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PostPosted: September 16, 2003 7:42 PM 

gs: Kelly Coffield (Noreen) Billye Ree Wallace (Nana) Brian Reddy (Dan) Rebecca Staab (Kristin) Danny Tartabull (Himself) Tom Wright (Executive (Morgan)) James Reynolds (Banker) Lauren Bowles (Waitress) F.J. Rio (Street Tough) Thom Vernon (Driver) Len Lesser (Uncle Leo) Ian Abercrombie (Mr. Pitt)

Jerry comments that a friend was hitting on him and Elaine tries to find out if what was true, but gets the voice of the woman and her current boyfriend confused. Elaine's boss eats his Snickers bar with a knife and fork and idea that soon catches on. George thinks a waitress gave him the finger. Jerry gets caught throwing away a thank you card. Jerry cashes some old birthday checks from his grandmother. Jerry's working a PBS pledge drive and gets George to bring a Yankee to appear with him, while en-route to the studio, someone gives George the finger.

b: 06-Oct-94 pc: 603 w: Tom Gammill & Max Pross d: Andy Ackerman

NOTE: Viewer Rick Streeter notes that in "The Statue" George says that his parents had this exact statue on the mantle of their apartment, but in this episode he says that if his parents had a mantle when he was growing up he might be a completely different person.

Sheil
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PostPosted: February 18, 2004 10:46 PM 

I love this episode. The thank-you-card-in-the-trash scenario is something I've always wondered...what's the minimum time you should keep a card for before you throw it out?

Jerry: Why, because I threw the card out? How long was I supposed to save it?

Classic. Great episode.

Peterman
Germaphobe

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PostPosted: February 24, 2004 8:37 PM 

It's a tricky one, working out how long to keep cards for. I reckon at least one week, but longer if it's a really nice card or someone important, and when you do finally throw the card out, get rid of it completely, not just in the bin where someone could find it.

Fredo
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: April 15, 2004 1:07 PM 

Anyone know the exchange between Jerry's Nana and the sketchy looking dude in the alley? Hilarious, like he's gonna assault her, then becomes all nice and gives her directions to the bank Laughing

Fred
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: April 15, 2004 1:09 PM 

found it!

Street tough: Looking for something, lady?
Nana: Isn't the Chemical Bank on this block?
Street tough: The bank? It burned. It's gone!
Nana: Oh dear.
Street tough: Now what you wanna do is go down to forty-ninth street, that's
the main customer service branch. Ask for Mr. Fleming. He'll help you.

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: April 15, 2004 1:50 PM 

The street tough was classic. Too bad it doesn't work out that way in reality.

BTW, Kristin was smokin'!

F. Costanza
Anti-Dentite

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PostPosted: April 16, 2004 6:44 AM 


Another great line from that episode:

Kramer: "My fault? Your Nana is missing because she's been passing those bum
checks all over town and she finally pissed off the wrong people!"

And I agree Jackie, Kristin was a hot little dish!

Cool Laughing

Joe
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 9, 2004 1:11 PM 

The street punk scene was clever, but also when Elaine is talking to Jerry's Nana on the phone but it's really Dan:

Listen, Jerry doesn't want to talk to you. Nobody wants to talk to you, so why
don't you just DROP DEAD?

And later...

Jerry: Oh, you hung up on my Nana?

Elaine: I don't know, maybe.

Jerry: You told Nana to drop dead?!

Elaine: It's possible.

Gendison
Bad Breaker Upper

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PostPosted: August 9, 2004 3:27 PM 

No, she's talking to Nana on the phone and it IS really Nana, it's not really Dan...It's not even Steally Dan,it's Nana.

dazdogs
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: January 17, 2005 5:58 PM 

Uncle Leo at the time of Nana's pledge is classic - "Stop the show!"

Rael61
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: March 31, 2005 4:15 PM 

Last year I saw a production of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion at Minneapolis Minnesota's Guthrie Theatre. In it, the actor playing Dan (the high talker; Brian Reddy) in this episode played the role of Eliza Doolittle's father. One of the lead roles in the play, the pompous Professor Henry Higgins, was played by the actor playing the also pompous Simon, Elaine's boyfriend, a few episodes ahead.

Gendison
Bad Breaker Upper

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PostPosted: March 31, 2005 4:31 PM 

I guess there are no small parts, just small actors.

FlamingGlobes
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: April 11, 2005 2:49 PM 

I wonder who actually does Dan the high-talker's voice. You can tell it's not the actor who plays him "physically".

Newman
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: May 8, 2005 1:30 PM 

The waitress at Monk's who gave George the finger is Lauren Bowles- Julia Louis-Drefus's sister in real life.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: May 10, 2005 12:17 AM 

Seinfeld isn't real life?

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: May 12, 2005 10:58 AM 

Yeah, there was Danny Tartabull

Jimmy


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PostPosted: May 12, 2005 9:39 PM 

Well, he did one hell of a job teaching John Travolta how to dance, that's for damn sure.

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: May 12, 2005 11:19 PM 

Well, he did a lousy job with me. Screwed up my swing, too.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: May 13, 2005 1:31 AM 

Well, it seems that due to the vagaries of the production parameters of this fragmenting of the audience to the cable television, carnivals, water parks... you're kicked off the site because you don't swing your arms... you're like a gorilla in here... Jimmy's gotta go...

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: May 16, 2005 10:06 AM 

Ah, ah, ah, my arms are held akimbo

matcak
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: June 14, 2005 8:34 AM 

Danny Terrio taught Travolta the dance moves for "Saturday Night Fever". Tartabull danced in right field for the Mariners, Royals, Yankees, Athletics, White Sox and Phillies.

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