S04E24 - The Pilot (Part 2)

No: 64  |   Season: 4   Episode: 24  |   Air Date: 20-May-1993  |   Production #424

Why would anyone steal a box of raisins?
Why would anyone steal a box of raisins?

Summary

Rehearsals for the pilot begin. Russell's obsession with Elaine begins to affect his work. George asks TV Kramer about the raisins. The real Kramer might be forced to work on his plumbing problem by using the "dreaded apparatus." Elaine gets an investigation started on the owner of the diner. George gets the results of the biopsy of his white spot. At the taping of the pilot, Elaine sneaks in disguised and "Crazy" Joe jumps out of the audience. Elaine finds Morty's wallet in Jerry's couch. Everyone from the past season comments on the pilot as it's broadcast, they all think it's great. When Russell disappears, the fate of the pilot is in the hands of the new president, a person convinced that Jerry can't act.

Director and Writers

Director: Tom Cherones
Writers: Larry David

Quotes

Calvin Klein: (about Jerry) I like his style. He has a sort of casual elegance.
Tia: But he picks his nose.

George: Listen, I know we've had our problems in the past, but we've got a show to do tonight. Pull together as a team. Life's too short. I say let's let bygones be bygones. If you took the raisins, if you didn't take the raisins. They weren't even my raisins. I was just curious because it seems like a strange thing to do, to walk into a room, audition, and walk out with a box of raisins. Anyway, whatever. If you ever want to tell me about it, the door to my office is always open. In the event that I get an office. You'll come in, we'll talk about the raisins, have a nice laugh.
TV Kramer: How'd you like it if I just pulled your heart out of your chest right now and shoved it down your throat?

Jerry: Did you ever notice a lot of butlers are named Jeeves? I think when you name a baby Jeeves; you've pretty much mapped out his future. Not much chance he's gonna be a hitman. "Terribly sorry, sir, but I'm going to have to whack you."

Notes and Trivia

In the original broadcast, the scene immediately before the pilot begins filming, in which TV George frantically tells Jerry he can't remember any of his lines, is longer.

In the episode "The Bubble Boy" the father mentions that the boy is in the bubble with the remote. However, in this episode we see the remote is outside the bubble and he fights over it with his parents.

This two-part episode was nominated for the 1993 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series - Multi-Camera Production.

The Greenpeace member at the end who promises the ex-President of NBC that he would remember Elaine's name is played by Larry David, producer and co-creator of the show. The other man with him is writer Larry Charles.

Seinfeld may not have an opening credits sequence, but we see that "Jerry" does.

Goofs

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Cast

Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-DreyfusElaine Benes
Michael RichardsKramer
Jason AlexanderGeorge Costanza
Bob BalabanRussell Dalrymple
Anne TwomeyRita
Gina HechtDana Foley
Peter CrombieJoe Davola
Jeremy PivenMichael Barth (George)
Larry HankinTom Pepper (Kramer)
Kevin PageStu Chermack
Mariska HargitayMelissa
Laura WaterburyCasting Director
Elena WohlSandi Robbins (Elaine)
Bruce JarchowDoctor
Al RuscioManager
Richard GantFred
Peter BloodJay Crespi
Roger RoseMark
Brian BradleyButler
Samantha DormanWaitress
Erick AvariCabbie
Bob ShawPaul
Stephen BurrowsDavid
Deborah Swisher1st AD
Jeff OetjenWilton
Pat HazellPat Hazell
Peggy LaneWoman on 'Jerry' Set (scenes deleted)
Tony AmendolaRushdie
Shirley BeckMakeup Artist (uncredited)
Norman BrennerMan on 'Jerry' Set (uncredited)
Elza CamachoWoman on 'Jerry' Set (uncredited)
Jennifer CampbellTia
Lanei ChapmanHousekeeper
Larry CharlesMan on Raft #2 (uncredited)
Tom CheronesDirector on 'Jerry' Set (uncredited)
Kari ColemanAllison
Larry DavidJohn F. Kennedy Jr.
Elizabeth DennehyThe Drakette (uncredited)
Brian Doyle-MurrayMel (uncredited)
Bill ErwinSid
Maggie HanCheryl (uncredited)
Victor Wayne HarrisMan on 'Jerry' Set (uncredited)
Teri HatcherSidra
Jon HaymanDonald
Darin HenryMan in 'Jerry' Audience (uncredited)
Nicholas HormannCalvin
Janet KaganWoman on 'Jerry' Set (uncredited)
Dennis KirkpatrickMan on 'Jerry' Set (uncredited)
Wayne KnightNewman
Jane LeevesMarla
Warren LittlefieldMan in 'Jerry' Audience (uncredited)
Rick LudwinMan in 'Jerry' Audience (uncredited)
Carol MansellMother
Barney MartinMorty
Bill MastersMan in Restaurant (uncredited)
Peter MehlmanMan in Restaurant (uncredited)
Rick OvertonThe Drake (uncredited)
Glenn PadnickMan on 'Jerry' Set (uncredited)
Pete G. PapanickolasMan on 'Jerry' Set (uncredited)
Gavin PoloneMan in 'Jerry' Audience (uncredited)
Pete San Filipo Sr.Man on 'Jerry' Set (uncredited)
Todd SchwartzMan in 'Jerry' Audience (uncredited)
Liz SheridanHelen
Steve SkrovanMan in Restaurant (uncredited)
Heidi SwedbergSusan Ross
Mark TaorminoMan #2 on Jerry Set (Kramer Look-Alike) (uncredited)
Karen WilkieWoman on 'Jerry' Set (uncredited)
Ping WuPing
Jeffrey YerkesMan on Set