The Boyfriend (1)
Transcribed by The News Guy(Mike) With help from "Luke Nan"
Jerry - Jerry Seinfeld
Kramer - Michael Richards
George - Jason Alexander
Elaine - Julia Louis-Dryfus
Keith Hernandez - Himself
Rae Allen - Mrs. Lenore Sokol
Richard Assad - Cabby
Wayne Knight - Newman
Written by: Larry David and Larry Levin
Directed by: Tom Cherones
To me, going to the health club, you see all these people and they're
working out, and they're training and they're getting in shape but the
strange thing is nobody is really getting in shape for anything. The only
reason that you're getting in shape is that so you can get through the
workout. So we're working out, so that we'll be in shape, for when we have
to do our exercise. This is the whole thing. The other thing I don't get
about it, is why we're so careful about locking up our dirty towels and
smelly jock-straps. What exactly is the black market on these disgusting gym
clothes? I give my car to any valet guy in front of a restaraunt because he
has a short red jacket, yeah he must be the valet guy, I don't even think
about it but my stinking, putrified gym clothes, I got one of these locks
you could put a bullet through it and it won't open. That stuff is safe.
[Gym Locker Room]
KRAMER: Wide open, I was wide open underneath! I had three inches on that
guy. You two were hogging the ball.
GEORGE: Me? It wasn't me I never even saw the ball. All you do is dribble.
JERRY: I have to dribble, if I give it to you, you just shoot. You're a
GEORGE: Oh I'm a chucker.
JERRY: That's right, everytime you get the ball you shoot.
GEORGE: I can't believe you called me a chucker. No way I'm a chucker, I do
not chuck, never chucked, never have chucked, never will chuck, no chuck!
JERRY: You chuck.
GEROGE: Kramer am I a chucker?
KRAMER: You're a chucker.
GEORGE: All these years I've been chuckin' and you've never told me?
JERRY: Well it's not an easy thing to bring up.
KRAMER: Hey you know this is the first time we've ever seen each other naked.
JERRY: Believe me I didn't see anything.
KRAMER: Oh, you didn't sneak a peak?
JERRY: No, did you?
KRAMER: Yeah, I snuck a peak.
KRAMER: Why not? hey what about you George?
GEORGE: yeah, I ... I snuck a peak. ... But it was so fast I didn't see
anything. It was just a blur.
JERRY: I made a conscious effort not to look. There's certain information I just
don't want to have.
KRAMER: Uh, I gotta go meet Newman. All right. I'll see you later.
JERRY: All right
KRAMER: Have a good one.
JERRY: All right
GEORGE: See ya.
GEORGE: look at this guy. Does he have to stretch in here?
JERRY: You know who that is? That's
GEORGE: Keith Hernandez? The baseball player?
JERRY: Yeah, that's him.
GEORGE: Are you sure?
GEORGE: Wow, Keith Hernandez. He's such a great player.
JERRY: Yeah, he's a real smart guy too. He's a Civil War buff.
GEORGE: I'd love to be a Civil War buff. ... What do you have to do to be a buff
JERRY: So Biff wants to be a buff? ... Well sleeping less than 18 hours a day
would be a start.
GEORGE: ho ho ho ho. You know I only got two weeks left of unemployment. I got
to prove I've been looking for a job to get an extension
JERRY: Hey, should we say something to him?
GEORGE: Oh, yeah I'm sure he loves to hear from fans in the locker room.
JERRY: well he could say hello to me. I wouldn't mind.
GEORGE: He's Keith Hernandez. You're Jerry Seinfeld.
GEORGE: What are you comparing yourself to Keith Hernandez. The guys a baseball
player Jerry, Baseball!
JERRY: I know what he is. I recognized him. You didn't even notice him.
GEORGE: What, ... you are making some wisecracks in a night club... wo wo wo.
The guy was in game SIX two runs down two outs facing elimination.
KEITH: Excuse me. I don't want to disturb you, I'm Keith Hernandez and I just
want to tell you what a big fan I am. I love your comedy.
KEITH: I've always wanted to do what you do.
JERRY: What I do? You are one of my favorite ball players of all time
GEORGE: Mine too.
KEITH: I love that bit about Jimmy Olson
JERRY: Thank you.
GEORGE: You know Keith, what I've always wondered, with all these ball clubs
flying around all season don't you think there would be a plane crash? ...
KEITH: (to Jerry) Do you perform anywhere in new York right now?
JERRY: I'm performing in this club on the east Side. You should come in.
GEORGE: But if you think about it...26 teams, 162 games a season, you'd think
eventually an entire team would get wiped out.
KEITH: You know, I live on the East Side.
JERRY: I'll tell you what, I'll give you my number and uh, just give me a call,
tell me whenever you want to go.
