt commit and Jerry and George take an interesting ride in a police car to the station so they can try and get Kramer off.

    While in the patrol car Jerry and George run into the real serial killer (unkown to them) where they debate the going rate for tipping the room service lady.

    George and Jerry also send the officers crazy with rediculous questions about why they changed the police siren & can we play the siren.

    Kramer Jerry & George all celebrate another murder cos its got Kramer released, meanwhile the victim's family works past them.

    George also discovers that the room service lady didn't give hime the no tuck he was after leading to a uncomfortale night.

    It's laughs all around in this crazy episode. 9/10moreless
Peter Murnik

Peter Murnik

Lt. Martel

Guest Star

Elmarie Wendel

Elmarie Wendel


Guest Star

Marty Rackham

Marty Rackham

Officer #1

Guest Star

Deck McKenzie

Deck McKenzie

Reporter #2

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • In the prison scene Kramer says he met Fred Savage "today" and also mentions that he'll be released in a "couple of hours", "by noon." Since this sets the scene at approximately 10 am, it's impossible for Kramer to have met Fred Savage on the very same day because their encounter was before Chelsea's murder and since she was killed the police couldn't have possibly discovered the body, started the investigation, found a suspect, launched a warrant and made the arrest all on the same morning.

    • The car thief in this episode (Clint Howard) is actually Ron Howard's brother. Their father Rance Howard also makes two appearances in the series, in the episodes "The Glasses" and "The Bottle Deposit (2)."

    • If you look carefully at the crowd gathered outside of Kramer's LA apartment when the police come to arrest him, you will see Larry David on the far right edge of the screen.

    • As mentioned above, the payphone they use is indeed located on Ventura Place, not Ventura Blvd. The payphone is located only about half a block from the bicycle shop where they make the arrest, and in fact you can see that store's building in the background during the payphone scene. Ventura Place is a short block-long side street just outside the CBS Studio where they filmed Seinfeld in Studio City, CA. Ventura Blvd is just over on the next block but they probably did not want to film any scenes there since it is a very busy street that is the main west-east corridor in southern San Fernando Valley (mentioned in the Tom Petty song "Free Fallin"...move west down ventura boulevard).

    • With regard to the gauge, which defines the thickness of the gun barrel, an eleven-gauge would be thicker, but it would not necessarily be a larger gun.

    • When Jerry and George are talking about "twelve gauges" (shotguns) in the back of the squad car, George says, "It makes the eleven gauge look like a cap pistol." The eleven gauge--if it existed--would actually be bigger than the twelve gauge. This is either a goof or George really doesn't know what he's talking about.

    • You have to REALLY pay attention for this geographical gaffe, but it's fun when finally recognized. When Jerry and George are on the pay phone with 911, Jerry learns his exact location from the address printed on the phone and tells the operator that they're at "12145 Ventura Boulevard." After they're picked up by "the black & white" sent for them by 911, they cruise for quite a while before coming to the car thief (Clint Howard) in the middle of a "519" right in front of a store called "Bicycle Shack." After the thief is cuffed and thrown in the back of the police car with George and Jerry, they cut to an exterior shot of the car they're in driving past the aforementioned "Bicycle Shack," located, in reality, at 12059 Ventura PLACE, Studio City, CA. . . a mere block from the pay phone where the exterior scene originated. Perhaps producers were only permitted to use that small stretch of public street for filming?

    • If the police were speaking on the radio, wouldn't they say "five-one-niner" instead of "five-nineteen?"

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  • NOTES (3)

    • The reason why Elaine was in Europe is because of Julia's off-screen pregnancy with her first child, and eventual maternity leave afterwards.

    • Viewer Jeff Holland notes that the hotel the Kramer stays in, is the same one that Julia Roberts stays at in "Pretty Woman".

    • The remaining episodes in this season have a loose, but interconnecting thread, and should be viewed in order. Of course when syndicated the episodes are shown in anything but a logical order. Marty Rackham will reappear as Elaine's exclamation point avoiding boyfriend, Jake Jarmel, in "The Sniffing Accountant". He will return as Jake in two more episodes.