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gs: Keith Hernandez (Himself) Wayne Knight (Newman) Rae Allen (Mrs. Sokol) Richard Assad (Cabbie)

Jerry meets Keith Hernandez and wants to make a good impression. Meanwhile, George is out of time on his unemployment and he works harder than ever on his scheme to get a 13 week extension. He tells the unemployment office he was really close on Vandelay Industries, a company that makes latex products and whose main office is Jerry's apartment. Kramer and Newman hate Hernandez back to a time when they were allegedly spit on by him; however, Jerry supports the "second-spitter theory." Keith asks Jerry about Elaine's status. Keith makes a date with her and breaks a date with Jerry.

b: 12-Feb-92 pc: 315 w: Larry David and Larry Levin d: Tom Cherones

NOTE: Originally broadcast as part of a 60 min episode. The name Vandelay is used again, this time as a company. Devoted Internet fans of the show decide the company's name will be used for their electronic mailing list.
The spitting reconstruction with Kramer and Newman was an obvious takeoff of the JFK conspiracy. Oddly enough, Wayne Knight (Newman) was in the movie "J.F.K." and his character was used in Kevin Costner's demonstration on how there was likely a second shooter.
Jerry's alias Kal Varnsen is used here for the first time. He'll use it again later in "The Puerto Rican Day". Here he uses when he answers the phone on George's behalf. The name Kal is the first name of Jerry's real life father and is also part of Superman's real Kryptonian name "Kal-El", another Superman reference for the series.

posted at July 31, 2003 8:50 PM

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