The Wallet

405 - Wallet

The Wallet (season 4, episode 5)

written by Larry David, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: September 23, 1992

Jerry has to explain to his parents why he isn’t wearing the watch they gave him, which he threw in the trash. Morty thinks his wallet was stolen at the doctor’s office. George negotiates his way out of the NBC pilot deal.


Monk’s Café is not featured in this episode.

The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Jerry’s parents are stunned to hear about Crazy Joe Davola, and more so that somebody could possibly not like Jerry. Elaine surprises the rest of the gang when she returns from her European vacation.

John F. Kennedy International Airport
Jamaica, Queens, NEW YORK
nearest subway: Howard Beach – JFK Airport (A)
Jerry picks his parents up from the airport, telling them about their pilot for NBC. A sign seen at the episode’s opening shows that Jerry is on a road headed towards the Van Wyck Expressway and Belt Parkway, with a right for South Cargo Rd. coming up.

parked spot
New York, NEW YORK

While in the car after a date with Susan, George passes on the pilot price on Jerry’s “behalf,” as they were not offered enough money.

airport gas station
Queens, NEW YORK
Jerry stops for gas, where he and Morty argue over who will pay.

Jimmy Sherman (NOT REAL)
W. 85th St. and Columbus Ave., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: 86th Street (B,C)
Jerry lies and tells Kramer and his parents that he took the watch his parents gave him to be fixed at Jimmy Sherman at 85th and Columbus.

Kramer’s Apartment
Jerry corners Kramer as he’s re-entering his apartment, telling him that the watch repair story is made up, and not to bring up the watch again.

New York City Department Of Sanitation
125 Worth St., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: Chambers Street (J)
In a deleted scene, Kramer suggests that Jerry track down his discarded watch by visiting the Sanitation Department, to see if any of their garbage sifters have found it.

NYU Hospital For Joint Diseases
301 E. 17th St., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: 3rd Avenue (L)
Morty flies in to New York to visit a back specialist, but ends up leaving early after he believes the doctor stole his wallet from the exam room.

Sullivan’s (NOT REAL)
Helen defends the sofa with the giant metal bar, because they bought it from Sullivan’s, “a good store.”

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (map)
Elaine asks Kramer how his time in California was when she returns and surprises the gang.

Dr. Reston’s office
New York, NEW YORK

Elaine tries convincing Dr. Reston that she has a new lover in her life…and that man is Kramer. Dr. Reston tells a client over the phone that his office is just east of Madison Avenue.

La Boite en Bois
75 W. 68th St., New York, NEW YORK
nearest subway: 66th Street – Lincoln Center (1)
Jerry, Helen, Morty and Uncle Leo are out for dinner, where Jerry discovers that Leo found and is now wearing his discarded watch, and tries desperately to hide it from his parents.


Put it in the vault!

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