The Seinfeld Chronicles (season 1, episode 1)
written by Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld, directed by Art Wolff
original airdate: July 5, 1989
Jerry is ecstatic that a woman he met on the road is coming to stay with him in New York. George and Kramer weigh in on how Jerry should best approach the situation.
Monk’s Café is not featured in this episode.
The first appearance of the comedy club where Jerry does his intro/outro stand-up routines throughout the series.
The first appearance of Jerry’s apartment in the series. Kramer borrows his first snack from Jerry, and Jerry hosts a woman for the weekend he finds out is already engaged.
Pete’s Luncheonette (NOW CLOSED)
208 Varick St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Houston Street (1)
Jerry and George have lunch in the “original” coffee shop (with Claire the waitress, the “original” Elaine, serving them), before the location changes to Monk’s Café for the remainder of the series.
New York, NEW YORK
Jerry and George visit the laundromat, where they discuss the signals regarding Laura’s visit, and the impossibility of over-drying clothing.
Shea Stadium (NOW CLOSED)
123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, Queens, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Mets – Willets Point (7)
Kramer (“Kessler” in this episode) mentions he went to the Mets game that night, but Jerry wonders how this is possible, as Kramer evidently hasn’t left the building in 10 years.
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Jamaica, Queens, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Howard Beach – JFK Airport (A)
Jerry and George go to pick up Laura at JFK, discussing “signals” and meanings regarding how Laura will greet Jerry.