The Seinfeld Chronicles

101 - Seinfeld Chronicles

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 Improv
The first appearance of the comedy club where Jerry does his intro / outro stand-up routines throughout the series.

Jerry’s Apartment
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
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.

Lansing, MICHIGAN (map)
Jerry mentions that he met Laura after doing a show in Lansing.

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
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
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.


One thought on “The Seinfeld Chronicles

  1. I thought that i have seen every single episode, but t have never seen the pilot…they never show it in syndication amd i thought the folirst episode had a different Morty Seinfeld

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