The Friars Club (season 7, episode 18)
written by David Mandel, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: March 7, 1996
Jerry tries to join the famed Friars Club but fears he’ll never be admitted after the crested blazer disappears at the Flying Sandos Brothers performance. A new Peterman employee with selective hearing bothers Elaine. Kramer tries out Leonardo da Vinci’s sleep habits, but they cause him trouble with his mafia girlfriend. Rob Schneider guest stars.
George gleefully announces that Susan’s best friend Hallie is available for Jerry to date. George puts the “wheels in motion” to couple them, but then is forced to get Jerry to “sweeten” when he sours on Hallie. Kramer announces his plans to sleep like da Vinci, for just 20 minutes every 3 hours, leading to disastrous results.
George and Susan, now without Jerry and Hallie to enhance their conversation, are stuck in a boring discussion over shoelaces at the coffee shop.
Kramer has his girlfriend Connie in his apartment, where he falls asleep due to his “da Vinci” method of sleep…and assuming he’s dead, she has his body dumped in the Hudson River.
555 Northern Blvd., Great Neck, Long Island, NEW YORK (map)
In a deleted scene, Susan finds out that their wedding venue, Leonard’s, as accidentally double booked, and thus needs to postpone their wedding until June. A reservedly jubilant George proclaims that “we must have Leonard’s!” when Susan suggests alternate accommodations to keep the wedding in March.
New York Friars Club
57 E. 55th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 5th Avenue – 53rd Street (E,M)
Pat Cooper offers to put Jerry up for membership, but he is not allowed in when he loses one of their jackets. Jerry takes George, Susan and Hallie out for dinner…but the conversation is stuck between the sexes only. If you go, be sure to remember to wear a jacket in the dining room!
Elaine is stuck with a semi-deaf coworker, who may or may be not abusing his disability to shove work off to Elaine. Jerry later tests Bob’s hearing in the men’s washroom…which had mixed and inconclusive results.
In a deleted scene, Mr. Peterman tells Elaine a story his own workplace romance, where he apprenticed to a honey factory in Belize, and had an affair with the chief beekeeper: “I knew I had to have that horrible creature. And I did.”
Peanut Butter & Co. (NOW CLOSED)
240 Sullivan St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
Kramer has the idea for a restaurant that serves only peanut butter and jelly, called PB&J’s. This was Kramer’s vision brought to life – and Jerry Seinfeld even had a sandwich named for him on the menu!
205 W. 46th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 49th Street (N,Q,R)
This theatre is shown in an establishing shot as the home of the Flying Sandos Brothers production, where Jerry, George, Susan and Hallie see a performance.
Kramer’s body is tossed into the Hudson by Connie’s cronies, where he escapes a sack and swims to safety.
George invites Jerry and Hallie to dinner at their apartment, but Jerry refuses since he’s “soured” on Hallie. George: “you have to sweeten!”
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Kramer shows up, drenched and terrified with the police in tow, after being mistaken for dead by Connie.
Jackie Chiles’ office
The Hippodrome, 1120 Sixth Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 42nd Street – Bryant Park (B,D,F,M)
Connie calls her lawyer to represent her against Kramer, but Jackie quickly refuses as soon as the words “Cosmo Kramer” are spoken.
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In a deleted scene, Mr. Peterman tells Elaine that in lieu of her behavior towards Bob (“nobody likes a tease”), he is sending Bob instead of her to Italy for a month to work on the new Medici handkerchief. The royal House of Medici was based in the Tuscany region.