S04E06 - The Watch

No: 46  |   Season: 4   Episode: 6  |   Air Date: 30-Sep-1992  |   Production #406

What kind of an idiot throws away a perfectly good watch?What kind of an idiot throws away a perfectly good watch?


Jerry has dinner with his parents and Uncle Leo. Women, who's paying and the watch are all discussed. Elaine uses Kramer as "her boyfriend" in trying to fool her shrink. George gets Russell's address and tries to get the pilot reinstated. Jerry tries to buy back the watch. Outside her shrink's office, Elaine meets "Crazy" Joe, whom she begins to date.

Director and Writers

Director: Tom Cherones
Writers: Larry David


Kramer: Have we been intimate?
Elaine: Yeah, yeah we've been intimate.
Kramer: And how often do we do it?
Elaine: Kramer! How is that important? Honestly, do you really think he's going to ask you that?
Kramer: Elaine, he's a psychiatrist. They're interested in stuff like that.
Elaine: All right, all right. We do it, uh... five times a week. Okay?
Kramer: Ooooh baby!

Jerry: (on paperweights) Where are these people working that papers are blowing right off of desks? Are the desks screwed to the back of a flatbed truck going down the highway? Are they typing in the crow's-nest of a clipper ship? What do you need a paperweight for?

Jerry: (to George) Let me see if I understand this - in other words, you held out for LESS money?!

Doorman: There is a George Bonanza to see you.
George: Costanza, Costanza.
Doorman: George Costanza.

Kramer: Look at this building. What is this?
Elaine: I don't know. It's a building.
Kramer: The doors are on a diagonal.
Elaine: So what?
Kramer: It's architecturally incorrect.

George: Wow, this is some place. A duplex, huh? Look, stairs in an apartment. All my life I dreamed about having steps in an apartment. Even one step. Sunken living room. Although one step is not all that sunken.
Russel: Who gave you my address?

Kramer: Do you have a decaf cappuccino?
Dr. Reston: I don't think we have that.
Kramer: Well, that's a little strange.
Dr. Reston: Why does that surprise you?
Kramer: Well, it's a very popular drink.
Dr. Reston: This is an office.
Kramer: That's true.

Jerry: Well, I'll give you a call, and thanks for the fish. You know why fish are so thin?
Naomi: Why?
Jerry: They eat fish.
Naomi: (laugh that sounds like Elmer Fudd sitting on a juicer)

Helen: She's beautiful.
Jerry: She's not beautiful.
Helen: I think she's beautiful.
Jerry: So you ask her out.

Notes and Trivia

This episode is one of the rare times when an episode of Seinfeld picks up where the previous episode ended.


In the restaurant scene when Morty insists on picking up check from Jerry Gerry, the check is initially unfolded. However, in subsequent cuts, the check is folded and unfolded again.

When Jerry's father dumps the wallet in the trash can, it is clearly behind the car but when Uncle Leo takes the wallet from same trash can it is near the driver's door.

In the scene with his psychiatrist, when Kramer lights his cigar from the sole of his shoe, the sandpaper used to achieve the effect is clearly visible.


Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-DreyfusElaine Benes
Michael RichardsCosmo Kramer
Jason AlexanderGeorge Costanza
Barney MartinMorty Seinfeld
Liz SheridanHelen Seinfeld
Bob BalabanRussell Dalrymple
Len LesserUncle Leo
Heidi SwedbergSusan Ross
Stephen McHattieDr. Reston
Peter Crombie'Crazy' Joe Davola
Jessica LundyHostess
Christopher CarrollMaitre d'
Lewis DauberDoorman
Mimi CravenCynthia