The Chaperone

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The Chaperone (season 6, episode 1)

written by Larry David and Bill Masters & Bob Shaw, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: September 22, 1994

When Jerry lands a date with a Miss America contestant, Kramer volunteers to chaperone. Mr. Pitt hires Elaine to be his personal assistant. George encourages Yankee management to make the team jerseys from cotton.

FEATURED LOCATIONS

The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Jerry invites Kramer to be his and Karen’s chaperone, a role he takes far too seriously. Jerry invites the gang to Atlantic City for the pageant, but Elaine cannot go due to sock troubles. George and Jerry discuss the Yankees switching to cotton jerseys.

Monk’s Café
Mr. Pitt meets with Elaine for an informal interview, commenting on how much she looks like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and how she has the correct levels of “grace.”

Yankee Stadium
George, while talking to Danny Tartabull in the locker room, decides the Yankees should wear cotton unis instead of polyester. Later, he convinces manager Buck Showalter to switch jersey materials.

CONNECTICUT (map)
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.

RHODE ISLAND (map)
Miss Rhode Island was one of the three delegates for the Miss America pageant that were at the Yankee game, after which Jerry asks her out. According to die-hard pageant fan Kramer, Rhode Island is never in contention in the pageant, but he agrees to chaperone her and coach her to victory.

NORTH DAKOTA (map)
Miss North Dakota was one of the three delegates for the Miss America pageant that were at the Yankee game, where Jerry asks out Miss Rhode Island.

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort (now Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City)
1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NEW JERSEY
(map)
Jerry, George, Kramer and Karen all stay here, the former for one of Jerry’s sets and the latter for the Miss America Pageant. Jerry inadvertently kills his girlfriend Karen (Miss Rhode Island‘s) doves, forcing her to sing for the first time during her talent portion.

Doubleday Publishing (now Knopf Doubleday Publishing)
1745 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 59th Street – Columbus Circle (1)
Elaine interviews to replace Jackie Onassis as an editor at Doubleday…but loses out, and ends up working for Mr. Pitt as his personal assistant. Elaine remarks in her last interview that “I don’t have grace, I don’t want grace, I don’t even say grace!”

Bolo (NOW CLOSED)
23 E. 22nd St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 23rd Street (N,R)
Jerry, Karen…and Kramer go for dinner, and Kramer steals the spotlight from Jerry, ending the night by convincing Karen to become her coach and mentor for the Miss America pageant.

TEXAS (map)
Kramer notes at the previous Miss America pageant, Miss Texas should have won easily, but lost points in the swimsuit competition because she didn’t tape her breasts together. Host Regis Philbin later announces Miss Rhode Island as following Miss Texas.

Marriott New York Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 47-50th Streets – Rockefeller Center (B,D,F,M)
Karen, Miss Rhode Island, is staying here (in Room 417) before the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City. Karen hires Kramer as her personal pageant consultant in her limo outside the hotel.

Mr. Pitt’s
640 West End Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 96th Street (1,2,3)
Elaine tries to go with Jerry and George to Atlantic City for the weekend, but is kaiboshed because she hasn’t found the right socks for her new boss, Mr. Pitt.

Boardwalk Hall
2301 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NEW JERSEY
(map)
In a deleted scene, Kramer warns Jerry to “stay away from the Convention Hall” after he discovers Jerry accidentally killed Karen’s birds. The Miss America 1995 competition was held here, as were all pageants since 1940.

The Soup

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The Soup (season 6, episode 7)

written by Fred Stoller, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: November 10, 1994

Kenny Bania offers Jerry an Armani suit in exchange for a meal, but insists that soup doesn’t count.

FEATURED LOCATIONS

The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Kenny Bania trades his Armani suit for dinner with Jerry, after Kramer twists Jerry’s arm. Jerry tells George that Kelly likely called a date “audible” after George brought up manure on their day date in the park.

Monk’s Café
George goes out with Kelly, a waitress at Monk’s, who he later discovers already has a boyfriend (who is apparently “a real watch freak”). Now uncomfortable being around her, George tries to convert the gang to going to Reggie’s, the “Bizarro coffee shop,” with disastrous results.

