S05E08 - The Barber
No: 72 | Season: 5 Episode: 8 | Air Date: 11-Nov-1993 | Production #507
He's uh, self-employed. He's... I don't know, six foot three, 190 pounds, he likes, uh... fruit, and he just got uh, a haircut.
George is uncertain about whether his job interview was successful or not, so he decides to go into the office and act like an employee while the boss is on vacation. Jerry is reluctant to dump his old barber even when he is given a real bad haircut. Kramer arranges to get him a clandestine haircut at the apartment of his barber. Newman is charged by Jerry's barber to get a sample of Jerry's hair when he suspects foul play.
Director and Writers
Director: Tom Cherones
Writers: Andy Robin
Newman: Can I use your bathroom?
Jerry: What's wrong with yours?
Newman: My toilet's clogged.
Jerry: You can't unclog it?
Jerry: Did you ask Kramer?
Newman: He's out.
Jerry: Number one?
Newman: Yes, yes. Can I go? Cause I gotta go very badly.
Jerry: All right. Flush twice.
George: I have an idea.
George: I show up.
Jerry: Whadya mean, you show up?
George: I show up! I pretend I have the job. The guy's on vacation. If I have the job, it's fine. If I don't have the job, by the time he comes back I'm ensconced.
Jerry: Hmmmmm... Not bad.
George: What's the worst thing that could happen?
Jerry: Well, you'd be embarrassed and humiliated in front of a large group of people and have to walk out in shame with your tail between your legs.
George: Yeah, so?
Notes and Trivia
You can hear someone in the audience yelling "Oh no!" when George is told Mr. Pensky is there to see him.
The music in the background for many of the scenes in this episode is from Rossini's opera "The Barber of Seville".
Enzo's barber shop as seen from the outside bears little resemblance to the studio set. In particular the lettering on the window is missing.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Michael Fairman||Mr. Pensky|
|Jack Shearer||Mr. Tuttle|
|Peggy Etra||Clarisse (as Peggy Maltby)|
|Dave Richardson||Customer (as David Richardson)|
|Ruth Cohen||Ruthie Cohen|
|Tom Gammill||Office Worker (uncredited)|
|Ellsworth Hanna||Married Couple in Diner (uncredited)|
|Jeanne Hanna||Married Couple in Diner (uncredited)|
|Peter Mehlman||Man in Barber Shop (uncredited)|
|Max Pross||Office Worker (uncredited)|