Summary. Seinfeld: The Baby Shower. [3] In the first draft of the script Elaine and Jerry would realize ahead of time that the baby shower and the cable installation would take place at the same time. On the way out of the bathroom the angry woman bumps Leslie and her dessert into George, adding a chocolate cake stain to the Bosco stain already on the shirt. more_horiz. [1] Dunford would return later as a saleswoman in the season five episode "The Pie". All of the characters' storylines intersect in the final scenes, an element that the writing staff would continue to use in later episodes. In the episode, Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) throws a baby shower for her friend Leslie (Christine Dunford) at Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) apartment, while he is out of town. At this point in our show business history, I don't think we knew anybody". When George and Jerry arrive, George cannot muster the courage to tell Leslie off and instead awkwardly tries to curry her favor. [1][8] In "The Busboy", which had been filmed earlier, the four storylines also intersected in the final scene, but the episode aired as the final episode of season two. [9] Behind the car, two lights on a wheeled stand were placed to give the impression that there was a car behind it. Seinfeld: The Baby Shower. You don't think I can attract beautiful, intelligent women?" [13] It received a Nielsen rating of 12.4 and an audience share of 21, indicating that 12.4% of American households watched the episode, and that 21% of all televisions in use at the time were tuned into it. The episode's first broadcast in the United States on May 16, 1991 gained a Nielsen rating of 12.4/21 and was negatively received by critics. George is excited, as he expects the baby shower to be the perfect opportunity to confront Leslie, the woman who gave him the worst date of his life by pouring Bosco chocolate sauce on his red-collared shirt while doing performance art. Tom Cherones - Jerry, "I'm offering you 56 channels. The Baby Shower is the tenth episode of the second season of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, and the show's 15th episode overall. He refuses to pay, and the Russians retaliate by breaking the picture tube of his television set. Jan 27, 2016 - Explore J BP's board "Seinfeld (The Baby Shower) 2", followed by 595 people on Pinterest. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. "The Shower Head" is the 126th episode of NBC sitcom Seinfeld. [3] Charles had met Seinfeld co-creator Larry David and Richards when he was part of the writing staff of the ABC sketch show Fridays and David and Richards were part of the show's ensemble cast. Elaine holds a baby shower for her friend Leslie at Jerry's apartment, while Jerry is performing in Buffalo. Linda Ghent Published on Feb 22, 2017. Skip?" The Deal This was the fifteenth episode for the seventh season. Including T-Shirts, DVDs, and more! Elaine holds a baby shower for her friend Leslie at Jerry's apartment, while he is performing in Buffalo. This episode focuses on Jerry and George's struggles to get their respective parents to move out of New York. Tags . Meanwhile, Jerry is convinced by his neighbour Kramer (Michael Richards) to install illegal cable television. Larry Charles wrote the episode, which was directed by Tom Cherones, and was partly based on a friend of his who was pregnant but did not want to experience childbirth. The Chinese Restaurant [3] Vic Polizos and James Lashly guest-starred as the Russian cable installers. What have you done to my little cable boy?" Kip? The party is ruined when the two Russians eat all the food and get into a fight. "The Chinese Restaurant" is the 11th episode of the sitcom Seinfeld ' s second season on NBC, and is the show's 16th episode overall. [3], "The Baby Shower" was first broadcast in the United States on NBC on May 16, 1991. Mike Flaherty and Mary Kaye Schilling of Entertainment Weekly graded the episode with a D, stating "After a promising opening, this baby quickly degenerates into heavy-handed farce". Episode This material is replicated on a number of sites as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service Project. He decides to commit the crime when he finds out there will be 75 televised Mets games on TV. [9] A cheap plastic sticker was put on Jerry's television screen to give the impression that it was broken. [Source]. [3], "The Baby Shower" met with negative responses from critics. Seinfeld (TV Series) The Baby Shower (1991) Goofs. Chip? "The Baby Shower" was written by Larry Charles and directed by Tom Cherones, who directed all of season two's episodes. 1,547 views. George is excited, as the baby shower is an opportunity to confront the woman who gave him the worst date of his life by pouring Bosco chocolate sauce on his red collared shirt while doing performance art. This is a clip from Seinfeld in which Kramer tries to talk Jerry into installing illegal cable. Infobox Television episode Title = The Baby Shower Series = Seinfeld Caption = Kramer arrives at the baby shower. If you can improve it further, please do so. Jerry is frustrated by his television's bad reception, and is convinced by Kramer to have cable illegally installed by two Russians. From Seinfeld's season 3, 2nd part of episode "The Boyfriend"Youtube could not go on without having this clip. [1] At the end of the dream Kramer holds Jerry in his arm, stating "what have you done to my little cable boy? [1] The Leslie character was largely based on Karen Finley and Johanna Went, two performance artists who both used foods in their acts, Charles considered them "a ripe target for satire". The episode was written by Larry Charles and directed by Tom Cherones and it was first aired on May 16, 1991. Jerry's friend George Costanza (Jason Alexander) once had a terrible