KEITH: or maybe just to get together for a cup of coffee
JERRY: Oh. that would be great.
GEORGE: Uh, it's only a matter of time.
KEITH: Who's this chucker?
JERRY: It's been three days and he hasn't called.
ELAINE: Well maybe you should call him.
JERRY: I can't ... I can't
ELAINE: Why not?
JERRY: I don't know. I just feel he should call me.
ELAINE: What's the difference?
JERRY: You don't understand, Elaine. I don't want to be overanxious. If he wants
to see me he has my number, he should call.
ELAINE: Yech, look at this ashtray. I hate cigarettes.
JERRY: I can't stand these guys. You give your number to them and then they
don't call. Why do they do that?
ELAINE: I'm sorry honey.
JERRY: I mean, I thought he liked me. I really thought he liked me. we were
getting along. He came over to me I didn't go over to him.
JERRY: Why did he come over to me if he didn't want to see me?
ELAINE: I know.
JERRY: What did he come over to me if he didn't want to see me? I mean here I
meet this guy this great guy, a baseball player, best guy I ever met in my life.
.. Well that's it. I'm never giving my number out to another guy again.
ELAINE: Sometimes I've given my number out to guys and it takes them a month to
JERRY: Hu, good, good,... well if he's calling in a month he's got a prayer!
ELAINE: You know maybe he's been busy. Maybe he's been out of town?
JERRY: Oh, they don't have phones out of town? Why do(?) people say they're
too busy. Too busy. Pick up a phone!! It takes two minutes. How can you be
ELAINE: Why don't you just go ahead and call him?
JERRY: I can't call here, it's a coffee shop. I mean what am I going to say to
ELAINE: Just ask him if he wants a to get together.
JERRY: For what dinner?
ELAINE: Dinner's good.
JERRY: Don't you think that's coming on a little too strong? .. Isn't that like
a turn off?
ELAINE: Jerry, He's A GUY!
JERRY: ... this is all .. very confusing.
When you're in your thirties it's very hard to make a new friend. Whatever the
group is that you've got now that's who you're going with. you're not
interviewing, you're not looking at any new people, you're not interested in
seeing any applications. They don't know the places. They don't know the food.
They don't know the activities, If I meet a guy in a club on the gym or
someplace I'm sure you're a very nice person you seem to have a lot of
potential, but we're just not hiring right now. Of course when you're a kid,
you can be friends with anybody. Remember when you were a little kid what were
the qualifications? If someone's in front of my house NOW, That's my friend,
they're my friend. That's it. Are you a grown up.? No. Great! Come on in. Jump
up and down on my bed. And if you have anything in common at all, You like
Cherry Soda? I like Cherry Soda! We'll be best friends!
[New York State Department of Labor]
MRS. SOKOL: You know you only have two more weeks before your benefits run out.
GEORGE: Yes and I was hoping ... to get a thirteen week extension.
MRS. SOKOL: So where have you been looking for work?
GEORGE: Well you know what I've discovered Mrs. Sokol. It's not so much the
looking as the listening. I listen for work. And as I'm looking and listening I
am also looking. You can't discount looking. It's sort of a combination. It's
looking, and listening, listening and looking. But you must look.
MRS. SOKOL: Can you be specific about any of these companies?
GEORGE: Specific, Ah, lets see. I've walked in and out of so many buildings
they all .. blend in together, I uh, ..
MRS. SOKOL: Well just give me one name.
GEORGE: Absolutely, uh, lets see there's, uh, Vandaley Industries, I just saw
them. I got very close there. very close.
MRS. SOKOL: And what type of company is that?
GEORGE: Latex, latex manufacturing
MRS. SOKOL: And you interviewed there?
GEORGE: Yes, for a sales position. Latex salesman, the selling of latex, and
latex related products. They just wouldn't give me a chance.
MRS. SOKOL: I'm going to need an address and a phone number for this uh,
GOERGE: You like gum? 'Cause I have a friend in the gum business. I got a
gum guy. I make one phone call. I got boxes of delivered right to your door.
MRS. SOKOL: The address!
GEORGE: YYYDDSSHE(?) ... Jose Jimenez. You recognize it?
MRS. SOKOL: No.
GEORGE: Jose Jimenez, ... verrry funny. ..very funny.
MRS. SOKOL: The ADDRESS!
GEORGE: uh, Uh, Vandaley Industries, is uh. 129 West 81st street. It's a very
small industry Vandaley. It's one of the reasons I wanted to uh, work for them.
MRS. SOKOL: The PHONE number.
GEORGE: That's uh, KL5-8383. Are you calling them soon because, they keep very
MRS. SOKOL: As soon as I'm done wit you!
