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Jerry, George and Elaine are not the only ones have trouble getting a table. Norman Brenner (Michael Richards' stand-in) can be seen sitting by the door waiting for a table when the gang enters; he is still waiting there when the gang walks out.
In describing the list of phone calls that will occur based on his seeing the woman from his uncle's office, Jerry's description of his family is quite inconsistent with what is seen in other episodes. Jerry says that the uncle he was supposed to visit is his mother's sister's husband. However, it is later seen that Jerry's mother only has one sibling, Uncle Leo. As well, Jerry mentions having a sister, who is never mentioned again in the series.
At the end of the previous episode, Elaine and Jerry were still together; now, they're not.
CFH notes: The opening stand up bit in this episode by Jerry about "Men hunt and women nest" is used again in the actual show in an episode during Season 5 called "The Fire".
Goof: When Kramer comes into Jerry's apartment to give her the bench, he leaves the door open, as can be seen when he's talking to Jerry. However, after cutting to Jerry and back to Kramer, the door behind him is closed. Then, the camera cuts back to Jerry, and when it goes back to Kramer, the door is open again.
Goof: In the store, when George is suggesting gifts for Jerry to give Elaine, he picks up a picture frame and suggests getting it for her. George continues to hold the frame while they joke about putting someone else's picture in it, and the camera cuts to Jerry. When it cuts back to George, the frame is back on the counter. Seems it's a case of poor editting.
When Jerry and Elaine are in Elaine's apartment and he starts to button his shirt, he buttons the second button from the top (not the two very top ones that would be buttoned with a tie, the one beneath). Anyway, the shot goes to Elaine and when it comes back to Jerry, the previously buttoned button is undone. When did he have time to do that and why would he?
Larry David (creator;executive producer;writer) plays the screaming B-movie actor on Jerry's TV at the beginning of the episode.
This episode marks Kramer's first mention of his friend, who is never seen, Bob Sacamano.
You can see Jerry begin to crack up after George calls him a "Jerk off".
Jerry was afraid that the joke might've been about Johnny Carson and/or The Tonight Show, which is where Jerry Seinfeld made his TV debut in real life, according to "The Seinfeld Story".
In this episode George says that he is 32, and in "The Stranded" (which took place around the same time period) Jerry tells Elaine that he is 36. Meanwhile how many times did Jerry and George say they grew up together? Jerry even says in one of the later seasons that him and George are only 4 months apart. Now that's a goof, and also I think the story of where they grew up changed a few times too, I mean was it Brooklyn or Long Island?
How could Jerry be lactose intolerant if his favourite food is cereal? In later episodes we see Jerry in his apartment eating cereal with milk.
When George tells Jerry that he quit his job, they refer to George's boss as "Levitan". However, at the staff meeting, the boss calls his company "Rick Bar Properties", and at the party, George calls him "Rick". If he's Rick Bar, then he can't also be Levitan.
NOTE: It is conceivable that the boss's name is Rick Levitan and that the "Bar" in Rick Bar properties refers to a partner -- perhaps his wife (for example, if his wife was named Barbara).
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?!
When Ray is meeting Jerry at Monk's, a plate of French toast suddenly pops up on his side of the table at one point of the conversation. Then a little while later a cup of coffee also appears, whose position randomly changes from being on his right to being in front of him.
George said that the statue his parents had was sitting on the mantle in his apartment when he was 10 years old…but in "The Pledge Drive", when George and Jerry are talking about a mantle to hold greeting cards, George says "if my parents had a mantle, I may have been a completely different person."
This was said about his apartment mantle but the parent's (and presumably George as he has a room there) live in a house in Queens where there's no mantle.
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