gs: Lauren Graham (Valerie) Louan Gideon (Valerie's Mother) Victoria Mahoney (Gladys) Michael Laskin (Minkler) Bruce Jarchow (Mooney) Maria Cina (Saleswoman) Steve Koren (Himself) Wayne Knight (Newman) Richard Herd (Wilhelm)
Elaine gets bad service at a clothing store, so she begins shopping at another similar store. Jerry notices that he is on his girlfriend's speed dial. Kramer plans for his millennium New Year's Eve party two years in advance and he has some strange ideas about what life in that year will be like. George is "offered" a position as director of scouting by the Mets. To get the position he must be fired by the Yankees. Elaine flaunts her purchases in front of the store. Jerry obsesses about his position on the speed dial and then he makes it to number 1. Kramer discovers that Newman is planning his own millennium party. George tries to make a big exit from the Yankees organization; however, all his attempts make him look better in the organization. The step-mother of Jerry's girlfriend's confronts him over his #1 position on the speed dial. Newman compromises with Kramer about their respective parties, they will be combined; however, he only has one condition, the next century must be "Jerry free." Elaine discovers the clothing store she began frequenting is owned by the same woman who didn't help her at the other store. Kramer reluctantly agrees but then has misgivings and gets Elaine to come back to his party. Elaine plans her revenge on the store with Kramer's help. Jerry gets caught in the middle of a speed dial war between his girlfriend and step-mother.
b: 01-May-97 pc: 820 w: Jennifer Crittenden d: Andy Ackerman
NOTE: Viewer Bentley Roberts notes that Jerry incorrectly states that Kramer and Newman's party will be one year to late, when he should have said it would be one year to early.
Viewer John Thorpe, says that Jerry was correct about his statement. "Newman said he booked his party for the Millennium, which is January 1, 2001, but he really wanted to have his party one year earlier, on 1/1/2000, which is when everyone else on the planet (pretty much) will have Millennium parties. So technically, Newman's party is one year later than the other parties being celebrated, which will make his party, as Jerry said, "lame". Therefore Jerry's statement is correct."
I on the other hand, probably like most people, am confused about the whole thing. Regardless of what is correct, I am sure the marketing and media weasels out there will decide when we start the next millennium.
Jerry does incorrectly state that the millenium party is one year late. Because in the conversation he makes the statement that our world didn't start on the year zero so the millenium started in 2001 and Newman scheduled his party for 2000.