England, UNITED KINGDOM (map)
Elaine announces she was in England with Mr. Pitt for 5 days, to George’s surprise; she met an Englishman, Simon, who she flies in to New York to stay with her, but ends up being a real “bounder.”

Kramer’s Apartment
Kramer gets rid of his refrigerator in an attempt to eat only fresh food…but runs into a problem when he begins dating Hildy, a “full figured gal” who likes to eat.

Central Park
New York, NEW YORK
(map)
George and Kelly walk through the park, where George describes his love of the word “manure”…and Kelly reveals she may have a “watch freak” boyfriend.

Bania’s Apartment
New York, NEW YORK

Bania is shown calling Jerry to bug him about where to go for his free dinner, where he first suggests going to Mendy’s.

Mendy’s
61 E. 34th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 33rd Street (6)
Jerry takes Bania for his free meal in exchange for a suit…however, Bania orders soup, thus in his mind saving his meal for another time. According to Bania, Mendy’s has “the best swordfish in the city Jerry…the best!” They go to the original 208 W. 70th St. location, which has since closed.

Reggie’s (actually Munson Diner, NOW CLOSED)
12 Lake St., Liberty, NEW YORK
(map)
Kramer confirms he’s dating Hildy, a “full figured gal” who is a waitress here, a rival to Monk’s Café. George, Elaine and Jerry go, but cannot order an egg white omelette (they make a note of specifically saying no), a big salad or a decaf coffee. George is later seen eating here by himself, after getting scorned by Larry the manager for calling Monk’s too often, trying to get Kelly in trouble. The original Hell’s Kitchen location was moved, via flatbed, outside the city to Liberty in 2005.

Bloomingdale’s
1000 Third Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Lexington Avenue – 59th Street (N,Q,R)
Kelly tells Elaine and Jerry that Bloomingdale’s ordered her funky hairclips, so she no longer needs to work as a waitress at Monk’s Café.

The Couch

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The Couch (season 6, episode 5)

written by Larry David, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: October 27, 1994

Elaine dates a hunky moving man. Kramer and Poppie go into the make-your-own-pizza business together. George tries to rent “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” rather than reading it to impress his girlfriend. Poppie pees on Jerry’s new couch.

FEATURED LOCATIONS

The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Kramer tells the gang that his make-your-own-pizza idea is a go with Poppie, who later comes over and pees on Jerry’s new sofa. Elaine meets a mover, Carl, who she falls for until she learns his stance on abortion.

Monk’s Café
Kramer criticizes Jerry and Elaine for putting undue stress on Poppie and landing him in the hospital. George goes to his book club, but fails miserably at discussing “Breakfast At Tiffany’s.”

Thomasville Furniture (NOW CLOSED)
91 Seventh Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (1,2,3)
Jerry buys his new, non-foldout-able sofa (which is later peed on by Poppie), and gives Elaine his old sofa.

Tiffany & Co.
727 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 5th Avenue – 59th Street (N,Q,R)
George mentions that he’s reading Truman Capote’s “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” for his book club…”easy, 90 pages.” The focal jeweler featured in the novella’s title is located here.

Poppie’s (NOT REAL)
1394 Third Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
Kramer announces he and Poppie are going into business of customers making their own pizza, but have a falling out when Poppie refuses to let Kramer put cucumber on his pizza. Elaine empties the place after finding out Poppie is staunchly pro-life. As noted in “The Pie,” Poppie’s is said to be on 77th Street, but the exterior is actually on Third at 79th. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!

Tuscany, ITALY (map)
Poppie tells Jerry and Elaine the story of how his mother was taken from his childhood home by the Communists when he was ten years old. It is revealed in “The Maestro” that Poppie is from Tuscany.

George’s Apartment
George tries reading “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” for his book club, but ends up reading the sports section, watching TV and reading “Cracked” magazine instead.

Pocchino’s (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK

Elaine warns Jerry not to order pizza from here, because their owner contributes to radical pro-life groups.

New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (now New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center)
525 E. 68th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 68th Street – Hunter College (6)
Kramer visits Poppie after his breakdown at the restaurant, giving gifts of chili and wine from Jerry and Elaine to him, which he quickly dismisses as hazardous to his health.

Newfoundland And Labrador, CANADA (map)
Poppie mentions his ducks are flown in from Newfoundland…”they got good ducks there!”

