The Busboy (season 2, episode 12)
written by Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: June 26, 1991
During the gang’s meal at a restaurant, a busboy is fired and George seems to blame. Kramer helps George try to make things right with the busboy while Elaine faces the reality of having a boyfriend visit for a week.
Elaine gets Antonio’s address for George, and he covninces Kramer to go with him as “backup.” Antonio later comes to the apartment to thank George, but gets into a confrontation with Ed in the stairwell, with the resulting fight leaving both of them with major injuries.
Elaine and George lament over their situations, taking care of Ed and Pequita, respectively, while Jerry compliments a busboy.
New York, NEW YORK
The restaurant Jerry, George and Elaine visit, and inadvertently get Antonio fired after a menu is accidentally set alight by a candle. This restaurant shares a similar interior to Trattoria dell’ Arte (900 Seventh Ave.), where Jerry and George visit in “The Fix-Up.”
1324 Amsterdam Ave., Apt. 4D, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 125th Street (A,B,C,D)
George and Kramer try reconciling with Antonio the fired busboy, but end up losing his cat in the process, just making things worse. Antonio’s apartment shares the same exterior as Tor’s building from “The Heart Attack,” which despite Elaine’s noting the address, is actually twenty blocks south at 973 Amsterdam Ave. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Jamaica, Queens, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Howard Beach – JFK Airport (A)
Elaine details her route to get Ed to the airport, back to Seattle, and out of her life:
1. Queens-Midtown Tunnel
2. Long Island Expressway
3. Queens Blvd. (“I took the shoulder!”)
4. Jewel Ave. (“I used the median!”)
5. Van Wyck Expwy. (“They say no one’s ever beaten the Van Wyck, but gentlemen, I tell you this…I came as close as anyone ever has!”)
6. Rockaway Blvd.
7. JFK (she nearly makes it, but a 5-car pileup on Rockaway forces Ed to miss the flight)
Elaine frantically tries getting her boyfriend Ed to the airport on time, even making him wear her sweater when they are running late.
1290 Sixth Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 47-50th Streets – Rockefeller Center (B,D,F,M)
George’s pick for best bathroom at 54th and Sixth is the 14th floor of Sperry-Rand, Morgan Apparel: “mention my name, she’ll give you the key.”
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
1941 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 66th Street – Lincoln Center (1)
George’s pick for best bathroom at 65th and Tenth is Alice Tully Hall: “magnificent facilities!”