S08E02 - The Soul Mate
No: 136 | Season: 8 Episode: 2 | Air Date: 26-Sep-1996 | Production #802
George thinks the foundation lawyer thinks he might have killed Susan, Jerry suggests using a method employed by Jerry Lewis to find out. Kramer falls for Jerry's girlfriend and he consults Newman for advice. Elaine's friends insist that she have a baby, she'd rather not and meets a man who shares her ideals. George leaves a running tape recorder in his brief case at the next board meeting and leaves the room. He returns to find the briefcase damaged and the tape stopped. Newman gets in the middle of Jerry and Kramer's relationship with Pam; he bribes Jerry in hopes to find out more about his obsession, Elaine. Meanwhile, her new boyfriend gets a vasectomy to show her how committed he is to not having children. The guys find out Pam isn't interested in having children and they line up for their own vasectomies. George gets to the bottom of what happened to his briefcase.
Director and Writers
Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Peter Mehlman
Notes and Trivia
This episode was dedicated to Victor Wayne Harris the assistant prop manager for the show who died in August 1996 from a stroke.
In the library, Newman secretly coaches Kramer as he talks to Pam . In the episode "The Old Man", the roles are reversed as Kramer is Newman's "coach", whispering to him from behind as to what to say to the record store owner.
When Jerry is chasing Newman throughout the apartment building and finally catches him, Newman's back is against apartment door 4D. When the camera angle changes over Jerry's shoulder apartment door 5E can be seen. Which floor are they actually on?
In the opening scene, George has his hands folded on top of his briefcase. In the next shot, one hand is on top of the other.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Michael Richards||Cosmo Kramer|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Rende Rae Norman||Ms. Baines|
|Tommy Redmond Hicks||Mr. Cross (as Tommy Hicks)|
|Ruth Cohen||Ruthie Cohen|