The Cheever Letters

408 - Cheever Letters

The Cheever Letters (season 4, episode 8)

story by Larry David and Elaine Pope & Tom Leopold, teleplay by Larry David, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: October 28, 1992

Jerry offends Elaine’s assistant with the “panty remark.” Kramer makes a new contact for his Cuban cigars. A box of letters from John Cheever is all that remains after the Ross cabin burns down.


The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Jerry and George struggle tremendously with advancing the “Jerry” script, not getting beyond “Hello.” After making Elaine’s assistant quit, Jerry has her over, where one thing leads to another, and the “panty remark” comes out, which Elaine eventually finds out to Jerry’s dismay.

Monk’s Café
Jerry divulges the details of his night with Sandra to George, including the aftermath of the infamous “panty remark.”

Pendant Publishing
Elaine confronts her assistant Sandra about chatting too much with Jerry, making her quit almost immediately.

Westchester Country Club
99 Biltmore Ave., Rye, NEW YORK
Kramer mentions he is no longer allowed here, as he can’t give the pro any more Cuban cigars, since they perished in the cabin fire. Kramer later heads up with his new Cuban friends Luis, Jorge and Umberto, as he now has an unlimited supply of Cubans coming his way.

Ross’ townhouse
24 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
George meets the Rosses for the first time, where he is forced to tell them that their cabin…burned. He is later present when a courier brings Mr. Ross’ private letters from John Cheever, to the shock and horror of the rest of the family.

Ross’ “47 Cabin” (NOT REAL)
Mr. Ross mentions to George and Susan both of his parents died in that cabin, and that it holds tremendous sentimental value…and then discovers its burned down.

United Nations Permanent Mission Of Cuba In New York
315 Lexington Ave., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: Grand Central – 42nd Street (7)
Kramer visits the Cuban Mission to get cigars, and is originally turned down due to their U.S. legal status, but gets more when he gives his father’s jacket to one of the diplomatic workers.


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