Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Trip: Part 1 

When Jerry is asked to appear on The Tonight Show in Los Angeles, George accompanies him to look for Kramer.


Tom Cherones


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes (credit only)
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Peter Murnik ... Lt. Martel
Elmarie Wendel ... Helene
Debi A. Monahan Debi A. Monahan ... Chelsea
Ricky Dean Logan ... The Freak
Vaughn Armstrong ... Lt. Coleman
Keith Morrison ... Newscaster
Winston J. Rocha Winston J. Rocha ... Security Agent
Manfred Melcher Manfred Melcher ... Officer
Christopher Michael Moore Christopher Michael Moore ... Studio Guard
Dyana Ortelli ... Chambermaid
Michael Gerard Michael Gerard ... Receptionist


Jerry is set to appear on the Tonight Show in Los Angeles and asks George if he'd like to come along. They also decide to take the opportunity to see if they can find Kramer. For his part, Kramer has been going to auditions and trying to sell a treatment for a movie. At the NBC studios, George tries to talk Corbin Bernsen and George Wendt into using his ideas. Jerry and George are taken aback when they see on TV news that Kramer is wanted by the police and is a suspected serial killer. Written by garykmcd

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12 August 1992 (USA) See more »

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The hotel that Kramer (Michael Richards) stays at in Hollywood is the same hotel that Julia Roberts stayed at in Pretty Woman (1990) two years previously. See more »


Kramer: So my acting technique, my personal acting technique, is working with color, imagining color, then finding the emotional vibrational mood connected to the color. See, if you look through my scripts, you'll see that all my lines have a special color. So I don't memorize language. I memorize color. This way I can go through red, yellow, green, blue.
[snaps on each color]
Kramer: And I have a full palette of emotions.
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Spoofs Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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One of the all time worst
23 June 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

There's no denying that Season 4 is Seinfeld's most acclaimed season (and its best), but my god did it start off bad.

I really didn't have a soft spot in my heart for The Keys (previous episode). It felt completely out of place with the series' tone in general and The Trip is the continuation of that mistake. Above that, it's not funny (specially Part 1). You know how some episodes aren't really good but you can laugh or giggle at some gags. Well, not here. The jokes often don't land, the general story is lame and there's no Elaine and that can only hurt the episode.

Above having an awful script, the direction is awkwardly weird. It's overly cinematic (in the worst way), the pace is as languid as it gets, even the audience isn't enjoying it that much.

This whole mini story of Kramer's escapade to LA feels out of place and, most importantly, unnecessary. For me Season 4 starts with The Pitch. It's logical: it sets up the actual arc that will continue throughout the season and it's actually in the level of quality of this season. These two episodes feel like the writers had to close the stupid story they opened in Season 3 finale.

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