Episode 18: The Doorman

Episode #104; 6:18

Our Summary

Frank is staying with George b/c of Frank's and Estelle's separation. While changing his shirt, George and Kramer see that he has boobs. Kramer thinks up the idea of The Bro/Manzier, while George goes nuts thinking that he, one day soon, will also have boobs. Kramer also pretends to mug George in front of some German tourists to set up a good movie spoof. Jerry meanwhile is getting into head games with Mr. Pitt's doorman. He leaves for some time and leaves Jerry in charge. He leaves his post and then the couch in the lobby gets stolen. He replaces it with the couch with the urine stain that he gave to George, forcing Frank to move back in with Estelle. Frank and Krame try to sell the bra to Sid Farkas, but b/c he asks Frank's permission to date Estelle, Frank cancels the transaction. Estelle tells Frank that she has a date with him, and Frank refuses to return home. He ends up sleeping in George's bed with George, offering him some kasha.

Our Commentary

This ep is a nice little episode that has some good stuff in it. Beautiful stuff with the doorman and his mind games, Poppie appearing out of nowhere, the couch's journey continuing throughout the eps, Jerry the doorman, Elaine being a criminal mastermind, with Jerry constantly interrupting and Elaine not liking it. Also beautiful was the spoof of Marathon Man and then Kramer stopping the vengeful mob from nailing Cosmo the mugger by presenting the Bro/Mansiere to said German tourists. Nice linking and bringing Sid Farkas back into the mix and great dream sequence. Overall, a nice little episode. Adam - Good episode. Doesn't come close to the episode that follows, but manages to hold its own nonetheless. It's as simple as this, it's not showing off and it's not falling behind, it's right in that meaty part of the curve.

EPISODE GUIDE from Jerry Seinfeld: The Entire Domain by Kathleen Tracy

104."The Doorman" (February 23, 1995)

SUMMARY Kramer robs George on the street for some German tourists. After seeing George's father shirtless, Kramer gets the idea for a male bra. Jerry is bothered by the doorman in Mr. Pitt's building. Jerry offers his soiled couch to replace the one that was stolen while Jerry was on duty.

TRIVIA Mr. Pitt's first name is Justin.

DIRECTOR Andy Ackerman

TELEPLAY Tom Gammill and Max Pross

GUEST CAST Jack Betts (Mr. Green); Patrick Cronin (Farkus); Edith Fields (Mrs. Payton); Trudi Forristal (Buxom Woman); Nigel Gibbs (Tenant #2); Nick Jameson (Horst); Deck McKenzie (Delivery Man); Larry Miller (Doorman); Barbara Pilavin (German Woman); Reni Santoni (Poppie); Toni Sawyer (Tenant #1)

RECURRING CAST Ian Abercombie (Mr. Pitt); Estelle Harris (Estelle Costanza); Jerry Stiller (Frank Costanza)


2nd Siyum

Movie Spoofs
Marathon Man - (Kramer running away from the Germans/ The Nazi on 47th Street)

Crazy Kramer Ideas
Support undergarment specifically designed for men

First Times
George’s new apartment

3rd Siyum

Norman Brenner
Man next to George on bus

Full Script