S07E23 - The Wait Out

No: 133  |   Season: 7   Episode: 23  |   Air Date: 9-May-1996  |   Production #723

Man, these are tight!Man, these are tight!


After George makes an off-hand remark to a married couple with a rocky relationship, Jerry and Elaine wait in anticipation of their inevitable separation. Elaine sports a new hairstyle, starts driving again and almost makes Jerry car sick. Kramer starts wearing jeans again. The jeans are much too tight, so tight in fact, that he can't get them off when he really needs to. Elaine and Jerry make plans to move in on the separated couple, which they do. George feels guilty about breaking up the marriage and wishes to undo the damage. Jerry and Elaine physically oppose this action. David returns the off-hand remark to George in the presence of Susan. She tells George she has to think about some things- he thinks it is his ticket out.

Director and Writers

Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Peter Mehlman


Kramer: I've got the body of a taut, preteen Swedish boy.

David: You know, as far as I'm concerned, this whole thing is George's fault.
Elaine: Well, David, the thing about George is that he's an idiot.

Notes and Trivia

When everyone is commenting on Kramer's jeans being too tight, Jerry says, "You're walking like Frankenstein". This is a common mistake as "Frankenstein" was the scientist and "Frankenstein's Monster" was the one who is known to walk stiffly.


You can hear Carey Elwes' British accent when he says the date of his anniversary to Elaine.

When George is sitting on the couch talking to Beth in her apartment after Jerry and Elaine have roughed him up, the left side of his collar goes from up to down in various shots, and his shirt is alternately wrinkled or smooth. When he gets up to talk to Jerry on the phone his shirt is tucked in and when the conversation ends his shirt is partially untucked and the left side of his collar is up again.


Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-DreyfusElaine Benes
Michael RichardsCosmo Kramer
Jason AlexanderGeorge Costanza
Cary ElwesDavid
Heidi SwedbergSusan Ross
Danny WoodburnMickey
Debra MessingBeth
Allan HaveyPoliceman
Diana CastleMrs. Zanfino
Todd BosleyJoey
Nicole TocantinsBarbara
Ruth CohenRuthie Cohen
J.G. HertzlerDirector (uncredited)
Peter MehlmanMan at Rehearsal