S09E19 - The Maid

No: 175  |   Season: 9   Episode: 19  |   Air Date: 30-Apr-1998  |   Production #919

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Jerry hires a maid for his apartment, but ends up paying her for more than just cleaning. When Kramer's girlfriend moves downtown, he must deal with the difficulties of a "long distance" relationship. Elaine can't seem to catch a break when it comes to her phone number. Meanwhile, George is hoping to earn himself a catchy new nickname.

Director and Writers

Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Alec Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer


Jerry: Well,where are you?
Kramer: I'm at the corner of first, and first. Wait a minute. How can the same street intersect with itself? I must be at the nexus of the universe!

George: Jerry, I've been thinking. I've gone as far as I can with "George Costanza".
Jerry: Is this the suicide talk or the nickname talk?

Elaine: Oh, that's nice. Nothing's more satisfying than diddlin' the maid and chewing some gum.

Notes and Trivia

This is the second episode in a row where George makes reference to eating an ostrich burger.

At one point, Cindy says "Koko, that girl's alright." This is much like David Puddy's line in The Dealership where he says "Koko, that chimp's alright."

When Kramer calls Jerry and says he's across from Ray's Pizza, Jerry asks it's "Famous Ray's". Kramer responds that it's "Original Ray's", and Jerry again wants to know if it's "Famous Original Ray's". Famous Original Ray's Pizza in New York was so successful, that several copycats with similar names opened around town as well.

When Jerry says "Stay alive! No matter what occurs, I will find you!", he is making a reference to a well-known Daniel Day Lewis line from "The Last of the Mohicans".


When Jerry and Elaine are playing "Battleship", Elaine calls a "hit", and Jerry puts a white peg on his board. However, the peg for a "hit" should be red.

When Kramer and Elaine discuss sending her a fax, the level in Kramer's juice bottle suddenly drops without him taking a drink.


Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-DreyfusElaine Benes
Michael RichardsCosmo Kramer
Jason AlexanderGeorge Costanza
Daniel von BargenKruger
Angela FeatherstoneCindy
Anthony CrivelloMaxwell
Markus FlanaganCharles
Sam WhipplePhone Guy #1
Kyle Colerider-KrughPhone Guy #2 (as Kyle Colerider Krugh)
Steve FrankenBrendan
Davenia McFaddenCoco
Damon JonesWatkins
Chip ChineryCo-Worker #1
Colin McCleanCo-Worker #2
Anthony ManganoFireman
Ruth CohenRuthie Cohen
Rick CorcoranAnswering Machine (voice) (uncredited)
Thomas DekkerBobby