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The Comeback

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Stan The Caddy

PostPosted: September 21, 2003 9:39 PM 

gs: Mark Harelik (Milos) Ben Stein (Shellbach) Joel Polis (Reilly) Ivana Milavich (Patty) Danny Strong (Vincent) Richard Livingston (Bill) Charles Kahlenberg (Fred) Stan Sellers (McAdam) Peggy Mannix (Woman) Fatima Love (Secretary) Nancy Linehan Charles (Woman Executive) Jeff Hatz (Manager (Gene))

George has trouble thinking of a comeback to a comment made by Reilly; he does think of one, but it's a little to late. Jerry buys a new tennis racket from a supposed professional. Elaine and Kramer discuss video picks. Elaine prefers picks by Vincent. He prefers picks by Gene or his own. He watches his latest pick and it makes him concerned about spending the rest of his life in a coma. Elaine is intrigued when she receives a phone call from the mysterious Vincent. Jerry discovers that the tennis pro is a hack player. George comes up with what he thinks is the perfect line and will listen to no one else's opinion. Kramer makes a living will, with Elaine as the executor. The tennis pro, fearing he will be exposed, tries to bribe Jerry, including a rendezvous with his wife. Elaine opts for another movie and makes Vincent angry. George finds out that Reilly doesn't work for the Yankees anymore, so he tracks him down to Ohio, where he plans to deliver his line. Kramer finishes the movie he rented and discovers it is possible to recover from a coma, he decides to change his will. Milos' wife has no respect for him; he asks Jerry to let him beat him in tennis. Elaine receives a phone call from Vincent and she convinces him to let her meet him. She is surprised by his appearance. Kramer goes into a coma after being hit with tennis balls. Meanwhile, in Akron, George delivers his line about "the jerk store."

b: 30-Jan-97 pc: 812 w: Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin d: David Owen Trainor

NOTE: Viewer Jeffrey Abucay notes that Kramer should have known that you can come out of a coma, after all he witnessed the event occurring in "The Suicide". Viewer Mark Byerly notes that in an installment of Ben Stein's diary in The American Spectator, Stein reveals that in the original script for this episode he was to play a role closer to Reilly, that is, as George's adversary at the office. However, someone decided that Reilly should be a younger, edgier character, so the character was rewritten. Since Stein had been promised a part already, the part of Shellbach was offered to him instead.


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PostPosted: June 23, 2004 3:25 AM 

Another point about this episode,

Elaine goes to buy Vincent Cigarettes from the store...Elaine hates smokers!!! She would never go out with a smoker!

Very petty, but still true.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: February 14, 2005 1:33 PM 

Yeah, if she's not going to date Keith Hernandez, she's definately not going to date some guy at the video store.

christopher viores

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PostPosted: July 5, 2005 10:22 PM 

Were the picks in video store by "Vincent" and "Gene" a deliberate reference to the early 50's singer Gene Vincent?

Dylan Murphy
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 12, 2005 1:10 AM 

I feel so rested and refreshed. Get me a toothbrush.

Bert Harbinson

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PostPosted: November 12, 2005 6:41 PM 

Vincent sounds like Mr. Lippmann's son that kisses Elaine at his barmitzvah. Coincidence?

Strange Elaine has a thing for "younger" guys...


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PostPosted: December 24, 2005 1:05 PM 

there is a boom microphone visible for about a second when elaine first walks into the hospital room.

Ivan D A

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PostPosted: April 16, 2007 11:32 PM 

"The life support machine called and ..."
Can anyone finish off what they think George was going to say?

Mike Moffit (aka: Kevin Youkilis)

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PostPosted: March 14, 2009 7:14 PM 

I think "Oh yeah, well I had sex with your wife," is plenty, considering Reilly's wife is in a coma.
But the tennis pro, Milsosh, who wants Jerry to pretend he can't play...What a phony. JUST LIKE JERRY!

Jerk Store

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PostPosted: March 16, 2009 4:18 PM 

[quote]"The life support machine called and ..."
Can anyone finish off what they think George was going to say? [quote/]

How about "The life support machine called, your wife is a slut"



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PostPosted: November 25, 2014 6:35 PM 

"Your wife is a slut" is good! It also reminds of Kramer's suggestion for Elaine's cartoon. The very illuminating Wikipedia article [] has another good one - "Yeah, well the hospital bed broke!"
English is my second language and I could only think of these:
"Guess what put her into a coma?!"
"I bet that what put his wife into a coma is smaller than what I put into her!"

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