gs: Wayne Knight (Newman) Bob Balaban (Russell Dalrimple) Heidi Swedberg (Susan) Peter Crombie ("Crazy" Joe Davola) Kevin Page (Stu) Peter Blood (Jay) Stephen McHattie (Dr. Reston) Julie Blum (Recepcionist) Steve Skrovan (Tommy) Ron Ross (Homeless Man)
NBC executives ask Jerry to come up with an idea for a TV series. George decides he can be a sitcom writer and comes up with "nothing." Kramer trades a radar detector for a helmet, later Newman gets a speeding ticket. While waiting to meet the NBC executives, George and Jerry meet Joe Davola, a writer and "a total nut" who goes to the same shrink as Elaine. Jerry searching for conversation, mentions Kramer's party, whereto Joe wasn't invited. While discussing the disaster of the meeting with NBC, George focuses on starting a relationship with the female NBC executive. Kramer shows his approval by throwing up on her. The helmet saves Kramer from an attack by "Crazy" Joe Davola. While all this is going on Elaine is in Europe with her shrink.
b: 16-Sep-92 pc: 403 w: Larry David d: Tom Cherones
NOTE: Originally broadcast as part of a 60 min episode.
The character of Russell (Dalrimple) is based on NBC executive Warren Littlefield. This is a role Bob Balaban was born to play as he did show in the late night talk show wars movie called The Late Shift.