S07E08 - The Pool Guy

No: 118  |   Season: 7   Episode: 8  |   Air Date: 16-Nov-1995  |   Production #708

YouYou're killing independent George!


Elaine has tickets for a historical clothing exhibit and realizes that she has no female friends; Jerry suggests that she ask Susan. Kramer suggests that is the wrong move and that George's worlds will collide. Jerry meets his pool guy outside a movie, and then he can't get rid of him. George is worried by Elaine wanting to get to know Susan, then he finds out it was Jerry's idea. Kramer's new phone number is similar to a film information line. When Kramer keeps getting wrong numbers, he begins giving out the information for movie show times a la "Moviefone".

Director and Writers

Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: David Mandel


Kramer: Why don't you just tell me the name of the movie you've selected?!

George: I have relationship George, but I also have independent George. That's the George you know, the George you grew up with: movie George, coffee shop George, liar George, bawdy George.
Jerry: I love that George.
George: Me too, and he's dying, Jerry! If relationship George walks through that door, he will kill independent George. A George divided against itself cannot stand!

George: (on Susan's friendship with Elaine) Worlds are colliding!

Kramer: There's nothing more pathetic than a grown man who's afraid of a woman.

Kramer: This world here, this is George's sanctuary. If Susan comes into contact with this world, his worlds collide!

Kramer: I'm getting a new telephone number.
Jerry: How come?
Kramer: Chicks, man. Too many chicks know my number.

George: You're killing "Independent George"! You know that, don't you?
Elaine: George I don't even want to get...
George: You know what word Susan used last night? Huh? "Vault"!

Susan: Anyway, I thought we'd all go to a movie on Friday.
George: We'd all go to movie on Friday?
Susan: Yeah.
George: This is not good. Worlds are colliding! George is getting upset!

Elaine: Hi, three for Chunnel. Two adults... (looks at Jerry) one child.

Jerry: What else did you two do?
Elaine: Ah, you know, girl stuff.
Jerry: Flower shows, shopping for pretty bows, and then back to her place strip down to bra and panties for a tickle fight?
Elaine: That's really what you think girls do, isn't it?
Jerry: Yes, I do.

Notes and Trivia

When Kramer is giving movie advice you can see his pasta figures on the shelf behind him.

Danny Hoch refused the role of Ramon. He did not want to contribute to the stereotypical view of Latinos.

This episode was dedicated "In memory of our friend Rick Bolden". Rick was one of the musicians who worked on the Seinfeld theme.

When George says, "A George divided against itself cannot stand!" he is referring to the Bible, the Book of Mark, verse 3:25, "And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand".


When George leaves the apartment in a rush to see Susan, Kramer holds his sandwich in both hands. It then cuts to a close-up of Kramer and his left hand is at his side.

When Kramer is trying to convince Jerry to talk on the phone, a newspaper suddenly appears in his hand.

When Ramon greets Jerry at his apartment, and is introduced to Elaine, Ramon points at Jerry with both hands. In the next shot, Ramon's hands are by his side.

When Jerry says, "I think we should separate here" on the subway, Ramon's arms are hanging loose by his sides. In the next shot, he is holding onto the overhead rail.


Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-DreyfusElaine Benes
Michael RichardsCosmo Kramer
Jason AlexanderGeorge Costanza
Wayne KnightNewman
Heidi SwedbergSusan Ross
Carlos JacottRamon
Billy WilliamsUsher
Alec MapaPaul
Dom MagwiliDustin
Ruth CohenRuthie Cohen
Matthew James GulbransonMan Brushing Hair at YMCA (uncredited)
Russ LeathermanMr. Moviefone
David MandelMan in Theatre