The Shoes

417 - Shoes

The Shoes (season 4, episode 16)

written by Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: February 4, 1993

Jerry and George lose their TV pilot after sneaking a peek of the NBC executive’s daughter’s cleavage. Elaine thinks everyone’s obsessed with her Botticelli shoes.


The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Jerry and George struggle to write for the Elaine pilot character. The gang discusses “cleavage etiquette” after George is caught ogling Russell’s teenage daughter.

Monk’s Café
Jerry and Elaine see Gail Cunningham at the coffee shop, where she dramatically comments on how Elaine bought her shoes from the trendy store Botticelli.

West Side YMCA
5 W. 63rd St., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: 66th Street – Lincoln Center (1)
Kramer tells Jerry that he was on his way here when he “snubbed” Gail Cunningham.

Pfieffer’s (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK

Home of the “power lunch” crowd, where Gail Cunningham is a chef, and Jerry, George and Elaine convince Russell Dalrymple to give the pilot a second chance.

666 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: 5th Avenue – 53rd Street (E,M)
Where Elaine buys the infamous shoes she needs to give to Gail Cunningham; this is the closest location to TV Jerry.

Dana Foley’s office
New York, NEW YORK

George has another session with his therapist, where George criticizes her for not liking the pilot script or the butler storyline.

Gail Cunningham’s apartment
New York, NEW YORK

Kramer tells the gang that he walked with Gail from the YMCA to her building, where he put his arm around her and “planted one,” even though he had snubbed her just the other day.

Russell Dalrymple’s condo
1125 Park Ave., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: 86th Street (4,5,6)
Where George “got a good look” at Russell’s daughter, Molly’s, cleavage, thus putting a major hamper on the pilot’s survival. Jerry: “There was cleavage in the area! It’s a reflex, cleavage-poke!” This is the same building exterior as Beth’s apartment in “The Wait Out,” and Heather’s apartment in “The Chicken Roaster.”

Bouchard’s (NOT REAL)
53rd St., New York, NEW YORK

This is where Russell and Elaine go on their first date, and where George reveals that his cousin who used to work there used the bouillabaisse for a toilet: “if you go in there, stick with the consomme.”

Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: 34th Street – Herald Square (B,D,F,M,N,Q,R)
Jerry mentions George was staring at Molly’s cleavage like he “just put a quarter in one of those big metal things on top of the Empire State Building.” The observatory (home of the “big metal things”) is on the 86th floor.


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