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The Keys 

Jerry is fed up with Kramer's coming into his apartment any time he feels like it and asks him to return his spare set of keys. Kramer begrudgingly complies but then lets it be known that ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Cherones

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Wayne Knight ... Newman
Nina Tremblay Nina Tremblay ... Jerry's Girlfriend
Eric Allan Kramer ... Biker
Ricky Dean Logan ... Hippie #1
Sharon Barr ... Trucker
Maud Winchester Maud Winchester ... Hippie #2
Heather James ... Waitress
C.K. Steefel ... Kramer's Girlfriend (as Carissa Channing)
Candice Bergen ... Murphy Brown
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Storyline

Jerry is fed up with Kramer's coming into his apartment any time he feels like it and asks him to return his spare set of keys. Kramer begrudgingly complies but then lets it be known that he's leaving for California. As for the others, the one key swap leads to multiple exchanges on pretty well everyone's part. When Jerry forgets his keys, he gets George to let him into Elaine's apartment so he can get his spare set. What they find interests them. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy

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Trivia

The music Kramer's (Michael Richards) mother is listening to in the background when Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) calls her is from Pagliacci. See more »

Goofs

When Kramer runs into the wall with the popcorn popper, he accidentally kicks the bottom of the pipe next to the doorbell buzzer. The pipe moves out of place revealing that is fake. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jerry Seinfeld: I bought the Ginsu knife. I did buy the Ginsu knife. I know, you can't believe it, but I did, I swear. I saw it. It was late at night, I'm watching the thing, and it started making sense to me. I'm thinking, "Yeah, cut through the shoe, cut through the can. Yeah. Yeah, I want that." So I called up the number on the screen, you know, and I said, "I'd like to order the Ginsu knife," and the lady went, "Really?" I mean, even the Ginsu people have given up. It's really so sad. I guess,...
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Connections

Spoofs Murphy Brown (1988) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Out of place
16 June 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

I think this episode has its good and bad things. The good is the fact that it sets an arc for the following two episodes and we get some exploration into Kramer's character. The bad is that it is disjointed as hell.

I've always had an ever changing relationship with Larry Charles. Sometimes he can deliver classics like "The Subway", "The Airport, "The Outing" and sometimes he delivers out-of-place, dull episodes like "The Bris", "The Baby Shower", "The Trip Pt.1" and this one. He always had a more bizarre point of view, but sometimes it just feels out of place in the context of the other episodes.

There are two story lines here. One is the triangle key problem between Jerry, Elaine and George and the other is Kramer's trip to LA. I think both stories are weak. The "key" story line is as hollow as it gets. The dialogue is 60% fast-complicated speeches about the keys' destinations. I'm not kidding. Kramer's story would fit better in a eight season episode. It is so Ackerman's style that it feels even more out of place here. The contrast between seeing Kramer rollerskating in LA and the gang arguing in Jerry's apartment is so weird. It really feels like too different shows.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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4:3
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