The Pony Remark (season 2, episode 2)
written by Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: January 30, 1991
Jerry inadvertently offends his elderly relative by saying he hates people who had ponies growing up. The woman dies before Jerry can clear the air. Jerry is torn between attending her funeral and playing in a championship softball game.
Jerry’s parents stay with him for dinner with Manya…and later her funeral. Kramer reveals his plan to add levels to his apartment.
Jerry contemplates with George and Elaine whether to play in his softball championship (George: “We need you! You’re hitting everything!”) or attend Manya’s funeral (Elaine: “He has to go! He may have killed her!”).
Pines Of Mar Gables, FLORIDA
Jerry mentions in his opening monologue that his parents live in Florida, not because they want to, but because “they’re in their sixties, and that’s the law.” Morty and Helen fly in from Pines Of Mar Gables to visit Manya. Morty: “she made me fly all the way from Florida for this, then she criticizes my jacket.”
Friends O’Clyde (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK
This is the sponsor of Jerry and George’s softball team.
Kramer claims that he is going to install “levels” in his apartment, so confident to the point that he bets Jerry that he will be able to install everything within a year.
Kramer decides he wants his leveled apartment to have “a lot of pillows…like ancient Egypt.”
New York, NEW YORK (map)
Uncle Leo mentions to Jerry that cousin Jeffrey is getting a citation from the New York Parks Department for his Central Park walking tours.
810 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NEW YORK (map)
Helen mentions she heard the son of a relative owns a few horses, trotters “like at Yonkers.”
Krakow, POLAND (map)
Manya mentions she had a pony in Poland following Jerry’s infamous remark. Later, at her funeral, the funeral director describes her pony as “The Pride of Krakow.”
Ellis Island, New York, NEW YORK (map)
Jerry mentions to his upset parents that he never saw photos of immigrants entering New York Harbor sitting on a pony.
Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport
6000 Airport Cir., Sarasota, FLORIDA (map)
Morty, upset he loses his Super Saver ticket due to Manya’s funeral, wants to try getting an army transport flight to a base in Sarasota. He later discovers the Army closed its Sarasota base, forcing him to pay full fare. Sarasota Army Airfield closed in 1947, and is now Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport.
Drexel’s Funeral Home (NOT REAL)
Ocean Pkwy., Brooklyn, NEW YORK (map)
George says if Manya has the possibility to explore the universe, travel to other dimensions, “do you think she’s gonna want to be at Drexel’s Funeral Home on Ocean Parkway?!”
Phoenix, ARIZONA (map)
Jerry mentions that Manya’s husband is moving to Phoenix in the aftermath of her death, resulting in Elaine trying to get Manya’s apartment.
New York, NEW YORK (map)
Uncle Leo mentions that cousin Jeffrey is being transferred to Riverside Park by the Parks Department, “to completely revamp THAT operation.”
West End Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
Elaine tries getting Manya’s apartment from her widow on West End, which he reveals is going to Jerry’s cousin Jeffrey.
Atlantic City, NEW JERSEY (map)
Jerry remarks in his closing monologue about playing Monopoly with a real pony as a playing piece, passing Baltic Ave. The streets in the American version of Monopoly are named for streets in Atlantic City.