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?
Jerry's stand-up performance in this episode was filmed twice. Originally, the set was made to look like a church basement to show that comedians perform in a variety of places. But it was decided that the nightclub set should continue to be used and the material was performed again. See more
Jerry mentions in one scene how he would have been friends with Stalin if he had had a pool table. However, Josef Stalin died in 1953, while Jerry Seinfeld was not born until 1954. See more
Should I suffer the rest of my life because I like to play Ping-Pong?