S07E19 - The Wig Master

No: 129  |   Season: 7   Episode: 19  |   Air Date: 4-Apr-1996  |   Production #719

The two of you need to work on trust. And then and only then will there be a free exchange of sex and discounts.
The two of you need to work on trust. And then and only then will there be a free exchange of sex and discounts.

Summary

Jerry uses Elaine to prove that a sales clerk is wrong about his looking at an expensive jacket. Elaine is picked up by the clerk. George has an unwanted house guest, a wig master for the touring company of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." He also has found a parking lot that charges $75 dollars a month; Kramer decides to put his car there. Unfortunately, he leaves his apartment key there. When he can't get his key, he is allowed to borrow a pink Cadillac. Jerry is convinced the clerk is working Elaine. George discovers why the lot is so cheap, he finds a used condom in his car and is asking a prostitute for information, just as Susan approaches. George discovers that he may have an out with Susan; she says she must be able to trust him and have no doubts. Kramer stays at Jerry's apartment. Elaine has a walking stick she lets Kramer have. Jerry tries to return his jacket, but discovers that "spite" isn't a viable reason. Kramer is allowed to borrow the back up "Electric Color Dreamcoat." Jerry is put out, when both sexes assume he isn't in a relationship with the person he is with (Elaine in one instance, the Wig Master in the other). Kramer finds a fuzzy white hat. With all the parts put together, his new ensemble is a sight to behold, just ask the NYPD after he is caught pulling a prostitute out of his borrowed car.

Director and Writers

Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Spike Feresten

Quotes

Jerry: I'd like to return this jacket.
Clerk: Certainly. May I ask why?
Jerry: For spite.

Jerry: I'm telling you right now, Elaine, this guy's gonna dangle that dress in front of you like a dirt farmer dangles a carrot in front of a mule.
Elaine: Well, this is all very flattering...
Jerry: Like a shark fisherman with a bucket of chum.
Elaine: Okay.
Jerry: Like a shrimp farmer...
Elaine: Okay!

Notes and Trivia

Jerry says that he's interested in buying a crested blazer because he "once wore one" and liked it. It Jerry is referring to the blazer he wore in the previous episode, "The Friars Club".

George seems to have had a change of heart since "The Parking Space", where he proclaims that he can never bring himself to parking in a lot, because "parking in a lot is like going to a prostitute, why pay for it, when if i apply myself i can get it for free." But seems very enthusastic about parking in the Jiffy Park lot.

In the final scene, the police officer's voice that says, "I said turn pimp", is the voice of Larry David.

The man at "Jiffy Park" tells Kramer to take it up with Consumer Affairs. Later, in S08E21 "The Muffin Tops" Kramer tells the operator at "Jiffy Dump", "maybe I will take it up with Consumer Affairs!"

Kramer's mug shot number is NYPD 331781-0404.

The exterior shot of the Broadway theatre George meets the wig master at is The Majestic on West 44th Street, and had been the home of the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" since 1988.

Goofs

When George and Susan talk about having doubts, at one point George's right hand drops to his side. In the next shot, the hand is raised and Susan is holding it.

When George talks to the Jiffy-Park attendant about getting his deposit back, the attendant spreads his hands while he talks. In the next shot, they are clasped together.

When Craig sits down on the couch with Elaine, he faces forward as he gets settled. In the next shot, he is facing Elaine.

Cast

Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-DreyfusElaine Benes
Michael RichardsCosmo Kramer
Jason AlexanderGeorge Costanza
Heidi SwedbergSusan Ross
Patrick BristowWig Master
Harry Van GorkumCraig
Gina MastrogiacomoProstitute
Kim ChaseCharmaine
Chaim JeraffiJiffy Park Guy
Michael McDonaldJesse (as Michael James McDonald)
Pamela DillmanSalesperson
Zack PhiferBob
Shashi BhatiaFlower Girl
Norman BrennerIan
Ruth CohenRuthie Cohen
Larry DavidPolice Officer (voice) (uncredited)
Victor Wayne HarrisMan at Jiffy Park (uncredited)