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The Strongbox

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Stan The Caddy

PostPosted: September 22, 2003 10:12 AM 

gs: Illeana Douglas (Loretta) Alex Kapp Horner (Maura) Louis Mustillo (Phil) Nicholas Paul Walker (Glenn) Mary Scheer (Ms. Smoth) Bonnie McNeil (Alison) Rosie Malek-Yonan (Wife)

George tries to break up with his girlfriend, Maura, only she doesn't agree. Jerry has purchased cuff links worn by Jerry Lewis in Cinderfella. He plans to use them as a conversation starter with Lewis when he goes to an upcoming roast at the Friar's Club. Having the same first name isn't enough. A man of mystery that she has met intrigues Elaine. Jerry suggests that perhaps he is a super-hero. With robberies occurring in the building, Kramer has obtained a strongbox to hold his valuables. He needs to find a place to hide his key. A place that no one knows, except him. His first place doesn't work. George lays out all of the reasons that they should be officially broken up, Maura still doesn't agree "to turn the key." Elaine gives up on her mystery man when he runs from a woman that Elaine deduces is his wife. She returns to Jerry's apartment to find that his intercom is broken. So she shouts to him from the street, about the mystery man, while she waits for the opportunity to get into his building. Jerry inspects his intercom, only to find Kramer's strongbox key hidden inside. Kramer hides his key again. Jerry finds the key again and decides to go down to let George in. While downstairs, a neighbor who's forgotten his key and is unknown to Jerry asks to be let in. Jerry denies him entry. Elaine goes to the mystery man's shabby apartment and discovers he is poor and on welfare. The woman he ran from is his welfare caseworker. Jerry discovers the keyless neighbor, does in fact live in his building, on the 5th floor in apartment 5E (!) right next door to Kramer.

Elaine tells Jerry about her mystery man's super powers. George decides that cheating on Maura might be his ticket out. Kramer lets Phil, Jerry's "new" neighbor, keep his parrot in the hallway. Kramer also hides his key at Phil's. Glenn, the mystery man, takes Elaine on a date in the alley. Jerry needs his cufflinks for the roast, only to find out that Kramer has locked them in his strongbox. The key to the strongbox was hidden in the parrot's food dish, only now the parrot is dead (from food poisoning) and buried in a pet cemetery. George tries getting caught with the other woman, only both women agree that they can work with George through this incident. Elaine discovers that Glenn is, in fact, married. Kramer and Jerry go to the pet cemetery to exhume the key, his neighbor catches only Jerry. George asks what's in the cooler (strongbox) as he easily opens it up.

b: 05-Feb-98 pc: 914 w: Daniel O'Keefe s: Daniel O'Keefe and Billy Kimball d: Andy Ackerman

NOTE: "New" neighbor Phil lives in 5E, this is the number we have known Newman to live in. We can justify this by assuming that some apartments in the building may have been renumbered. However, it is most likely that someone on the production team just reused Newman's door for the set and didn't think to change the number. Logically, it should have been 5C.
Viewer Brendan Putnam notes that Jerry finally used his computer again, for the second time in the history of the series. The first time was in "The Stall."

Darrel Pearson

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PostPosted: June 10, 2004 1:20 AM 

In the episode the strong box, Kramer mentions he keeps his Tony award in the strong box. Did he win this? If so for what.

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Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: June 10, 2004 8:57 AM 

Kramer was working at the Tony’s as a seat filler. When someone left their seat, he would sit in it so there appeared to be no empty seats for TV. When he was sitting, the folks in that same row won an award and he went up on stage with them to receive the award. He was handed a Tony and spent the rest of the episode acting as if he had actually won one. The episode was The Summer Of George Read the script of The Summer Of George Download the full epiosde video of The Summer Of George Discuss The Summer Of George .

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: June 10, 2004 4:58 PM 

Fredo was weak and stupid. He shouldn't've eaten that key.


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PostPosted: July 2, 2004 4:01 PM 

I've noticed that Jerry's door closes by itself when Kramer hurries into Jerry's appartment when the parrot is loose in the hallway..

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: July 6, 2004 11:29 AM 

I'm gonna have a looksee. I hear Lassie is buried here...

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 9, 2004 3:41 PM 

George is great in this scene during the "accidental" meeting of his girlfrinds in the coffee shop:

Oh, I'm caught in my own web of lies! This is all blowing up in my face! My serious girlfriend, and my torrid love affair have accidentally crossed paths. I have ruined three lives. Well, I understand if you never want to see me again...

And Elaine finding out the guy she likes is married: I guess I'm Lois Loan.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: October 6, 2004 12:29 AM 

"This is really one for the books Jerry, really one for the books"

One of my favorite Kramer Quotes


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PostPosted: November 22, 2007 11:51 AM 

this is one of my favorite episodes...kramer's whole thing about "this isn't an easter egg hunt" with his key is so classic...a personal favorite for sure

Mike Moffit (aka: Kevin Youkilis)

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PostPosted: April 6, 2009 1:41 AM 

Jerry doesn't let Phil into the building because there's been some burglaries in the building. Jerry suspects that Phil doesn't really live in the building, that he really isn't a tenant. That he is really a thief. That he is a phony. JUST LIKE JERRY! (man that Michael Jordan is such a phony).

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