The Kiss Hello (season 6, episode 17)
written by Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: February 16, 1995
Elaine’s physical therapist friend loves to “kiss hello” but Jerry despises the practice. Kramer decides to adorn the apartment lobby with resident photos to encourage tenants to know their neighbors.
Kramer enacts a building-wide policy of putting tenant photos up in the lobby, but Jerry is angry with the decision when every woman in the building insists on kissing him hello and making small talk.
The gang decides to introduce Kramer to Wendy, in the hopes that he will make a comment about her dated hairstyle. George vents on Wendy’s “delicate genius” as a physical therapist.
George asks Jerry if he thinks people often do the flamenco in Spain, if you can simply ask if one is “free for dinner and a flamenco.” Jerry: it’s “the dance of a very proud people.”
New York, NEW YORK
Jerry goes over to Nana’s to open a bottle of ketchup, and runs into Uncle Leo, discovering he owes his mother $50 from 1941.
Pines Of Mar Gables
Morty calculates that Uncle Leo owes Helen $663.45, with 5% interest compounded quarterly from track winnings he was given by their father as a child.
Riverside Memorial Chapel
180 W. 76th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 79th Street (1)
Elaine and Wendy drive by here, with Wendy asking about Kramer being single and “if there’s anything wrong with him.”
ProFitness Physical Therapy (NOW CLOSED)
1841 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 59th Street – Columbus Circle (A,B,C,D)
Wendy’s physiotherapy office is here, where George gets a cancellation fee, but can’t get one back from the “delicate genius.” Wendy later tries to charge Elaine for therapy, after she caused her to injure her elbow lugging skis home, after Wendy refused to drive her there.
Central Park 72nd Street Gate
W. 72nd St. and Central Park W., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 72nd Street (B,C)
Wendy drops off Elaine and her skis 3 blocks short of her apartment, claiming she didn’t want to have to drive around Central Park West and go back west to Columbus Ave…all this after driving Elaine 120 miles from skiing.
Knollridge Nursing Home (NOT REAL)
NEW YORK (map)
Nana was put in this home to “silence” her by Uncle Leo, but she met Buddy (her old neighbor), who backed up Nana and Helen’s story, and Jerry could finally prove Leo’s guilt.
Jerry is dis-invited from a building-wide party in Kramer’s apartment, due to Jerry’s shunning of “the kiss hello” building-wide.