The Stock Tip (season 1, episode 5)
written by Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: June 21, 1990
After George receives a stock tip, he and Jerry take the financial plunge. Elaine and her allergies battle her boyfriend’s cats. Meanwhile, Jerry’s weekend getaway with his new girlfriend proves to be a relationship killer.
Jerry obsesses over his stock, with Kramer gleefully watching as the stock (and Jerry’s investment) tumbles.
George celebrates his stock’s success, smoking a cigar and gloating about a new car he purchased, much to Jerry’s dismay.
Elaine mentions she lost a grape in her apartment, thus being late to meet Jerry and George.
Jerry mentions that Elaine’s grape could mutate into one similar that terrorized a small town in the Panhandle: “they had to call in the army – it had a pit of steel!”
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Elaine refers to her apartment as “The Actors Studio” because of her roommate Tina.
Jerry and Vanessa spend the weekend in Vermont, with Jerry obsessing over his stock tip. Jerry mentions he also wants to catch “a big, fighting marlin” while there.
Jerry and Vanessa visit a grocery store in Vermont, with Jerry still talking about the stock.
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Jerry visits the dry cleaners with George, where he argues with an apathetic dry cleaner owner over admitting fault in shrinking one of Jerry’s shirts.
George mentions he got a stock tip for Tramco Corp., based in Springfield, who is introducing a robot butcher. He is not specific about which Springfield he means, as there are dozens throughout the United States in nearly every state.