Kramer and Emily are in bed, having just finished their lovemaking.
both looking very satisfied and smiling.
Well, that was alright, huh?
Well, um, goodnight.
snuggles up to him and puts an arm around him. Kramer doesn't
comfortable with this.
(Kramer's Apartment, Later)
THE CLOCK READS 3
31. Kramer is lying on his back, sleeping.
Emily lies face-down, sleeping, with her arms flung out wide.
One hand is on
the pillow above Kramer's head, then it moves and Emily's forearm
across Kramer's face, waking him. Kramer looks disgruntled at
(quietly, to himself) Look at this.
He picks up Emily's hand and moves it back to the pillow behind
only for the same thing to happen again. Emily's hand moves across
Kramer looks unhappy at the disturbance.
(Kramer's Apartment, Later Still)
THE CLOCK READS 5
11. A wide awake Kramer is right over
to the edge of the
bed, with Emily cuddled up to him, sleeping happily. Kramer tries
carefully move, so as to not wake Emily, but as he shifts his
slips off the end of the mattress and falls to the floor. Emily
the space vacated, continuing to sleep.
Jerry and his parents enter, carrying a selection of luggage.
Jerry, we can only stay four days.
Well, I'm upset, but we'll make the
most of it.
Morty and Helen remove their coats.
Helen, did you pack my travel gym?
Yes. (to Jerry) Oh, your father bought
a exercise device off the
television. He does it every morning at four.
Only twenty-five minutes a day, and
you can attach it to any
Huh. So, I guess your travel miles are
about to expire.
Jerry carries two cases through into the bedroom as his parents
sit on the
Well, actually, Jerry, we wanted to
talk to you about something.
Am I finally getting a baby brother?
Jerry, be serious.
How would you feel if we sold the Cadillac?
What? The Cadillac I bought for you?
It's too much car, Jerry.
Aw, c'mon, you love that car. What about
the Northstar system?
I don't think we even use it.
Well, it's a gift and I want you to
We already sold it.
Wh..why didn't you tell me before you
Because we had a buyer, and we couldn't
get a free flight until now.
Well, we could, but we wanted the bulkhead.
Jerry turns away towards the kitchen as Kramer enters.
(to Jerry) Man, that Emily is wearing
No, no, no. It's not the sex, Jerry.
(noticing Morty and Helen)
We're in the middle of a discussion
Oh yeah? What about?
Jerry's upset we sold the Cadillac.
What'd you get for it?
Jack Klompus gave us six grand.
Kramer whistles, impressed
You sold my Cadillac to Jack Klompus?
Morty rises from the couch, taking a cheque out of his pocket.
(trying to press the cheque on Jerry)
And we want you to have the
(getting worked up) I don't need the
What're you talking about? You had a
cheque bounce at the bodega.
(animated) Oh, is that what this is
all about?! I bounce a cheque and
you sold a Cadillac?!
Well, also, Jerry, we read an article
in the Sun Sentinel. (digs in
her purse and extracts a newspaper clipping) It says standup
comedy is not
what it used to be, what with def jam and all.
Helen passes the clipping to Jerry.
Yeah, that def jam is a force.
Jerry, you know, I hear wonderful things
executive training program.
(sits on the back of the couch) Oh my
Y'know you've given this comedy thing
your best shot. Yeah, you had
some good observations, but it's over. Now, this Bloomingdale
could be the next wave.
Jerry lets out an exasperated groan, as Helen rubs his back.
(Fresh Roasted Coffee Store)
Jerry and Elaine have cups of coffee, George is ordering his
beans from the
guy behind the counter.
Uh, excuse me. Uh, pound of Arabian
mocha java, please.
The counterperson nods to George, and moves to fill the order.
So, you understand how my Peterman stock
options are gonna work?
I'm going to the bathroom.
Just, very interesting.
Yeah, when it's your money, it's fascinating.
The guy behind the counter brings a bag of coffee over.
Arabian mocha java?
(looks for George) Mmm. (can't see him)
Oh, um, I got it.
Elaine takes the bag and pays for it.
That Arabian is strong coffee.
It's PLO blend.
George rejoins the gang.
Ohh, I got your coffee.
Elaine proffers the bag to George. He takes it and reaches for
Oh Oh, here, lemme uh...
