Episode 4: The Wink

Episode #114; 7:4

Our Summary

Jerry becomes a health nut which ruins the lives of everyone in the episode. First he squirts the pulp into George's eye, causing him to wink at everyone at every inopportune moment, including but not limited to, letting Kramer sell a birthday card signed by the entire New York Yankees organization, making Mr. Wilhelm think that Morgan is coming to work late and slacking off, and causing Morgan's wife to think that he is having an affair. Jerry must hide the mutton that Holly, Elaine's cousin, cooks b/c of his health nut ways, and so he hides it in napkins in his coat, which Elaine takes and which then causes her to get hunted by dogs, and so she must run to her boyfriend, the wakeup guy used by Morgan, and sleep head to toe with him, causing him to sleep late and not wake up his clients, including said Morgan, getting him fired, and having George take his job. Finally, Kramer makes Paul O'Neill do some crazy baseball stuff in order to get back the birthday card that he mistakenly sold.

Our Commentary

A beautiful OCB starts off this beauty of an ep. This ep may be in the Top 10, I am unsure, however it is definitely in the Top 50. Everything in this episode is hilarious. From George's initial winking to Steinbrenner's Buck Showalter, it's one laugh after another. Beautiful stuff with the Archie names, beautiful Wilhelm, beautiful Morgan, and beautiful Stubs. Hilarious stuff with N. Brenner and M. Morgan on James Potter's wake up list, as Norman Brenner and Mr. Morgan. Everything with grandma Memma, Holly, and the whole meat/salad thing is stimply hilarious, with such great lines as a full bird, stuffed with ham, topped with garganzola; I'm sure it had parents; I like mine with an angioplasty; it's a line my butcher uses when we're chewing the fat; what everybody does here, cooking pork chops; just a salad, just a salad, just a salad, sometimes I use the sofa, etc. Still not a clue, after watching this episode a hundred times and reading the script, what Jerry says "Like a king shling!?!?!?" after Elaine does a little Jerry baiting about him ordering just a salad with Holly Hunter. Great stuff with Porter, Gammy Kranz's grandson with the lazy eye, Paul O'Neill would do that for me, 2 home runs, catch a ball in his hat, just about everything the little tyke says. Also hilarious is Steinbrenner with his like Morgan deliberately went out of his way not to sign it, not that much more money, etc. Proctor and Gamble do an excellent job of linking everything together with The Wink. It causes Kramer to think he wants the card sold, causing little baby Dekker to get Paully to hit homers thereby giving Kramer the card back, albeit under glass, thereby screwing Morgan, while also George's wink makes Morgan lose his job, and Jerry's healthy eating habits cause him to put the mutton in his jacket which makes Elaine sleep with Lilly's husband, thereby causing Morgan and Brenner to oversleep. Stimply brilliant. Overall, an excellent episode. Adam - Hilarious episode. It doesn't get much better than this. Maybe only 15 are better than The Wink. And that's definitely saying something. There's nothing better than being in Quebec City, while watching The Wink on a nice new laptop. That is what dreams are made of.

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

114."The Wink" (October 12, 1995)

SUMMARY George gets grapefruit juice squirted into his eye and can't stop winking at inappropriate times. Jerry is dating Elaine's cousin, but his vegetarian diet is incompatible with her meat-eating ways. Elaine's wake-up service goes bad when she starts dating the caller. Kramer promises a sick boy that Yankee Paul O'Neill will hit two home runs for him.

DIRECTOR Andy Ackerman

TELEPLAY Tom Gammill and Max Pross

GUEST CAST Tom Wright (Morgan); Stacey Travis (Holly); Brian McNamara (James); Ian Patrick Williams (Stubs); Paul O'Neill (Himself); Thomas Dekker (Bobby); Clive Rosengren (Waiter)

RECURRING CAST Richard Herd (Wilhelm)


2nd Siyum

Kramer's Friends

Real People's Names
N. Brenner (2nd guy on wake-up list)



Celebrities (*Real)
*Paul O'Neill


81st Street

Full Script