The Hot Tub

705 - Hot Tub

The Hot Tub (season 7, episode 5)

written by Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: October 19, 1995

Elaine hosts Jean-Paul for the NYC marathon. He has a history of oversleeping, so Jerry fixates on ensuring he’s up in time for the race. Kramer installs a hot tub in his living room.


The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Jerry ends up hosting Jean-Paul, after he is booted from Elaine’s apartment the night before the marathon. Kramer’s hot tub, however, blows power to the building, causing Jean-Paul to once again oversleep.

Monk’s Café
Elaine tells the gang that Jean-Paul is staying with her, getting pressure from Jerry to ensure he is woken up with a proper alarm clock. George tells Jerry his trick to always looking busy, and then shares his new Astros vernacular with the gang.

NORWAY (map)
One of the products George reads about in the Peterman catalog is the Norwegian ice-fishing vest.

Pendant Publishing
Elaine mentions she met Jean-Paul while editing a book on running while at Pendant.

Elaine hosts Jean-Paul, a Trinidadian runner in town for the New York Marathon. According to Elaine, he’s “Trinidadian and Toboggan.”

Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc (now Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys)
Passeig Olímpic 17, Barcelona, SPAIN
Jerry mentions how Jean-Paul famously overslept at the Olympics four years earlier and missed the marathon. Jerry claims if he had been with him in Barcelona, “you’d be polishing that gold medal right now” (there were no actual competitors from Trinidad And Tobago in men’s or women’s marathon at the 1992 Summer Olympics).

Yankee Stadium
George is penned a rage-a-holic by Mr. Wilhelm, giving him the Houston Astros assignment. George is eventually made to soak in a hot tub with Mr. Steinbrenner to “relieve” his tension.

Kramer’s Apartment
Kramer installs a hot tub in his apartment, which knocks out the power throughout the whole building.

Cleveland, OHIO (map)
Jerry remembers once missing a flight to Cleveland because of Elaine’s shoddy alarm clock, out of concern for Jean-Paul.

Houston, TEXAS (map)
George hosts team representatives flying in from the Houston Astros organization, to discuss interleague play against the Yankees.

SWEDEN (map)
Kramer remarks how he opens up all the windows in his apartment, so its freezing cold, while the hot tub is boiling hot…”it’s like Sweden…Sweeeeden!”

1641 Second Ave., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: 86th Street (4,5,6)
George takes out those “bastards” and “sons of bitches” from the Houston Astros organization out to the bar.

J. Peterman
Elaine has “catalouge writer’s block” coming up with copy for the Himalayan walking shoe, in her first appearance working at the Peterman catalogue.

Himalayas Mountains, ASIA (map)
Elaine spends the duration of the episode struggling to write copy for a new Peterman catalogue item, the Himalayan walking shoe. The Himalayan mountain range spreads across five Asian countries (Bhutan, China, India, Nepal and Pakistan).

Timbuktu, MALI (map)
Elaine starts off her Himalayan Walking Shoe copy with “it was a cold winter’s night in Timbuktu.”

Elaine’s Apartment
Marathon runner Jean-Paul stays with Elaine, but ends up with Jerry when he spots a bastard child and inadvertently harasses the mother about it.

Bedford Hotel (NOW CLOSED)
118 E. 40th St., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: Grand Central – 42nd Street (4,5,6,7)
Jerry checks Jean-Paul in here to get a good night’s sleep (and a guaranteed alarm clock), but takes him back to his apartment when he supposedly upsets the wake-up call guy and fears the wake-up will never come.

Jungfrau Railway
Bernese Oberland, SWITZERLAND
Kramer has a poster over his bed of the Jungfrau Railway in the Bernese Oberland.

CANADA (map)
A large Canadian flag is clearly seen amongst the crowd at the start of the New York Marathon. Kramer is also shown to have a poster in his apartment from the Canadian National Railway, reading “Snow Time is Playtime in Canada.”

Verranzo-Narrows Bridge
Staten Island, NEW YORK
Jerry drops off Jean-Paul here at the start of the race, the starting point each year for the New York Marathon. Jean-Paul runs the Marathon, and is en route to victory when Kramer accidentally hands him coffee, which he throws on his face and burns himself.

Mr. Steinbrenner tells George that when he used to get angry, he would tell people he was moving the team to New Jersey “just to upset people.”


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