In episode 30, The Subway, there are several inconsistencies when Kramer says, during the show's lead-in:
Kramer: "Alright, Coney Island...Okay, you could take the B or the F then switch to the N at Broadway and Lafayette...Or, you could go over the bridge to Dekalb and catch the Q to Atlantic Avenue, then switch to the IRT, 2, 3, 4, or 5. But don't get on the G. See, that's very tempting but you wind up on Smith and 9th street, then you gotta get on the R."
Elaine: "Couldn't he just take the D straight to Coney Island?"
Kramer: "Well, yeah." (30-The Subway)
First of all, this is all based upon the subway line label system in 1992, when the episode was aired. At that time, the B and D ran up the upper west side, not the B and the F (and since they were sitting in the coffee shop, I assume that they were starting from the upper west side.). The N does not transfer with the BDFQ lines at Broadway and Lafayette, either. Jerry could go over the bridge to Dekalb, but not on the B or D, he would ahve to transfer to the N to get to Dekalb. Of course, it would make noŸ sense to transfer to the Q just to get to Atlantic avenue; both the N and Q stop there anways. Of course, they both also go to Coney island. But, even if he transfer at Atlantic Avenue, the IRT 2,3,4 and 5 go nowhere near Coney Island. He could just take the D straight there, as Elaine so eloquently points out. Of course, the B also goes straight to Coney Island. And the G? The G only transfers with the B at Bergen Street, and does not transfer with the R at Smith and 9th.
Second, the announcement in the Times Square Station is way off. First the BD trains do not even stop there, they most likely would have had to take the 1,2,3, or 9 train down Broadway fromt the upper west side. However, the announcement at Times Square of:
"change to D,N,RR,2,3,4,5,7,C,E,F train." is terrible.
Let me take this one-by-one:
D-does nto go through Times Square. It never has.
N-Does go through Times Square.
RR- Does, but it was renamed the N years before this episode aired. the NYC Subway had named local trains double letters, but stopped doing so around 1985.
2-Stops at Times Sq.
3-Stopes at Times Sq.
4-On the east side, this train stops at Grand Central. You need to take the S Shuttle to get from Times Square to Grand Central.
7-Stops at Times Sq.
C-Stops at Times Square (well actually it stops on 8th avenue, but there is a free transfer)
F-Does not go through Times Square.
A proper announcement would have been:
42d Street. Change to the A, C, E, N, R, 1, 2, 3, 7, and 9, Trains and the Shuttle to Grand Central.
More: When they are all ont he train together, it says inside ti is a 5 Train to Utica Avenue. When the exit, the outside shows a 6 train. Of course, both of these lines run on the upper east side, neither go to 42d Street. If they are coming down from teh east side on the 5/6 train, the station announcement is still wrong, at 42d these line interchange with the 4,5,6,7 and Shuttle.
The shot of the subway after they all split up shows a sign for the 4,5,6,N,R. There is no place where these lines operate ont he same track. If the sign was pointint to where a transfer could be made, the only possible places would be at Atlantic Avenue or Canal Street, not any 42d St station.
Geogre gets on a 4 Train to Utica Avenue. If he were on the 5/6 train, he would not likely transfer to a 4, especially for a job interview most likely in Manhattan. the 4 and 5 stay together until Brooklyn. Also, this appears to be an outdoor station (the lighting is way too bright) of which there are none in Manhattan on that line.
When Kramer gets on the Train, he is at 14th Street, as shown on one of the posts in the station. However, he got off at 42d Street. Also, the inside of the train is numbered as a 1 to South Ferry, so he most likely is changing trains at Times Square. Again, it appears to be an outdoors station (none on the 1 in midtown or south) and there are no columns shown outside the windows, although there were columns shown on the outside shot of the train.
Elaine gets on a train at a curved platform, which do not exist at any 42d Street station.
--of course, teh exchange between Elaine and the woman about the lesbian wedding is classic.
In fact, all the shots of a stopped subway seem to have the same outside. On second gnlance, it may just be brightly lit. At the end, when Kramer is being chased on the subway by the thug, he was continually on the 1 to South Ferry, even though he got off it when he ran outside. Also, if he were returning home, chances are that he would be on an uptown South Ferry train.