The Baby Shower (Seinfeld)

The Baby Shower (Seinfeld)

Infobox Television episode
Title = The Baby Shower
Series = Seinfeld

Caption = Kramer arrives at the baby shower.
Season = 2
Episode = 15
Airdate = May 16, 1991
Production =
Writer = Larry Charles
Director = Tom Cherones
Guests = Christine Dunford
Episode list = List of "Seinfeld" episodes
Season list = Infobox Seinfeld season 2 episode list
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"The Baby Shower" is the fifteenth episode of "Seinfeld". The episode was the tenth episode for the show's second season. It aired on May 16, 1991.


Elaine holds a baby shower for a friend at Jerry's apartment. George is excited, because he finds the baby shower to be the perfect opportunity to "tell off" the woman who gave him "unequivocally, the worst date of [his] life" by pouring Bosco chocolate sauce on his red collared shirt. These plans prove unsuccessful, as he cannot muster the courage necessary to do so. Ironically, a woman at the party does to Jerry what George had planned to do. Meanwhile, Kramer tries to convince Jerry to pirate cable television to watch the Mets home games. When the Russian cable "providers" show up, they ruin the shower.

The episode was the first episode written by Larry Charles, who remained with the show through the fifth season. He left his mark on the episode by including the "bloodshed and mayhem" scene that "killed off" Jerry, via dream sequence.


* George says that his date poured Bosco Chocolate Syrup on his shirt. In a later episode, "The Secret Code", George uses "Bosco" as his ATM code, admitting that it is his favorite brand of chocolate syrup.
* The actress who played Leslie ("George's worst date of his life") was Christine Dunford, who would later play the saleswoman in season five's "The Pie".
* Larry David has mentioned that he disliked putting references to popular culture into "Seinfeld" episodes, as they often became dated. An early example occurs in this episode, wherein Kramer tries to persuade Jerry into getting cable TV by saying "C'mon, it's the '90s! It's Hammertime!" (a reference to then-popular rap artist MC Hammer).

In this second season episode, Elaine says that she once set up George and Leslie. Though in the third season episode called The Fix-Up, when Jerry and Elaine are contemplaiting fixing George up with one of Elaine's friends, Cynthia, Elaine and Jerry both say that they have never fixed anyone up.

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