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  • Season 3 Episode 15: The Suicide

  • Jerry said that George's parents are bald. Later, they will be played by Estelle Harris & Jerry Stiller, who aren't bald.

  • This is the latter of two episodes where George Costanza mentions having a brother. He is never seen and never mentioned again.

  • While Kramer is in Martin's room, in order to get his vacuum back, he tells him, 'My mother's coming to visit me, she sees that rug, she's going to kill me!' But Kramer says in "The Switch," 'I haven't talked to my mother in five years.'

  • At one point, Gina tells Jerry, "I do not like your toothbrush," as though she had just tried it out. The equanimity with which he takes this seems odd, given the disgust he shows in "The Doodle" at the idea of sharing a toothbrush with his girlfriend.

  • Yes, Newman did eat peaches in "The Doodle". Everybody should remember that. Kramer couldn't taste the peaches and was all excited when he regained his taste, so he hurries off to get a peach before their season ends (which is only 2 weeks out of the whole year). However, Newman eats the last one.

  • Just a remark about the last nitpick, incontinent means that you have an uncontrolled obsession, so when Newman is obsessed w/ the peaches in a later episode, he is still clearly incontinent. So they stuck w/ the theme rather well there. (markleyjr) [ Editor's note: I don't know where you got the obsession part of the definition from. Uncontrolled certainly, obsessed no. In this case the dictionary.com definition of incontinent applies here "Lacking normal voluntary control of excretory functions." I don't recall if Newman at the peaches in "The Doodle", but if he did, then they forgot this fact about Newman. ]

  • More of a nitpick, but Newman's very first line (where we first meet him on camera) has him saying to Kramer (as they come out of Kramer's apartment), "I can't eat fruit; fruit makes me incontinent." Further down the line in the series; however, a key plot line involves Newman's obsession with a certain kind of peach...clearly, his incontinency problem cleared up at some point.

  • Season 3 Episode 16: The Fix-Up

  • Elaine says that George was fired for trying poison his boss when what happened in "The Revenge" was that George quit and slipped something in his boss's drink when he refused to take him back.

  • Maggie Jakobson (Cynthia) also worked with Jason Alexander (George) in the movie Sexual Healing (1993).

  • Jerry and George debate whether "timbre" is pronounced tim-ber or tam-ber. Either is correct.

  • When George is ranting about why he won't go out with Cynthia, Jerry and George both have belts on. However, when George comes back out from behind the wall and says, "What does she look like?" the scene changes. When the scene changes, Jerry's belt disappears!

  • When George calls Jerry on the phone he tells him he just got home, yet later he reveals that he and Cynthia just had sex at his apartment, so he couldn't possibly have just gotten home.

  • Just before they decide to set-up George and Cynthia, Elaine is reading a newspaper. Look carefully at it, there is a section called "San Diego" in the local section which means this is an L.A. paper not a New York one (I doubt a New York paper would have a section about San Diego!)

  • Here's a real nitpick - submitted by viewer Daniel C. Weinblatt - the restaurant scene at the beginning with George and Jerry (when George is complaining to Jerry about his inability to find a woman)is the same restaurant George, Elaine and Jerry were at in "The Busboy" (notice the same tiles on the wall). However -- at the end of "The Busboy" the busboy comes to Jerry's apartment to thank George for getting him fired and thereby saving his life cause the restaurant burned down and the new busboy was killed in the fire. George and I need to get a life.

  • Season 3 Episode 17: The Boyfriend (1)

  • The second spitter theory doesn't explain the impossible trajectory of the spit around Newman's body. It somehow hits his back, moves around to his wrist and then (as Jerry notes) pauses in mid-air before dropping to his leg. This is just as impossible as if Keith had done it.

  • Kramer asks Jerry to go with him to "see the baby." When Elaine wants to know what baby he means, they explain that a guy who used to live in their building got married and had a baby. However, in later episodes (i.e., "The Hamptons," "The English Patient," etc.) the obnoxious wife is supposed to be Elaine's friend. Isn't it possible that Jerry and Elaine both have two different friends with babies? This is not necessarily the same friend.

  • Goof: Kramer's line, "What-delay industries?" is delivered more as a statement than a question.

  • George tells Mrs Sokol that although he interviewed with Vandelay Industries, they wouldn't give him a chance. He then tells Jerry that when she calls, he should say that he's seriously considering George for the job. Well, which is it?

  • When Kramer comes in Jerry's apartment to ask him what he's doing Friday night, we see him swing the door to shut it and we hear it close off-screen, yet when we cut back to the door it is still wide-open.

  • Elaine claims that she hates cigarettes and in episodes where she is filling in for Peterman she is smoking a cigar. It's a little hard to smoke a cigar if you can't stand cigarettes!

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