The Heart Attack (season 2, episode 8)
written by Larry Charles, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: April 25, 1991
George’s false alarm heart attack lands him in the hospital for a tonsillectomy. He visits Kramer’s holistic healer but experiences a downfall of alternative medicine.
Jerry awakes in the middle of the night, writing what he finds to be a hilarious bit, which just turns out to be repeating a line from a cheesy TV movie: “flaming globes of Sigmund!”
George is convinced he is having a heart attack at Monk’s, after watching a TV program the night before about coronaries. In true George fashion, he still manages to argue his check before leaving for the hospital.
Manhattan Memorial Hospital (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK
While supposedly having a heart attack, George suggests Jerry have him taken here, as there’s “less of a line” than other hospitals. No establishing shot is shown of a hospital building, but rather an ambulance taking George to the hospital.
Kramer praises the hospital cafeteria, saying its like “Sizzler opened up a hospital.”
973 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street (A,B,C,D)
George and Jerry visit Kramer’s herbalist to cure George’s tonsillitis, with even more disastrous results than the original heart attack. Tor’s apartment shares the same exterior as Antonio’s building from “The Busboy.”
New York, NEW YORK
Elaine and Dr. Fein are parked, with Dr. Fein going into tremendous details about the physiology of the tongue.
Richfield Coliseum (NOW CLOSED)
2923 W. Streetsboro Rd., Richfield, OHIO (map)
When asking Tor to translate Jerry’s half-asleep note, all he comes up with is “Cleveland 117, San Antonio 109.” The Cleveland Cavaliers played here during the 1990-91 NBA season.
HemisFair Arena (NOW CLOSED)
434 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, TEXAS (map)
When asking Tor to translate Jerry’s half-asleep note, all he comes up with is “Cleveland 117, San Antonio 109.” The San Antonio Spurs played here during the 1990-91 NBA season.