S07E19 - The Wig Master
No: 129 | Season: 7 Episode: 19 | Air Date: 4-Apr-1996 | Production #719
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
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.
Jerry: Like a shrimp farmer...
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.
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.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Michael Richards||Cosmo Kramer|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Heidi Swedberg||Susan Ross|
|Patrick Bristow||Wig Master|
|Harry Van Gorkum||Craig|
|Chaim Jeraffi||Jiffy Park Guy|
|Michael McDonald||Jesse (as Michael James McDonald)|
|Shashi Bhatia||Flower Girl|
|Ruth Cohen||Ruthie Cohen|
|Larry David||Police Officer (voice) (uncredited)|
|Victor Wayne Harris||Man at Jiffy Park (uncredited)|