(waving away) Nah, nah, it's on me.
(looks at her watch) Aww, man.
Okay, listen guys, I'm gonna be late. (taking her cup of coffee)
you, okay? (begins to walk away)
Elaine leaves. Jerry moves to wander out of the store also, when
You see what just happened here?
She treated me to the Arabian mocha
And you misinterpret this how?
She's stickin' it to me that she makes
more money than me.
I'm sure she was just being nice, buying
you the coffee.
No, not nice. She's stickin' it to me.
(worked up) Stickin' it to me, Jerry.
(angry) Stickin' it!
George walks off, pulling an angry face.
Jerry and George sit in a booth.
So you're buying the car back for your
I'm flying down to Florida tomorrow.
Your parents'll never let you do it.
They lied to me about selling the car.
I'll lie to them about buying
it back. They think they can dump six grand on me? Think again.
What kind of money you think your parents
I bet they have more money than mine.
Come on, your parents have money.
When did they ever spend any money?
What are their living expenses?
Where do they ever go on vacation?
Jerry gives a little 'you do the math' shrug to George.
How much money d'you think they have?
Few hundred grand?
(excited) You're saying I stand to inherit
three hundred thousand
dollars, is that what you're saying?!
Course you may not see it for twenty
Twenty years? That long?
Does your father still eat bacon and
eggs every day?
How's your family history?
I have an aunt that died at seven.
Elaine sits behind her desk, in the big fancy office she gets
for Peterman as president. Kramer enters.
Elaine. Uh, you got a moment?
Yeah, Kramer, come on in.
I, uh, need to speak to you about some
Kramer sits in front of Elaine's desk.
(a little anxious) You know, after I
have sex with Emily, uh, I
don't want her in the bed any more.
Yeah, because she's throwing off my
whole sleep. She's got the jimmy
(confused) Jimmy legs?
Kramer raises one leg and judders it in the air, as illustration.
(grasping the concept) Ohh.
So, uh, well, maybe I should just be
honest with her, huh?
Tell her after sex, you just want her
Well, I'd say it nicely.
I don't think so.
Well, you know, I really like this girl
and I, you know, I think if
I could just work out this one thing...
(interrupting) Yeah. I gotta be honest
with you Kramer. You might be
more than just a coupla tweaks away from a healthy relationship.
Well you're not exactly zeroing in yourself,
(pointing to the door, angry) Alright,
Kramer starts to move, and thumps his knee on the underside of
the desk. He
rises and begins to head for the door.
(impatient) Get out!
Morty and Helen sit on the couch, watching TV and doing a crossword,
respectively. Jerry enters from the bedroom, carrying a suitcase.
So listen, I gotta go down to Atlantic
City. I'm performing at
You just heard about this today?
(pulling on a jacket) They had a cancellation
and they instantly
Carrot Top. I told you, my career's
(The Costanza Home, Queens)
George and his parents are seated at the table in the kitchen,
eating a meal
I been, uh, thinking about the family.
Tell me, uh, about Aunt Baby.
(looks up to heaven) She's deceased.
(glances upwards) Yeah. Uhm, why did
she die so young?
(looks to Estelle) She had problems.
(Estelle nods) Internal.
Is that common in our family?
Well, your uncle Moe, he died a young
Also internal problems.
It's that temper on your side. They're
yelling and yelling, and
then one day, they're all gone.
What about your side? Your cousin Hennie.
(animated) She was sickly
from the moment I met her!
(shouts) Don't you talk about Hennie!
I guess you two are the lucky ones.
Frank, if Aunt Baby were alive today,
how old would she be?
She'd never make it.
George thinks a little and looks hopeful.
Kramer and Emily sit at a table. Emily looks a little angry.
So let me get this straight. You enjoy
(quieter) Well, do you?
Oh yeah, like strawberry pie.
Okay, but you have a problem sharing
a bed with me?
I know it's not what the ladies like.
But without some solid sack
time, I'm a zombie.
I don't know.
(pleading) Aww, c'mon, man. Meet me
You're not easy, Kramer.
On a map of the East Coast of the US, a long red arrow appears
from New York
to Del Boca Vista.