Champagne Video (NOW CLOSED)
2183 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 79th Street (1)
George tries to rent “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” to avoid reading the book for his book club, but is unable to when it is already rented out. Not one to give up, he ends up reading the store’s computer screen to track down the renter’s home address.

Joe Temple’s apartment
New York, NEW YORK

George weasels his way into the Temple’s apartment to watch the movie version of “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” by pretending he couldn’t read due to pinkeye.

Elaine’s Apartment
Elaine offers Carl the delivery man a grape juice, but in throwing it to him, smashes it and spills it over Jerry’s original couch.

Hawaii

Hawaii

STATE OF HAWAII

Nickname: The Aloha State
Population: 1,415,872 (2019)
Capital: Honolulu

FEATURED EPISODES

HAWAII (map)
The Nose Job
Audrey tries convincing George to visit Hawaii, forcing George to show great restraint against her dented nose: “Hawaii could be tricky this time of year…there’s a lot of high pressure winds down there this time of year, so there’s a lot of debris constantly flying around…like wood, and lava…”

Honolulu International Airport
300 Rodgers Blvd., Honolulu, O’ahu, HAWAII
 (map)
The Airport
After angering the skycap in St. Louis, Elaine’s bag is tossed into the check line for Honolulu, where her bag is seen at the end of the episode.

HAWAII (map)
The Race
Duncan promises Lois he’ll give her a raise and a two week vacation in Hawaii if Jerry beats him a second time. After his victory, Lois asks if Jerry will join her in Hawaii, to which Jerry proudly replies “maybe I will, Lois…maybe I will.”

Pearl Harbor Historic Site
1 Arizona Memorial Pl., Honolulu, Oʻahu, HAWAII
(map)
The Engagement
Jerry tells Elaine that the news of George’s engagement is “beyond news, like Pearl Harbor or the Kennedy assassination!”

HAWAII (map)
The Little Kicks
Kramer believes the final death blow from the movie “Death Blow” went to “that Hawaiian guy…yeah, he had it coming…”

HAWAII (map)
The Andrea Doria
Jerry helps Newman deliver overdue mail to help get him transferred to Hawaii, “the most sought after postal route of them all…the air is so dewey sweet you don’t even have to lick the stamps!”

Switzerland

Switzerland

🇨🇭 SWISS CONFEDERATION

Location: Europe
Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh
Population: 8,667,100 (2020)
Capital: Bern

FEATURED EPISODES

SWITZERLAND (map)
The Good Samaritan
Elaine, at dinner with George, Robin and Michael, tells them about how she dated a matador named “Eduardo Carrochio,” who she met at a bullfight in Switzerland.

SWITZERLAND (map)
The Label Maker
Kramer wants to put the Risk game in a neutral place between his and Newman’s, declaring Jerry to be like Switzerland (Jerry: “I don’t wanna be Switzerland!”).

Jungfrau Railway
Bernese Oberland, SWITZERLAND
(map)
The Hot Tub
Kramer has a poster over his bed of the Jungfrau Railway in the Bernese Oberland.

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

Nevada

Nevada

STATE OF NEVADA

Nickname: The Silver State
Population: 3,080,156 (2019)
Capital: Carson City

FEATURED EPISODES

Las Vegas, NEVADA (map)
The Pitch / Ticket
Jerry mentions Las Vegas in his closing monologue, joking that traffic offenders should be punished with perpetual slow drivers surrounding them, especially on trips to places like Vegas.

Las Vegas, NEVADA (map)
The Beard
Jerry is asked the following “Melrose Place”-related question on his polygraph test: “Did Jane’s finance kidnap Sydney and take her to Las Vegas? And if so, did she enjoy it?”

Las Vegas, NEVADA (map)
The Van Buren Boys
Jerry, already wanting to dump his current girlfriend Ellen, wonders aloud in front of his parents if his ex Amber is back from Vegas.

Las Vegas, NEVADA (map)
The Burning
Jerry mentions comics use showmanship in Vegas…to which George questions whether Jerry’s actually played Vegas, with Jerry only replying “I hear things!”

