NBC (ended 1998)




  • Season 9 Episode 24: The Finale (2)

  • Goof: Marla says that she dated Jerry in October of 1992, but it was actually November when they dated.

  • After the foursome is arrested, The Latham Ledger has a headline of "Jackie Chiles Set To Defend N.Y. Four In Samaritan Trial". If you take a very close look at the newspaper, you'll see that it's dated May 14th, 1998...which is the same date that this episode aired during its original run.

  • Goof: Elaine casually mentions that the Soup Nazi's soup isn't all that good, but back in the episode "The Soup Nazi," Elaine loved the soup so much, she couldn't even stand.

  • The doctor who informed George of Susan's death testified that George's reaction to the news was "restrained jubilation". However, in Season 7's "The Invitations", George did not react at all in that manner. He reaction was more surprised but indifferent.

  • It was mentioned that the "Bubble Boy" testified against the foursome. However, this seems unlikely. It was actually Susan who punctured his bubble, and he had been choking George at the time. Furthermore, considering that he is unable to leave his bubble, it is difficult to understand how he could have been a witness.

  • It is revealed that the Soup Nazi's real name is actually Yev Kassem.

  • The reporter mentions some of the witnesses that the jury will likely find compelling, and mentions "the woman they sold the defective wheelchair to". This alludes to Season 4's "The Handicap Spot." However, in that episode, they bought the wheelchair for her to replace her other one. Although it was still poor taste to buy a used wheelchair, they simply gave it to her.

  • According to the 'leaving from NY' montage it is revealed that Mickey and David Puddy live one door away from each other.

  • In this episode we see Mr. Wilhelm and Mr. Steinbrenner talking comfortably with each other while eating lunch. Even though they seem to have parted ways on bad terms when Steinbrenner spontaneously fired him in "The Millennium".

  • Elaine says, "I've always loved yo-" [plane levels out, they land] "I've always loved U-nited Airlines". Cut in syndication. This is because when the finale original aired it was 75-90 minutes long. They could have split "The Finale" into 3 parts for syndication.

  • I noticed people have been posting edits made when an episode is in syndication. Well, there are A LOT of scenes missing from this episode when it's run in syndication. I distinctly remember seeing the Bubble Boy in this epsiode (I remeber, police guards had a difficult time getting him through the doorway), but he's not there, when this episode airs nowadays. Many of the other witnesses (Keith Hernandaz, and many others) are cut out. Plus, it seems to me that the footage with Marla Penny (Jane Leeves) was reshot. When this epsiode airs, Marla tells the court that the four tried to see who could go the longest without "pleasuring themselves", I believe is what she says. But, when this episode aired on NBC, I could have sworn hearing Marla directly saying "The four tried to see who could go the longest without HAVING SEX". I don't know if they reshot the whole thing, or if this is just false memory.
    Also, in the first part of the finale, Ellaine ALMOST tells Jerry she loves him. The payoff of this scene is always edited when this episode is run in syndication.

  • While the jury is reaching a verdict, the characters (who have appeared in two or more shows, including the Seinfelds, the Costanzas, "J" Peterman, Mickey, the little fellow, and the Rabbi who lived in Elaine's building), where entertaining themselves. One clip shows Puddy wearing a brown suit, sitting against a tree getting a tan. But, later that same day/episode when the jury reach their decision, and the group are found guilty, Elaine tells Puddy not to wait for her, and he's wearing a grey suit, while every other character is wearing their original costume.

  • Season 9 Episode 23: The Finale (1)

  • NBC President James Kimbrough said that he was planning on putting Jerry's show on Wednesday nights.

    This was the original timeslot for "Seinfeld" when it first premiered.

  • The actual "Good Samaritan Law" is a federal law that states that you do not have to help anyone in need, unless you are a doctor or police officer. The law as described in the show is illegal and unconstitutional.

  • Upon meeting with the NBC executives, George correctly guesses the spelling of Mr Kimbrough's last name. This is in direct contrast to his attempt at spelling Russel Dalrimple's name in Season 4's "The Pitch". In that episode he was "not even close".

  • When this episode originally aired on NBC, TVLand paid tribute by not programming any shows opposite it, instead just showing a still shot of a closed office door with a hand written note that said "Gone watchin' SEINFELD -- Back in 60 minutes."

  • Here's a bit of a mix-up:
    When George and Jerry go into Kimbrough's office, and they shake hands with the executives, George says: "Hello Stu!" and Stu replies, "You remember Jay Crespie?"
    BUT in the FIRST episode of this season (901 - The Butter Shave), Kenny Bania is approached by two executives from NBC who introduce themselves as Jay Shermack and Stu Crespie! Mixed up, jumbled up names!

  • After the pilot tells them to get a cab to town in Latham, we cut to where they get out of the cab. but before that we see a close-in shot of what is actually the car (the red one) which the fat guy was robbed in. If you look closely, you'll see there's no one in the car.

  • In the waiting room at NBC a poster of 3rd Rock From the Sun is hanging on the wall. Wayne Knight also co-starred on that show.

  • Viewer David Johnson noticed that when Kramer says, "Jerry, it's LA! Nobody leaves!" One might recall though that Kramer himself moved to LA in "The Keys" after a fight with Jerry over the use of each others keys. Kramer then moved back to New York in "The Trip (2)." As you can see Kramer left LA.

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