Jerry dates the ultra-sensitive understudy for Bette Midler in Rochelle, Rochelle: The Musical. When the Improv is scheduled to play Rochelle Rochelle in a softball game, George plows into catcher Bette Midler to score the winning run. Bette is injured because of the incident and is unable to perform in the Broadway premiere. Jerry, George, and the understudy are vilified for the incident, and Kramer goes out of his way to help Bette. Meanwhile, Elaine suspects that a local nail shop is making fun of her in Korean. She learns that George's dad Frank speaks Korean and brings him along to spy on them. Frank recalls his time in the Korean war and how he had an affair with a young Korean woman. Elaine gets kicked out of the nail shop and wanders around aimlessly, and has a chance encounter with catalog magnate J. Peterman, who hires Elaine to work for the catalog.
Did You Know?
In season 4, there was an episode titled "The Movie," where Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer are supposed to go to the movies together, and an erotically-themed movie titled "Rochelle, Rochelle" is being shown at the theatre. This is the title of the play Bette Midler, and her softball team, perform in. See more
When Elaine is talking to Mr. Costanza in the coffee shop, he mentions the name "Sun Yung Moon." The person referred to is "Sun Myung Moon." This is possibly a deliberate error consistent with the character. (Although it's also possible that "Yung" is the correct pronunciation, it isn't likely, because the written Korean language is ideographic, not phonetic, so silent consonants probably wouldn't occur in English transliterations.) See more
I'm telling you Jerry, I have a sneaking suspicion the women at the nail parlour were talking about me. I think they've been calling me a dog.
How would you know? You don't speak Korean.
Because this woman came in with a dog and Ruby calls the dog the same word they were saying when they were pointing at me.
Ya know, maybe in Korea, dog isn't an insult. It could be like the word fox to us. 'Oh, she's a dog.'
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Wind beneath My Wings
Written by Larry Henley
and Jeff Silbar
Performed by Bette Midler
Sung by Michael Richards See more