The Serenity Now (season 9, episode 3)
written by Steve Koren, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: October 9, 1997
George competes with Lloyd Braun at selling computers in the Costanzas’ garage. Frank shouts “serenity now” to keep calm. Jerry gets in touch with his emotions. Mr. Lippman’s son kisses Elaine at his bar mitzvah. Kramer sets up Frank’s old screen door and spends time relaxing outside his apartment.
The Improv is not featured in this episode.
The gang tells Jerry he cannot truly get mad. Due to this, an emotionally fragile Jerry declares his love for George, and proposes to Elaine, who initially turns him down. However, Elaine eventually accepts Jerry’s proposal, but by then he is back to his usual self and rejects her. Kramer tries a return attack on the “neighborhood” kids.
Patty tries to get Jerry to express his anger, and begins to get it out of him at the coffee shop…but naturally he ends up taking it too far, ending the relationship.
George and Kramer go to fix Frank’s screen door (Kramer: “I love going to the country”), and Kramer takes the door home, while George reignites his feud with Lloyd Braun. George and Lloyd compete to sell computers in the Costanza’s garage, with neither actually selling anything for “Constanza and Son.”
La Caridad (NOW CLOSED)
2199 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 79th Street (1)
Patty gives away Knicks home opener tickets so she and Jerry can go for dinner here. Although other La Caridads exist in New York, “Notes About Nothing” from the Season 9 DVD claims this one was likeliest for them to visit, as its closest to Jerry’s Apartment.
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Pl., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Penn Station (1,2,3)
Jerry shows off his lack of emotion when being told that Patty gave away their tickets to the Knicks home opener here.
Kramer installs Frank Costanza’s discarded screen door to his apartment, turning the outside of his door into the typical classic American front porch and garden, sans an actual porch and garden.
Dante Caterers (NOW CLOSED)
75-07 31st Ave., East Elmhurst, Queens, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Northern Boulevard (M,R)
Elaine goes to Adam Lippman’s bar mitzvah here, where he kisses her to prove his manhood…and Elaine brings Boggle as a gift.
Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
2939 Terminal Dr., Hebron, KENTUCKY (map)
Showing off his anger, Jerry yells at his airline for trying to stop him over in Cincinnati, even getting a first class upgrade due to his outburst. Although the airport serves Cincinnati, it is actually located just over the Ohio state border in Kentucky.
Mr. Lippman’s apartment
219 W. 81st St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 79th Street (1)
Elaine tries explaining to Adam that he isn’t a man, forcing him to renounce Judaism. Mr. Lippman later tries to appeal to Elaine’s “Shiks appeal” by throwing himself at her, and when she recoils, he too renounces the faith. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!
Rabbi Glickman’s apartment
16 W. 75th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 72nd Street (B,C)
Elaine visits Rabbi Glickman (called Rabbi Kirschbaum in “The Postponement“) to try and combat her “Shiks appeal,” but is also hit on by the rabbi.
Myrtle Beach, SOUTH CAROLINA (map)
Rabbi Glickman mentions to Elaine that a member of his congregation has a timeshare here, and that he and Elaine could conceivably “wing on down after the high holidays.”