Asia

Asia

ASIA
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Major Languages: Mandarin, Arabic, Hindi, Bengali, Russian, Japanese, Javanese
Population: 4,560,667,108 (2018)
Largest City: Tokyo, Japan

FEATURED EPISODES

Pacific Rim, ASIA
The Chinese Woman
Jerry gleefully declares that his date with Donna is his “first date ever with the Pacific Rim” – this generally applies to any country that touches the Pacific Ocean, but in Jerry’s instance, refers specifically to Asian nations on the Pacific Rim (Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, North Korea, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam).

Himalayas Mountains, ASIA (map)
The Hot Tub
Elaine spends the duration of the episode struggling to write copy for a new Peterman catalogue item, the Himalayan walking shoe. The Himalayan mountain range spreads across five Asian countries (Bhutan, China, India, Nepal and Pakistan).

The Scofflaw

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The Scofflaw (season 6, episode 13)

written by Peter Mehlman, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: January 26, 1995

George learns the truth about a friend’s illness. Kramer helps bring in a notorious scofflaw.

FEATURED LOCATIONS

The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
George discovers that Jerry already knew about Gary’s cancer, and later cracks under pressure and reveals that Gary never actually had cancer. Kramer tells Elaine that he said “hi” to Jake Jarmel on her behalf.

Monk’s Café
Gary shares a secret with George, revealing he never actually had cancer, so Jerry has to “be nice” under the assumption he does not know this information. Elaine gives Mr. Lippman her glasses frames, and George debuts his toupee.

Waldenbooks (NOW CLOSED)
461 Park Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 59th Street (4,5,6)
Jake Jarmel has a book signing here, where Kramer and Elaine confront him about where he got his glasses. Kramer accidentally tells Jake that Elaine said hi…and then Elaine goes later to “rectify” the situation. The establishing shot shows a Waldenbooks on street level, of which the closest to Elaine’s Apartment is this location.

Kinney Parking Corporation lot (LOT NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK

Gary offers George a spot for tax-only owned by his company as part of his owed “secret,” but George the his spot when Newman’s car is impounded by the courts. Gary mentions that the lot is around the corner from Monk’s Café.

Hair Team For Men (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK

Jerry buys Gary an unlimited pass here…and Gary convinces George to get a “rug” here as well. This was originally scripted to be the existing Hair Club For Men, with the closest location to Jerry at 115 E. 57th St.

Michael’s Muffins (NOW CLOSED)
158 Seventh Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 18th Street (1)
Elaine passes by here in her cab, talking to her driver about Jake’s smugness before seeing a man on the street in the same glasses.

MALAYSIA (map)
A man on the street Elaine pulls aside tells her that he bought his glasses in Malaysia, the same as Jake Jarmel’s. Elaine first wears them to mock Jake (“Where did you get those?” “Malaysia…I was in the area.”), and then she later gives them to Mr. Lippman, who gets into a fight with Jake during a press conference.

United States Capitol
East Capitol St. NE and 1st St. NE, Washington, D.C.
(map)
Jerry asks Kramer what a political Whip does, like in the Senate or the House, to which Kramer says they physically whip party members who step out of party lines. Actual whips, responsible for managing discipline within their respective parties, are present in both the United States Senate and House Of Representatives, which both meet in the Capitol building.

Manhattan Criminal Courthouse
100 Centre St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Chambers Street (J,Z)
Newman’s car is impounded by the court for repeated ticket offenses…and an eyepatched Kramer takes Newman into “his custody.”

Miami Beach, FLORIDA (map)
After seeing George with a toupee, Jerry tells him to “buy some white shoes, move down to Miami Beach, just get the whole thing over with.”

New York City Hall
260 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: City Hall (R)
Gary tells George that he can’t give him a free parking spot after all, as he “can’t fight City Hall” after they gave the spot to the scofflaw, Newman.

Marriott New York Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 47-50th Streets – Rockefeller Center (B,D,F,M)
Mr. Lippman holds a press conference for Jake Jarmel, who verbally attacks him during the conference for “taking” his glasses.

The Doorman

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The Doorman (season 6, episode 18)

written by Tom Gammill & Max Pross, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: February 23, 1995

Mr. Pitt’s doorman intimidates Jerry. Elaine and Jerry concoct a plan to cover themselves when a couch is stolen from the lobby. Frank Costanza moves into George’s Apartment. Kramer and Frank develop a bra for men but argue over what to name it.