GEORGE: Sure, well uh, you know I'll check in with you next week uh, I gotta run
now because I got a full plate this afternoon. All right, really go to
[George runs down hall]
[Street phone booth- George pulls kid out of booth]
GEORGE: (Frantically, takes phone and screams...) He'll call you back.
KRAMER: (loungingly talking on phone) It's a par five. So you know I step up to
the tee and I hit a beautiful drive right down the middle of the fairway.
I mean you know my hook, right?
JERRY: Elaine, how about this shirt? Is this okay?
ELAINE: Jerry, ... He's a GUY!
KRAMER: well it's a dog leg left, so I play the hook right? .. hold on there's
GEORGE: (Frantically) Jerry, Jerry?
GEORGE: Kramer put Jerry on the phone.
KRAMER: (Angrily) Yeah, look I'm in the middle of something. Call back.
GEORGE: Kramer!! Kramer no!!
KRAMER: ... so the ball takes of and I'm waiting for it to turn.
GEORGE: hitting phone
[Cop bangs on booth with kid beside him]
KRAMER: Yeah, I'll talk to Jerry. Yeah, [Hangs up] . . . you know that was
Michael and Carol. She's wondering when we're going to come over and see
JERRY: Oh, see the baby again with the baby..
ELAINE: Who are they?
JERRY: Uh, he's this guy who used to live in the building and they keep calling
us to see the baby.
JERRY: (imitates) Ya' gotta see the babi - When are ya' gonna see the babi...
Can't they just send us a tape?
ELAINE: You know if you waited a few more months it won't be a baby anymore
then you wouldn't have to see it.
JERRY: uh uh because then it would be all grown up.
ELAINE: yeah ha ha ha
JERRY: Hey Kramer what do you think of this shirt?
KRAMER: (does a double take) It's too busy
ELAINE: It looks like you're trying too hard to make an impression on him.
You're not being yourself.
KRAMER: What guy?
JERRY: I know he's just a guy but .. I LIKE him.
KRAMER: Who are you talkin about?
JERRY: Uh, Keith uh Hernandez.
KRAMER: KEITH HERNANDEZ?
NEWMAN: [enters] KEITH HERNANDEZ?
GEORGE: Do me a favor would you? Would you change lanes? Would you get outta
this lane. You gotta get out of this lane. This lane stinks. They're
all double parked here Please get outta this lane. I'm beggin you please
GEORGE: You know what, bad mistake my mistake do me a favor go back to the other
lane - you'll never get there - forget this lane - y'a kn ow what this lane
stinks - go back to the other lane - bad decision - go go go take this light -
take this light -
CABBY: That's it GET OUT!!
GEORGE: Get out?
CABBY: Get out of my cab.
GEORGE: Wa, I'm not getting out of this cab
[Cabby gets out]
GEORGE: No, no! You can't throw me out
[Wrestling in cab]
JERRY: Hellooo Newman.
KRAMER: I hate KEITH HERNANDEZ - hate him.
NEWMAN: I despise him.
NEWMAN: Why? I'll tell you why...
KRAMER: Let me tell it ..
NEWMAN: No, you can't tell it ..
KRAMER: You always tell it ..
NEWMAN: All right, tell it.
KRAMER: Ja ja ja - just tell it
NEWMAN: June 14, 1987.... Mets Phillies. We're enjoying a beautiful afternoon
in the right field stands when a crucial Hernandez error to a five run Phillies
ninth. Cost the Mets the game.
KRAMER: Our day was ruined. There was a lot of people, you know, they were
waiting by the player's parking lot. Now we're coming down the ramp ... [cut
to film of the day - like the Zabruter film - with the Umbrella man and
everything - Oh so brilliant parody!!!] ... Newman was in front of me. Keith
was coming toward us, as he passes Newman turns and says, " Nice game pretty
boy.". Keith continued past us up the ramp.
NEWMAN: A second later, something happened that changed us in a deep and
profound way front that day forward.
ELAINE: What was it?
KRAMER: He spit on us.... and I screamed out, "I'm hit!"
NEWMAN: Then I turned and the spit ricochet of him and it hit me.
ELAINE: Wow! What a story.
JERRY: Unfortunately the immutable laws of physics contradict the whole premise
of your account. Allow me to reconstruct this if I may for Miss Benes as
I've heard this story a number of times.
JERRY: Newman, Kramer, if you'll indulge me. According to your story Keith
passes you and starts walking up the ramp then you say you were struck on
the right temple. The spit then proceeds to ricochet off the temple
striking Newman between the third and forth rib. The spit then cam off
the rib turned and hit Newman in the right wrist causing him to drop his
baseball cap. The spit then splashed off the wrist, Pauses In mid air
mind you- makes a left turn and lands on Newman's left thigh. That is one
[THE BRILLIANCE OF THIS SCENE IS THAT IT IS AN EXACT PARODY OF KEVIN COSTNER'S COURTROOM SCENE IN
THE FILM JFK - AND WAYNE KNIGHT PLAYED THE SAME POSITION IN BOTH!!!]
