S09E15 - The Wizard
No: 171 | Season: 9 Episode: 15 | Air Date: 26-Feb-1998 | Production #915
Jerry gives his father an electronic organizer for his birthday. Jerry and George debate about the race of Elaine's new boyfriend which triggers her curiosity. Kramer plans on running for president of Morty and Helen's condo association. George lies to the Rosses about owning a house in the Hamptons.
Director and Writers
Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Steve Lookner
Helen: I'll fix ya something. How about feta cheese omelet?
Kramer: Mmmm, that sounds great, Mom.
Jerry: You feed him, he'll never leave!
Helen: I don't have any feta. How about cottage cheese and egg beaters?
Kramer: (pouts) I guess...
Kramer: Polls close in an hour; I think we got this baby all sewn up. (fishes a wizard out of his pocket) There was one extra. (shakes head) Norman Bergerman...he won't be leaving any tips where he is.
Elaine: (to Darryl) You're black. You said we were an interracial couple.
Darryl: We are. Because you're Hispanic.
Elaine: I am?
Darryl: Aren't you?
Elaine: No. Why would you think that?
Darryl: Your name's Benes, your hair, and you kept taking me to those Spanish restaurants.
Elaine: That's because I thought you were black.
(At night, George is out outside his car with the Rosses on the beach)
Mr. Ross: Where are we, George?
George: Almost there.
Mr. Ross: Well, this is the end of Long Island. Where's your house?
George: We, uh, we go on foot from here.
Mr. Ross: All right.
(Few seconds of silence)
George There's no house! It's a lie! There's no solarium. There's no Prickly Pete. There's no other solarium.
Mr. Ross: We know.
George: Then, why? Why did you make me drive all the way out here? Why didn't you say something? Why? Why? Why?
Mrs. Ross: We don't like you, George.
Mr. Ross: And we always blamed you for what happened to Susan.
Mr. Ross: All right! Let's head back.
Elaine: So Kramer's running for president of the condo?
Jerry: Yeah, it's all my father's doing. He wants to install Kramer in a puppet regime and then wield power from behind the scenes.
Elaine: Who are they running against?
Jerry: Common sense and a guy in a wheelchair.
Notes and Trivia
A deleted scene from the Season 9 DVD set features a brief appearance of Bob Saccamano Senior.
When Morty protests that he resigned as condo president instead of being impeached, he is making a reference to Richard Nixon, who resigned from Presidency of the United States before he could be impeached.
When George says, 'Ya wanna get nuts? Let's get nuts!", he is making an homage to the scene from the 1989 film "Batman" where Batman (Michael Keaton) confronts the Joker (Jack Nicholson).
The Boca Breeze also reports on Larry David's hole in one, hurting his elbow and his never playing golf again.
When Elaine is talking to the waitress at the coffee shop, the waitress is holding a menu in one hand. After Darryl sits down it cuts back to the waitress and she is now holding a glass of orange juice and a menu.
When Elaine is talking to George and Jerry about Darryl possibly being black, her purse switches from being on her shoulder to not being visible at all.
When Kramer is greeting people on his campaign trail, it's obvious there is a doll, not a real baby in the baby carriage pushed by the mom.
If you watch Mr. Ross closely at Monks after Elaine leaves you can clearly see him having his hands behind his back one second and the next shot shows him immediately having his hands in his pockets.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Michael Richards||Cosmo Kramer|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Grace Zabriskie||Mrs. Ross|
|Warren Frost||Mr. Ross|
|Samuel Bliss Cooper||Darryl|
|Edgar Small||Sid Luckman|
|Bahni Turpin||Waitress #1|
|Constance Zimmer||Waitress #2|
|Jeanette Miller||Old Woman|
|Ruth Cohen||Ruthie Cohen|
|Michael McShane||Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)|