(Klompus Home, Del Boca Vista)
Jerry sits on a chair as Jack, standing, speaks.
So, to what do I owe the pleasure of
this, unannounced, visit?
I wanna buy back the Cadillac.
You wanna buy it back? Why, you go drugs
hidden in the trunk?
Jack chuckles at his own joke. Jerry stares back at him, unamused.
(reaching into his pocket) Alright,
I'll give you nine thousand for
Jerry puts is chequebook on the table
Nine thousand for a Cadillac? It's got
no miles on it.
You bought it for six!
You're not me.
(standing) How much d'you want for it?
The Kelly blue book value. Twenty-two
Jerry pulls a 'you have to be kidding' face.
Done. But, I get to drive it tomorrow,
because Doris wants to go to
Jerry starts to write the cheque, but his pen is obviously not
properly. Jack pulls out his own pen (the astronaut pen from
'The Pen') and
offers it to Jerry.
Need a pen?
Jerry scribbles with his pen, to try and encourage it, but to
no avail. He
looks to Jack, who's holding out his pen.
Morty and Helen are by the counter, as Kramer comes in.
Hey, where's Jerry?
He's performing at Bally's in Atlantic
Aw, okay. (picks up the phone and starts
dialling) Yeah, I need his
shoeshine kit. (still dialling) He always hides it from me. (puts
to his ear and waits for a second or two) Yeah, Bally's? Yeah,
Seinfeld's room, please.
You know that number?
I used to have a problem. (into phone)
Well, what d'you mean, he's
not registered? Wha..S, E, I, N, V...
F. F, E, L , D.
...F, E, L, D. (half-laughing) Well,
I think you're wrong. (listens)
Alright, you have a lucky day, too.
Kramer rings off.
He's not there?
No, they never heard of him.
Kramer puts down the phone, and walks off to look for the shoeshine
Morty and Helen exchange worried looks.
George, Elaine and Jerry's parents sit at a table in a fancy
This is so nice of you to take us all
out to dinner, George.
(oozing fake sincerity) Well, as much
as I enjoy all the
good-natured ribbing, nothing really makes me happier than spending
the people I care about.
Oh, he'll be here. By the way, Elaine,
(reaches under the table and
brings out a large coffee machine) thank you for laying out for
George puts the gift in front of Elaine.
George, you didn't have to do this.
I'm president of a big company.
I can afford to buy you coffee.
Jerry enters, with his bag over his shoulder.
Hey look, he's back.
I got your message, (sitting) so I came
straight from Atlantic City.
Jerry, Kramer called Bally's. You weren't
(extemporising) Well, I can't stay under
my own name. I was
registered under Slappy White.
Helen looks unconvinced. A spiffily-dressed Frank and Estelle
restaurant and are spotted by George.
Well, look who's here. Hello, Seinfelds.
Morty half-nods a greeting.
Wh..what're you doing here?
We're having an upscale dinner.
Well, after talking to you, we realised
we may not have much time
So, we're blowing it all.
George looks unhappy at this news.
(holding out his tie) Look George, it's
a Pierre Cardin.
Once again, Kramer and Emily are basking in the afterglow.
That was alright.
They both lie still for a few seconds.
(abruptly) Well, I'll see you.
Kramer climbs quickly out of the bed to leave.
Morty, dressed in exercise gear, emerges from the bedroom. He
the travel gym. He creeps across the room, so as not to wake
Jerry, who is
asleep on the couch, quietly opens the door and slips outside.
Kramer is asleep in his bed, when something wakes him. He can
thumping and a rattling sound. Kramer turns over and looks across
door, to see the handle turning, as if someone outside were trying
it. A look of horror comes to Kramer's face.
Outside in the hallway, Morty has his travel gym attached to
doorknob. As he pulls on the arrangement of cords and pulleys,
they in turn
pull at the doorknob.
Inside Kramer's apartment, a terrified Kramer pulls the blankets
head and lies quivering underneath.
Morty and Helen are eating at the table. The phone rings and
A dishevelled and muddy Jack Klompus is on the other end of the
a cellular phone somewhere outdoors in Florida.
(shouting like there's a bad line) Jerry,
I had a little mishap with
The front portion of the Cadillac is submerged in a swamp, with
the tail end
I'm down here in alligator alley. You
better get down here.
