The Visa

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The Visa (season 4, episode 15)

written by Peter Mehlman, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: January 27, 1993

Babu Bhatt returns and Jerry’s attempts to help his immigrant friend get him deported. Elaine unsuccessfully tries to get George’s girlfriend to help her with her lawsuit.


The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Babu Bhatt is picked up by immigration officials for deportation, after Elaine doesn’t give Jerry back his mail in time to realize he had the renewal papers. Kramer returns from Florida, and reveals he accidentally punched his idol Mickey Mantle.

Monk’s Café
George meets Cheryl, a lawyer, who he has Jerry pose as a serious person to seem more funny. George questions why people don’t pay money to live like Kramer, who already lives his life like a “fantasy camp.”

Dream Café (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK

Jerry brings up Babu’s restaurant from “The Café” when reminding George and Elaine of its opening…and colossal failure, in part thanks to Jerry’s recommendation to convert to a Pakistani restaurant.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th St., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: 34th Street – Penn Station (A,C,E)
Jerry and Elaine attend the New York International Auto Show, before meeting up with George and Cheryl for dinner afterwards.

Kramer is at a New York Yankees Baseball Fantasy Camp in Florida, which is cut short after Kramer accidentally punches Mickey Mantle.

Isabella’s (NOW CLOSED)
359 Columbus Ave., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: 81st Street – Museum Of Natural History (B,C)
George takes Cheryl Fong on a date here, thinking he will avoid Elaine and Jerry, who hate it…but they end up coming anyways, and steal his thunder (and her laughs) in the process.

Immigration holding cell
New York, NEW YORK

Babu is detained for failing to renew his visa application, and he threatens to kill Jerry and Elaine from his cell when he discovers it is their fault he never got his papers.

parking spot
New York, NEW YORK

George and Cheryl are parked, and George reveals that Jerry being a dark, depressed person was all a ruse thought up by George: “I’m disturbed! I’m depressed! I’m inadequate! I got it all!”

Jerry and Elaine inadvertently have Babu deported back to Pakistan, after misplacing his U.S. visa renewal papers. Babu is later seen back in Pakistan, vowing to save up every last rupee and get revenge on Jerry, as he is a “very bad man.”

Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant (NOW CLOSED)
42 Central Park S., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: 5th Avenue – 59th Street (N,Q,R)
Kramer goes to the restaurant to apologize to Mickey after accidentally punching him, and let him get retribution…but he instead has his security throw Kramer out of the restaurant (and into a horse).

Statue Of Liberty
Liberty Island, New York, NEW YORK
Jerry mentions the Statue Of Liberty in his closing monologue, mentioning the Statue’s credo for immigrants (“give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses”).


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