S03E13 - The Subway
No: 30 | Season: 3 Episode: 13 | Air Date: 8-Jan-1992 | Production #313
Everyone has an uncommon experience while going their separate ways on the subway. George meets a beautiful woman who distracts him from his intended destination, a job interview. Jerry falls asleep and then wakes up across from a fat naked man and winds up discussing with him, the New York Mets & Coney Island. Elaine's train stops in the middle of a tunnel on her way to be best man at a lesbian wedding. Kramer overhears a hot tip on a horse on his way to pay $600 in traffic violations.
Director and Writers
Director: Tom Cherones
Writers: Larry Charles
Woman: I started riding these trains in the '40s. Those days a man would give up their seat for a woman. Now we're liberated and we have to stand.
Elaine: It's ironic.
Woman: What's ironic?
Elaine: This -- that we've come all this way, we've made all this progress, but, you know, we've lost the little things, the niceties.
Woman: No, I mean what does "ironic" mean?
Notes and Trivia
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was visibly pregnant at this time. Throughout this episode, Elaine carries a large present in front of her stomach, concealing Louis-Dreyfus' pregnancy. The bed which George is tied happens to be the same bed where Julia rested between takes.
Ernie Sabella (the naked man) also worked with Jason Alexander (George) in "House Of Mouse".
Elaine has several outbursts of profanity which were bleeped in the original and syndicated airings and remain bleeped in the DVD release.
Kramer bets on a horse named "Papa-Nick." It is named after the show's key grip, Pete G. Papanickolas.
This episode won the 1992 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production.
The race caller for the horse race on was well-known race caller Michael Wrona.
Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer are riding together in a subway car which is clearly marked on the interior as a #5. However, when they step off the train, the exterior shot is of a #6 train.
When the mugger is chasing Kramer on the subway, they go from a car marked as "1 South Ferry" to one marked as "4 Utica Avenue", and then to one marked "A 207th Avenue". These trains all run on different lines and would not be connected.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Ernie Sabella||Naked Man|
|Barbara Stock||Scam Woman|
|Rhoda Gemignani||Woman With Elaine|
|Mark Boone Junior||OTB Patron|
|Chris Latta||Thug (as Christopher Collins)|
|Barry Vigon||Horse Player #1|
|Joe Restivo||Horse Player #2|
|Daryl Keith Roach||Blind Violinist /|
|Larry David||Subway Announcer (voice) (uncredited)|
|Peter Mehlman||Smelly Passenger (uncredited)|
|Dan Studney||Man fighting with Kramer over newspaper (uncredited)|
|Jennifer Patrice Winter||Woman on Subway with Elaine (uncredited)|