The Tape (season 3, episode 8)
written by Larry David and Bob Shaw & Don McEnery, directed by David Steinberg
original airdate: November 13, 1991
George orders a miracle baldness cure from China. Elaine leaves an erotic message on Jerry’s tape recorder. Her dirty-mouthed practical joke spurs sexual interest in her from the guys, especially George.
Jerry discovers a sexy voice on his tape recorder when reviewing one of his shows, starting a mystery with Jerry and George over who the voice is. The group later discovers Elaine is the voice, prompting sexual advances from Jerry, George and Kramer. George orders baldness cream from China, with the assistance of Ping the Chinese delivery guy.
Elaine confesses to George that she left the message on Jerry’s tape recorder as a joke.
Beijing, CHINA (map)
George calls a hair restoration clinic, led by Dr. Zhao Zhang, to order baldness curing cream; Ping the delivery boy spends a while chit-chatting with Beijing, prompting an upset Jerry to end the call over the long distance charges.
George Washington Bridge
Fort Washington Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 175th Street (A)
Elaine claims the mystery woman on Jerry’s tape may did not leave her name because she perhaps felt she couldn’t have Jerry, and thus decided to jump off the George Washington Bridge.
Upper West Side
New York, NEW YORK (map)
Kramer, when jokingly filming Elaine as a porn actress, claims she just finished shooting her latest picture, “Elaine Does The Upper West Side.”
Rome, Lazio, ITALY (map)
When joking with Kramer’s video camera, Elaine claims how her pornographic “co-star” George plays a pilot returning from Rome, and Elaine “is just about to show him how much I’ve missed him…”
Bank Of China, New York Branch
410 Madison Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 47-50th Streets – Rockefeller Center (B,D,F,M)
Ping the delivery boy mentions to George that he needs a money order from the Bank Of China to send to Beijing for his hair cream. This location closed in 2016, moving headquarters to 1045 Sixth Ave.
George drives Elaine home, and is extremely resilient in avoiding the urge to go in to the apartment, as he is extremely attracted to Elaine after discovering she was the voice on the tape.
London, England, UNITED KINGDOM (map)
Jerry and Kramer try to do their best cockney accent, which is the accent of those from London’s east end.