In the fourth season finale, Jerry and George's pilot is finally a go. But before the taping, Elaine desperately tries to avoid NBC president Russell Dalrymple after an awkward date, while Kramer comes face to face with his TV show counterpart. Before the pilot airs, Crazy Joe Davola (see episode "The Opera") shows up to put a damper in the gang's plans. As the pilot is finally finished and ready for airtime, the executives at NBC aren't impressed with the result. Written by
Did You Know?
The part of "Melissa", an actress who auditions for the role of Elaine in "The Pilot", is played by Mariska Hargitay. Hargitay herself did in fact audition for the role of Elaine. See more
When Kramer leaves the auditions to find the bathroom down the hall, the Law & Order
poster on the wall reads backwards. Presumably the shot was reversed to be consistent with Stu Shermack's directions of "on the right at the very end." See more
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