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
Prev =
Next =

"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.

Plot

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.

Trivia

* 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.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Baby Shower — A baby shower is a party for an expecting mother.The Baby Shower may be: * The Baby Shower (Seinfeld episode), an episode of the television series Seinfeld * The Baby Shower (SATC episode), an episode of the television series Sex and the City …   Wikipedia

  • Shower (disambiguation) — A shower can be:Weather* A shower, a short period of rain or snow or hail or sleet ** Mango showers, pre monsoon showers in the Indian states of Karnataka and Kerala that help in the ripening of mangoes ** Sunshower, an unusual meteorological… …   Wikipedia

  • Seinfeld — For other uses, see Seinfeld (disambiguation). Seinfeld Genre Sitcom Created by Larry David Jerry Seinfeld …   Wikipedia

  • Seinfeld : saison 2 — Saison 2 de Seinfeld Cet article présente le guide des épisodes de la deuxième saison de la série télévisée Seinfeld. N.B.: L ordre présenté ci après suit la chronologie de la production, telle qu apparaissant sur les DVD, et non pas celle de la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • The Contest — This article is about the Seinfeld episode. For the Australian game show, see The Con Test. The Contest Seinfeld episode Episode no. Season 4 Episode 11 Directed by To …   Wikipedia

  • The Pie — Infobox Television episode Title = The Pie Series = Seinfeld Caption = Jerry meets the father of his new girlfriend. Season = 5 Episode = 79 Airdate = February 17, 1994 Production = Writer = Tom Gammill Max Pross Director = Tom Cherones Guests =… …   Wikipedia

  • The Soup Nazi — Seinfeld episode Episode no. Season 7 Episode 6 Directed by Andy Ackerman Written by …   Wikipedia

  • The Office (U.S. TV series) — The Office Genre Sitcom Mockumentary Created by Ricky Gervais Stephen Merchant …   Wikipedia

  • The Burning (film) — Infobox Film name = The Burning caption = director = Tony Maylam writer = Peter Lawrence, Harvey Weinstein, Tony Maylam, Brad Grey producer = starring = Brian Matthews, Jason Alexander, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Fisher Stevens, Holly Hunter… …   Wikipedia

  • Jerry Seinfeld (character) — Jerry Seinfeld First appearance The Seinfeld Chronicles Last appearance The Finale, Part II …   Wikipedia