The Couch (season 6, episode 5)
written by Larry David, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: October 27, 1994
Elaine dates a hunky moving man. Kramer and Poppie go into the make-your-own-pizza business together. George tries to rent “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” rather than reading it to impress his girlfriend. Poppie pees on Jerry’s new couch.
Kramer tells the gang that his make-your-own-pizza idea is a go with Poppie, who later comes over and pees on Jerry’s new sofa. Elaine meets a mover, Carl, who she falls for until she learns his stance on abortion.
Kramer criticizes Jerry and Elaine for putting undue stress on Poppie and landing him in the hospital. George goes to his book club, but fails miserably at discussing “Breakfast At Tiffany’s.”
Thomasville Furniture (NOW CLOSED)
91 Seventh Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (1,2,3)
Jerry buys his new, non-foldout-able sofa (which is later peed on by Poppie), and gives Elaine his old sofa.
Tiffany & Co.
727 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 5th Avenue – 59th Street (N,Q,R)
George mentions that he’s reading Truman Capote’s “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” for his book club…”easy, 90 pages.” The focal jeweler featured in the novella’s title is located here.
Poppie’s (NOT REAL)
1394 Third Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
Kramer announces he and Poppie are going into business of customers making their own pizza, but have a falling out when Poppie refuses to let Kramer put cucumber on his pizza. Elaine empties the place after finding out Poppie is staunchly pro-life. As noted in “The Pie,” Poppie’s is said to be on 77th Street, but the exterior is actually on Third at 79th. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!
Tuscany, ITALY (map)
Poppie tells Jerry and Elaine the story of how his mother was taken from his childhood home by the Communists when he was ten years old. It is revealed in “The Maestro” that Poppie is from Tuscany.
George tries reading “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” for his book club, but ends up reading the sports section, watching TV and reading “Cracked” magazine instead.
Pocchino’s (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK
Elaine warns Jerry not to order pizza from here, because their owner contributes to radical pro-life groups.
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (now New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center)
525 E. 68th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 68th Street – Hunter College (6)
Kramer visits Poppie after his breakdown at the restaurant, giving gifts of chili and wine from Jerry and Elaine to him, which he quickly dismisses as hazardous to his health.
Champagne Video (NOW CLOSED)
2183 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 79th Street (1)
George tries to rent “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” to avoid reading the book for his book club, but is unable to when it is already rented out. Not one to give up, he ends up reading the store’s computer screen to track down the renter’s home address.
Joe Temple’s apartment
New York, NEW YORK
George weasels his way into the Temple’s apartment to watch the movie version of “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” by pretending he couldn’t read due to pinkeye.
Elaine offers Carl the delivery man a grape juice, but in throwing it to him, smashes it and spills it over Jerry’s original couch.