Pendant Publishing

Pendant Publishing

PENDANT PUBLISHING (NOT REAL)
600 Madison Ave., New York, New York (map)

Home of Pendant Publishing, where Elaine works reading manuscripts from Seasons Two through Five. Also George’s employer for one episode in Season Three.
nearest subway: 5th Avenue – 59th Street (N,Q,R)

FEATURED EPISODES

The Jacket
Elaine tells her father that she is now working reading manuscripts for Pendant.

The Statue
Elaine and Rava prepare to meet Mr. Lippman, but due to Rava’s disbelief of coincidences, the deal falls apart.

The Library
Elaine fears for her job after she is not invited to order lunch, and when Mr. Lippman rejects her manuscript.

The Stranded
Elaine tells a partygoer that she is working at Pendant, when Jerry intervenes with “Pendant…those bastards!”

The Red Dot
Jerry accidentally gets Elaine’s boyfriend Dick back on the wagon (or off the wagon?), and Elaine gets George a job. George later gets fired from said job after sleeping with the cleaning woman on the desk in his office.

The Letter
Elaine desperately tries getting the Sunday Sports section away from Mr. Lippman, to avoid being seen on the cover of the sports page, and caught lying about her trip to Maryland.

The Cheever Letters
Elaine confronts her assistant Sandra about chatting too much with Jerry, making her quit almost immediately.

The Pick
Elaine is tortured at the office, being nicknamed “Nips” at work, her sister Gail screaming at her over the phone, and Fred eventually dumping her, all over her nipple showing in her Christmas card.

The Pilot
Russell mentions to the other two Greenpeace activists that Elaine works at Pendant. When Russell “dies,” one of the activists (played by Larry David with an accent) promises that he’ll “write to her…I’ll tell her all about you, and what you did out here!”

The Mango
Elaine asks a fellow coworker if she’s ever faked “it.”

The Sniffing Accountant
Elaine gets in trouble from Mr. Lippman for putting in too many exclamation points in Jake Jarmel’s manuscript.

The Lip Reader
Renee convinces Elaine to take a car service, where she is forced to act like she is deaf to avoid conversation with the driver.

The Non-Fat Yogurt
Estelle tells Lloyd that Elaine works at Pendant, so Lloyd can track her down and ask her on a date.

The Masseuse
Elaine tells her coworkers that her boyfriend’s name is Joel Rifkin, leading to jokes and cracks at Joel (the boyfriend’s) expense about the other Joel Rifkin.

The Cigar Store Indian
Kramer sells the Indian to Mr. Lippman, and pitches the coffee table book idea to him. Lippman tells Elaine she should come up with ideas like Kramer’s, asking “what the hell do you do around here all day anyway?”

The Pie
Jerry drops off Elaine (and the lookalike mannequin) at her office after their trip to Rinitze, on Jerry’s way to Poppie’s.

The Raincoats
Aaron picks up Elaine from work to go to My Fair Lady…with Helen and Morty. Morty mentions that Harry Fleming used to have an office in the building…and a deli on the first floor (“you don’t get corned beef like that anymore”).

The Fire
Where Jerry boos, hisses and heckles Toby out of the building, where she runs into oncoming traffic and loses her pinky toe.

The Opposite
Elaine gets promoted due to Pendant’s takeover by Matsushimi, a Japanese conglomerate. However, Elaine is later released, as the company is collapsed after Elaine fails to tell Lippman he forgot his handkerchief (thanks to a mouthful of Jujyfruits), setting off a chain reaction that spelled the end of Pendant Publishing (and Kramer’s coffee table book). As a result, Elaine “becomes” George, unemployed and defeated.

The Hot Tub
Elaine mentions she met Jean-Paul while editing a book on running while at Pendant.

Del Boca Vista

Del Boca Vista

DEL BOCA VISTA (NOT REAL)

“Where living has no limits”
The second home of Jerry’s parents, Morty and Helen, from Seasons Seven until the end of the series, and very temporary home of George’s parents, in a retirement community in Florida. Not a real location, but based on Florida retirement communities like Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, etc.

FEATURED EPISODES

The Shower Head
Jerry mentions his parents are scheduled to move in here from Pines Of Mar Gables, but are in New York until they’re ready. George convinces his parents to move there as well, but they decide to stay, since they cannot bear being away from George.

