The Stall (season 5, episode 12)
written by Larry Charles, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: January 6, 1994
Elaine agonizes over a woman’s refusal to pass her some toilet paper under the stall of a public restroom. Kramer convinces Jerry that his girlfriend makes a living as a phone sex operator. George befriends Elaine’s “mimbo” boyfriend.
Kramer and Jerry rack their brains whether Jane is also “Erica,” a 976 call girl. Elaine tells Jerry about the stall incident, and he scrambles to hide Jane’s voice from her once he puts two and two together. George complains about Kramer being invited rock climbing, and having to confess Tony’s accident to Elaine after they go climbing.
Elaine discovers that Jerry’s girlfriend Jane was the woman who could not “spare a square,” so Elaine exacts revenge in the Monk’s ladies room by removing all toilet paper, and fleeing the restaurant once Jane enters a stall.
Manhattan Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach, CALIFORNIA (map)
Jerry mentions the Pier (albeit indirectly) in his opening monologue, mentioning the “Cuervo Beach Volleyball tournament” in mentioning beached whales. The Pier has hosted the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series in Manhattan Beach since 1979.
Metro Theater (NOW CLOSED)
2626 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 96th Street (1,2,3)
Elaine & Tony and Jerry & Jane go to see “The Age Of Innocence” on a double date. In the ladies’ room, Elaine asks for an extra square from Jane in the next stall…but Jane can’t spare a square.
rock climbing spot
George, Kramer and Tony the “mimbo” go rock climbing, and in mixing up who was responsible for Tony’s climbing rope, accidentally make Tony take a bit of a “tumble.”
Elaine questions Tony on the words “radical reconstructive surgery” following his rock climbing accident. George tries to reconcile with Tony, but Tony and Elaine tell George to “step off” once and for all.
Harlem Branch YMCA
180 W. 135th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 135th Street (2,3)
Kramer mentions he’s going uptown to the YMCA, and Jane asks to split a cab…but Kramer asks “what about the driver?!?” The gang usually visits the West Side YMCA (5 W. 63rd St.), but the closest uptown YMCA is the Harlem Branch.