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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.

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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.

posted at September 21, 2003 10:05 PM

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