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The Stakeout 

Jerry and George stake out the lobby of an office building to find a woman Jerry met at a party but whose name and phone number he didn't get.

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Elaine Benes
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Carol
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Elaine drags Jerry to a birthday dinner for one of her friends where he meets an attractive woman. He promptly forgets her name and refuses to ask Elaine who she is but remembers where she works. Jerry's parents are in town to go to a family wedding and his Dad suggests he stake-out the lobby around lunchtime. George tags along but they can't quite seem to get their stories straight. Elaine hears about it making them both uncomfortable. Written by garykmcd

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31 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Trivia

This episode contains the first mention of George's favorite alias/fictional name "Art Vandelay". See more »

Goofs

In the video store scene, extras are seen stepping down from the front of the stage. See more »

Quotes

George Costanza: She calls me up at my office, she says, "We have to talk."
Jerry: Uh, the four worst words in the English language.
George Costanza: That, or "Whose bra is this?"
Jerry: [wincing and nodding] That is worse.
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References Hope and Glory (1987) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Art Core-velay, Art Vandelay
12 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

In this episode of "Seinfeld", Jerry meets a woman at a dinner party that Elaine brought him to. Jerry immediately likes her, but when he doesn't get his name, he resorts to staking out the lobby of her law firm because he doesn't want to ask Elaine for her number. Jerry's parents also come to visit - they give him advice on women, and Jerry plays scrabble with his mother. This is a funny enough episode. George pretends to be an architect. Really, it is the show about nothing, but it's absolutely brilliant when it comes to the writing.


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