The Foundation
Jerry warns Morty not to eat anything he caught in the pond in front of their condo…before quickly telling him he’s no longer engaged to Jeannie.

The Little Jerry
Jerry’s parents call him, worried about money, and send him $50 because his check bounced at Marcellino’s bodega.

The Money
Frank and Estelle buy a condo at Del Boca Vista, since Queens is too “low-rent” for them…but quickly decide to return to Queens after seeing a “bum” (actually Jerry) sleeping in a car. Helen and Morty eventually leave Del Boca Vista for a trailer (“its too much house”), since they want to save their money to still support Jerry.

The English Patient
Jerry visits his parents and helps them move their things back into Del Boca Vista. Jerry gets to meet the Mandelbaum clan, who blame Jerry for thinking he’s better than them (and subsequently putting all of them in the hospital).

The Blood
Helen and Morty explain to Jerry that to maintain their health, they joined a program where they walk around their block 3 times a week (and every morning, Morty eats a plum). They later call after hearing from Kramer that Jerry was in the hospital.

The Wizard
Kramer retires from “the grind” and moves down to Del Boca Vista, eventually running for condo president. Jerry visits his parents, and grudgingly tries helping his father install a puppet regime with Kramer in charge, as Morty cannot run for President himself, but the fake Wizards (the “Willards” from Bob Sacamano Sr.) bring down the campaign.

The Bookstore
Talking to his parents about Uncle Leo, Jerry discovers that Leo has prior criminal charges, and could actually serve time in prison for theft.

The Finale
Jerry tells Helen and Morty the show “Jerry” was picked up by NBC, and Morty reveals all he watches on television is “Xena: Warrior Princess.”

Pines Of Mar Gables

Pines Of Mar Gables

PINES OF MAR GABLES (NOT REAL)

First home of Jerry’s parents, Morty and Helen, in a retirement community in Florida, from Seasons One through Seven. Not a real location, but based on Florida retirement communities like Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, etc.

FEATURED EPISODES

The Pony Remark
Jerry mentions in his opening monologue that his parents live in Florida, not because they want to, but because “they’re in their sixties, and that’s the law.” Morty and Helen fly in from Pines Of Mar Gables to visit Manya. Morty: “she made me fly all the way from Florida for this, then she criticizes my jacket.”

The Statue
Jerry mentions he was going to send his grandfather’s things to his parents in Florida, but they didn’t want it. Jerry later tells Rava his mother is in Florida, when she tells how her mother abandoned her family as a child.

The Chinese Restaurant
Jerry mentions that his aunt will call his mother in Florida, upon realizing Jerry didn’t say hello to a mutual friend he didn’t recognize.

The Pen
The site of the entire episode. Jerry and Elaine stay with Morty and Helen, experiencing overheating, upside-down space pens, foldout bed bars, chiropractors and dinner checks for $19.45. Jerry also mentions his parents in his opening monologue, noting how old people do not wear bathing suits, they wear “trunks.”

The Outing
Jerry’s parents discover the article claiming he and George are a couple, and Morty blames Helen for his supposed sexuality: “it was those damn culottes you made him wear when he was 5!”

The Pilot
Jerry’s parents are seen watching the pilot at home, with Helen once again asking “how could anybody not like him?”

The Wife
Jerry’s parents call when they hear from Uncle Leo that Jerry got fake-married.

The Raincoats
Morty calls Jack Klompus to have him courier his raincoats overnight. The Seinfeld’s condo is later robbed upon their return, since Jack never fixed the broken window to their garage he had to break to get inside.

The Secretary
Jerry mentions to Willy that his mother keeps her fur coat in his apartment for when she visits from Florida.

The Kiss Hello
Morty calculates that Uncle Leo owes Helen $663.45, with 5% interest compounded quarterly from track winnings he was given by their father as a child.

The Doodle
Elaine uses Jerry’s parents address as her own in her interview with Viking Press, in order to get a free stay at the Plaza Hotel.

The Cadillac
Jerry surprises his parents by giving his father a Cadillac, which ultimately leads to Morty’s downfall and impeachment as condo board President due to a fraud scandal, forcing Morty and Helen to leave the complex for Del Boca Vista.

