Season 4 Episode 2

The Trip (2)

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Aug 19, 1992 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • 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?

  • Quotes

    • George: I can't ask them for change. They always make a face. It's like I'm asking them to donate a kidney.

    • George: We're friends of a serial killer.
      Criminal: Oh, that's nice.
      Jerry: Suspected serial killer, he didn't actually do it.
      George: We're pretty sure he didn't do it.

    • Kramer: How'd you know about the guy in the park?

    • Jerry: He says ask somebody, ask that guy right there.
      George: Excuse me, where are we?
      Man: Earth.
      Jerry: You know I'm on the phone with the police, some guy just gave me a wise answer.

    • George: A pay phone in L.A. Look, it's a miracle.

    • Kramer: You know, things are going pretty well for me here. I met a girl.
      Jerry: Kramer, she was murdered!
      Kramer: Yeah, well I wasn't looking for a long term relationship. I was on TV.
      George: As a suspect in a serial killing.
      Kramer: Ok, yeah, you guys got to put a negative spin on everything.

    • George: There's a bag of Pepperidge Farm cookies up there.
      Jerry: What kind?
      George: Milano.
      Jerry: Cops eating Milanos, what kind of crazy town is this?

    • Jerry: Hello 911. How are ya?

    • George: Kramer? What are you doing here?
      Kramer: Getting something to eat.

    • George: I'm very disappointed in Lupe.

  • Notes

    • 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.

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