The Stake Out

102 - Stakeout

The Stake Out (season 1, episode 2)

written by Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: May 31, 1990

Jerry meets an attractive woman at a party but by the time she leaves, he has only learned where she works. Jerry stakes out the mystery woman’s office with George so that he can “casually” bump into her.


Monk’s Café is not featured in this episode.

The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Jerry consults with his parents and Kramer on how to best “stake out” Vanessa while playing Scrabble.

video store
New York, NEW YORK

Jerry and Elaine are perusing the aisles of the video store, where Jerry agrees to go to Pamela’s birthday, in exchange for Elaine coming with Jerry to a family wedding.

Riverside Dr., New York, NEW YORK
Jerry mentions to Elaine that he remembered her friend Pamela lives on Riverside Dr.

Le Trianon
New York, NEW YORK

Jerry and elaine go out for Pamela’s birthday, where he ignores Elaine in lieu of chatting up Vanessa.

Towson, MARYLAND (map)
Elaine mentions she dreamt of Jerry with wooden teeth in the house she grew up in in Towson.

Sagman, Bennett, Robbins, Oppenheim & Taft (actually Simon, Bennett, Robbins, Oppenheim & Taft)
318 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (4,5,6)
The law firm that Vanessa works for, and Jerry desperately tries to remember the name of, in order for him to stake it out. This name was based on an actual New York firm, only changing the name “Simon” to “Sagman.”

Columbus Cir., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 59th Street – Columbus Circle (A,B,C,D)
Jerry and Elaine’s cab is seen circling Columbus on the way home from the party.

Helen reminds Morty that Elaine “is the one from Maryland that brought you the chocolate-covered cherries you didn’t like.”

48th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
George mentions he was selling a condo on 48th before the stake out with Jerry.

Vanessa mentions to Jerry that she left Pamela’s party early to drive her cousin, who had to return to Boston.

Wall St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Wall Street (2,3,4,5)
Elaine mentions she is dating a stockbroker who works on Wall Street, to Jerry’s delight: “Bulls! Bears! People from Connecticut!”

After finding out Elaine is dating a stockbroker, Jerry replies with a sarcastic “Ah! High finance! Bulls, bears, people from Connecticut!”


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