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The Trip: Part 1 

When Jerry is asked to appear on The Tonight Show in Los Angeles, George accompanies him to look for Kramer.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elaine Benes (credit only)
Debi A. Monahan ...
The Freak
Lt. Coleman
Keith Morrison ...
Winston J. Rocha ...
Security Agent
Manfred Melcher ...
Officer Ross
Christopher Michael Moore ...
Studio Guard
Michael Gerard ...


Jerry is set to appear on the Tonight Show in Los Angeles and asks George if he'd like to come along. They also decide to take the opportunity to see if they can find Kramer. For his part, Kramer has been going to auditions and trying to sell a treatment for a movie. At the NBC studios, George tries to talk Corbin Bernsen and George Wendt into using his ideas. Jerry and George are taken aback when they see on TV news that Kramer is wanted by the police and is a suspected serial killer. Written by garykmcd

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12 August 1992 (USA)  »

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In this episode, Jerry tells the maid to tuck the blankets in. However, in Season 3 Episode 19 "The Limo", Jerry and George discuss how they both dislike the blankets tucked in at hotels. This comes up in the limo when Jerry tells George they should "make a run for it" and George says he has a hamstring injury from the blankets being tucked to tightly during a recent hotel stay. Jerry agrees and says you have to sleep with your feet sideways via a hand gesture. See more »


Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry: We're going on a two day trip! What are you, Diana Ross?
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One of the all time worst
23 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

There's no denying that Season 4 is Seinfeld's most acclaimed season (and its best), but my god did it start off bad.

I really didn't have a soft spot in my heart for The Keys (previous episode). It felt completely out of place with the series' tone in general and The Trip is the continuation of that mistake. Above that, it's not funny (specially Part 1). You know how some episodes aren't really good but you can laugh or giggle at some gags. Well, not here. The jokes often don't land, the general story is lame and there's no Elaine and that can only hurt the episode.

Above having an awful script, the direction is awkwardly weird. It's overly cinematic (in the worst way), the pace is as languid as it gets, even the audience isn't enjoying it that much.

This whole mini story of Kramer's escapade to LA feels out of place and, most importantly, unnecessary. For me Season 4 starts with The Pitch. It's logical: it sets up the actual arc that will continue throughout the season and it's actually in the level of quality of this season. These two episodes feel like the writers had to close the stupid story they opened in Season 3 finale.

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