S07E04 - The Wink
No: 114 | Season: 7 Episode: 4 | Air Date: 12-Oct-1995 | Production #704
Elaine gets a blind date with the guy from her wake-up service; the only problem is he likes dogs. A bit of grapefruit pulp, from Jerry's healthy breakfast, gets into George's eye and causes problems for him when his winks keep getting misinterpreted. Jerry's healthy diet conflicts with his dating of Elaine's cousin. Kramer promises a sick boy, that New York Yankee, Paul O'Neill will hit two home runs for him, so he can get back a birthday card that he sold based on George's wink.
Director and Writers
Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Tom Gammill
Jerry: You spent the night at James's? Did we?
Elaine: Yeah but we reversed positions so there was no funny business.
Jerry: Reversed positions?
Elaine: Yeah, you know, head to toe.
Jerry: So what your genitals are still lined up.
Elaine: No, because I slept with my back to him.
(long pause - no comment from the guys)
George: I'd rather date the blind. You know, you could let the house go, you let yourself go. A good looking blind woman doesn't really know you're not good enough for her.
Elaine: I think she'd figure it out sooner or later.
Kramer: Two? Sure kid, yeah. But then you gotta promise you'll do something for me.
Bobby: I know. Get out of this bed one day and walk again.
Kramer: Yeah, that would be nice. But I really just need this card.
Jerry: Hey, salad's got nuttin' on this mutton.
Holly: That is so funny, did you just make that up?
Jerry: I wish I could take credit for it. It's actually a line my butcher uses when we're chewing the fat.
Notes and Trivia
During the closing scene, George Steinbrenner runs through the names of Yankee Managers he had let go. Steinbrenner ended by naming Buck Showalter, adding "...but you didn't hear that from me." Showalter indeed would be let go as Yankees Manager by Steinbrenner two weeks after the episode's original airing.
At the beginning of the episode, James the wake up service voice was actually the star of "Game of Thrones", Peter Dinklage.
The promise to have Paul O'Neill hit two home runs is borrowed from the movie "The Pride of the Yankees".
Jerry has a napkin tucked into his shirt collar while he's eating the mutton. He removes the napkin, spits some of the mutton into it, and hides the napkin in his coat. The camera shows him without the napkin in his shirt, shifts over to Holly, and when it comes back to Jerry, the napkin has returned.
When Kramer is talking to Paul O'Neil in the Yankees clubhouse O'Neil is buttoning his uniform shirt. A few seconds later we cut back and he is buttoning it up again.
Elaine is supposed to be running away from dogs, but in one shot one of the dogs has passed her.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Michael Richards||Cosmo Kramer|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Ian Patrick Williams||Stubs|
|Paul O'Neill||Paul O'Neill|
|Lee Bear||George Steinbrenner|
|Ruth Cohen||Ruthie Cohen|
|Larry David||George Steinbrenner|
|Peter Dinklage||James' Telephone Voice (voice) (uncredited)|