Season 9 Episode 15

The Wizard

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 26, 1998 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Jerry says that he hasn't seen Kramer work in "a long while" but he had a job at a bagel shop just a few episodes ago in "The Strike".

    • When Elaine is talking to George and Jerry about Darryl possibly being black, her purse switches from being on her shoulder to not being visible at all.

    • George quickly makes up names for his fake horses. One is named "Prickly Pete". Just a few episodes later in "The Frogger", George is introduced to Kramer's nemesis "Slippery Pete".

    • Morty uses the Wizard to calculate a tip in the restauraunt, which at 12.4%, means a "$4.36666" tip. There is no value of a meal which, at that rate, yields that size tip: the meal would have cost between $35.21 and $35.22.

    • If you watch Mr. Ross closely at Monks after Elaine leaves you can clearly see him having his hands behind his back one second and the VERY next shot shows him immediately having his hands in his pockets.

  • Quotes

    • George: And I have horses too.
      Mr. Ross: What are their names?
      George: Snoopy and Prickly Pete.

    • George: I'm calling up the Rosses and inviting them out to my non-existent place in the Hamptons. Then we'll see who blinks first.
      Elaine: Haven't you done enough to these people?

    • Kramer: Boys, I'm retiring.
      Jerry: From what?
      Kramer: From the grind. I mean, who needs it? I've accomplished everything I've set out to do.

    • (At night, George is out outside his car with the Rosses on the beach)
      Mr. Ross: Where are we, George?
      George: Almost there.
      Mr. Ross: Well, this is the end of Long Island. Where's your house?
      George: We, uh, we go on foot from here.
      Mr. Ross: All right.
      (Few seconds of silence)
      George There's no house! It's a lie! There's no solarium. There's no Prickly Pete. There's no other solarium.
      Mr. Ross: We know.
      George: Then, why? Why did you make me drive all the way out here? Why didn't you say something? Why? Why? Why?
      Mrs. Ross: We don't like you, George.
      Mr. Ross: And we always blamed you for what happened to Susan.
      George: Oh.
      Mr. Ross: All right! Let's head back.

    • Darryl: So . . . we're just a couple of white people?
      Elaine: I guess so. (Pause) Wanna go to the Gap?
      Darryl: Sure!

    • Elaine: So Kramer's running for president of the condo?
      Jerry: Yeah, it's all my father's doing. He wants to install Kramer in a puppet regime and then wield power from behind the scenes.
      Elaine: Who are they running against?
      Jerry: Common sense and a guy in a wheelchair.

    • George: I've been lying about my income for a few years. I figure I can afford a fake house in the Hamptons.

    • Jerry: (about retirement homes) Kramer, you can't live here. This is where people come to die! (his parents look at him)

    • Kramer: Polls close in an hour; I think we got this baby all sewn up. (fishes a wizard out of his pocket) There was one extra. (shakes head) Norman Bergerman...he won't be leaving any tips where he is.

    • Old Guy: Morty, your boy here just got a date with that young aquacise instructor.
      Jerry: She's fifty!

    • Helen: I'll fix ya something. How about feta cheese omelet?
      Kramer: Mmmm, that sounds great, Mom.
      Jerry: You feed him, he'll never leave!
      Helen: I don't have any feta. How about cottage cheese and egg beaters?
      Kramer: (pouts) I guess...

    • Helen: The press would bury him.
      Jerry: What press?!
      Helen: The Boca Breeze.
      Morty: Pinko commie rag!

    • Morty: How could you spend 200 dollars on a tip calculator!?!
      Jerry: It does other things!

    • Elaine: (to Darryl) You're black. You said we were an interracial couple.
      Darryl: We are. Because you're Hispanic.
      Elaine: I am?
      Darryl: Aren't you?
      Elaine: No. Why would you think that?
      Darryl: Your name's Benes, your hair, and you kept taking me to those Spanish restaurants.
      Elaine: That's because I thought you were black.

    • (George is preparing to drive the Rosses to the Hamptons)
      George: Ya wanna get nuts? LET'S GET NUTS!!!

  • Notes

    • A deleted scene from the Season 9 DVD set features a brief appearance of Bob Sacamano's father.

    • The Boca Breeze also reports on Larry David's hole in one, hurting his elbow and his never playing golf again.

  • Allusions

    • Morty protesting that he resigned as condo president instead of being impeached is a reference to Richard Nixon, who resigned from Presidency of the United States before he could be impeached.

    • George: "Ya wanna get nuts? LET'S GET NUTS!!!"
      Obvious homage to the scene from the 1989 film "Batman" where Batman (Michael Keaton) confronts the Joker (Jack Nicholson).

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