George gets insulted by a co-worker named Reilly during a business meeting with the line "Hey George, the ocean called and they're running out of shrimp". He plans to get back at him with the "jerk store" remark, which all his friends try to change. Jerry buys a new tennis racket from Milos, a tennis pro-shop worker, because he thinks he is a great tennis player. Jerry finds out that Milos is a terrible tennis player and Milos offers Jerry his wife, Patty as some sort of "medieval sexual payola". Patty loses respect for Milos so Milos begs Jerry to let him win a game of tennis in front of Patty. Elaine is renting videos from "Vincent's Picks" and develops a secret phone relationship with him. She betrays him when she rents "Weekend at Bernie's", a "Gene Pick". Kramer asks Elaine to act as a witness to "pull the plug" if he ever goes into a coma because he watches "The Other Side of Darkness". He finds out that the woman coma victim wakes up and changes his mind after he signs the will...
Did You Know?
A huge tent was used to cover an outdoor court in this episode, because the only indoor court in California was booked. During taping the episode a torrential rain storm occurred, and if you look carefully you can see large puddles of water all over the court. Rain water managed to get inside the tent, sparking fears people could be electrocuted. Not long after the shoot was wrapped, a gust of wind caused the tent to collapse, and the terrified cast and crew ran to the exits. Producer Tim Kaiser
stated that 500,000 pounds of rain water ended up pelting them. Following this incident, a half-court set was built at the CBS Radford Studios to finish shooting the sequence. Many of the close-ups, Ben Stein
's tennis lesson and all of the Kramer (Michael Richards
) scenes were recorded during this much safer shoot. See more
When George is driving and thinking about a possible comeback (at the end of the show) there's just one car far behind his vehicle but when he finally thinks of a good comeback and makes a turn back to the other side of the road, a white van appears right behind his car out of nowhere. See more
Hey, George. The ocean called, they're running out of shrimp.
References Cinema Paradiso
Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff See more