The Raincoats (season 5, episodes 18 & 19)
written by Tom Gammill & Max Pross and Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: April 28, 1994
Elaine dates a “close talker,” who loves spending time with Jerry’s parents. Jerry is caught making out during “Schindler’s List.” Morty and Kramer go into business together.
Kramer and Morty make an agreement to sell “The Executive” together for a profit. The gang meets Aaron, the “close talker,” who becomes obsessed with Jerry’s parents. Morty & Helen reveal that they do not like George’s parents. Newman outs Jerry to his parents for making out with Rachel during “Schindler’s List.”
George gets asked to join Big Brothers, and spins an elaborate web of lies when he passes, claiming he needs to go to Paris instead. Jerry and Elaine try to understand Aaron’s obsession with Morty & Helen Seinfeld.
Paris, FRANCE (map)
Jerry’s parents are staying with him for 3 days before leaving for Paris with a select charter group; George plans to avoid being Big Brother to a boy named Joey by pretending to go to Paris…but ends up having to accompany the kid to Paris to find his father. George unsuccessfully tries to pawn the kid off to Morty and Helen, before he ends up taking their charter tickets on their “Gateway To Paris” flight, and is shown having lunch in Paris with Joey.
Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 5th Avenue – 53rd Street (E,M)
Kramer compliments Helen’s hand cream that she brings him from Miami, claiming he’ll have to go there next time he’s there. Or, as Jerry reminds him: “or if your ever on Fifth Avenue here in New York City…you can get it there.”
Miami, FLORIDA (map)
Kramer says he wants to ensure he buys handcream that Helen brings him from Saks 5th Ave. the next time he is in New York, neglecting that Saks 5th Ave. is located on 5th Avenue in New York. There are two Saks locations in the Miami area, one at Dadeland Mall (7687 North Kendall Dr.) and Bal Harbour Shops (9700 Collins Ave.).
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 86th Street (4,5,6)
Aaron takes Helen and Morty on a behind the scenes tour…conspicuously without Elaine. Morty believes Monet had to be near-sighted, and was painting without his glasses (Jerry: “he’s from the impressionist school…you know, Monet, Manet, Tippy-Tippy-Day-Day”). Also where Aaron claims Helen responded to Renoir and how he painted children.
Helen and Morty refuse an invitation for paella with the Costanzas. George sells Frank’s cabana wear to Rudy’s, which Frank later discovers Kramer wearing. Frank wants his cabana wear back for a cruise with Estelle, but the clothes are lost after being burned for moths.
Elaine questions Aaron the close-talker as to why he loved going to the museum with the Seinfelds so much.
5 ave. Anatole France, Paris, FRANCE (map)
George claims to be staying at the apartment complex “Eiffel Towers” to Alec (presumably near the actual Tower in George’s mind).
Pines Of Mar Gables
Morty calls Jack Klompus to have him courier his raincoats overnight. The Seinfeld’s condo is later robbed upon their return, since Jack never fixed the broken window to their garage he had to break to get inside.
Rudy’s (actually Antique Boutique, NOW CLOSED)
714 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 8th Street – NYU (N,R)
George sells all of Frank’s cabana wear to Rudy for $225…but instead inadvertently infests the store with moths. Kramer makes a deal to sell all of Morty’s “Executive” raincoats to Rudy, who later turns down the deal after his moth infestation.
Aaron picks up Elaine from work to go to My Fair Lady…with Helen and Morty. Morty mentions that Harry Fleming used to have an office in the building…and a deli on the first floor (“you don’t get corned beef like that anymore”).
Virginia Theatre (now August Wilson Theatre)
245 W. 52nd St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 50th Street (C,E)
Elaine, Aaron, Helen and Morty go to see 1993 revival of “My Fair Lady.” Caroline’s Comedy Club (1626 Broadway), Novotel Hotel (226 W. 52nd St.) and Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) are all seen in the establishing shot.
Café Un Deux Trois
123 W. 44th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Times Square – 42nd Street (1,2,3,7,N,Q,R,S)
Elaine, Aaron, Helen and Morty go here for dinner after seeing “My Fair Lady.”
New York, NEW YORK (map)
George sees Morty & Helen pass on a hansom cab with Aaron & Elaine while in the park.
Cineplex Odeon Regency (NOW CLOSED)
1987 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 66th Street – Lincoln Center (1)
Newman catches Jerry and Rachel necking during the ever-romantic classic “Schindler’s List,” which he later describes to Helen and Morty as “a more offensive spectacle I cannot recall!”
Newman tells Morty and Helen that Jerry “was moving on her (Rachel) like the stormtroopers into Poland!” when he caught them making out at a showing of “Schindler’s List.”
Queens, NEW YORK (map)
Jerry, Kramer and Morty await Jack’s boxes at the airport…only to discover they’re wrecked. Helen and Morty later fly back to Miami (at Gate 18A, Atlantic Northern flight 433), much to Aaron’s disappointment.
New York, NEW YORK
Jerry is kicked out of Rachel’s apartment (and essentially dumped) by Mr. Goldstein for the “Schindler’s List” incident, as he was told of the news by Newman.
Morty & Helen run into Frank & Estelle on a cruise, after the Costanzas are forced out of their house to fumigate for moths.