Jerry tries not to give anything away to his parents.
(quiet) Huh. Alright.
Jerry puts down the phone and moves towards the bedroom.
Who was that?
(extemporising) That was the Golden
Nugget. Also in Atlantic City.
They heard such good things about my show at Bally's, they want
tonight. So I'll have to repack, and go.
Jerry leaves to the bedroom. Helen and Morty don't look convinced
spiel. They talk quietly so's Jerry can't hear in the next room.
That didn't sound like the Golden Nugget.
I'm worried. What happens if we have
to support Jerry?
I'd have to go back to work.
Where would you work?
Maybe I should talk to Elaine.
Elaine sits behind her desk, interviewing a smartly dressed Morty.
Well, Mr Seinfeld, I..I'm not sure I
understand why you want a job
What's not to understand?
Well, for one thing, you live in Florida.
I'm very comfortable working outta the
house. I have a phone, we have
a Kinko's nearby. You know, I think that my resume speaks for
(looking around her desk) Where is your
I don't have it. I'll mail you one.
Alright, Mr Seinfeld, I... What kind
of position did you have in
You sell clothes here, don't you?
Well, I sold raincoats in the garment
centre for thirty-eight years.
In nineteen forty-nine...
(interrupting) Alright. Alright, alright.
You come in tomorrow,
we'll find something for you to do.
You won't regret this, Miss Benes. What
time should I be in? I get up
at four, I could be here as early as four twenty-five.
Peterman enters the office.
(upbeat) Oh, Elaine, this dry air is
curing me like a Black Forest
Peterman strides across the office to another door.
(stunned) Mr Peterman. You're back.
Peterman goes through the other door, and closes it behind him.
stands, her mouth agape in shock.
Who's Mr Fancy?
Kramer and Emily in bed again.
(hesitant) I uh, I was thinking maybe
I should spend the night.
Aww, that's sweet, but actually I, I
think I'd prefer it if you left.
You were completely right. I sleep so
much better when I'm alone.
(pause) And you scream in your sleep.
Kramer looks intensely nervous.
(fearful) There was a man, he was trying
to get into my apartment
last night. He was jiggling the doorknob for twenty-five minutes.
C'mon, it was probably the wind.
No, no, no. It was a fearless cat burglar.
(pleading) Now listen,
you gotta let me sleep here, huh? Y'know, I'll stay here on my
I'll stuff a sock in my mouth. (panicky) 'Cos I don't wanna sleep
(adamant) Well, I do.
Another arrow is drawn from New York to Del Boca Vista.
(Street, Del Boca Vista)
A tow truck has hauled the Cadillac out of the swamp and back
to Del Boca
Vista. It's plastered with mud and filth over its entire length.
Klompus stands beside it, still mud-spattered. Jerry climbs out
of a cab.
What took you so long?
I live in New York. (slams the cab door)
What the hell happened?
The cab drives away.
This thing is a, is a behemoth.
What did you do?
I was, I was making a, a simple lane
change. I, I put on the blinker
and it took off on me. And the next thing you know, I was submerged.
telling you, Jerry, I'm very lucky that those crocs didn't get
Jerry opens the door of the Cadillac and a torrent of muddy water
a couple of catfish spills out over his feet.
(exasperation) You are such an idiot.
Well, we gotta get the car
cleaned up for my parents.
(shrugging) Do whatever you want. It's
My car? You drove it into the swamp!
It drove itself into the swamp! Besides,
I think I lost my pen, too.
(smiling with pleasure) You know, that
almost makes this all
(The Costanza Home, Queens)
Frank and Estelle sit in the living room as George walks in from
(pointing outside) Why is there a Cadillac
parked in front of the
That's your mother's new car.
You bought that?
It's a Coupe de Elegance.
Your father wanted a Mercedes, but I
won't ride in a German car.
George looks like he's going to say something, but then the door
kitchen opens and Kramer walks in, wearing a dressing gown and
carrying a mug of coffee. He slaps George on the back.
Kramer walks round the stunned George, and sits on the couch.
What the hell is going on here?
I had some trouble at my place, so I
need a little company at night
George, your mother and I, and Kramer
(holds Kramer's hand) have
(dread) Oh god.
