Jerry dates the ultra-sensitive understudy for Bette Midler in Rochelle, Rochelle: The Musical. When the Improv is scheduled to play Rochelle Rochelle in a softball game, George plows into catcher Bette Midler to score the winning run. Bette is injured because of the incident and is unable to perform in the Broadway premiere. Jerry, George, and the understudy are vilified for the incident, and Kramer goes out of his way to help Bette. Meanwhile, Elaine suspects that a local nail shop is making fun of her in Korean. She learns that George's dad Frank speaks Korean and brings him along to spy on them. Frank recalls his time in the Korean war and how he had an affair with a young Korean woman. Elaine gets kicked out of the nail shop and wanders around aimlessly, and has a chance encounter with catalog magnate J. Peterman, who hires Elaine to work for the catalog. Written by
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Jerry's comment to Gennice, "a hotdog makes you lose control", is a reference to the same line in the theme song to The Patty Duke Show. See more
In the Korean Nail salon scene, as George's father is speaking and yelling at the Korean manicurists, the camera cuts to the back room, where the father's former Korean girlfriend is sitting. The background shows Chinese, not Korean. (However, due to centuries of Chinese predominance in Asia, the Chinese language still plays a very prominent part in Korean culture. Most educated Koreans can read some Chinese, and Chinese is often used in calligraphy.) See more
So, my dear, you think you can get to Broadway? Well, let me tell you something, Broadway has no room for people like you. Not the Broadway I know. My Broadway takes people like you and eats them up and spits them out. My Broadway's the Broadway of Merman and Martin and Fontaine, and if you think you can build yourself up by knocking other people down, well good luck!
References The Price Is Right
Wind beneath My Wings
Written by Larry Henley
and Jeff Silbar
Performed by Bette Midler
Sung by Michael Richards See more