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Stan The Caddy

PostPosted: September 22, 2003 10:18 AM 

gs: Daniel Von Bargen (Kruger) Cindy Ambuehl (Sophie) Daniel Dae Kim (Student #1) Henry Woronicz (Father Curtis) Ursaline Bryant (Dr. Wexler) Alex Craig Mann (Student #2) Brian Posehn (Artie) Alec Holland (Co-Worker #1) Suli McCullough (Co-Worker #2) Patrick Warburton (Puddy) Danny Woodburn (Mickey)

Because of the presets she discovers on his car radio, Elaine thinks that Puddy is religious. The first idea George presents at a Kruger project meeting goes over great, his follow up suggestion isn't as well received. Jerry suggests that George use the old showmanship trick of leaving on a high note. Elaine tells George and Jerry about her suspicions; George suggests that she reset his radio presets as a test. Kramer and Mickey get an acting gig playing sick for some medical students. Jerry's girlfriend, Sophie, calls him with the familiar "it's me" greeting only he doesn't recognize her voice. George leaves a Kruger meeting on a high note. For their acting job, Mickey gets bacterial meningitis and Kramer has gonorrhea. Elaine confirms that Puddy is religious. Kramer picks up on the showmanship idea and really plays up his gonorrhea part. Sophie leaves an "it's me" message on Jerry's answering machine. George suggest he call her back with the "it's me" greeting. Sophie doesn't recognize Jerry's voice and thinks he is someone else; Jerry discovers that she hasn't told him about the tractor story. Puddy doesn't have a problem with Elaine not being religious, after all he is not the one who's "going to hell."

George and Jerry speculate on what the tractor story is. Elaine begins to worry about going to hell. Kruger throws everyone off the project because they are boring, so now George is the only other member of the project team. Kramer receives rave reviews for his portrayal of gonorrhea, but now he feels he has been typecast. Jerry sees a scar on Sophie's leg and assumes it was from a tractor accident. George finds that he has to do all the actual work on the project as Kruger keeps making excuses and doesn't do any actual work. Puddy wants Elaine to steal a paper, after all she is already going to hell and he doesn't seem to care. Kramer takes Mickey's ailment. Elaine and Puddy seek the advice of a priest about where their relationship is going. Sophie tries to tell Jerry the tractor story, but he tells her not to worry about it. Kramer and Mickey come in arguing about getting gonorrhea and Sophie clears it up for both of them. With that, Jerry leaves on a high note. Meanwhile, back at the project meeting, Kruger decides to leave George on a high note.

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NOTE: This episode was dedicated "In Memory of Our Friend Lloyd Bridges" who had died since the last new episode aired. Lloyd of course played the hilarious "it's go time" character of Izzy in last season's episode "The English Patient" and this season's "The Blood."
A blooper I noticed in the episode, when Elaine pulls away from the curb in the teaser, where's Puddy in the background? This is of course is the result of using stock footage as opposed to going out and shooting on location.
Also, in the episode of Just Shoot Me! called "The Kiss" that aired before this episode, there was a reference to Seinfeld in the form of a man saying that he was "Kessler from 5B".


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PostPosted: September 24, 2003 3:26 PM 

Just in case you didn't know, 'The Burning' was the name of an obscure eighties horror movie (teens getting chopped up by a lake)that had among its cast one Jason Alexander.


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PostPosted: June 27, 2004 8:08 AM 

Who is the "man" who has to play the role of the sergion leaving the sponge inside him?


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PostPosted: June 30, 2004 11:11 AM 


Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: July 24, 2004 9:28 AM 

I have notciced the last few times I have seen this episode in syndication, that part of Elaine's speech about going to hell has been deleted (the heat! My God the heat!) Anyone know why?

