While out shopping with Elaine, Jerry comes across the perfect suede jacket. It's pricey, but it fits him like a glove and he decides to splurge on himself. Elaine's father, Alton Benes, is is in town and she wants Jerry and George to join for dinner. They're a bit intimidated with the elder Benes being a well known author. He also a cranky old coot who scares them into silence. When Elaine is delayed, the threesome don't have a lot to say. When they set off for dinner, Jerry is afraid to wear his new jacket in the snow. Meanwhile, George has been to see Les Miserables and can't get one of the show tunes out of his head. Written by
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The character of Alton Benes is based on novelist Richard Yates
(author of 'Revolutionary Road (2008)'), whose daughter Monica once dated Larry David
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Jerry is dressing for dinner with Elaine's father. He puts on a tie as he talks to George. For a while, Jerry's collar is askew and the tie visible in back. Suddenly, the collar is fixed and the tie no longer visible. See more
Which one's supposed to be the funny guy?
Oh, he's the comedian.
I'm just a regular person.
No, no. He's just being modest.
We had a funny guy with us in Korea. A tailgunner. They blew his brains out all over the Pacific. There's nothing funny about that!