The Money
Jerry flies back to Florida to buy his car back from Jack Klompus. Jerry later maxes out his credit cards by cleaning up the car (after Jack drives it into a swamp), and ends up sleeping in it, since Jack won’t let him stay in his condo.

The Wizard
Helen mentions that Morty can’t run for condo president in Del Boca Vista, as he was impeached once before…to which Morty says he in fact only “resigned.”

The Finale

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The Finale (season 9, episodes 23 & 24)

written by Larry David, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: May 14, 1998

NBC decides to bring Jerry and George back to make their sitcom and rewards them with a free trip on the corporate jet. On their way to Paris, the plane must make an emergency landing in a small New England town. The gang witnesses a mugging and is arrested for doing nothing to help the victim. Jackie Chiles defends them at trial, where a slew of memorable character witnesses testify against Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer.

FEATURED LOCATIONS

The Improv
The Improv’s final appearance of the series. Jerry opens the episode for the first time in two seasons with stand-up material.

Jerry’s Apartment
The final appearance of the apartment in the series. Jerry gets the news that he and George are moving to California, but in the end he is away from his apartment for different reasons, as he is in prison for a year in Massachusetts.

Monk’s Café
Monk’s final appearance of the series. The gang meets one last time, where they discuss where to use NBC’s private jet to spend one last “fling” together before Jerry and George move to California.

beach
NEW YORK

Kramer heads to the beach, as he senses “there’s something in the air,” a seemingly prophetic statement regarding their future emergency landing due to water in Kramer’s ear…which got in after going to the beach.

NBC Studios (New York)
30 Rockefeller Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 47-50th Streets – Rockefeller Center (B,D,F,M)
Jerry and George meet with new NBC President James Kimbrough here, where the “Jerry” pilot is finally picked up.

George’s Apartment
In a deleted scene, Jerry asks George in the cab back from NBC what he’ll be doing with his apartment now that they will be moving to California.

Elaine’s Apartment
Elaine tries calling her friend Jill about her father’s cancer, but is “defeated” in a phone face-off by Jerry’s news of the pilot’s renewal.

CALIFORNIA (map)
Jerry mentions to Elaine that he and George are moving to California to write for the revived “Jerry.”

Del Boca Vista
Jerry tells Helen and Morty the show “Jerry” was picked up by NBC, and Morty reveals all he watches on television is “Xena: Warrior Princess.”

Costanza House
George tells Frank and Estelle that he is moving to California to write for “Jerry.”

JAPAN (map)
Kramer suggests the gang use NBC’s plane to visit here, so they can all be catered to by geishas.

SWEDEN (map)
In a deleted scene, George suggests the gang use NBC’s plane to visit here, since the sun doesn’t go down until 3 AM, but is kaiboshed by Jerry and Elaine, as the hotel may only have vertical blinds, thus making sleep impossible with so much sunlight.

RUSSIA (map)
Elaine suggests the gang uses NBC’s private jet to visit Russia, to which George and Jerry kaibosh because it is too bleak, even in the spring (“If you’re bleak, you’re bleak!”).

SWITZERLAND (map)
Elaine suggests the gang use NBC’s private jet to visit here, to which George kaiboshes the suggestion, because it is “a bit hilly.”

Paris, FRANCE (map)
Since there can be no compromise amongst the gang, Jerry just proposes they use the NBC jet to go to Paris. Newman later mentions he has a cousin in Paris who can only communicate by blinking, and begs Jerry to allow him to go with so he can visit.

Van Nuys Airport
16461 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CALIFORNIA
(map)
The airport where the gang boards NBC’s private jet for Paris was filmed here.

Latham, MASSACHUSETTS (NOT REAL)
Where the gang is forced to make an emergency landing, fails to stop a robbery, jailed, brought to trial, convicted, and imprisoned for one year for breaking the new Good Samaritan Law.

Warner Brothers Studios
3400 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CALIFORNIA
(map)
The fictional city of Latham, Massachusetts was filmed on the Backlot at Warner Brothers Studios.

Latham Police Department
Latham, MASSACHUSETTS (NOT REAL)

The gang is held in a holding cell pending their trial for breaking the Good Samaritan Law.

Pont de l’Alma
Paris, FRANCE
(map)
The jail guard in Latham mentions that the Good Samaritan Law the gang was arrested on was based on the French law, after Princess Diana’s death where paparazzi just stood around following her fatal auto accident in 1997.

