Rosie O'Donnell, Patricia Heaton, Mariska Hargitay, Jessica Lundy, Amy Yasbeck and Megan Mullally auditioned for the role of Elaine in Seinfeld. Mariska Hargitay would return playing an actress auditioning for Elaine in 'The Pilot'.
When the actors audition for roles on "Jerry", the lines they read for the characters of Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer are from actual episodes of Seinfeld (1989), including "The Deal" and "The Note".
Jerry states that "sic semper tyrannis" means "death to tyrants" in Latin. It actually means "thus always to tyrants" and is the Virginia state motto. John Wilkes Booth did say this after shooting President Lincoln - and some witnesses claimed that he added: "The South is avenged."
Tom Cherones played the director of the 'Jerry' pilot while also directing this 'Seinfeid' episode. Tom also directed almost half of all Seinfeld episodes.. This was his first of two on-screen performances in the series, the other being in the final episode.