Jerry desperately wants Joel Hornek, a childhood friend who keeps calling him and wanting to hang out together, to leave him alone. George suggests Jerry tell him the truth and break up with him much as he would with a girl. Joel doesn't take the news very well and Jerry backs off, even giving him George's ticket to an upcoming Knicks game. George meanwhile thinks he's blown it with a new girl after he lets he know he likes her. Kramer comes up with a new business idea - a make-your-own pizza place. Written by
Did You Know?
This was the first episode produced after the pilot which makes it the first episode produced with Julia Louis-Dreyfus
as Elaine. ("The Stake Out" the second episode to air.) In early drafts of the script, Elaine does not appear. The character was added during pre-production because NBC demanded that a female character be added to the cast. Elaine appears in only one scene. The character was originally to be named "Eileen" but was changed just a few days before filming. See more
Jerry Seinfeld mentions in one scene that he would have been friends with Josef Stalin if Stalin had had a ping pong table. However, Josef Stalin died in March 1953, while Jerry Seinfeld was not born until April 1954. See more
[talking to the bank teller
You want me to roll 6000 of these? You want me to quit my job?