The Wink

704 - Wink

The Wink (season 7, episode 4)

written by Tom Gammill & Max Pross, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: October 12, 1995

Jerry’s healthy eating habits backfire when his grapefruit squirts into George’s eye. George’s involuntary winking leads to trouble at the Yankees.

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The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
George’s wink causes issues for the gang, particularly Kramer, who he inadvertently lets take Mr. Steinbrenner’s signed birthday card. Elaine lambastes Jerry for ordering “just a salad” on his date with Holly. Holly later comes over to cook Jerry dinner, where she (along with Elaine and James) discover what’s really happening to the meat.

Monk’s Café
Jerry, George and Elaine argue about whether a blind or deaf date is better. Jerry accidentally squirts a piece of grapefruit pulp into George’s eye, leading to chaos in George’s life. The gang discovers that Elaine’s “head-to-toe” visit at James’ cost Mr. Morgan his job, and got George an unwanted promotion.

Elaine’s Apartment
Elaine meets her wake-up guy, James, over the phone, and makes a date in-person.

Yankee Stadium
George inadvertently gets Mr. Morgan in trouble, and eventually fired, due to the “wink.” George inadvertently has Kramer get a card for Mr. Steinbrenner framed before Mr. Morgan can sign, again due to the “wink.” George also inadvertently gets Mr. Morgan in trouble with his wife, again thanks to the “wink.” Kramer later begs Paul O’Neill to hit two home runs for Bobby in the Yankees locker room.

Collectors Universe
124 E. 40th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Grand Central – 42nd Street (4,5,6,7)
Kramer sells a birthday card signed by the entire New York Yankees organization for Mr. Steinbrenner to his friend Stubbs for $200, after getting “permission” from George to do so.

Old Homestead Steakhouse
56 Ninth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (A,C,E)
Elaine’s cousin Holly takes Jerry out here for dinner, where he is grilled for ordering “just a salad”…”just a salad”…”just a salad.” Holly mentions their Grandma Memma would often take them to a matinee, and then dinner here when they were kids.

Kramer’s Apartment
George goes to Kramer to get Mr. Steinbrenner’s birthday card back, when he discovers his wink caused Kramer to sell the card for $200.

Holly’s apartment
New York, NEW YORK

Elaine’s cousin Holly has Jerry over for a carnivorous dinner, where Jerry sneaks discarded mutton into his jacket pocket, using Holly’s napkins she got from Grandma Memma.

Franco’s butcher shop (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK

Holly mentions she visited Jerry’s butcher Franco down the street, who Jerry claimed to “act all aloof” and pretend he didn’t know Jerry, which he likely didn’t. Holly mentions that the butcher is just down the street from Jerry.

St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
1000 Tenth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 59th Street – Columbus Circle (A,B,C,D,1)
Kramer tries to coerce a kid into giving him back the Yankees birthday card, first by telling him Paul O’Neill will hit two home runs for him, and later catching a fly ball with his hat.

EUROPE (map)
Holly mentions to Elaine and Jerry that her Grandma Memma bought a candelabra on a trip to Europe in 1926.

James’ apartment
New York, NEW YORK

Elaine sleeps over here (head to toe, no funny business), making James miss his calls and make people, inclduing Elaine and Mr. Morgan, late for work. Elaine leaves Jerry’s coat over at his apartment, and it is wrecked by his dogs going after the discarded mutton in the coat pockets.

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