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connection between "The Tape" and "The Cigar Store Indian"

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Cosmo 87

PostPosted: June 10, 2004 12:57 PM 

I found this interesting connection one night watching the many Seinfeld re-runs on TV. On "The Tape," George is on the phone with the hair restoration clinic in China and he asks the Chinese man if he speaks Chinese. The man (is it Ping the delivery boy?) does it for him with no conflict. However, in "The Cigar Store Indian," Jerry asks the Chinese mailman if he knew where the nearest Chinese restaurant was. The man went off, but Jerry just asked him because he was a mailman, he didn't even know he was Chinese. Jerry and George did essentially the same thing in both episodes and got two completely opposite reactions. Anyone else find any specific connections between other shows like this?

Cosmo 87
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PostPosted: June 10, 2004 1:35 PM 

Sorry about the multiple posts. Damn computer. Everytime I try to make a new post, it always says error, but I guess it posts it anyway.

Cosmo 87
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PostPosted: June 10, 2004 8:52 PM 

Anybody got anything?

Harry Fong
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: June 10, 2004 9:32 PM 

well you see the humour lies in the fact that the mailman doesn't realise jerry is asking him because he's a mailman, he thinks it's because he's chinese.
ping on the other hand is obviously chinese so george causes no offence by asking him if he can speak the language.
being chinese myself i found both incidents very funny.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: June 10, 2004 9:57 PM 

Another connection between episodes is in "The Parking Garage" and "The Handicap Spot." In The Handicap Spot all 4 of them are parking thier car at a mall and when they get out of the car Kramer says, "Make sure we remember where we parked the car." Which in the earlier episode, "The Parking Garage," all 4 of them spend hours looking for thier car in the mall garage. Laughing


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PostPosted: June 10, 2004 10:45 PM 

Yes. Jimmy's also questions connections between episodes that he's noticed but that weren't made very obvious.

In season 6 (The Diplomat's Club), George tries shamelessly to befriend anyone just for being black, so he can prove to his boss that his Sugar Ray Leonard comparison wasn't racist. This in itself is humerous because he doesn't even realize that his very solution to the problem is racist! But later in season 9 (The Wizard), George is very uncomfortable discussing whether or not a man who's dating Elaine is black, saying "Should we be talkin' about this?"....."I really don't think we're supposed to be talkin' about this." Jimmy's often wondered if maybe this was written in to suggest George is reacting toward what happen the last time he involved himself with speaking about black people, and possibly learned a lesson. If not, it's consistant and works.


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PostPosted: June 14, 2004 6:30 PM 

Also in The Handicap Spot, at the end of the scene in George's parents' house, George sits down on the sofa and picks up a copy of Glamour magazine! Thankfully, he managed to restrain himself this time Very Happy

Gary Fogel

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PostPosted: June 14, 2004 8:15 PM 

There's an inconsistency in Elaine's vegetarianism. In The Stranded, she argues with a woman over her fur coat, crying over how defenseless animals were slaughtered so the woman, George's girlfriend Ava, could look good. Fast forward a few seasons to The Bubble Boy. Elaine is in a diner with Jerry and he orders her a chicken meal. Without qualm, she eats it. Being the Queen of Confrontation, I think she enjoys arguing for the fun of it, principles set aside.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 12, 2004 6:54 PM 

anti-meat....who has the energy anymore?


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PostPosted: August 13, 2004 4:07 AM 

That's just it! You'll have far more energy!

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