Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Subway 

Everyone has an uncommon experience while going their separate ways on the subway; Kramer overheard a hot tip on a horse on his way to pay a traffic violation.


Tom Cherones


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




Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Ernie Sabella ... Naked Man
Barbara Stock ... Scam Woman
Rhoda Gemignani ... Woman With Elaine
Mark Boone Junior ... OTB Patron
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins ... Thug
Barry Vigon Barry Vigon ... Horse Player #1
Joe Restivo Joe Restivo ... Horse Player #2
Daryl Keith Roach ... Blind Violinist / Cop (as Daryl Roach)
Chet Nelson Chet Nelson ... Kid


Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer all embark on separate adventures within the New York subway system. Jerry has to go to Coney Island to get his car out of the impound lot. George is on his way to a job interview. Elaine is on her way to be the best man in a lesbian wedding. Kramer is on his way to court to sweet-talk his way out of a number of traffic violations. On the way to Coney Island, Jerry has a hard time finding anyone to go with him, but meets a rather overweight individual who strips down to his waist, and decides to go on the rides with Jerry. George meets an attractive woman who takes him back to his hotel, robs him blind, steals his clothes, and leaves him handcuffed to the bed. Elaine, on her way to the wedding, takes the one train that has the power go out, and curses into oblivion. Kramer, after leaving court, wanders into a betting shop and actually wins lots of money for once. He's on his way back from the betting shop and nearly gets robbed, only to be saved by an... Written by halo1k

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Elaine's discomfort as she was jostled in the subway was genuine as Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was pregnant, was suffering from morning sickness. Louis-Dreyfus was so nauseous that in between takes, she would lie down on the bed from the set used in George's (Jason Alexander) hotel room scene. See more »


When the OTB mugger chases Kramer on the subway, they move from a car marked as "1 South Ferry" to one marked as "4 Utica Avenue" to one marked "A 207th Avenue". These trains all run on different lines and would not be connected. See more »


George Costanza: [Elaine is going to a lesbian wedding] I get the feeling when lesbians are looking at me, they're thinking "That's why I'm not heterosexual".
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Seinfeld Theme Song
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One hell of an afternoon
13 November 2008 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

For the first time since The Chinese Restaurant, not a single scene of a Seinfeld episode takes place in one of the usual locations (Jerry's apartment, the café, Elaine's office, the comedy club, yada yada yada). In fact, there are no buildings involved at all: the gang's misadventures are all linked to a fateful subway ride.

Each of the protagonists has to go someplace important, but as is often the case, the journey is more interesting and fun than the destination. Therefore we get Jerry meeting an overweight exhibitionist, Kramer hearing tips about a horse race, George skipping a job interview because he meets a woman and, most hilarious of the lot, Elaine missing a lesbian wedding due to a series of delays.

The key to the episode's success is, typically enough, the dialogue, like when Jerry talks to his fellow passenger ("You have something against a naked body?" "I have something against yours!") or George makes a brilliant statement about how he identifies certain women: "I can always feel when lesbians are looking at me. They see me and think "That's why I'm not a heterosexual!"". This time, however, it's Lulia Louis-Dreyfus who steals the show with an outrageous combination of physicality (her exasperated facial expressions) and voice-over, the latter predating Arrested Development by eleven years for its use of bleeped cursing. That scene most certainly qualified as a shocker back in 1991, and it still stands out as a textbook moment of unsurpassed small-screen comedy.

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8 January 1992 (USA) See more »

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