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  • Season 2 Episode 3: The Jacket

  • This episode originally had a reference to executed serial killer Gary Gilmore's last words of "Let's do it" until the scene was changed during the final shoot. In the deleted scenes from the episode Jerry is trying to decide upon buying "The Jacket" when he finally remarks to Elaine: "Well, in the immortal words of Gary Gilmore 'Let's do it'".

  • This episode has the only mention of Elaine's mother on the show.

  • This episode introduces the running gag of George trying to restrain Jerry by pulling on his sleeve which Jerry responds to by yanking his arm away.

  • When Jerry and George are in the bathroom, George dries his hands with a paper towel, even though he never washed them.

  • On hearing George's obsessive singing of "Master of the House" from Les Miserables, Jerry tells him that composer Robert Schumann was driven mad by hearing a note, possible A, over and over in his head. "Master of the House" is in the key of A (minor in the verses, major in the chorus).

  • As Jerry and George are walking out of the restaurant with Elaine and her father, George starts singing. Elaine's father tells George to quiet down. After this, George's glasses are gone that were present in the previous shot. Then, in the next shot, they reappear.

  • George pours himself a glass of water from a single serving bottle and he puts the empty bottle back in the fridge.

  • When Jerry and George meet up with Elaine's father at the hotel, they escape to the bathroom.... Jerry goes, then George. When they switch to the Bathroom, Jerry is washing up, takes a towel and dries his hands & face while they talk.

    As they leave, George throws his paper towel into the trash can on the right. Jerry throws his paper towel into the trash can on the left, but misses... The paper towel lands on the floor.

  • Season 2 Episode 4: The Phone Message

  • When Jerry talks about himself being lactose intolerant, he is filling up the left glass with wine and holding the bottle. In the next shot, when he says "I won't stand for it," the right glass is full and the left is empty, and the bottle is sitting on the other side of the counter.

  • Jerry claims in this episode to be lactose-intolerant, even though he eats cereal with milk frequently throughout the series, this goof is cleared up by the healer in "The Heart Attack" who states that Jerry is eating too much dairy.

  • Jerry's apartment number is 3A in this episode instead of the usual 5A.

  • When George, Donna and Jerry are discussing the Dockers commercial, the wine glasses on the counter are alternately empty, then one is half filled with wine, then both are again empty. The wine glasses also move around on the counter depending on the camera shot. At no time does anyone touch or pick up either of the wine glasses after Donna puts hers down when George comes into the apartment.

  • Elaine mentions a brother-in-law which means she either has a sister or a brother, but, like Jerry's mentioning of his sister in "The Chinese Restaurant," Elaine's brother-in-law (or brother and sister) is never referred to again.

  • When Jerry is tying his tie, the collar of his shirt is disheveled in the back. Without moving his hands, the collar is corrected in the next shot. The dialogue continuity prevents an appropriate editing timeline for the collar correction.

  • Season 2 Episode 5: The Apartment

  • Actor Michael Richards' name appears twice in the opening credits.

  • This episode also features the only reference to Kramer's father.

  • Season 2 Episode 6: The Statue

  • Kramer: (trying on Jerry's grandfather's old clothes) Hey, I'll look like Joe Friday in Dragnet.

    Later in the episode when Kramer impersonates a police officer to get the statue back from Ray, his yelling and ranting is somewhat similar to Sargent Joe Friday from Dragnet.

    A second, subtle reference to Joe Friday occurs later in the series. Lt. Bookman, the library detective who appears in "The Library" (Season 3, Episode 5), also has a style similar to Sargent Friday.

  • When Jerry gets caught calling Kramer from Rava and Ray's apartment, he pretends that he was reminding his mother how to make French toast. Since his mom wouldn't know Jerry was at their apartment, he would have had to call her. Rava and Ray don't question him about it, and they don't seem to mind that he made a long distance call from their phone, even though Jerry mentions his that mom lives in Florida.

  • This is the first time the name of the coffee shop (Monk's) is said.

  • Before the statue goes missing, George tells his parents to expect a "big suprise," but doesn't mention the statue specifically. Then, after it gets stolen, George is shown on the phone trying to explain the situation to his mother. He says that his mother feels like the statue was broken all over again. Why was it necessary for him to tell his mother about the statue once it was already stolen?!

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long running show, Classics, observational humor, grown up kids, feel good comedy