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The Checks 

Jerry gets hundreds of royalty checks, worth 12 cents each, for appearing on a Japanese TV program and gets writer's cramp. George and Jerry pitch their pilot to Japanese TV executives.

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Cast

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Brett
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Wilhelm
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Mr. Oh
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Executive #1
John Bowman ...
Teddy
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Crew Leader
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Doctor
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Mr. Tanaka
Goh Misawa ...
Mr. Yamaguchi
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Clicky
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Elaine falls hard for her new boyfriend, who gets hypnotized every time her hears the song "Desperado". Jerry has to endorse hundreds of royalty checks from Japan because of his work on the "Super Terrific Happy Hour Show" The checks are worth 12 cents each. Jerry claims that he invented the umbrella twirl and then gets ousted by the umbrella salesmen he used to work with. Elaine's new boyfriend has a thing for a furniture designer named Carl Farbman. He buys Kramer a dresser made by Farbman. Kramer's Japanese friends run out of money and wind up staying in the drawers of the dresser. When the hot tub warps the drawers (Jerry can't open them because his hands are cramped from endorsing checks) he axes the Farbman dresser. Elaine's boyfriend tries to stop him but Jerry swings and hits him in the head. While at the hospital, the doctor loses his patient when he becomes hypnotized by Elaine's favorite song, "Witchy Woman". Written by Jim

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7 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mr. Wilhelm's alias, Tania, is the same as that adopted by Patricia Hearst after she was allegedly brainwashed by the Symbionese Liberation Army. See more »

Goofs

Wilhelm leaves the Yankees to work with Sunshine Carpet Cleaners but yet he is still seen in the show working for the Yankees after this. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Seinfeld: [about Kramer's Japanese house guests] This has international incident written all over it.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 28 May 2015 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Desperado
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Written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley
Performed by Eagles
Sung by Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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