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Stan The Caddy

PostPosted: July 20, 2003 11:01 AM 

gs: Lynn Clark (Vanessa) Phil Bruns (Morty Seinfeld) Liz Sheridan (Helen Seinfeld) Maud Winchester (Pamela) William Fair (Roger) Ron Steelman (Artie Levine) Joe George (Uncle Mac) Ellen Gerstein (Carol) Janet Rotblatt (Woman)

Elaine brings Jerry to a birthday party where he meets a woman who fascinates him. Jerry doesn't know her name and wants to meet her again, so on some advice from his father, he and George stakeout the lobby of the building she works in.

b: 31-May-90 pc: 103 w: Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld d: Tom Cherones

NOTE: When this episode is shown in syndication, Phil Bruns still plays Jerry's dad (a role later assumed by Barney Martin). This is unlike George's dad, who was played by one actor, replaced by Jerry Stiller, and footage was re-shot with Jerry taking over the original dad's part in "The Handicap Spot".
Viewer Mike Greenhaus reminds me that this is the first episode that George uses the name Art Vandelay. The name of Vandelay would be used again in "The Boyfriend" and many other episodes. Another viewer, Jeremy DeMai, also notes that George first mentions his fetish for wanting to be an architect.
Viewer Ross Raniere remembers that when this episode was rerun on NBC, Jerry and Julia come on in a bumper before the show started. Jerry mentions how many episodes they've done so far, with Julia sitting next to him on the set's couch. He then said, "And this is the very first one we did." Jerry then says something about "the chemistry" and just as the bumper was about to fade, he and Julia embraced each other as if they were going to kiss. This of course was the first episode that Jerry and Julia had done together. Jerry discounted the Seinfeld Chronicles episode.
This episode also referenced, for the first time, the business of Importer/Exporter. This was used several times during the series. The most notable one was when George wanted to go out with Marisa Tomei. George and Elaine thought of an elaborate scheme to hide this from Susan. Susan thought George and Elaine were having an affair.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: May 7, 2004 3:22 PM 

Whoever transcribed this episode sucks! Leave your pathetic Seinfeld commentary out of the script so we can enjoy the brilliance of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, not you!

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: May 7, 2004 3:27 PM 

Yeah, I agree. I could live without the extra input...

eoghan murphy

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PostPosted: May 7, 2004 11:09 PM 

Evil or Very Mad couldn't agree more. who the hell told this guy he was funny enough to add to anything seinfeld-ish. this kind of behaviour sickens me!!! you're a bloody disgrace man, not a comedian!!

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PostPosted: December 24, 2004 10:59 PM 

When Kramer is helping Helen in scrabble, he claims that quo is not a word. Quo is a word. He then statesthat she should play "quon," which to my knowlege, is not a word.

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PostPosted: March 23, 2005 11:10 AM 

couple of things here. George does not use art vandalay. it's Art Cor.......valay.

It's quone all the way. It's a medical term. To quone something.....LOL

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PostPosted: March 23, 2005 1:47 PM 

Actually, he first says Cor...valay, but when Jerry asks him who he is again, he says Art Vandalay.

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PostPosted: March 23, 2005 4:08 PM 

I suppose you could be an architect.

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PostPosted: November 12, 2005 7:23 PM 

Nach seiner Thronbesteigung gibt er dem beständigen Verlangen des Parlaments nach und vereinigt

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PostPosted: November 12, 2005 7:56 PM 

What's the appeal of the Thronbesteigung?

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PostPosted: November 13, 2005 9:56 AM 

Didn't Hitler Thronbesteigung with Ava Braun?

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PostPosted: November 13, 2005 9:57 AM 

Some people have the idea that Seinfeld has something to do with sex.


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PostPosted: May 13, 2006 10:34 PM 

This website seems to be wrong about episode 2 and 4. Episode two (according to my TIVO info which is rarely wrong)is "Male Unbonding" which would make sense because it deals with the same character (Hornic) as number one. Number three is "The Stakeout". Weird.

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PostPosted: May 14, 2006 11:43 AM 

Define rarely.

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PostPosted: July 29, 2006 11:17 AM 

The actual stakeout scene with jerry and George really set the tone for the series. It really is funny, and helped develope both charaters.

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PostPosted: August 4, 2006 1:43 PM 

Cocoon II: The Return will be on AMC Sun at 10:30p PDT. I guess they didn't like it up there. Or maybe they came back for Chinese food. You know Maureen Stapleton--she gets a craving she's probably screaming at those aliens: "I gotta have a lo mein!"


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PostPosted: August 2, 2010 11:48 PM 

anyone know the name of the law firm the girl jerry meets at pamelas party works at?

i believe its simon-benin-robin-oppenhiemen-taft



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PostPosted: August 11, 2010 3:55 PM 

Well, Kenny, you name the firm how you want, I'll name the firm how I want.

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