S05E01 - The Mango
No: 65 | Season: 5 Episode: 1 | Air Date: 16-Sep-1993 | Production #501
George tells Jerry about his lack of confidence below "the equator." Jerry begs Elaine for another chance when he finds out she faked her orgasms. Kramer gets banned from his favorite fruit shop and sends Jerry to get his fruit but the owner who knows Jerry's and Kramer's orders realizes Jerry is buying for Kramer. Joe bans Jerry from the fruit shop aswell.
Director and Writers
Director: Tom Cherones
Writers: Lawrence H. Levy and Larry David
George: You're very good. Very good with the moanings and the gyrations. You really had me going there for a minute.
Karen: You think I was faking?
George: Come on: 'Oh George, oh Geeeooorge!' Come on! Not that I don't appreciate the effort that was put into it.
Joe: Whaddaya want me to do?
Kramer: I want restitution
Joe: Oh, you want restitution? How about this? You're banned!
Kramer: You're banning me?
Joe: That's right! Banned!
Kramer: But what am I going to do for fruit?!
George: I don't want any mango.
Kramer: Come on, take some. It's good.
(George tries a piece)
George: Very good. Juicy. Ripe. This Joe's got some terrific fruit.
(George looks a little weird)
George: I feel like I got a B12 shot. This is like a taste explosion!
Kramer: I told you.
(George stands still)
Jerry: What is it?
George: I think it moved. Oh my god, I think it moved. Yeah, give me the big piece. I'll see you later.
(Elaine enters the apartment)
Elaine: Hi George.
George: I'm back, baby, I'm back!
Notes and Trivia
If you pause and look at the tapes on Jerry's shelf when Elaine comes to return Jerry's things, the titles of the tapes are: The TtG, Love Chain, Amnesia, Boxing, Gunfight, Lipstick
A sign on the wall in Joe's Fruit Shop reads, "Prices subject to change according to customer's attitude."
This is the first episode to feature a Cannondale mountain bike hanging in Jerry's apartment. Previously there was no bike, then, a green Klein mountain bike through the Season 4 finale. At one point, in a discussion of giving a woman an orgasm, Jerry says that no one really knows how to do it. However, in "The Fusilli Jerry", he has a detailed sequence of moves that he says has never failed him.
The way George says "I'm back, baby" is the same way his father says it in "The Fatigues" after he decides to cook Kramer's dinner.
The co-writing credit for the teleplay that was credited to "Buck Dancer", is changed to Larry David in the syndicated reruns. Larry must have decided to use a pseudonym for the original broadcast. Buck is also the first name George would use if he were a porn star, the full name being "Buck Naked".
A sign in the window of Joe's fruit shop reads "Plumbs" instead of "Plums".
Despite taking place in New York, the "No Loitering" sign outside Joe's cites California Penal Code 647(e).
When Kramer is peeking in the window, he is looking around the "Apples" sign as visible from the outside. However, when they switch to the view from inside the store, you see him looking around the "cucumbers" sign.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Ruth Cohen||Ruthie Cohen|