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
Did You Know?
This episode begins the season-long story arc about Jerry and George developing "a show about nothing" for NBC. This is based on Seinfeld and Larry David's experiences in developing the series. Jason Alexander
was initially disappointed in the storyline and considered it "self-aggrandized." Russell Dalrymple, played by Bob Balaban
is based on Warren Littlefield
. Balaban played Littlefield in The Late Shift
(1996). See more
[after Newman leaves with Kramer's radar detector
Does that thing work?
[almost before Jerry is even finished
References The Wizard of Oz