date with Leslie and confronts her at the shower. Written by: Larry David. [1] Charles recalled the dream sequence as "one of the most ambiguous scenes we did [in season two]" and felt it was very Tarantino-like. However, he is irate when the charge turns out to be several times what Kramer told him it would be. Linda S. Ghent, Eastern Illinois University Author Profile. George reflects that she was "unequivocally the worst date of my life." Before the shower, Kramer convinces Jerry to get an illegal cable hookup and the installation men come during the baby shower. Jerry is frustrated by his television's bad reception, and is convinced by Kramer to have cable illegally installed by two Russians (Vic Polizos and James Lashly). Jerry tries to flee only to be gunned down by the agents. [5][6] The episode was partly based on a friend of Charles, who was pregnant but did not want to experience childbirth and therefore asked the doctor to anesthetize her. - George, "What's her husband's name again? [1] Christine Dunford was cast as Leslie, Charles commented "she just came in; gave a great reading. She deserves a baby monsoon." Sign in with your TV provider to continue watching. The Baby Shower (Seinfeld) has been listed as one of the Media and drama good articles under the good article criteria. [3] The episode was a combination of loose storylines that had been brought to the writers table. George is excited, as he expects the baby shower to be the perfect opportunity to confront Leslie, the woman who gave him the worst date of his life by pouring Bosco chocolate sauce on his red-collared shirt while doing performance art. It first aired on NBC on May 16th, 1991. Linda S. Ghent, Eastern Illinois University Author Profile. Showing all 3 items . Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Home / Series / Seinfeld / DVD Order / Season 2 / Episode 4 The Baby Shower Elaine needs to use Jerry's apartment to hold a baby shower for a woman that once dated George. [3] Some dialogue was removed from the scene, as Kramer initially told Jerry Benjamin Franklin would have wanted free cable. Season [14] The episode was ranked third on a list of Seinfeld's "Not-so-top episodes", compiled by the New York Daily News. [3], Don Perry guest starred as an airplane passenger next to Jerry, when he wakes up from his nightmare. The Baby Shower Jerry has to go out of town for a show, so he lets Elaine use the apartment. Meanwhile, Kramer tries to convince Jerry to pirate cable television. In the episode, Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) throws a baby shower for her friend Leslie (Christine Dunford) at Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) apartment, while he is out of town. Meanwhile, Kramer and the two Russians crash the shower to install cable television. 15 His show is canceled due to bad weather, and George picks up Jerry at the airport so that he can encounter Leslie at the baby shower while wearing the red shirt. [1] "The Baby Shower" also is one of the few episodes of season two in which the primary storylines of all four characters come together in the final scene. Jerry informs George they cannot go back to his apartment because of the baby shower, but discovers that George is wearing the red shirt and wants to encounter Leslie at the shower. May 16, 1991 This is a clip from Seinfeld in which Kramer tries to talk Jerry into installing illegal cable. Summary. [7] In audio commentary he recorded for the Seinfeld: Volume 1 DVD set, Charles noted how he established three of the episode's four storylines in one scene, in which the characters eat and talk at Monk's Cafe. -Kramer. It had 32.3 million US viewers. Kramer and the two Russians crash the shower to install the cable, start to eat all the food and get into a heated argument. [1] A number of scenes were changed or cut during production of the episode. Jump to: Audio/visual unsynchronised (1) | Continuity (1) | Spoilers (1) Audio/visual unsynchronised . [2] The episode was the first episode written by Charles, who would remain with the show through the fifth season. And like, just one wrong turn and the whole buffet is like, right off the table." The episode contained a dream sequence in which the title character was killed, as episode writer Larry Charles was interested in "the, Kramer invites Jerry, Elaine and George into his apartment to watch, "She doesn't deserve a baby shower. As Jerry is sleeping on the plane he dreams of returning to his apartment only to find several FBI agents there interrogating Kramer who told them about the illegal cable, it shows that the Russian was an FBI undercover agent. [3] He had been unable to write for the show's first season, as Charles had been writing for The Arsenio Hall Show during its production. [15], "A look back at the best - and worst - Seinfeld episodes", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Baby_Shower_(Seinfeld)&oldid=983772406, Short description is different from Wikidata, Television episode articles with short description for single episodes, Television episode articles with short description and disambiguated page names, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 October 2020, at 04:35. Air Date The episode revolves around protagonist Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) and his friends Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and George Costanza (Jason Alexander) waiting for a table at a Chinese restaurant, on their way to see a one-night showing of a movie. "Seinfeld" The Baby Shower subtitles. However, the party goes awry when Kramer shows up to install illegal cable, Jerry's trip is cancelled, and George intends to confront the mother-to-be for mistreating him on their date years earlier. [9] Other crew members would move lights around the set to simulate street lights or headlights of other cars. - Jerry, "What? If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it. Jerry is worried about the illegality of such a move and tells Kramer, "No." Meanwhile, Jerry is convinced by his neighbour Kramer (Michael Richards) to install illegal cable … The episode was directed by Kevin S. Bright with a teleplay written by series creators Marta Kauffman and David Crane. It aired on February 15, 1996. [1], As Charles was always trying to find elements that were unusual in sitcoms, the episode had a scene in which Jerry dreams he is interrogated by the FBI for his illegal cable hookup, and is killed by their gunfire while trying to escape. https://seinfeld.fandom.com/wiki/The_Baby_Shower?oldid=27363. In early drafts of the script, the episode opened with Kramer telling Jerry about the Russian cable installers. