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Stan The Caddy

PostPosted: September 21, 2003 9:51 PM 

gs: Jack McGee (Ralph) George Cheung (Owner) Kristin Davis (Jenna) Wayne Knight (Newman) Seraiah Carol (Mrs. Allister) Radmar Agana Jao (Delivery Boy) Walter Addison (Man)

Jerry's girlfriend uses a toothbrush that he had just pulled out of the toilet. George shows of the new key ring that Steinbrenner has given everyone in the organization, celebrating Phil Rizzuto's induction in the hall of fame. Kramer complains about the failing highway infrastructure, so he adopts a one-mile piece of a highway. Elaine tries to order a new Chinese dish, but she lives out of bounds. George loses his keys. Jerry plans to secretly sterilize his girlfriend's mouth. Despite his attempts, he just can't get past the vision of the toothbrush in the toilet. George theorizes that he may have lost his keys when he did a broad jump over a pothole. Kramer works diligently to keep his part of the road clean. Elaine schemes to get her Chinese food by moving into a janitor's closet, located in the building across the street. A woman who lives in the building begins to complain to her about the cleaning up the building needs. Jenna finds out about the toothbrush and sticks something of Jerry's in his toilet; only he doesn't know what. Kramer's plan to improve his mile of road doesn't go as well as he had hoped. Elaine has the gang over for dinner in the janitor closet she's moved into temporarily. George works to clear the pothole. Jerry breaks it off officially when Jenna's toilet problem becomes to much to bear. Elaine brings the garbage to the dump in Jerry's car. Kramer spills the paint thinner on the highway. Sparks hit the spill and Newman is at the heart of the resulting fireball.

b: 20-Feb-97 pc: 816 w: Steve O'Donnell and Daniel O'Keefe d: Andy Ackerman

NOTE: According to an appearance by Jerry on the The Tonight Show, this is the 150th episode of Seinfeld. To make this appear as the 150th episode, I've now split "Highlights of a Hundred" into two parts, no longer call it a special and have integrated it into the guide.

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PostPosted: November 14, 2004 2:34 PM 

They should have had the woman Rebecca DeMornay (Episode 155 "The Muffin Tops") that complains that someone keeps leaving muffins stumps without the tops at the homeless shelter, to play the super in the apartment building that Elaine uses the janitor's closet to get the flounder. The characters were so similar in their attitude I thought they were the same actress till I researched it on here.

Wasn't that Rebecca De Mornay (Black woman not the "REAL" De Mornay) in a second Seinfeld episode using the same character or am I thinking of this episode?

lovin' every minute of it
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PostPosted: November 15, 2004 1:15 PM 

She was also in The Bookstore. She refused to accept the toilet book from George.

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PostPosted: January 9, 2005 12:21 AM 

Newman's line in his fiery mail truck (oh, the humanity!) comes from Herb Morrison's live radio-news description of the crash of the Hindenburg in 1937. You can hear a recording (he says "oh, the humanity" about 4:22 into the 7:19 audio) at, or if that doesn't work, just google "hindenburg" and click on "Radio Days-Hindenburg."

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PostPosted: January 9, 2005 12:26 PM 

thank you, professor.

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PostPosted: January 9, 2005 2:36 PM 

Oh yeah? While you're thinkin' about that, think about this: the library closes at 5 o'clock, no exceptions. This is your final warning. Got that, kewpie doll?

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PostPosted: January 9, 2005 7:48 PM 

will that be on the midterm too?

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PostPosted: January 9, 2005 8:53 PM 

You know, if you'd drop that inchworm, zip up, and look at a book once in awhile, you might just pass that midterm.


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PostPosted: January 12, 2005 10:26 PM 

The entire scene of newman in the mail truck is either my #1 or #2 favorite seinfeld scene of all time.

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PostPosted: January 13, 2005 3:22 PM 

Does anyone know what kramer is saying when he is lying in bed and hears the traffic report that the highway is jammed because of him widening the lanes? I'm curious.

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PostPosted: January 13, 2005 4:29 PM 

I can only decipher mumbling


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PostPosted: March 14, 2005 8:52 PM 

This is one of the top ten Seinfeld shows ever. Each of the four story lines are intertwined so well that it is as if there is one story. George and the keys, Kramer and the highway, Jerry and Jenna, and Elaine and the fish. I loved that what started the show was a sewing machine runover with Kramer and this is the same device that ends the show with Newman running over Elaine's sewing machine.

Awesome writing!!

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PostPosted: March 19, 2005 6:11 PM 

I believe that the scene in which all the main characters squeeze one by one into Elaine's closet across the street is a direct parody of a scene from a Marx Brothers movie in which the same kind of cramming happens in a cruise ship state room. You think I could remember WHICH Marx Brothers movie?

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PostPosted: July 30, 2005 9:19 PM 

haha, the funniest part is when jerry thinks about shrinking down to see if thers a taint:

JERRY: Maybe if I could shrink myself down, like in Fantastic Voyage, and get
inside a microscopic submarine, I could be sure. Although if there was something
there, it might be pretty scary. Course, I would have that laser.

he jsut thinks so hard about it.
also is there a god father refrence? with the do not dupiliacte scene where kramer and jerry are smoking the cigars "such a sweet kid"????

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PostPosted: January 22, 2006 10:11 PM 


wasn't it "duck soup"?

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PostPosted: August 2, 2006 11:55 AM 

The Marx Bros. classic, A Night at the Opera, is on TCM tonight at 6:15p EDT. The scene in which the Seinfeld four cram themselves into Elaine's utility room parodies a famous scene in A Night at the Opera.

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