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Seinfeld: The Truth

To help Jerry with his taxes, George dates a woman from the IRS and gives her Jerry's tax papers. But George breaks up with her and tells her the real reason he dated her, sending her into a deep depression. George tries to get the papers back but finds out she's been institutionalized. Meanwhile, Kramer dates Elaine's roommate and they become uncomfortable around each other after Kramer inadvertently sees Elaine naked.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x2
Production Number: 302
Airdate: Wednesday September 25th, 1991

Director: David Steinberg
Writer: Elaine Pope


  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Siobhan FallonSiobhan Fallon
As Tina
Recurring
Main Cast
Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
As Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
As Elaine Marie Benes
Michael RichardsMichael Richards
As Cosmo Kramer
Jason AlexanderJason Alexander
As George Louis Costanza
Episode Notes
George mentions that he's driven women to lesbianism before. This subject will later be revisited in "The Smelly Car".



Episode Quotes
Kramer: I don't even pay taxes.
Jerry: Well, that's easy when you have no income.

Jerry: Have you ever been audited? It's hell. It's the financial equivalent of a complete rectal examination.

Elaine: And now you're being audited for it. See, that's Karma.
Jerry: No, that's Kramer.

George: Pity is very underrated.

George: They give you those word association tests. I love those.
Jerry: That'd be great. There's no wrong answer.
George: Potato.
Jerry: Tuberculosis.
George: Blanket.
Jerry: Leroy.
George: Grass.
Jerry: Tuberculosis.

George: The truth? You want the truth? It is your earrings! It is the chopsticks, but it's so much more! You're pretentious! You call everyone by their full name! You call my doorman, Sammy, "Samuel" but you didn't even say "Samuel", you went "Samuelle!" Papie-ay mach-ay? What is papie-ay mach-ay?

Elaine: What did you think, that would impress me?
Jerry: You got it all wrong! I was thinking only of the poor Krakatoans!
Elaine: Like you give this donation for 50 bucks and I'd start tearing my clothes off?
Jerry: Those brave Krakatoans east of Java! Who sacrificed so much for so long!



Episode Goofs
At the clinic, George yells that he's not lying. When he does so, there are two clinic staff members behind him, but in the next closeup they've disappeared.



Cultural References
Jerry: Those brave Krakatoans, east of Java, who sacrificed so much for so long.

This is a reference to the movie Krakatoa, East of Java. Despite the title, Krakatoa is actually west of Java.



Warning: Seinfeld season 3 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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