Jerry is amazed to receive a letter from the New York City Library telling him he has a overdue book - from 1971. He's certain he returned it - a copy of Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer - but the library's chief investigator, a no-nonsense tough guy right out of a bad Hollywood movie, doesn't want to hear excuses. George is shaken when he goes to the library with Jerry only to see a homeless man on the step who is the spitting image of his high school tormentor, gym teacher Mr. Heyman. It was George's complaint that got the man fired and he now thinks he may have ruined his life. Kramer meanwhile starts dating the librarian and Elaine is convinced that her boss he out to fire her. Written by
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Early in the episode it is stated that Mr. Bookman has been on the job for 25 years. Later he says 1971 was his first year on the job which should place the episode in 1996 See more
Near the end, the gym-teacher-turned bum says "Can't-stand-ya, can't-stand-ya!" clearly, but his lips are barely moving. See more
Yeah '71, that was my first year on the job. Bad year for libraries. Bad year for America. Hippies burning library cards, Abby Hoffman telling everybody to steal books. I don't judge a man by the length of his hair or the kind of music he listens to. Rock was never my bag. But you put on a pair of shoes when you walk into the New York Public Library, fella.
Sherry Becker was credited as Sandy. See more
References Lord of the Flies