The Pool Guy (season 7, episode 8)
written by David Mandel, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: November 16, 1995
Elaine realizes she has no female friends and makes an effort to get to know Susan, causing George’s worlds to collide. The annoying pool guy from Jerry’s health club won’t leave him alone. Kramer’s new phone number is one digit off from Moviefone and he decides to offer his own movie info service to those who mistakenly call him.
Jerry suggests Elaine call Susan to ask her out for a girl’s day on the town, prompting Kramer to warn Jerry about “colliding” George’s worlds of Relationship George and Independent George…and “a George, divided against itself, cannot stand!” Kramer discovers “he’s FILK” when his new phone number is nearly identical to Moviefone.
Elaine and Susan become closer as girlfriends together, upsetting George that his worlds may “collide”…and they do, coming to a head when a booth at Monk’s is taken up by Jerry, Kramer, Elaine and Susan…leaving no room for him. He later dines alone at Reggie’s in disarray.
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 86th Street (4,5,6)
Elaine invites Jerry and George to a historical clothing exhibit at The Met (“what Mary Todd wore to Lincoln’s funeral”), but ends up taking Susan and “colliding” George’s worlds.
Loews Paragon Theater (now AMC Loews 84th Street 6)
2310 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 86th Street (1)
Jerry and Kramer go to see “Firestorm”, but get stuck sitting with Ramon the Pool Guy. Jerry, Elaine and Susan later see “Chunnel” here, ditching George once again…and George later snaps, screaming at the crowd in the 9:30 showing, when the gang was in the 9:00 theatre.
George’s “worlds collide” when Elaine invites Susan to a museum, wanting to be girlfriends with her separate from the gang.
Embassy 1 Theatre (NOW CLOSED)
1560 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 49th Street (N,Q,R)
An establishing shot of Jerry and Kramer at the theatre shows Times Square, focused on the Embassy 1 Theatre…even though it was shown earlier that Jerry and Kramer are at the Loews Paragon Theater, almost forty blocks north.
Kramer begins acting as the Moviefone guy, as their phone numbers are similar…before being acosted by the actual Moviefone man at his front door.
Physique Health Club
New York, NEW YORK
Jerry’s new health club, where he is pestered by Ramon the pool guy. Jerry and Newman later inadvertently knock Ramon out, and since they refuse to give him CPR, are booted from the club.
Sony Theatre Lincoln Square (now AMC Loews Lincoln Square)
1998 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 66th Street – Lincoln Center (1)
Kramer tells a caller to 555-FILK the time for the 8:30 showing of “Cupid’s Rifle” at this theatre.
Inwood-207th Street Station
W. 207th St. and Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Inwood – 207th Street (A)
Jerry takes the subway with Ramon to this stop, bailing on him after telling him he doesn’t want to be friends any longer. The station shows the station on the “A” line, but with a red icon, and the continuity is off, as 207th St. is the northbound terminus of the A train, so Ramon would either have to get off the train or head back south. This station is only accessible on the A line.
Reggie’s (actually Munson Diner, NOW CLOSED)
12 Lake St., Liberty, NEW YORK (map)
George eats here once his “worlds collide,” and there’s no room left at Monk’s Café now that Susan is getting friendly with the rest of the gang. The original Hell’s Kitchen location was moved, via flatbed, outside the city to Liberty in 2005.
Criterion Center Stage Right (NOW CLOSED)
1530 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Times Square – 42nd Street (1,2,3,7,N,Q,R,S)
An establishing shot of George headed to the theater shows Times Square, focused on the Criterion Center…even though it was said earlier that the gang is at the Loews Paragon Theater, almost forty blocks north.