S03E02 - The Truth
No: 19 | Season: 3 Episode: 2 | Air Date: 25-Sep-1991 | Production #302
Jerry's audit becomes more trouble than he can handle when George breaks up with the former IRS worker who was helping Jerry, and she ends up in a sanitorium. Meanwhile, Kramer and Elaine have trouble getting along while Kramer dates Elaine's roommate.
Director and Writers
Director: David Steinberg
Writers: Elaine Pope
Elaine: What did you think, that would impress me?
Jerry: You got it all wrong! I was thinking only of the poor Krakatoans!
Elaine: Like you give this donation for 50 bucks and I'd start tearing my clothes off?
Jerry: Those brave Krakatoans... East of Java! Who sacrificed so much for so long!
Elaine: You're extremely...careful...with money.
George: I'm cheap? You think I'm CHEAP? How could you say that to me? I can't
believe this. How could you say that to me?
Elaine: You asked me to!
George: You should have lied!
Elaine: HUH, so should you.
George: I mean I'm not really working right now.
Elaine: I know.
George: When I was working I SPENT baby!
Jerry: Yeah, I know champagne, limos, cigars.
George: The truth? You want the truth? It is your earrings! It is the chopsticks, but it's so much more! You're pretentious! You call everyone by their full name! You call my doorman, Sammy, "Samuel" but you didn't even say "Samuel", you went "Samuelle!" Papie-ay mach-ay? What is papie-ay mach-ay?
Jerry: Completely naked?
Kramer: Completely naked.
Elaine: Jerrry, How can I go on?
Kramer: Alright. I'll tell you what. If it's going to make you feel any better, you can see me naked.
Elaine: No thank you!
Kramer: No, I want you to see me naked.
Elaine: No, no, no!
Kramer: No, I want to show you.
George: They give you those word association tests. I love those.
Jerry: That'd be great. There's no wrong answer.
Notes and Trivia
In the scene where Kramer and his girlfriend break the table, the sound made by the breaking windshield resembles more of the sound that would be made by a breaking window.
Jerry revealed that George's middle name is Louis.
This is the first episode where, during the credits, aren't just still images of Jerry.
Valerie Mahaffey (Patrice) also worked with Michael Richards (Kramer) in the 1986 mini-series "Fresno".
This episode marks the genesis of Kramer's fascination with coffee tables. He finds a windshield in the street and makes a coffee table out of it, which he and Elaine's roommate eventually fall on.
When Jerry says, "Those brave Krakatoans, east of Java", he is referring to the 1969 disaster film "Krakatoa, East of Java". Incidentally, Krakatoa is actually west of Java.
When George breaks up with his girlfriend, she exclaims "You hate my earrings, don't you?" and gestures at both of her ears. However, she is actually only wearing one earring.
When George raises his voice in the clinic and says "I'm not lying," two members of the staff are shown looking on. However, in the next wide shot, they disappear entirely.
When Elaine enters her apartment and discovers the African music playing and the kitchen a mess, there is a cut to the kitchen window, and a crew member is clearly seen exiting on screen left as the camera is panning left.
When Elaine enters her apartment and Kramer is dancing around to African music, his girlfriend can be seen in the bedroom waiting to make an entrance.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Siobhan Fallon Hogan||Tina|