Jackie Chiles’ office
The Hippodrome, 1120 Sixth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 42nd Street – Bryant Park (B,D,F,M)
The gang hires Jackie to defend them in their Good Samaritan trial: “You don’t have to help anybody, that’s what this country’s all about! That’s deplorable, unfathomable, improbable!”

prosecutor’s office
Latham, MASSACHUSETTS (NOT REAL)

The prosecutors assigned to the “NY Four” trial develop a strategy to win the case, based on establishing the character of the gang, by sparing no expense to bring in as many witnesses as possible to establish a pattern of antisocial behavior.

CNBC Studios (NOW CLOSED)
2200 Fletcher Ave., Fort Lee, NEW JERSEY
(map)
Geraldo Rivera is shown covering the gang’s trial on “Rivera Live,” discussing the character witnesses and speculating on the outcome of the trial.

Latham County Courthouse
Latham, MASSACHUSETTS (NOT REAL)

The gang faces trial for breaking the Good Samaritan Law, where a neverending lineup of character witness break them down and discredit them, forcing the judge to imprison them for one year.

SOUTH KOREA (map)
Estelle mentions that Frank may be the reason for George ending up in prison, as he was never around for George, always in Korea with his religious tchotchkes.

Newman’s Apartment
Newman is seen gleefully leaving his apartment for the gang’s trial in Massachusetts.

Uncle Leo’s apartment
New York, NEW YORK

Uncle Leo is seen leaving his apartment for the gang’s trial in Massachusetts.

J. Peterman
Mr. Peterman is seen leaving his office for the gang’s trial in Massachusetts.

Puddy’s apartment
New York, NEW YORK

Puddy is seen leaving his apartment for the gang’s trial in Massachusetts.

Mickey’s apartment
New York, NEW YORK

Mickey is seen leaving his apartment for the gang’s trial in Massachusetts.

Bania’s apartment
New York, NEW YORK

Bania is seen leaving his apartment for the gang’s trial in Massachusetts.

Ross’ townhouse
24 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
The Rosses are seen leaving their townhouse for the gang’s trial in Massachusetts.

Rabbi Glickman’s apartment
16 W. 75th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 72nd Street (B,C)
Rabbi Glickman is seen leaving his apartment for the gang’s trial in Massachusetts.

Keith Hernandez’s apartment
Upper East Side, New York, NEW YORK
(map)
Keith Hernandez is seen leaving his apartment for the gang’s trial in Massachusetts.

Yankee Stadium
Mr. Steinbrenner is seen leaving his office for the gang’s trial in Massachusetts.

Ramada Hotel
Latham, MASSACHUSETTS (NOT REAL)

In a deleted scene, Newman asks Keith Hernandez where he is staying, and when Keith replies with the Ramada, Newman begs him to let him stay on a cot there, as he could not find a room in town. The only Ramada in Massachusetts as of this writing is at 800 Morrissey Blvd. in Boston.

Schnitzer’s (actually Royale Pastry, NOW CLOSED)
237 W. 72nd St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 72nd Street (1,2,3)
Mabel Choate brings up Jerry’s theft from “The Rye” when testifying against the gang during their trial, noting that she bought the rye from Schnitzer’s.

Garden Valley Shopping Mall (NOT REAL, based on Jersey Gardens Mall)
651 Kapowski Rd., Elizabeth, NEW JERSEY
(map)
The mall is mentioned by the security guard from “The Parking Garage” while on the stand at the gang’s trial, bringing up Jerry and George’s “uromysotisis” charges.

ARGENTINA (map)
Yev Kassem (“The Soup Nazi“) mentions he had to close up shop thanks to Elaine during his testimony for the gang’s Good Samaritan Trial, and that he had to move to Argentina.

PAKISTAN (map)
Babu mentions he came to Massachusetts all the way from Pakistan for the gang’s trial, after they inadvertently had him deported in “The Visa.”

Latham County Prison
Latham County, MASSACHUSETTS (NOT REAL)

Jerry, George and Kramer are shown in prison, watching Jerry perform stand-up for the inmates. It is revealed that George is on Cell Block D, evidently separate from Jerry and Kramer.