The Bet (season 2, unaired)
written by Larry Charles, directed by Tom Cherones
intended airdate: February 13, 1991
In an infamous Seinfeld history moment, the episode “The Bet” made it all the way to table reads, before an uncomfortable cast, crew and network protested the story, due to the controversial episode theme of gun control. “The Phone Message” was written and aired in its place. In the abandoned script, Elaine bets Jerry on whether she would buy a handgun, and Kramer claims he had sex with a stewardess during a flight from Puerto Rico.
Details of the episode do not explicity discuss any scenes that take place at The Improv, Jerry’s Apartment or Monk’s Café, but it can be assumed scenes would be set in these locations for this episode.
Dealey Plaza Historic District
411 Elm St., Dallas, TEXAS (map)
In the abandoned script, Elaine holds a gun to her head and asks Jerry “Where do you want it, the Kennedy? The McKinley?” This is in reference to the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, by a bullet to the head, in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
Temple Of Music (NOW CLOSED)
34 Fordham Dr., Buffalo, NEW YORK (map)
In the abandoned script, Elaine holds a gun to her stomach and asks Jerry “Where do you want it, the Kennedy? The McKinley?” This is in reference to the assassination of U.S. President William McKinley, by a bullet to the stomach, in Buffalo on September 14, 1901.
PUERTO RICO (map)
In the abandoned script, Kramer returns from a vacation in Puerto Rico, where he claims he had sex with a flight attendant in a row of seats on the return trip to New York.
Queens, NEW YORK (map)
In the abandoned script, Jerry, George and Elaine travel to the airport, to question the flight attendant about her supposed tryst with Kramer, to settle Jerry and George’s bet over the story’s validity. The script details never reveal which airport the gang visits.
Greater Rochester International Airport
1200 Brooks Ave., Rochester, NEW YORK (map)
In the abandoned script, George, acting as a reporter to question the stewardess Kramer supposedly slept with, introduces Elaine and Jerry as his wife Amanda and her cousin, who are “going to Rochester on the 1:15, and they’re a little early so they’d just like to listen.”