S08E08 - The Chicken Roaster
No: 142 | Season: 8 Episode: 8 | Air Date: 14-Nov-1996 | Production #808
George reveals a strategy to guarantee a second date with women - leaving an object behind at their place. However, this strategy gets Elaine into trouble, when George leaves behind a sable hat she shouldn't have charged to the Peterman expense account. Meanwhile, the red neon sign of a new Kenny Rogers Roasters restaurant beams directly into Kramer's apartment. Jerry and Kramer then switch apartments, and end up switching personalities as well.
Director and Writers
Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer
Jerry: (about Kramer's apartment) You don't know what it's like in there! All night long things are creaking and cracking, and that red light is burning my brain!
Elaine: You look a little stressed.
Jerry: Oh, I'm stressed!
Jerry: (talking to Kramer and Newman about switching from Jerry's apartment to Kramer's) Well don't get too comfortable. As soon as Seth gets a real job, you two are going back to that chicken supernova.
Notes and Trivia
When Mr. Peterman says, "You're an errand girl sent by grocers to collect a bill," and later "the horror, the horror", he is making a reference to "Apocalypse Now," and repeating dialog done by Marlon Brando as the character Colonel Kurtz.
Throughout the series, there are numerous references to Kramer's friend Bob Saccamano, but the character is never seen. In this episode we see more evidence that he is actually real, as Jerry speaks to him over the phone and Elaine buys a hat off him in 'The Chicken Roaster'.
Right after Jerry and Elaine leave to buy the hat, Kramer picks up the ice-cream container and a split-second later it's gone.
When Seth says, "Jerry, I lied," he is carrying a container of broccoli. In the next shot, the container has disappeared so that Seth can use the PA system.
After Kramer makes himself cereal and tomato juice, the cereal box moves to different locations on the countertop in nearly every switch of camera angle.
After Kramer splashes the tomato juice cereal on the wall, he attempts to clean it up, but does so poorly. Later in the scene, the wall is spotless.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Michael Richards||Cosmo Kramer|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|John O'Hurley||J. Peterman|
|Michael D. Roberts||Ipswich|
|Christopher Aguilar||Burmese Boy (as Christopher Aguilar)|
|Ruth Cohen||Ruthie Cohen|