The Opera (season 4, episode 9)
written by Larry Charles, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: November 4, 1992
Elaine realizes her boyfriend Joey is actually Crazy Joe Davola. She, Jerry, George and Kramer have to endure a night at the opera with a bunch of clowns.
Monk’s Café is not featured in this episode.
The gang readies for a wild night at the opera, with George wearing a short tuxedo and Kramer dressing like Ozzie Nelson. Jerry also fears for his safety after getting the kaibosh put on him by Crazy Joe Davola following a threatening phone message.
Crazy Joe Davola’s apartment
115 W. 71st St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 72nd Street (1,2,3)
Joe tortures Jerry over the phone, threatening to put the kaibosh on him. Joe later reveals his “shrine” to Elaine, who sprays him with Cherry Binaca and escapes before he gets his hands on her. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!
NBC Studios (New York)
30 Rockefeller Pl., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 47-50th Streets – Rockefeller Center (B,D,F,M)
Crazy Joe Davola says in his voicemail message that he believes Jerry badmouthed him to the NBC executives, and effectively “kaiboshed” his deal.
The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Times Square – 42nd Street (1,2,3,7,N,Q,R,S)
The gang goes to see opening night of “Pagliacci,” with Jerry and Elaine trying to dodge Crazy Joe Davola, while Kramer and George try scalping off their extra tickets down the street.
Tunis, TUNISIA (map)
Mr. Reichman mentions to his wife that Steven Holtzman did a production in Tunis last year that “the Muslims really took to,” while passing George scalping his opera ticket in the street.
Philadelphia International Airport
8800 Essington Ave., Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA (map)
Susan makes it to the opera at the last minute, telling George she didn’t have to pick up her friend at the airport because her plane had to land in Philadelphia.