He also used the name in episode 4.23, Seinfeld: The Pilot (1993), when he attempted to audition for the part of "Kramer." An increase in the minimum wage is enough to finally meet the demands of the striking employees of H&H Bagels, and as such, Kramer announces that after 12 years, he's going back to work. Jerry decides that Gwen looks best in the back booth at Monk's, something she grows to dislike. Elaine is a rule breaker! Elaine goes to the place that her fake number reaches: an off-track betting parlor. This episode popularized the holiday of Festivus. Including T-Shirts, DVDs, and more! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Jerry stated that Gwen "looks good when sitting in the back booth" at the coffee shop, and that he'll try to always sit there with her. No! Instead, there's a pole. At the Costanzas', Mr. Kruger recognized Kramer as Dr. Van Nostrand. Release date: I cut the button off and poked a hole with a letter opener.Jerry: Classy. Jerry meets an attractive woman at a party, but when he later tries to date her, she doesn't look nearly as good. O'Keefe also said that the situation always reminded him of the Batman character Harvey Dent, who was also nicknamed "Two-Face". "The Phone Message" is the ninth episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, and the fourth of the show's second season. TV-PG Elaine meets a man in a bad denim vest and gives him her fake number. (George has a break down)George: No! However, at the dinner, as he is introducing Mr. Kruger to the aluminum pole, a garland of tinsel was clearly visible on the wall in the background. George: I got him Yankees tickets! Goofs No: 166  |   You're weak!Estelle: Leave him alone!Frank: Alright, George. However, on the two subsequent occasions that they ate there, they just sat in the booth that is directly behind the cash register, and not actually in the back booth. Earlier in the episode, Frank had expressed derision for tinsel. According to Jerry Stiller, when they were preparing for the scene where his character enters the diner with the aluminum pole, Michael Richards advised him to drag the pole along the ground. Elaine's quest to become a "Submarine Captain" at a local shop in order to get a free submarine sandwich and a captain's hat is crushed when she realizes she used her punch card at the party to give her fake number to the denim vested guy. | Near the beginning of the episode, when Jerry meets Gwen, he introduced himself as, "Hi. After Seinfeld, he went on to even bigger and better roles. Looking for a great gift idea for the holidays? Since Mr. Kruger had already acknowledged Kramer as "Dr. Van Nostrand", why wasn't he suspicious when Frank Costanza referred to Kramer as "Mr. Kramer"? However, previously in the 8th season episode "The Muffin Tops", he served pizza bagels made from cinnamon raisin bagels to the patrons of his "Peterman Reality Bus Tour". The idea was to make the hollow dragging sound, which Michael thought would make it even more hilarious. George's boss, Mr. Kruger, gives George a check for $20,000 to "The Human Fund" but later the accounting department informs him the charity does not exist. However, she places a verbal bet for a race at Belmont, without any paperwork. Tracy Letts, who played "Counterguy" at the Off-Track Betting location, successfully went on to a career as a playwright, eventually receiving the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. He also received a Tony Award as an actor, for his portrayal of George in the revival of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?". In the scene where Kramer brings day-old bagels to Jerry's apartment, George was holding a bagel when he prepared to leave. I need my glasses!Frank: You don't need glasses, you're just weak! (Gets up and starts running out of the coffee shop) I hate Festivus!Frank: We had some good times. When Elaine looks down at Kramer's business card from 10 years ago, the card says "Cosmo Kramer Bagel Technician". Meanwhile Elaine waits at H&H for a phone call from the denim-vest guy. George: I don't really celebrate Christmas. But, the creepy men at the parlor are interested in connecting with her, so she gives the number for H&H where Kramer is working. The cast first appeared in the third episode of the season, all playing their real life selves. When he reached the door he turned and pointed, and was no longer holding the bagel. Writers: Dan O'Keefe, Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer. "The Strike" marked Bryan Cranston's final appearance as Tim Whatley on Seinfeld. Running time: Kramer gets word he can return to his job at H&H Bagels; it seems he has been on strike for the past twelve years but, because the new minimum wage is the amount the workers demanded, the strike is over. Crazy Credits I'm Jerry. Kramer warns Elaine about the sabotage he committed: The bagel place becomes very steamy and makes Elaine look ugly. Directed by Andy Ackerman. | "The Strike" is the Christmas-themed episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, produced and aired as the tenth episode of its ninth and final season. George decides to use the Whatley approach when giving out Christmas gifts at Kruger Industrial Smoothing; however, he makes up his own charity called the "The Human Fund." Kramer asks to get the 23rd of December off work; when he cannot get it, he resumes the strike. Written by: It was based on a woman he had met in college who often exhibited similar characteristics. George's colleagues try to force him to leave. This was likely a reference to the Season 6 episode "The Race" (S06E10). Kramer is intrigued by the concept of the Festivus holiday and contacts Frank, who becomes excited at the prospect of rekindling "Festivus for the rest-of-us."