NBC executives ask Jerry to come up with an idea for a TV series. George decides he can be a sitcom writer and comes up with "nothing." Kramer trades a radar detector for a helmet, and later Newman receives a speeding ticket.



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After finishing his stand up act at the Improv Station, Jerry is approached by two men from NBC who say they would like him to think about a TV show based on his stand up routine. George suggests several ideas to him and then comes up wit the answer: he should do a show about nothing. NBC has a bit of trouble with the idea but George takes a liking to one of the executives, Susan. Kramer meanwhile swaps his radar detector with Newman for his helmet. He doesn't tell him it doesn't work leading Newman to get a speeding ticket. Jerry just happens to mention to Joe Davola that Kramer is having a party. He doesn't take the fact that Kramer failed to invite him very well. Written by garykmcd

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16 September 1992 (USA)  »

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While Jerry and George are waiting before their first meeting with NBC,a poster of TV's Blossom is seen on the wall. See more »


Jerry Seinfeld: [after Newman leaves with Kramer's radar detector] Does that thing work?
Cosmo Kramer: [almost before Jerry is even finished] Nah.
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References The Elephant Man (1980) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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The real beginning of Season 4
24 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

As I said on my review of The Trip I believe that The Pitch/The Ticket is the actual start of Season 4. The Trip felt like a part of a mini series that began with The Keys and ended with Season 4 two part nightmare.

Getting specific with The Pitch/The Ticket, I think this is the perfect start of the season. Being an hour episode (and one of the best in that format) you are given the time to get invested in the arc about Jerry and George writing a sitcom. If they had done the same plot in a half hour episode it would have felt rushed and if they had done half of the plot it would have felt disjointed.

The side story is Kramer and Newman's trade and eventual team up to get Newman out of a legal problem. Wayne Knight is absolutely fantastic in this episode fomenting further on that he is one the best supporting characters in the show. His chemistry with Michael Richards is unbelievable in this episode and their scene in court is priceless.

Along the episode we get a lot of seinfeldisms mainly from the Jerry and George story. Like the "salsa" bit, Jerry screwing it up by telling Davola about Kramer's party, Jerry's telephone talk with TMI, George getting upset because Susan asked him to pay for the vest, Jerry and Uncle Leo's situation. It's the kind of social commentaries we love about the show.

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