Olympic Moments & Facts

400- Olympics

Olympic Moments & Facts (pre-season 4)

original airdate: summer 1992

In the lead-up to NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, NBC shot a series of “Olympic Moments & Facts” starring Jerry, George and Kramer, airing in the summer of 1992 as a precursor to both the Games and the Season 4 premiere, “The Trip.”

FEATURED LOCATIONS

Jerry’s Apartment
Jerry introduces a series of “Olympic Facts” from the desk in his apartment.

Monk’s Café
Jerry has a number of “Olympic Moments” at the coffee shop with George and Kramer.

Palau Blaugrana
Carrer d’Aristides Maillol 12, Barcelona, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” George mentions how he loves watching the judo finals, especially when they break the bricks…which Jerry corrects him is actually karate. After arguing over various combat sports, George challenges Jerry to explain Taekwondo, which Jerry describes as “the Judo, but with the spicy prawns. Judo and Taekwondo at the 1992 Olympics were held here.

Barcelona, SPAIN (map)
Presenting an “Olympic Fact,” Jerry notes how the pronunciation of Barcelona is said with a slight lisp, due to the King of Spain pronouncing it this way, and his subjects simply repeating it for fear of reprisal.

Camp de Tir Olímpic de Mollet
Mollet del Vallès, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” George brings up target shooting to Kramer, noting how “that’s a dull one.” Shooting at the 1992 Olympics was held here.

O.K. Corral – Tombstone Historic District
326 E. Allen St., Tombstone, ARIZONA
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” Kramer claims that target shooting should just be like a shootout at the O.K. Corral – only one winner, no silver or bronze medalists.

La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou
Barcelona, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” Kramer claims that target shooting should be a free-for-all shootout in the Olympic Village. The athletes’ village at the 1992 Olympics was here.

Port Olímpic
Edificio Capitanía, Barcelona, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” George argues that yachting at the Olympics is uninteresting, as he finds it too easy to cheat (“stick a small motor under the hull, they never check!”). Sailing at the 1992 Olympics was held here.

Modern Pentathlon sites
Barcelona, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” Jerry and George compare the Modern Pentathlon to the ancient Pentathlon, which supposedly included events such as “the Caligula Head Toss” and “Run Till You’re Dead.” The Modern Pentathlon, which is made up of fencing, swimming, shooting, running and equestrian, was held at the following locations in Barcelona:
– fencing: Palau de la Metal-lúrgia (map)
– swimming: Piscines Bernat Picornell (map)
– shooting: Camp de Tir Olímpic de Mollet (map)
– running: Circuit de Cros
– equestrian: Real Club de Polo de Barcelona (map)

Piscina Municipal de Montjuïc
Avinguda de Miramar 31, Barcelona, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” Jerry and George discuss the diving finals, where George claims there is “no action.” Diving at the 1992 Olympics was held here.

Jamsil Indoor Swimming Pool
10 Jamsil-dong, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” Jerry discusses the excitement of Greg Louganis’ gold-medal, concussion-inducing diving performance at the 1988 Olympics, which he brands as “the Louganis half-gainer no-brainer.”

Marathon, GREECE (map)
Presenting an “Olympic Fact,” Jerry notes how the modern marathon was formulated at 26.2 miles, after the legend of Pheidippides running from Marathon to Sparta to deliver a message regarding a victory over the Persians in battle, before collapsing and dying.

Sparta, GREECE (map)
Presenting an “Olympic Fact,” Jerry notes how Pheidippides had to run 26.2 grueling miles to Sparta, while if he had only run to “Sprint, a mere 100 metres away, Pheidippides would be alive today.”

Palau Saint Jordi
Passeig Olímpic 5-7, Barcelona, SPAIN
(map)
In an “Olympic Moment,” Kramer demonstrates the iron cross hold on the Rings to Jerry and George at the coffee shop, noting how it is “the most graceful thing I’ve ever seen,” before ungracefully dismounting and falling over a number of tables. Gymnastics at the 1992 Olympics was held here.

South Dakota

South Dakota

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

Nickname: The Mount Rushmore State
Population: 865,454 (2016)
Capital: Pierre

FEATURED EPISODES

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
13000 South Dakota 244, Keystone, SOUTH DAKOTA
(map)
The Watch
Elaine tells Crazy Joe Davola that her face replaced “trustbuster” Teddy Roosevelt on Mount Rushmore, and that’s why she looked so familiar to him.

Austria

Austria

🇦🇹 REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA

Location: Europe
Languages: German
Population: 8,725,931 (2016)
Capital: Vienna

FEATURED EPISODES

Vienna, AUSTRIA (map)
The Pitch/Ticket
Jerry tells George that the only kind of help a guy like him could get would be from a 24-hour team of psychiatrists, at the university level, at a research facility in Vienna.