Uh, George, your parents can't blow
through their savings in this
community. It's low-rent. Now, we feel that Florida is really
where they should be.
(claps his hands) You can drop a grand
in Disneyworld, like that.
Wait a minute. (astonished) You're thinking
of moving to Florida
Well, it's either that or we stay here,
near you, and just sit on
the money. What do you think we should do, Georgie?
George looks surprised, confused and thoughtful, all at the same
Peterman sits behind his desk in the office which was, until
Elaine's. Employees sit around the desk, including Morty and
sits depressed at the end of the desk.
So, anyway, effective immediately, Miss
Benes will return to her
old position, at her original salary...
Elaine does a double take at this, and looks unhappy.
...and I, of course, will return to
mine. Kudos, Elaine, on a
(hardly daring to ask) What about my
I think not.
Elaine puts a hand to her head and sighs.
Now, down to business. (thoughtful)
I have had this vision of a
diaphanous rum-runner scarf.
The employees take notes.
Well, we could fly some fabric in from
our silk factories, for about
a thousand dollars a bolt.
(shocked) A thousand?! I know a coupla
Chinamen over there on
Forty-third Street, who'll do it for half that.
(tactful) It's, ah, Asian-Americans.
(puzzled) Who are you?
Don't worry, I...
Morty Seinfeld. I cut velvet for forty
years with Harry Altman.
Okay, Mr Seinfeld, this is not the t...
Elaine, did you hire this man?
(worried) No, no. Well, I mean, you
know, he's more like an intern,
you know, at best.
George and Elaine sit in a booth.
So, if your parents move to Florida,
(pointing out the positive) But happy.
Obviously. And if they stay, you're
Elaine gestures with her hand.
Quite a dilemma. You know, I have a
bit of a dilemma of my own.
No, no. No, no, no. (determined) We're
staying on me. We haven't
solved anything yet.
Alright, this is easy. Let 'em go.
What d'you mean, let 'em go? They're
spending all my money.
Alright, well, then they stay. Lemma
ask you something...
(upset) Could you put a little thought
into this? Jerry's gone, you
could humour me. He humours me.
Speaking of Jerry, his father is driving
me so crazy down at
You know what I do at the Yankees, when
one of these old guys is
breathing down my neck?
You schedule a late meeting.
(puzzlement) Huh? What does that do?
These old guys, they're up at 4 a.m.,
by two thirty they're wiped.
(animated) How did we get back onto you?!
(grabbing her bag and coat) I gotta
Elaine gets up and leaves.
(shouted after Elaine) You know, I got
nothing outta this!
(The Costanza Home, Queens)
Kramer, wrapped in a quilt enters the Costanza's bedroom. Frank
the bathroom, drying his hands with a towel.
Hey Frank, you got two beds in here.
That's right. That's me on the left.
So, you sleep in separate beds.
Thirty years ago, we came to an agreement.
It was the only way I
could get some rest.
(confidential) Estelle's got the (jerks
his elbow) jimmy arms.
You can get that in your arms?
Like you wouldn't believe.
(Klompus Home, Del Boca Vista)
A grubby Jerry sits at the table, with Jack hovering over him.
Jerry, it's getting late. You've cleaned
up the car. You've made all
your phone calls. Why are you still here?
Well, I uh, maxed out my credit cards,
and I don't have enough cash
for a hotel room. So...
You are uh, thinking of staying here?
(laughing) You've got some nerve. I
almost break my neck in that
death-trap of yours, and now you ask me for a favour!
You didn't like that crack about the
I did not.
(The Costanza Home, Queens)
George and his parents sit at the kitchen table, while Kramer
washing up in the sink.
Well, I've given this a lot of thought,
and I've gotta say...
George is distracted momentarily by Kramer clattering dishes.
Kramer a look and continues.
(attempting sincerity) As much as I'd
like to see the two of you
living it up in a warm, tropical, setting, I, I would just miss
much. (smiling) So, I've decided, I want you to stay.
It's too late. We bought a condo at
Del Boca Vista. We're leaving
Estelle and Frank smile at each other.
(crestfallen) But you said it was my
We were just being nice.
George looks crushed.
