S05E10 - The Cigar Store Indian
No: 74 | Season: 5 Episode: 10 | Air Date: 9-Dec-1993 | Production #510
A history of coffee tables, celebrities and their coffee tables. It's a natural. This is a story that must be told.
Jerry helps George out with a coffee table stain and makes Elaine take the subway home and gives her Mr. Costanza's TV Guide to read. While on the train, Elaine meets a strange man obsessed with television. George meets a woman at a refinishing store who he brings back to his parent's home and passes it off as his. A female Native American that he is interested in thinks Jerry is racially insensitive when he presents Elaine with a cigar-store Indian as a peace offering. George gets grounded when his parents return from vacation and find a prophylactic wrapper in their bed and a missing TV Guide. Kramer has an idea for a coffee table book on coffee tables that Elaine doesn't like but Mr. Lippman does.
Director and Writers
Director: Tom Cherones
Writers: Tom Gammill & Max Pross
George: I hope prune juice is alright. It's the only thing I had that was chilled.
George: I'm sorry about that lock on the liquor cabinet. The combination must have just flown out of my head. It's a mental block.
Sylvia: (regarding photo) Ahh! Is this your son in the bubble bath?
George: ...No, that's me.
Jerry: Ya know, I don't get it. I'm not allowed to ask a Chinese person where a Chinese restaurant is? I mean, aren't we all getting a little too sensitive? I mean, somebody asks me which way is Israel, I don't fly off the handle.
Notes and Trivia
It is in this episode that Kramer first comes up with the idea for a "coffee table book about coffee tables."
When cutting up the TV Guide, Ricky hums the theme song from the "I Love Lucy".
Kramer picks up the bowling ball from Elaine's apartment after missing the train; however, Elaine was not carrying the bag when she got off the train.
The taxi Kramer is riding when he shows Jerry the wooden Indian has a California license plate.
Frank identifies the " Al Roker " TV Guide as Volume 41, Number 31. Actually, Volume 41, Number 31, had Patrick Stewart on the cover.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Estelle Harris||Estelle Constanza|
|Jerry Stiller||Frank Costanza|
|Richard Fancy||Mr. Lippman|
|Kimberly Guerrero||Winona (as Kimberly Norris)|
|C.K. Steefel||Sylvia (as Carissa Channing)|
|Al Roker||Al Roker|
|Irvin Mosley Jr.||Spike|
|Peggy Lane||Card Player (scenes deleted)|
|Larry David||Subway Announcer (voice) (uncredited)|
|Tom Gammill||Subway Announcer (voice) (uncredited)|