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"Seinfeld" The Library (TV Episode 1991) Poster

(TV Series)

(1991)

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In this episode Harris Shore played Mr. Lippman. In other episodes Richard Fancy made this character his own.
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Kramer (Michael Richards) claims that "a nickel a day for twenty years" would come to $50,000. Including the five leap years between the years 1971 and 1991 (when this episode aired), a nickel a day for twenty years only comes to $365.25
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The character name "Lieutenant Bookman" (portrayed by Philip Baker Hall) is an aptonym (where a person's name is regarded as amusingly appropriate to their occupation), due to his working for the New York Public Library.
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Larry Charles hated the wigs Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) & George (Jason Alexander) wore for the JFK high school flashback scene, stating they looked cheap and distracting.
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Early in the episode it is stated that Lt. Bookman (Philip Baker Hall) has been on the job for 25 years. Later he says 1971 was his first year on the job which should place the episode in 1996.
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The green Klein mountain bike replaces Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) bookshelf in this episode.
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The original working titles for this episode were "The Library Card" and "The Five Chinese Brothers," the latter of which is the name of a children's book.
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There's an error in the end credits of this episode. Sherry Becker (Cynthia Szigeti), Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) high school crush, is mistakenly listed as Sandy.
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