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Stan The Caddy







PostPosted: September 9, 2003 10:56 PM 

gs: Bill Erwin (Sid Fields) Tobin Bell (Ron) Robert Donley (Ben Cantwell) Lanei Chapman (Housekeeper) Victoria Dillard (Agency Rep) Jerry Hauck (Tim) Wayne Knight (Newman)

Jerry, Elaine & George volunteer to help the elderly. Jerry gets assigned to a nasty old man. Elaine is repulsed by the goiter problems of hers and George depresses his charge. Kramer and Newman try the business of selling old records to a used record store. Jerry loses track of his man when they try to take him to the dentist to repair his dentures, after the man had bitten Kramer's arm.

b: 18-Feb-93 pc: 418 w: Bruce Kirschbaum s: Larry Charles d: Tom Cherones

NOTE: Viewer Eric Scheffel notes that old man's name is Sid Fields. This was the name of the landlord on the The Abbott & Costello Show. Which of featured Jerry's two favorite comedians, Bud Abbott & Lou Costello. In fact on 24 Nov 94, instead of an episode of Seinfeld being on, Jerry hosted a one hour special about the duo. The special was called Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld.
Viewer Gerry Myerson notes that the other old man was named Ben Cantwell. Baseball trivia buffs recognize this as the name of a pitcher for the Boston Braves, who lost 25 games in 1935. No one has lost that many games in a season since then.

H Naggar
Hipster Dufus

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PostPosted: October 26, 2004 5:30 AM 

Scene of George on couch with the maid rubbing oil on his head.

what a scene ...

Laughing Laughing

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: October 26, 2004 11:07 AM 

We didn't find him....

Anonymous
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 14, 2004 12:19 PM 

Interesting scene where Neumann and Kramer are in the record shop trying to sell Jerry's records, and later trying to sell the old man's records Kramer starts bad-mouthing the record shop owner but tells it to Neumann who then tells it to the record shop owner.

Kramer to Neumann to shop owner, "You emit a foul and unpleasant odor!" Laughing

This same idea was used later in Episode 136 "The Soul Mate" but the opposite with Neumann feeding Kramer lines of poetry through a bookshelf in the library to attract the librarian Kramer is "gaga" over, which was the girl Jerry was dating.

Bert Harbinson
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 14, 2004 12:20 PM 

Interesting scene where Neumann and Kramer are in the record shop trying to sell Jerry's records, and later trying to sell the old man's records Kramer starts bad-mouthing the record shop owner but tells it to Neumann who then tells it to the record shop owner.

Kramer to Neumann to shop owner, "You emit a foul and unpleasant odor!" Laughing

This same idea was used later in Episode 136 "The Soul Mate" but the opposite with Neumann feeding Kramer lines of poetry through a bookshelf in the library to attract the librarian Kramer is "gaga" over, which was the girl Jerry was dating.

Kevin B.
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: November 25, 2004 4:59 PM 

Hello Seinfeld Fans,

Just want to let you know that "The Old Man" (Bill Erwin) is well and still acting. He turns 90 on December 2, 2004. Unlike "Sid Fields," Bill is a sweet, funny and good-natured fellow who lives an active and happy life. He continues to work on television, in films and on the stage.

Bill just returned from the "Somewhere in Time" reunion on Mackinac Island, MI, where the movie by the same name starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour was filmed. Bill played "Arthur" in the film, which has a large fan base. During the weekend, Bill is often asked about his famous Seinfeld episode and remembers his lines, which still bring down the house. He said it was a pleasure to work with the Seinfeld cast. Bill was nominated for an Emmy for that role in the Best Supporting Guest Star category, so it is one he fondly remembers.

I am his web master and friend. For more information about Bill and his latest projects, go to:

www.bochynski.com/billerwin

On behalf of Bill, thanks to all the fans who have commented favorably on his performance in "The Old Man."

Best regards,

Kevin B.

Gendison
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PostPosted: November 25, 2004 5:44 PM 

Excuse me. Are you in show business? Are you an entertainer? Then why am I talking to you?

(Seriously though, thanx for the info).

Babu
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: November 27, 2004 7:45 PM 

Is the person who wrote this script illiterate? Who the $&@#^ is "GHANDHI?"

Learn how to spell, guys!

Gendison
Bad Breaker Upper

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PostPosted: November 28, 2004 1:52 AM 

I already know how to spell "guys".

dog_or_man
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: January 2, 2005 9:10 PM 

Funniest Seinfeld episode *EVER*. "Couldn't they have warned a person? Oh, by the way, this woman *ALMOST* has a second head!"

Joe Joe DiMaggio
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: July 30, 2005 6:03 AM 

This has got to be one of the worst Seinfeld episodes ever.
Whenever I watch it, I literally have to force myself to keep Sid Fields on screen. The goyter woman is bearable and the exchanges between Jerry, Elaine and George are great, as usual, but the rest of the episode is worthy of nothing but disgust.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: July 30, 2005 5:03 PM 

Anybody who can't even get The Yankee Clipper's name right, has no credibility. Nobody cares what you think. Laughing

DRJ
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: August 28, 2006 6:13 PM 

I find it interesting on how bad the props are for the records that Kramer and Newman take from the old man's apartment. They talk about these vintage records (which from the collector point of view really aren't that amazing (Benny Goodman, Jolson, etc.), which the Bleecker Bob guy points out, but the son thinks they're worth a fortune), but you see them picking up Journey and several other 80s LPs, as well as a club DJ sleeve with no artwork but the hole in the jacket showing the LP label). Seems the props department didn't see a need to make this realistic...also, the whole issue of the value of the LPs ruins it or me...if they'd mentioned jazz from the 50s on Blue Note, Prestige, etc. or some better artists like Monk, Charlie Parker or Art Blakey if would have been better...but Benny Goodman and Jolson are known by everyone...).

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Son of Dad

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PostPosted: November 19, 2006 7:29 AM 

Oh brother...

George
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: August 7, 2008 12:22 AM 

I believe that cowboy shoes are great for jumping out of windows and provide extra iron. Smile

GLC
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: August 13, 2008 8:46 PM 

You're throwing this out?

That's usually what you with garbage you idiot.

Classic

GLC
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: August 13, 2008 8:47 PM 

What you do with garbage*

nealh
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: January 10, 2009 4:15 PM 

was BLEECKER BOB in episode #58 Brion James from Blade Runner?

FlamingGlobes (aka Anguished Oink)
Germaphobe

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PostPosted: January 26, 2011 8:14 AM 

Newman & Kramer are clearly unfamiliar with what to expect when trying to sell records to a used record shop (or maybe it's the episode's writer who was).

A realistic scenario would have had the shop owner pick a few records out of the stack, offer $5 or so for them, but not be interested in the rest. If such a shop owner really paid $20 for the entire stack of records indicated, without rejecting any, that would actually have been a pretty good deal for Newman & Kramer!



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