(motherly concern) Cosmo, are you sure
you're gonna be alright here
Oh, yeah, yeah. I got Emily coming over
(animated) You're letting him have a
He's not family. It's different, psychologically.
Kramer is examining the label on a wine bottle, as George turns
to look at
him. He gives George a little smile.
The employees, including Elaine and Morty, sit round Peterman's
desk as he
waxes lyrical about his adventures. Morty looks impatient, glancing
watch as Peterman speaks.
And so, I made an explosive out of chick
peas, and I stopped that
great rhino right in his tracks.
Well, it's getting kinda late, why don't
Mr Peterman, that can't have been the
only time that you faced
(smiles and laughs) Ha ha ha. Funny
you should ask, Elaine.
Look, if we're gonna stay here until
all hours of the night, can we
at least get some food here?
(looks at his watch) It's only five
fifteen. So, later on that
same day, I developed a great hankering for some wild honey...
(standing) Okay, I'm done. I'll be back
in the morning, when he's
close to finish with his story.
Morty heads for the door. Peterman's voice brings him to a halt.
Morty. My stories are what sell these
Cheap fabric, and dim lighting. That's
how you move merchandise.
(winks) Morty, you're out.
(unconcerned) Ach, I never knew what
the hell I was peddling with
those stupid cartoons and that paper book, anyway.
Morty walks out, leaving a not entirely unhappy Elaine behind.
An arrow is drawn on the East Coast map, this time from Queens
to Del Boca
(Street, Del Boca Vista)
Frank walks along the sidewalk, past a familiar looking Cadillac.
catches his eye, and he looks into the car. A figure is asleep
on the back
seat with his face covered. Frank 'gives a what is the world
coming to' look
and throws up his hands as he walks away.
After he leaves, the figure shifts in his sleep, turning over.
sleeping in his parent's Cadillac.
(The Costanza Home, Queens)
Kramer stands in the doorway of the bathroom, while Emily sits
bed, reading a paperback.
I don't know why I let you talk me into
that corned beef at
(not looking up from her book) No-one
held a gun to your head.
(still reading) Don't forget, we're
eating dinner at the Feinerman's
(moody) Oh, why do I have to go? They're
You like 'em.
I've had it with 'em.
Kramer disappears into the bathroom.
Then we won't go.
Kramer reemerges with a glass of water.
(yielding) Okay, okay. What time?
Kramer downs the glass of water in one go, and then belches.
(satisfied) Ahh. That was alright.
Emily smiles at him, then returns to her book.
Jerry, George and Elaine sit in a booth. Jerry drinking coffee,
eating and Elaine reading from the pages of a newspaper.
'One bright note in today's market,
was the stock of retailer J
Peterman, whose founder's surprise return generated a rise of
twelve and a
Elaine folds the paper and drops it on the table.
Mmm-mmm-mmm. That means, if you still
had those stock options...
(Jerry-style) That's a shame.
(sharp) What, are you sticking it to
I think you're sticking it to me.
Elaine, I'm sure George is just being
(leaning forward and accusing) Stickin'
George doesn't meet Elaine's stare.
You're not alone. I'm practically broke.
No. But, I did blow over twenty thousand
on that Cadillac.
George takes another forkful of what's on his plate.
(relishing) Hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm. Delicious.
Well, you seem happy.
I am. The folks are twelve hundred miles
away. (gleeful) I'm basking
in the buffer zone. (looks for the waitress) 'Nother piece of
So, were your parents shocked to see
Actually, I haven't heard from 'em yet.
Morty and Helen sit on a couch, reading magazines.
When are we gonna tell Jerry?
I don't wanna worry him. We'll tell
him next time we go up.
He thought he could buy back that Cadillac
for us? He's not getting
away with that.
It's revealed that the Seinfelds are in a trailer parked behind
Besides, that condo was too much house.
(The Costanza Home, Del Boca Vista)
Estelle is sitting on the couch in the condo, while Frank peers
out of the
How many times can you check the car?
(coming away from the window) I saw
a bum sleeping in a Cadillac the
Frank sits in a chair.
Why would someone break into a car to
take a nap?
They don't nap. They make it their home.
They urinate in there!
(shouts) You're driving me crazy!
(standing) That's it, we're going back
to Queens. (claps hands)
Where's my hat?
Frank walks out of the room.