S06E18 - The Doorman

No: 104  |   Season: 6   Episode: 18  |   Air Date: 23-Feb-1995  |   Production #616

A bra is for ladies. Meet... the BroA bra is for ladies. Meet... the Bro


The doorman in Mr. Pitt's building, cause's trouble for Jerry who was only trying to be nice. Kramer robs George on the street for some German tourists. George's father is living with him and when he removes his shirt, George and Kramer see that he has breasts. So, Kramer develops a new undergarment for males ("The Bro" or "The Manssiere") that will alleviate this problem. Jerry offers his soiled couch to replace the one that was stolen while he was "on duty."

Director and Writers

Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Tom Gammill & Max Pross


Frank: You had me sleeping on a pee-stained couch?!
George: No no no, the cushion was turned over.

Kramer: Say you're getting intimate with a woman, you don't want her fumbling and struggling back there. I think we've all experienced that.

Jerry: (to Kramer) Boy, that brain never stops working, does it?

Jerry: What if the doorman tells them I was there?
Elaine: Oh, who cares? No one's going to believe a doorman!

Frank: Bro's no good. Too ethnic.
Kramer: You got something better?
Frank: How about the Mansiere?
Kramer: Mansiere.
Frank: That's right; a brassiere for a man.

George: It's like I'm having my own personal crying game.

Elaine: (about Jerry) He's a comedian, Mrs. Payton. They don't know how to do anything.

Jerry: (about Frank Costanza's breasts) So what? A lot of older men have that.
Kramer: Oh, not these. These were real hooters.

Jerry: I'm going up to see Elaine Benes.
Doorman: What are you, the boyfriend? Here for a quickie?

Estelle: (after seeing Frank trying on the Bro) I lived with him for forty years, I never saw him trying on my underwear. As soon as he leaves the house he turns into J. Edgar Hoover!

Frank: You're not having dinner with a bra salesman!
Estelle: He only sells them, he doesn't wear them.

Frank: You want me to wear a bra?
Kramer: No, no, a bra is for ladies. Meet the Bro!

Notes and Trivia

The World Trade Center twin-towers are visible in one scene.

Larry Miller (The Doorman) and Jerry Seinfeld had worked together before. Larry was a performer in Jerry's very first TV special, and was also in Jerry's "I'm Telling You For the Last Time" HBO special. Jerry was also in the 1999 movie "Pros & Cons" with Miller.

Larry Miller was once considered for the role of George Costanza.

When the German Tourists say, "That's Him, Stop Him, (etc. etc.)", it is a reference to the 1976 film, "The Marathon Man" starring Dustin Hoffman and Sir Laurence Olivier, where there is a scene when Olivier's character is recognized by New York Jewish immigrants as having been a Nazi torturer in a WWII concentration camp.




Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-DreyfusElaine Benes
Michael RichardsCosmo Kramer
Jason AlexanderGeorge Costanza
Jerry StillerFrank Costanza
Estelle HarrisEstelle Constanza
Ian AbercrombieMr. Pitt
Larry MillerDoorman
Patrick CroninFarkus
Reni SantoniPoppie
Edith FieldsMrs. Payton
Nick JamesonHorst
Jack BettsMr. Green
Barbara PilavinGerman Woman
Toni SawyerTenant #1
Nigel GibbsTenant #2
Deck McKenzieDelivery Man
Trudi ForristalBuxom Woman
Norman BrennerMan on Bus (uncredited)
Ruth CohenRuthie Cohen
Raymond O'ConnorNight Doorman