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: July 27, 2004 7:49 AM 

I dunno but I've noticed that as well. Sometimes we get "the heat, my god the heat" and sometimes we don't. Confused

Bad Breaker Upper

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PostPosted: July 27, 2004 9:04 PM 

This happens often in sindication. They do whatever they can to fit in a few extra commercials. Every episode has a few lines taken out and, unfortunately, very often they're great lines that get removed.

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: July 28, 2004 4:38 PM 

Yep, "the heat" has been disussed to death. Gendison is correct, it's a fact of syndication life that will only be rectified definitively by the DVD's!


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PostPosted: October 6, 2004 12:59 PM 

This is a response for Steve about who the guy is that had to play the illness, "the surgeon left a sponge in me".

That is Brian Posehn, also known as "Just Shoot Me"'s "Kevin" the mailroom guy. Brian does stand up in LA a lot, but he really got his start with "Mr. Show with Bob and David". Bob Odenkirk/David Cross, two very talented and well connected comedians. You may know David Cross as "Little Donnie" on Just shoot me, Elliot's "special" (even though he is faking) little brother. And Bob Odenkirk from Seinfeld on the episode where George and Elaine give up sex for their significant others. Bob plays Elaine's boyfriend going through Med School. She witholds sex until he graduates, but he dumps he when he does, as the dream goes, "once you graduate Med School and become a doctor, you dump whoever you're with and find someone better".

Check out Mr. Show, they were too funny for their own good and had to cancel.


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PostPosted: October 6, 2004 2:28 PM 

lol.. this is one of my favorite episodes.. when george goes beep beep beep.. that was hilarious.. and the time when puddy was told he was going to hell.. yea that was pretty funny


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PostPosted: June 15, 2005 10:26 PM 

i am just watching this right now on fox and a couple things:

1. they did show elaine's "i'm going to hell, the heat, my god, the heat"

2. when elaine and puddy are talking to the priest elaine is wearing something that looks like a fur-trimmed coat. did they really make her wear fur for this episode??? seems so un-elaine.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 18, 2005 4:17 PM 

I just got the double meaning of the title -Elaine "burning" in Hell, and the "burning" of gonorrhea. Do any other episode titles have double meanings like that?

elaine's panties
Hipster Dufus

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PostPosted: August 19, 2005 1:41 AM 

2. when elaine and puddy are talking to the priest elaine is wearing something that looks like a fur-trimmed coat. did they really make her wear fur for this episode??? seems so un-elaine.

She also went out to buy a pack of smokes for a 15 year old kid she was interested in, only a couple years earlier dumping Keith Hernandez for his smoking habit.

Seinfeld had it's share of continuity issues.

You could also argue that the early and later era Elaine are two different people. Elaine's morals and beliefs pretty much went out the window in the second half of the series.

Which I prefer, personally. The meaner, the better, and also, the sexier. Contrary to what most fans will tell you.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 19, 2005 12:32 PM 

Elaine's that is something that doesn't suck. In fact I wouldn't mind sticking my face right in them. I wonder if she wears thongs?


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PostPosted: August 20, 2005 9:27 PM 

Julia doesn't play with little boys.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 23, 2005 5:13 PM 

Jimmy's Wrong!!!


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PostPosted: February 21, 2006 11:20 PM 

I notice in this episode I have never seen George say so many odd and stupid things, honestly listen close and count... comments?


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PostPosted: June 23, 2006 11:44 AM 

JerryKid, you are so right. I ALWAYS think about that when I see this episode. George is SO weird in this one. To list some of the reasons...

-He wants to work hard; tries to get Kruger to work hard with him.
-the stuff he says about the "hip musicians"
-the "beep beep beep"
-"Jerry, you got any fishsticks?"
-He continually insists upon utterly ridiculous explanations of "the tractor story" (e.g., "toe-thumbs")
-"They?...The government?"

Very interesting stuff. George is highly uncharacteristic in this episode.

Wood Jerry...Wood

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PostPosted: December 23, 2008 12:34 AM 

This episode is one of my favorites, mostly due to the phrase "coquettish haberdasher".

Classic. Very Happy


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