Jerry's parents are in town so that his father Morty can see a specialist about his aching back. Morty is upset when he finds his wallet is missing from his pants pocket after leaving his clothes unattended in the examination room. Jerry has to do some quick thinking after his parents ask why he doesn't wear the watch they gave him. In fact Jerry threw it away because it didn't keep the correct time. George decides to play hardball with NBC, demanding a better deal for their show about nothing. Elaine returns from Europe determined to break up with her psychiatrist boyfriend but he's not making it easy for her. Written by
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This episode marked Julia Louis-Dreyfus
's full return to the series. Louis-Dreyfus was on maternity leave. She did not appear in "The Trip" and made pre-recorded cameo appearances in "The Pitch" and "The Ticket". This is why the studio audience cheers loudly when she enters Jerry's apartment. See more
Morty's x-ray has a label that changes sides between shots, and at one point completely disappears then reappears. See more
Don't you hate the "to be continued" 's on TV? It's horrible when you sense the "to be continued" coming. You know, you're watching the show, you're into the story. You know, there's like 5 minutes left and you realize "Hey! They can't make it! Timmy's still stuck in the cave. There's no way they wrap this up in 5 minutes!". I mean the whole reason you watch a TV show is because it ends. If I want a long, boring story with no point to it, I have my life. A comedian can't do that, see, I can't ...