The Bottle Deposit (1) - S7-E21

Question: When Jerry is driving back from the auction, there's an audible clicking sound coming from his engine, which he later discovers is caused by Newman and Kramer putting groceries under the hood. This sound effect is used in a lot of movies and TV shows to indicate a car is breaking down. Do cars actually make this sound in real life or is it a sound effect made specifically for movies and TV. If they really do make that noise, what exactly is the source of the noise? (00:07:35)


The Wait Out - S7-E23

Question: At the end, when Susan comes back and says she's been thinking about the wedding, and George has his hand on her shoulder, there's a framed picture (or painting) on the wall. What is it a picture of or suppose to be? (I'm sure the picture is in other episodes, this is just where I noticed it and it's fully in the shot.


The Suicide - S3-E15

Question: When George and Elaine go to see the psychic, the psychic tells George that she sees a Pauline. George gasps and says that his brother once impregnated a woman named Pauline. Since when does George have a brother? Was this brother shown or mentioned in any other episode?

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Chosen answer: George does mention his brother in the episode "The Parking Space". They actually really never mention anything that contradicts the fact he had a brother though, it just isn't mentioned.

Answer: Composer Jonathan Wolff used a synthesizer, although in seasons 7-9, a real bass is used in addition. Wolff also recorded himself making hundreds of mouth noises, pops, and slaps to add to the synthesized bass licks so that each episode has a different theme. The only real "back-story" is Jerry Seinfeld was having trouble coming up with a theme song and talked to a friend who happened to know Wolff. They wanted to avoid that cheesy late 80's sit-com theme song and Wolff came up with what we enjoy now. Jonathan Wolff has also talked about this further in interviews, recently Reed Dunela interviewed him, so for a fuller account of his story; check out "The Wolff of 116th street".


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Question: During one episode, Jerry is dating a woman who's name he can't remember, but it rhymes with the name of a part of a woman's body. At the end he yells out the name to her down on the street. What is the name?


Answer: The name is Delores. He shouts that name at the end of the episode. Then in a later episode, "The Foundation", he runs into her. And he repeatedly calls her Delores.

Answer: It's an homage to the Harold Pinter play "Betrayal", which uses the same reverse chronology gimmick. As an in-joke, Sue Ellen's fiance is named Pinter as a tribute to the playwright.

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Answer: No, it is not. Most Seinfeldians believe Newman is simply jealous of Jerry's success, and doesn't feel Jerry is worthy of it.


Answer: In s01e08 of "Mad About You", Jamie finds out Paul still has an apartment in his name that he's subletting. Jamie wants Paul to get his name off the lease and when he goes there, we find out the person subletting The Apartment is Kramer. Paul even asks Kramer if his neighbor, Jerry, is still doing comedy. It even seems to be The Apartment hallway from the Seinfeld set. However, in s07e01 of "Seinfeld" George Costanza says he hates the show "Mad About You" as he and Susan are watching it, which many consider means a Seinfeld/Mad About You crossover never actually happened (since it would have to mean a show called "Mad About You" exists in the "Mad About You" universe). But there wasn't a Seinfeld episode where a "Mad About You" character appears as a crossover. Later, in s07e01 of "Mad About You", Jerry Seinfeld has a cameo where he bumps into Paul and a Paul tells him his wife is a huge fan and wants an autograph, and he's referenced as a celebrity. This episode aired about 4 months after the "Seinfeld" finale, where Jerry and friends get sentenced to a year in prison, so it's unlikely it's another crossover episode and Jerry is just playing himself.

Answer: It was sort of an urban legend that started when people noticed Jerry has a Superman figurine on his bookshelf. Barry Freiman, a writer who has written about Superman and pop culture, says he watched every Seinfeld episode looking for a reference in each one and said even though there's a lot, it not in every episode. When Jerry Seinfeld was asked about it, he said you can't count seeing the Superman model as a reference to Superman and there's maybe 10 episodes that actually reference Superman.


The Deal - S2-E9

Question: 2 questions: First, Jerry and Elaine keep referencing things such as "This", "That", and later on, "And the other." What exactly do these phrases mean? Respectively, is it friendship, sex, and a romantic relationship? Secondly, the ending suggests that Jerry and Elaine have gotten past their differences and finally become a couple again. How does that jive with the rest of the series, where they go back to being just friends? Is there any reference to another breakup between the two?

Answer: "This" refers to being friends. "That" refers to sex (Jerry points towards the bedroom). "The other" refers to having all of it, aka a relationship. As far as the second question, both Jerry and Elaine mention in later episodes that they used to date, but are just friends. They never officially broke up on screen.

Answer: Elaine's co-worker Sam, played by Molly Shannon, in the episode "The Summer of George". Raquel Welch does this too in the same episode.


Chosen answer: Farina is a hot wheat cereal like Cream of Wheat.


The Slicer - S9-E7

Question: In this episode Elaine gets trapped in her apartment and while in there she turns up the radio. What music is playing on the radio? What is the name of the band? This same music is played during 'The Little Kicks' episode, when she dances at the party.


Chosen answer: Slow Ride by a band called Foghat.

William Bergquist

Answer: Not specifically. There is an earlier episode where they hint that they broke up so that they could remain friends because they were better as friends than as people romantically involved.

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The Stranded - S3-E10

Question: When Jerry and Elaine are at the party, Elaine is talking to a woman who keeps saying she cant find her fiance. Then Elaine, in response to the woman saying, "I cant find my baby," says to her, "maybe the dingo ate your baby." Can anyone explain this phrase?

Answer: It's a reference to the 1988 movie "A Cry in the Dark" starring Meryl Streep (who uses an New Zealand/Australian accent, as this movie was based on a true story). Elaine is paraphrasing a line from The Movie.


Answer: Seinfeld has claimed that he wanted to "go out on top". He was done with TV and wanted to venture back into stand-up comedy.


Answer: I saw an old interview with him, and he realised he was in his 40s, he didn't have a partner or kids just all this money, guess it's true what they say money can't buy happiness, I believe he just wanted a life.

The Junk Mail - S9-E5

Question: When Kramer is at the post office, Newman tells his co-worker to take her three-hour break, and she walks away. Is she really going to take a break for three hours?

Answer: This is probably riffing on a stereotype that postal workers are lazy, and taking a break for three hours is not unusual for them.


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Question: Was there an episode in which Jerry dated a very beautiful woman, and the subject/issue was that people would do anything for her? She could get almost anything she asked for, wherever she went? I think she had blonde hair. I might be confusing this with another series.

Answer: It's S7 "The Calzone" and the woman's name is Nicki in the episode.

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The Jacket - S2-E3

Question: Does anyone know the actual price of the suede jacket? It's been bugging me all these years.

Answer: It was never revealed as part of the gag. Jerry admits to Kramer it was over $300 and seems to suggest it was over $400. But then Jerry stays silent when George starts to question him about the price and George leaves thinking The Jacket cost over $1,000. Whether or not Jerry remained silent to tease George or because he did in fact pay over $1,000 is also unknown.


The Hot Tub - S7-E5

Plot hole: When Elaine is searching for Jean Paul in the streets, one of her verbal flashbacks is of Jean Paul saying, "I trust Elaine, she is my friend." However, Jean Paul made this remark to Jerry, and Elaine was not there to hear it. How could she have a flashback of it?

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