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The Stakeout 

Jerry and George stake out the lobby of an office building to find a woman Jerry met at a party but whose name and phone number he didn't get.

Director:

Tom Cherones

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 more credits »
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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
Lynn Clark ... Vanessa
Philip Bruns ... Dad (as Phil Bruns)
Liz Sheridan ... Mom
Maud Winchester Maud Winchester ... Pamela
William Fair ... Roger
Ron Steelman Ron Steelman ... Artie
Joe George ... Uncle Mac
Ellen Gerstein ... Carol
Janet Rotblatt ... Woman
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Storyline

Elaine drags Jerry to a birthday dinner for one of her friends where he meets an attractive woman. He promptly forgets her name and refuses to ask Elaine who she is but remembers where she works. Jerry's parents are in town to go to a family wedding and his Dad suggests he stake-out the lobby around lunchtime. George tags along but they can't quite seem to get their stories straight. Elaine hears about it making them both uncomfortable. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1990 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The plot is based on a real life experience of Larry David. The names of the people in the the law firm "Sagman, Bennett, Robbins, Oppenheim and Taft" are friends David made at college. See more »

Goofs

This episode was released in 1990, but in the scene after the birthday party right before Elaine and Jerry are in the taxi going home, Times Square is shown as the transition. You can see the films The Bodyguard, Malcolm X, and Passenger 57 displayed on the cinema board. All of these movies were from 1992. How can three movies released in 1992 be displayed on TV episode released in 1990? Must have something to do with syndication. See more »

Quotes

George Costanza: She calls me up at my office, she says, "We have to talk."
Jerry: Uh, the four worst words in the English language.
George Costanza: That, or "Whose bra is this?"
Jerry: [wincing and nodding] That is worse.
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Alternate Versions

When the episode was first rerun on December 2, 1992, it included a special introductory segment with Seinfeld and Louis-Dreyfus and Seinfeld stating that this is the first episode that they did together. (Although "Male Unbonding" was actually the first episode filmed with Louis-Dreyfus.) This segment can be seen on the DVD release. See more »

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Featured in Seinfeld: Highlights of a Hundred (1995) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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25 September 2006 | by siimens7See all my reviews

JERRY's monologue: There's something about a cheque that, to a man, is not masculine. I don't know exactly what it is... I think to a man, a cheque is like a note from your mother that says ''I don't have any money, but if you'll contact these people, I'm sure they'll stick up for me... If you just trust me this one time I don't have any money but I have these... I wrote on these; is this of any value at all?'' _______________________

JERRY: (To Vanessa) So, you're a lawyer... VANESSA: Sagman, Bennet, Robbins, Oppenheim and Taft. JERRY: (To himself, quickly) Sagman, Bennet, Robbins, Oppenheim and Taft. Sagman, Bennet, Robbins, Oppenheim and Taft...

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JERRY: "Quone"? No, I'm afraid that I'm going to have to challenge that. HELEN: ...32... KRAMER: No, you don't have to challenge that. That's a word. That's a *definite* word. JERRY: I am challenging... KRAMER: Quone: to quone something.

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ELAINE: Couldn't agree more. JERRY: Good. ELAINE: Good. JERRY: Good. ELAINE: Great! JERRY: Great? Where do you get "great"?


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