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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When George runs over Bette Midler while scoring the winning run, you can see someone catching Bette's stunt double as she flies backwards. In the next cut, she is lying unconscious against the fence giving the impression that she hit the fence after the blow. There is no sign of the person who caught her in the previous cut. See more
[has just learned Jerry's girlfriend is Bette Midler's understudy in the Rochelly, Rochelle musical
Understudys, now they're a shifty bunch. The substitute teachers of the theater world.
I'm glad that she's an understudy. This way I avoid having to go backstage and think of something to say.
Going backstage is the worst. Especially when they stink, then it's a real problem.
Just once I'd like to tell someone they stink. 'Ya know what? I didn't like the show, I didn't like you, ya just really ...
Wind beneath My Wings
Written by Larry Henley
and Jeff Silbar
Performed by Bette Midler
Sung by Michael Richards See more