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. AKA: Seinfeld, Stand Up, Stand-Up, The Jerry Seinfeld Show, Good News, Bad News "Seinfeld" The Baby Shower (TV Episode 1991) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. [3] Perry states that he might be the last person Jerry will see alive. "When is Jerry going to see the baby?" "The Baby Shower" is the tenth episode of the second season of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, and the show's 15th episode overall. Larry Charles Writer(s) Season = 2 Episode = 15 Airdate = May 16, 1991 Production = Writer = Larry Charles Director = Tom Cherones Guests = Christine… Subscribe to the Seinfeld ONLY Podcast on iTunes[/caption] After escaping the Russian gulag, Rob and Akiva’s cable guy hooked up their TV’s with illegal cable so they could re-watch the next episode in the Seinfeld series for their weekly post show recap. Looking for a great gift idea for the holidays? Full Seinfeld scripts and episodes. This line was not in the original script, but was added because Perry, as Charles explained, "just had the right look". "The Baby Shower" Tom Cherones Larry Charles: May 16, 1991 Elaine holds a baby shower for a friend at Jerry's apartment. Cable boy. Article milestones; Date Process Result; Good article nominee : Listed: A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" [5] Charles explained that the writing staff of the show considered it a challenge to weave together loose ideas into one episode. [3] Additional dialogue between the baby shower guests regarding turning off men was also cut. [1] In addition, the episode also establishes Elaine's interest in the Kennedys, a plot element that would return later in the season four episode "The Virgin". "The Baby Shower" is the tenth episode of the second season of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, and the show's 15th episode overall. In the episode, Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) throws a baby shower for her friend Leslie (Christine Dunford) at Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) apartment, while he is out of town. [3] Margaret Reed, best known for her role on the soap opera As the World Turns, appeared as Mary Cantardi, a woman who screams at Jerry for not calling her back after a date. One of the other party guests (Margaret Reed as Mary) confronts Jerry because he never called her back after a date. This was changed as the writers felt it would be better left as a surprise. Seinfeld: The Baby Shower. Kramer sells Jerry on the idea on getting an illegal cable hookup. Director Seinfeld S02E10 - The Baby Shower - When Jerry goes out of town, Elaine uses his apartment for the baby shower of a woman George once dated. prev This unpleasant scene is the final straw and the guests leave hurriedly. Jerry is tormented with guilt and fear over the illegal cable. Jerry changes his mind about the cable hook-up, but agrees to pay the Russians the full price for their trouble. next [3] It was filmed in front of a live audience on November 20. Seinfeld Season 2 Episode 10: The Baby Shower Summary: Elaine needs to use Jerry's apartment to host a baby shower so Jerry leaves town for a show. When George and Jerry arrive, George's plan proves unsuccessful, as he cannot muster the courage necessary to yell at Leslie. 16 "The Chinese Restaurant" Tom Cherones Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld: May 23, 1991 [10][11] Norman Brenner, who worked as Richards' stand-in on the show for all its nine seasons,[12] appears as an extra in the first scene of the episode, standing at the counter at Monk's Cafe. thumb_up 38. thumb_down 0. share SHARE. [3][4] Charles frequently had difficulty with writing Jerry's stand-up material; therefore, in "The Baby Shower", Seinfeld used some of his own material. Jerry does a cost -benefit analysis of installing illegal cable. Movies, sports, nudity, and it's free for life!" His show is canceled due to bad weather, and George picks up Jerry at the airport. [3] The scene in which Mary Cantardi, a woman Jerry went out with once but never called afterwards, makes a scene at the baby shower was not in the original script, but was added during rehearsals to give Seinfeld more involvement in the final scene. See more ideas about seinfeld, baby shower, best sitcoms ever. When he refuses to pay, the Russians break his television set. "The Baby Shower" is the tenth episode of the second season of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, and the show's fifteenth episode overall. - Kramer, "Cable boy. [3] A technique called "Poor Man's Process" was used during the car scene with George and Jerry;[1] one or two crew members would shake the car to give the impression that it was moving, though it never actually was. The Baby Shower . - George, "Because I've seen these pregnant women, and they sometimes misjudge their fetal girth. [1], "The Baby Shower" was first read by the show's cast on November 14, 1990. 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