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PostPosted: September 21, 2003 10:05 PM 

gs: Rena Sofer (Mary Anne) Melinda Clarke (Alex) Chaim Jeraffi (Jiffy Dump Guy) Sonya Eddy (Rebecca) Barry Kramer (Bag Guy) Elayn Taylor (Book Fan) Paige Moss (Girl) Viola Kates Simpson (Old Woman) Jack Riley (Rider) Bunny Summers (Rider) Earl Carroll (Rider) Norman Brenner (Rider) Reuven Bar (Foreign Guy) Vince Donvito (Passerby) Chris Burmester (Passerby) Deck McKenzie (Man) Victoria Fischer (Bartender) Keith Sellon-Wright (Guy) Wayne Knight (Newman) John O'Hurley (Peterman) Richard Fancy (Lippman)

George watches a bag for a tourist who never comes back, so he starts wearing some of the clothes. Elaine tells Kramer that the stories he sold to Peterman were put into the book. Kramer goes to the book signing, claiming he is the real "Peterman." George becomes a tourist from Arkansas when he meets a beautiful woman from the tourist bureau on the street. Jerry shaves his chest and worries about it until he discovers his girlfriend likes hairless dogs. Elaine eats only the tops of muffins and she says that it is a million dollar idea, Mr. Lippman, her former boss, decides to start a business. Kramer starts conducting "Peterman Reality Tours" for $37.50 a piece. When the muffin top business doesn't seem to be working, Lippman asks Elaine for advice. She tells him that he must make the whole muffin and remove the top from the stump, she also demands that he remove the exclamation point from his sign. The stumps can be given to the homeless. Only they don't want them. In fact nobody wants them. Jerry continues to shave his chest despite Kramer's warning about hair growth. George "moves" to New York and takes a job with the Yankees. Steinbrenner is led to believe that George is holding down two jobs and makes a deal to trade George for chicken. Elaine convinces Kramer to get rid of her stumps and he convinces Jerry and his girlfriend to take his tour. Jerry's chest begins itching from hair growth. Elaine hires "a cleaner" to make the muffin stump problem go away.

b: 08-May-97 pc: 821 w: Spike Feresten d: Andy Ackerman

NOTE: Right or wrong, NBC advertised this as being the 150th episode of Seinfeld. Well we all have decided that was wrong, they appear to be counting the two part episodes as one. Jerry himself, on The Tonight Show when he mentioned that "The Pothole", was the 150th episode. I've renumbered the guide to agree with that scheme.
Viewers who have taken Kenny Kramer's Reality Tour of the Seinfeld sites of New York City will really appreciate this episode. I have and I did. You can find out about the "real" Kramer's reality tours at his web site. You'll find it linked here. He is still conducting them, despite the fact that he has also recently launched a campaign to get in the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City. You can also read all about that at his web site. And don't doubt that this will end up in a future story. Jerry has already been talking with Kenny about it.
Also viewer David Lipke notes, what is the big deal with Kramer's chest hair? We've seen Kramer's bare chest in the "The Pick" and more recently in "The Face Painter". For the sake of comedy I guess the production staff forsook continuity. A problem with many television shows. However, viewer Derrick Jones notes that Kramer was likely showing Jerry a growth of hair below the abdomen, after all Kramer said "I shaved there once when I was a lifeguard."
Viewer Ross Raniere notes that Tyler Chicken was supposed to be Tyson Chicken at one point, but was changed to avoid any legal entanglements.

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PostPosted: December 22, 2003 7:48 PM 

I noticed that what Newman says at the end ("If I'm curt, then I appologize. But as I understand it, we have a situation here and time is of the essence") is almost exactly what is said by The Wolf (Harvey Keitel) in Pulp Fiction ("If I'm curt with you, it's because time is a factor").

rj
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PostPosted: January 8, 2004 8:52 PM 

At the end of the show Newman takes the bottles of milk out of the bag. He never pours the milk, yet as he eats the first muffin, there is milk in the glass.

Yes I have a limited life....I am curently watching every show made....

simon
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PostPosted: February 7, 2004 5:56 PM 

yes Newman is referred to as a cleaner 'he makes problems go away' - It is directly taken from the cleaner in pulp ficton.

Doug Sheffer
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PostPosted: April 5, 2004 3:30 PM 

"At the end of the show Newman takes the bottles of milk out of the bag. He never pours the milk, yet as he eats the first muffin, there is milk in the glass."

YES! I noticed that too...

F. Costanza
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PostPosted: April 8, 2004 9:37 AM 


This is a great episode. It's the first time we get to meet Rebecca DeMornay.

Laughing

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: April 9, 2004 12:20 AM 

Even the homeless won't eat them.

F. Costanza
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PostPosted: April 11, 2004 8:40 AM 


Why don't you just drop off some chicken skins and lobster shells!

Mad Laughing

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: April 14, 2004 3:05 PM 

I think I will!

trib
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PostPosted: June 27, 2004 9:46 AM 

the scene with jerry and his chest hair is taken from "wolf" with jack nicholson, i think.. correct me if i'm wrong.

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: June 28, 2004 9:10 AM 

Lady Gillette ? What's going on here ?

You can't keep this up. Don't you know what's going to happen? Everytime you shave it, it's going to come in thicker and fuller and darker.

Jose
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PostPosted: June 28, 2004 4:56 PM 

Oh come on. That's genetics. That's not going to happen to me.

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: June 28, 2004 5:25 PM 

Look at it, Jerry! Look! LOOK!

Hilarious!!

JKLeafs
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: July 3, 2004 6:23 PM 

I like how Elaine and Mr. Lippman argue whether or not the exclamation mark should be in the store name, since Elaine was the one that used to be the one who uses exclamation points "halfhazardly"(from the Sniffing Accountant), but now rejects this one.
"its not 'Top of the Muffin to you!'"

Tim Kennelly
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PostPosted: August 13, 2004 12:59 AM 

Absolutely LOVED Kramer's Peterman Reality Tour idea. The banjo music was a great touch.

Kramer: Hey Jerry, I’m starting the Perterman Reality Bus Tour.
George: Reality Tour?
Jerry: The last thing this guy’s qualified to give a tour of is reality.

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: August 13, 2004 8:17 AM 

Jerry - You know I never though he would be able to recreate the experience of actually knowing him, but this is pretty close.

The Puffy Shirt
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 13, 2004 5:44 PM 

Saw 'Pulp Fiction' on TV last week, immediately thought of this episode. Even the same type of car, Acura NSX.

scott
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PostPosted: September 15, 2004 7:19 PM 

Would anyone happen to have, or know where to find Jerry's opening monologue referencing Ward & June Cleaver as the Government, and Wally and the Beaver as citizens?

Simon
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PostPosted: September 27, 2004 9:15 AM 

Yes, the opening monologue with the Cleavers and Wally and Beaver is from "The Sniffing Accountant". The best line from that episode is

Kramer:
"Now see I feel a Tuesday and a Wednesday"

Bert Harbinson
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PostPosted: November 14, 2004 4:16 PM 

Isn't the guy on the Petermann Reality Bus Tour that comments about, "Pizza pound cake!?" the same guy on the Frogger Episode in the last season? He was the one with Slippery Pete (Shlomo) that says "Eat da fly!! Eat da fly!!!. And then He comments that George looks like a frog and Slippery Pete says, "So do you."

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: November 15, 2004 1:16 PM 

yes Bert, it's the same guy

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