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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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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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Storyline

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

Royalty checks are mailed out biweekly or monthly in one check not as one check at a time. See more »

Quotes

Elaine Benes: Brett is so generous, and sensitive. Last night he was moved just listening to a song.
Jerry Seinfeld: What song?
Elaine Benes: Desparado.
Jerry Seinfeld: Desperado? I'll tell you who sounds desperado.
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Connections

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

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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