FEATURED LOCATIONS

The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Amongst a film-noir backdrop, Jerry and Elaine hatch a plan to set up the Doorman as the one responsible for the missing couch.

Monk’s Café
Kramer pitches the “Bro” idea to Jerry and George, who is now petrified that he may be genetically dispossessed for breasts as well. Elaine later tells Jerry he is responsible for replacing the couch stolen under his watch, to which George tells them to take back the pee-stained couch, thus kicking out Frank from his apartment in the process.

Mr. Pitt’s
640 West End Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 96th Street (1,2,3)
Where the doorman in Mr. Pitt’s building psychologically tortures Jerry, Jerry is manipulated into working as the doorman himself, and has a couch stolen under his watch, thus forced to replace it (with Poppie’s peed-on couch).

GERMANY (map)
Kramer taunts a bus of German tourists by pretending to mug George…but is later accosted by them, and tries selling them on the “Bro” concept to appease them.

George’s Apartment
George and Kramer discover Frank has breasts (“these were real hooters!”), leading to the creation of the “Bro” / ”Man-siere,” and George catching Kramer and Frank cha-chaing in his apartment, bra and all.

Greenwich Village, New York, NEW YORK (map)
Frank tells George and Kramer that he went record shopping here, buying a cha-cha record that he can’t play without his record player (which he later plays while testing the “Bro / Man-siere” with Kramer).

Scotland, UNITED KINGDOM (map)
Mr. Pitt goes to Scotland while Elaine house-sits for him…and makes Elaine miss a movie with Jerry by making her check his mail.

The Doorman’s apartment
New York, NEW YORK

Jerry spots the Doorman outside another building on his way home, which he at first believes the Doorman is watching in addition to Mr. Pitt’s, but the Doorman tells (potentially untruthfully) that he is just outstanding outside his own home.

Sam’s Restaurant
238 Court St., Brooklyn, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Bergen Street (F,G)
George and Estelle drive by here when talking about whether George’s grandmother was “buxomy.” Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!

E.D. Granmont (NOT REAL)
Commerce Building, 708 Third Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Grand Central – 42nd Street (4,5,6,7)
Kramer and Frank go to pitch the Bro / Mansiere…but turn them down because Sid Farkus wants to ask Estelle out on a date. The same exterior is shown as SanaLac from “The Barber,” but the company is implied in “The Sniffing Accountant” to be along Seventh Ave.

The Beard

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The Beard (season 6, episode 16)

written by Carol Leifer, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: February 9, 1995

Elaine poses as a beard for a gay male friend, then attempts to convert him to heterosexuality. George wears a toupee and turns down a woman because she’s bald. Kramer makes money by posing in police lineups. Jerry must take a lie detector test to prove he’s not a fan of “Melrose Place.”

FEATURED LOCATIONS

The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Kramer decides to set up George with his old flame, Denise, as he is so striking with his new toupee. Plans are thwarted, however, when Elaine strips George of the “hat” and throws it out Jerry’s window. The gang later assembles to watch “Melrose Place” together.

Monk’s Café
George meets Denise, a woman who turns out to be bald, and rejects HIM after he loses his toupee. Jerry asks George, “one of the most deceitful, duplicitous, deceptive minds of our time,” how to beat a polygraph test. Elaine talks about her plan to “convert” Robert to the side of heterosexuality.

Metropolitan Opera
30 Lincoln Center Pl., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 66th Street – Lincoln Center (1)
Elaine works as a “beard” for a gay friend in front of his boss at a performance of “Swan Lake”…and later tries to get him to “switch teams.”

New York Police Department – 10th Precinct
230 W. 20th St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 18th Street (1)
Kramer visits his composite artist friend Lou to draw a woman’s likeness for George. Jerry dates Sgt. Tierney, who hooks him up to a polygraph to test his true knowledge of “Melrose Place.”

Las Vegas, NEVADA (map)
Jerry is asked the following “Melrose Place”-related question on his polygraph test: “Did Jane’s finance kidnap Sydney and take her to Las Vegas? And if so, did she enjoy it?”