The Glasses

502 - Glasses

The Glasses (season 5, episode 3)

written by Tom Gammill & Max Pross, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: September 30, 1993

George loses his glasses and thinks he sees Jerry’s girlfriend with his cousin Jeffrey. A strange dog bites Elaine and Kramer helps Jerry buy a powerful air conditioner.

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Monk’s Café is not featured in this episode.

The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Kramer gets Jerry a new air conditioning unit (the Commando 8), but the unit dislodges and crashes to the street, where it hits the dog that bit Elaine. Jerry criticizes George’s squint-vision after questioning Amy on her possible whereabouts with cousin Jeffrey.

J&T Optical (actually Devonshire Optical)
51 University Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 8th Street – NYU (N,R)
Kramer recommends his friend Dwayne to replace George’s glasses at a discount, Elaine gets bitten in the leg by a random dog, and George claimed to see Jerry’s girlfriend kissing his cousin Jeffrey outside the store…when it was really a policewoman kissing a horse. J&T Optical is mentioned in the episode as being on Columbus Ave., but is clearly Devonshire Optical.

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
1000 Tenth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 59th Street – Columbus Circle (A,B,C,D,1)
Elaine gets treated for her dog bite, but gets no rabies shot (“no shot…dog bite. Woof woof, not bang bang!”).

Catskill Mountains, NEW YORK (map)
Jerry mentions George lost his glasses on their way back from the Catskills, and squinted his way from Wurtsboro to the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Wurtsboro, NEW YORK (map)
Jerry mentions George lost his glasses on their way back from the Catskills, and squinted his way from Wurtsboro to the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Tappan Zee Bridge
Tarrytown, NEW YORK
(map)
Jerry mentions George lost his glasses on their way back from the Catskills, and squinted his way from Wurtsboro to the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Dinky Donuts (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK

Kramer claims that he once “rescued” Dwayne the optician from his sugar addiction at Dinky Donuts, where he found him “cinnamon swirls!”

Joe’s Fruit (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK

Kramer claims that he had to take Dwayne to Joe’s and “stuff a cantaloupe down his throat” to save his remaining teeth, due to his sugar addiction. Although fictional, it is implied throughout the show that Joe’s is very close to Jerry’s, and is based on Bak’s Market (now closed), a fruit stand near Larry David where he was once banned, located at 609 W. 43rd St.

New York Health & Racquet Club
24 E. 13th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Union Square – 14th Street (L)
George and a blind man in the locker room run into the street in their underwear, in search of cousin Jeffrey and Amy.

Jeffrey’s apartment
New York, NEW YORK

Jerry stops by his cousin’s apartment (running into Uncle Leo), and unsuccessfully tries to trap his girlfriend into admitting she cheated with Jeffrey by using Paul Simon tickets.

Central Park Great Lawn
New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 81st Street – Museum Of Natural History (B,C)
Jerry surprises Amy with tickets to a Paul Simon concert in the park from Jeffrey.

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