The Jacket

205 - Jacket

The Jacket (season 2, episode 3)

written by Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: February 6, 1991

Jerry wears his expensive new suede jacket to meet Elaine’s intimidating novelist father. When snow begins to fall, Jerry plans to protect the suede by turning the jacket inside out, revealing a pink, candy-striped lining, much to the dismay of Mr. Benes.


Monk’s Café is not featured in this episode.

The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Jerry shows off his new suede jacket to the gang, with George stymied at how much he paid. Jerry later gives it to Kramer, after exposing it to snow.

Beau Brummel Sport (NOW CLOSED)
287 Columbus Ave., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: 72nd Street (1,2,3)
Jerry finds the perfect suede jacket here, with the pink candy-stripe lining, which he drops over $1000 on.

Utah State Prison
14425 Bitterbrush Ln., Draper, UTAH
In a deleted scene, Jerry tells the salesman “in the immortal words of Gary Gilmore, let’s do it” when making the final decision on purchasing the suede jacket. Gilmore said these famous words shortly before his execution at this prison on Jan. 17, 1977.

Westbury Hotel (NOW CLOSED)
15 E. 69th St., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: 68th Street – Hunter College (6)
Where Jerry and George are stuck in the hotel lobby, in the world’s most awkward conversation with Elaine’s father Alton.

Imperial Theatre
249 W. 45th St., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: Times Square – 42nd Street (1,2,3,7,N,Q,R,S)
George saw Les Misérables here, and gets the song “Master Of The House” stuck in his head (and later Mr. Benes’).

Camp Hatchapee (NOT REAL)
Jerry tells George that Robert Schumann went mad from the same musical note, but George thought he meant Artie Schumann from Camp Hatchapee.

Alton Benes talks of a funny tailgunner he knew from his time served in Korea, who “blew his brains out all over the Pacific – there’s nothing funny about that.”

Alton Benes mentions to Jerry and George that he served in Guatemala in 1953, helping to overthrow Jacobo Arbenz Guzman.

Pendant Publishing
Elaine tells her father that she is now working reading manuscripts for Pendant.

Pakistani restaurant
46th St., New York, NEW YORK

Jerry, Elaine, George and Mr. Benes go for dinner here, walking from their hotel in the snow, thus forcing Jerry to expose his new suede jacket to precipitation.

Towson, MARYLAND (map)
Elaine tells Jerry and George that her father is driving back to Maryland, which he spends singing “Master Of The House.”

Put it in the vault!

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