The Bet

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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.

FEATURED LOCATIONS

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.

airport
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.”

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Connecticut

Connecticut

STATE OF CONNECTICUT

Nickname: The Constitution State
Population: 3,590,886 (2015)
Capital: Hartford

FEATURED EPISODES

CONNECTICUT (map)
The Stake Out
After finding out Elaine is dating a stockbroker, Jerry replies with a sarcastic “Ah! High finance! Bulls, bears, people from Connecticut…”

Danbury, CONNECTICUT (map)
The Baby Shower
Elaine says her roommate Tina got sick “during the love-in” during an outdoor production of “Hair” in Danbury.

CONNECTICUT (map)
The Chaperone
Miss Connecticut was one of the three delegates for the Miss America pageant that were at the Yankee game, where Jerry asks out Miss Rhode Island.

CONNECTICUT (map)
The Bottle Deposit
Kramer mentions the 5 cent bottle refund is offered in various states, including Connecticut.

Guatemala

Guatemala

🇬🇹 REPUBLIC OF GUATEMALA

Location: North America
Languages: Spanish
Population: 16,176,133 (2014)
Capital: Guatemala City

FEATURED EPISODES

GUATEMALA (map)
The Jacket
Alton Benes mentions to Jerry and George that he served in Guatemala in 1953, helping to overthrow Jacobo Arbenz Guzman.

GUATEMALA (map)
The Fusilli Jerry
Kramer mentions to the gang that Dr. Bakersol worked on a kid from Guatemala with no nose, and “turned him into Ricardo Montalban.”

Ireland

Ireland

🇮🇪 REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Location: Europe
Languages: Irish, English
Population: 4,757,976 (2016)
Capital: Dublin

FEATURED EPISODES

IRELAND (map)
The Phone Message
Jerry challenges Donna to try her Scottish accent, which Donna notes sounds more Irish, to which Jerry replies “Irish, Scottish, what’s the difference lassie?”

Dublin, IRELAND (map)
The Limo
Jerry claims that he, as Dylan Murphy, is from Dublin, and that he emigrated to America due to a cereal famine. When his accent is deciphered by Tim as being more Scottish, Jerry claims “they were right on the border” (although Ireland and Scotland are divided by the Irish Sea and the North Channel).

IRELAND (map)
The Reverse Peephole
After George claims he needs everything in his wallet, Jerry discovers Irish pounds in there, to which George proclaims “I might go there!”

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

🇵🇷 COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO

Location: North America
Languages: Spanish, English
Population: 3,474,182 (2015)
Capital: San Juan

FEATURED EPISODES

PUERTO RICO (map)
The Bet
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.

PUERTO RICO (map)
The Implant
Kramer borrows Jerry’s bathing suit for his trip to Puerto Rico, revealing that Jerry and Elaine once went there together in front of Sidra.

PUERTO RICO (map)
The Puerto Rican Day
The gang gets stuck in traffic during the Puerto Rican day parade, celebrating the people and culture of the island (Kramer: “it’s like this every day in Puerto Rico!”). Kramer gets attacked for accidentally stomping on the Puerto Rican flag, trying to put it out after accidentally setting it on fire.

Singapore

Singapore

🇸🇬 REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

Location: Asia
Languages: English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil
Population: 5,610,000 (2015)
Capital: Singapore

FEATURED EPISODES

SINGAPORE (map)
The Statue
Ray mentions the owner of the pawn shop has closed his store and moved to Singapore, thus being unable to prove true ownership of the statue Jerry believes he stole.

Poland

Poland

🇵🇱 REPUBLIC OF POLAND

Location: Europe
Languages: Polish
Population: 38,483,957 (2014)
Capital: Warsaw

FEATURED EPISODES

Krakow, POLAND (map)
The Pony Remark
Manya mentions she had a pony in Poland following Jerry’s infamous remark. Later, at her funeral, the funeral director describes her pony as “The Pride of Krakow.”

POLAND (map)
The Raincoats
Newman tells Morty and Helen that Jerry “was moving on her (Rachel) like the stormtroopers into Poland!” when he caught them making out at a showing of “Schindler’s List.”

POLAND (map)
The Yada Yada
Jerry believes if Dr. Whatley, now a convert to Judaism, also gets Polish citizenship, “there’ll be no stopping him!” joke-wise.

Washington

Washington

STATE OF WASHINGTON

Nickname: The Evergreen State
Population: 7,170,351 (2015)
Capital: Olympia

FEATURED EPISODES

Yakima, WASHINGTON (map)
The Busboy
Jerry guesses that Elaine’s new boyfriend is from Yakima.

Seattle, WASHINGTON (map)
The Busboy
Elaine hosts her boyfriend Ed from Seattle, but desperately tries getting rid of him. Jerry claims that Seattle is “the pesto of cities.”

SeaTac Plaza Hotel (NOT REAL)
Seattle, WASHINGTON

The Diplomat’s Club
On the whiteboard behind George in his office, a listing for “SEATAC PLAZA HOTEL” is visible, next to a list of games against the Seattle Mariners.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
17801 International Blvd., Seattle, WASHINGTON
(map)
The Diplomat’s Club
As part of their ongoing arrivals/departures bets, Kramer bets on Seattle, while Earl bets on Mexico City (Earl wins).

Seattle, WASHINGTON (map)
The Yada Yada
Marcy mentions to George how her ex-boyfriend came over before moving to Seattle, and yada yada yada, she’s really tired.

Pacific Northwest
WASHINGTON
(map)
The Reverse Peephole
Newman tells Kramer that he learned to climb trees (like “a ring-tailed lemur,” according to Kramer) in the Pacific Northwest. The American side of the Pacific Northwest is traditionally understood to be Washington and Oregon.

Finland

Finland

🇫🇮 REPUBLIC OF FINLAND

Location: Europe
Languages: Finnish, Swedish
Population: 5,488,543 (2016)
Capital: Helsinki

FEATURED EPISODES

FINLAND (map)
The Robbery
Elaine claims that moving to Jerry’s apartment would be a step up for her, “like moving from Iceland to Finland.”

FINLAND (map)
The Statue
Jerry mentions that Elaine’s friend Rava’s (from Finland) boyfriend will be cleaning his apartment; Jerry replies with “I know Finland – they’re neutral.”

Vermont

Vermont

STATE OF VERMONT

Nickname: The Green Mountain State
Population: 626,042 (2015)
Capital: Montpelier

FEATURED EPISODES

hotel
VERMONT
(map)
The Stock Tip
Jerry and Vanessa spend the weekend in Vermont, with Jerry obsessing over his stock tip. Jerry mentions he also wants to catch “a big, fighting marlin” while there.

grocery store
VERMONT
(map)
The Stock Tip
Jerry and Vanessa visit a grocery store in Vermont, with Jerry still talking about the stock.

VERMONT (map)
The Deal
Jerry imagines a future without Elaine, where in five years she’s married to a sculptor and living in Vermont.

VERMONT (map)
The Bottle Deposit
Kramer mentions the 5 cent bottle refund is offered in various states, including Vermont.

VERMONT (map)
The Van Buren Boys
Jerry plans four days at a bed and breakfast here with Ellen, when he is intervened by George and Kramer, as he is told she’s dating a loser.