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 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?