Denmark

Denmark

🇩🇰 KINGDOM OF DENMARK

Location: Europe
Languages: Danish
Population: 5,707,251 (2016)
Capital: Copenhagen

FEATURED EPISODES

DENMARK (map)
The Pilot
Jerry mentions to TV Kramer during the pilot that Haagen-Dazs ice cream is a made-up brand name, and not actually from Denmark.

Greenland

Greenland

🇬🇱 GREENLAND

Location: North America
Languages: Greenlandic
Population: 56,483 (2016)
Capital: Nuuk

FEATURED EPISODES

GREENLAND (map)
The Pilot
In helping explain her character, Jerry mentions to “TV Elaine” that the real Elaine is “fascinated with Greenland.”

GREENLAND (map)
The Label Maker
Kramer announces he’s built a stronghold around Greenland during his epic game of Risk with Newman.

Indonesia

Indonesia

🇮🇩 REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA

Location: Asia
Languages: Indonesian
Population: 255,461,700 (2015)
Capital: Jakarta

FEATURED EPISODES

Sunda Strait, INDONESIA (map)
The Truth
Jerry gets audited for donating money to a shoddy Krakatoan volcano relief fund, which Kramer forced on Jerry during his first date with Elaine (and he thus only donated to in order to impress Elaine).

Java, INDONESIA (map)
The Truth
Jerry, on his true intentions for donating to the volcano relief fund: “I was thinking only of the poor Krakatoan! Those brave Krakatoans! East of Java, who sacrificed so much for so long!”

INDONESIA (map)
The Outing
Arguing about Elaine’s refusal to take off her coat wherever she goes, George claims “there are tribes in Indonesia where if you keep your coat on in somebody’s house, the families go to war!”

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.

Greece

Greece

🇬🇷 HELLENIC REPUBLIC

Location: Europe
Languages: Greek
Population: 10,955,000 (2015)
Capital: Athens

FEATURED EPISODES

Marathon, GREECE (map)
Olympic Moments & Facts
Presenting an “Olympic Fact,” Jerry notes how the modern marathon was formulated at 26.2 miles, after the legend of Pheidippides running from Marathon to Sparta to deliver a message regarding a victory over the Persians in battle, before collapsing and dying.

Sparta, GREECE (map)
Olympic Moments & Facts
Presenting an “Olympic Fact,” Jerry notes how Pheidippides had to run 26.2 grueling miles to Sparta, while if he had only run to Sprint, “a mere 100 metres away, Pheidippides would be alive today.”

GREECE (map)
The Bizarro Jerry
Jerry compares Gillian, his date with “man hands,” to a creature out of Greek mythology: “she was like part woman, part horrible beast!”

Corfu, GREECE (map)
The Abstinence
Jackie Chiles is shown on the phone, discussing his latest vacation: “My vacation was restful, splendid, magnificent. In fact, next time I’m planning on going to Corfu!”

South America

South America

SOUTH AMERICA

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, English (UNASUR)
Population: 410,013,492 (2015)
Capital: Quito, Ecuador (UNASUR)

FEATURED EPISODES

SOUTH AMERICA (map)
The Old Man
When trying to sell off old records, Kramer and Newman try to hype up Sergio Mendes by claiming that he “can’t even walk down the street in South America! They follow him, like a cult!”

SOUTH AMERICA (map)
The Sniffing Accountant
Jerry and Kramer discover their accountant took off to South America on a “business trip,” potentially with their money, thus having Jerry impune the entire continent by claiming that people that go there “come back with things taped to their large intestine!”

SOUTH AMERICA (map)
The Label Maker
Kramer takes over the continent from Newman during their epic game of Risk…”and there ain’t nothing you can do about it!”

Andes Mountains, SOUTH AMERICA (map)
The Abstinence
George brings up a hypothetical situation of Jerry, George and Kramer flying over the Andes, and who should be eaten first in the event of a crash. The Andes spread across seven South American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela).

Alaska

Alaska

STATE OF ALASKA

Nickname: The Last Frontier
Population: 738,432 (2015)
Capital: Juneau

FEATURED EPISODES

Juneau, ALASKA (map)
The Pilot
Jerry claims that the actress playing TV Elaine, Sandi Robbins, is from Juneau: “She came down from Juneau by sled…she was in the Iditarod, got to the finish line, just kept going.”

ALASKA (map)
The Soul Mate
Jerry mentions that mollusks travel from Alaska to Chile “just for a shot at another mollusk!” in trying to convince Elaine whether she wants a baby.