NEWMAN: Well that's the way it happened.
JERRY: What happened to your head when you got hit?
KRAMER: Well. uh, well my head went back and to the left
KRAMER: Back and to the left
JERRY: Back and to the left Back and to the left
ELAINE: So, what are you saying?
JERRY: I am saying that the spit could not have come from behind ... that there had to have been
a second spitter behind the bushes on the gravelly road. If the spitter was behind you as you claimed
that would have caused your head to pitch forward.
ELAINE: So the spit could have only come from the front and to the right.
JERRY: But that is not what they would have you believe.
NEWMAN: I'm leavin'. Jerry's a nut. [Exits]
KRAMER: Wait, wait, [Exits]
JERRY: The sad thing is we may never know the real truth.
[George runs in]
GEORGE: [Frantically] Did anybody call here asking for Vandaley industries?
JERRY: No. What happened to you?
GEORGE: Now, listen closely. I was at the unemployment office and I told them that I was very close
to getting a job with Vandaley Industries and I gave them your phone number. So, when now when the phone
rings you've got to answer "Vanadaley Industries".
JERRY: I'm Vanadaley Industries?
JERRY: And what is that?
GEORGE: You're in latex
JERRY: Latex? And what do I do with latex?
GEORGE: Ya manufacture it.
ELAINE: Here in this little apartment?
JERRY: And what do I say about you?
GEORGE: You're considering hiring me for your latex salesman.
JERRY: I'm going to hire you as my latex salesman?
JERRY: I don't think so. Why would I do that?
GEORGE: Because I asked you to.
JERRY: If you think I'm looking for someone to just sit at a desk pushing papers
around, you can forget it. I have enough headaches just trying to
manufacture the stuff.
KRAMER: It's Keith.
JERRY: All right we're coming down.
GEORGE: KEITH HERNANDEZ:?
JERRY: Yeah, come on Elaine, lets go.
GEORGE: Where are you goin?
ELAINE: He's giving me a ride You know there had to have been a second spitter.
But who was it? Who had the motive?
JERRY: That's what I've been trying to figure out the past five years.
GEORGE: What the hell are you two talking about? [All exit]
JERRY: Well that was really fun, thanks.
KEITH: Yeah, it really was.
JERRY(MIND): Should I shake his hand?
JERRY: Well, ...
KEITH: UH, do you want to catch a movie this weekend? Have you seen JFK?
JERRY: No, I haven't.
JERRY(MIND): This weekend. WOW!
JERRY: Sure, that would be great.
JERRY(MIND): Damn, I was too overanxious, he must have noticed that.
JERRY: I mean, ... if you want to.
KEITH: Well, how about this Friday?
JERRY: Yeah, Friday's okay.
JERRY(MIND): Go ahead shake his hand. You're Jerry Seinfeld. You've been on
the Tonight Show.
JERRY: Well, good night [holds hand out and shakes hand]
KEITH: Goodnight. Oh, Jer, by the way, the woman we gave a ride to earlier
KEITH: Yeah. What's her story?
JERRY: Uh, I don't know, we used to go out.
KEITH: Would you mind if I gave her a call?
JERRY: For a date?
JERRY: Oh, no, uh, go ahead. You got a pen?
KEITH: You sure you don't mind?
JERRY: .... [silence]
JERRY: So then we went to dinner.
GEORGE: Who paid?
JERRY: We split it.
GEORGE: Split it. Pretty good. Talk about game six?
JERRY: Naw, I gotta wait until its just the right time.
ELAINE: It's Elaine.
JERRY: Come on up.
GEORGE: So then what?
JERRY: Uh, nuthin'. Then he took me home.
GEORGE: Shake his hand?
JERRY: (smiling) Yeah
GEORGE: What kind of a shake does he have?
JERRY: Good shake. Perfect shake. Single pump, not too hard, you know, doesn't
have to prove anything, but, you know, firm enough to know he was there.
GEORGE: So, uh, you gonna see him again?
JERRY: He asked me if I was doing anything Friday night.
GEORGE: Wow! The weekend.
JERRY: So then as I was getting out of the car, ...
JERRY: Hi Elaine.
ELAINE: Sooo, how was your date?
JERRY: What date? It's a GUY.
ELAINE: So you know , ... he called me.
GEORGE: Keith called you?
GEORGE: He he This guy really gets around.
ELAINE: Do you mind?
JERRY: I don't mind at all. Why should I mind? What did he say?
ELAINE: He asked me out for Saturday night.
JERRY: Oh, ya' going?
ELAINE: I told him I was busy.
JERRY: Ah, really.
ELAINE: So, we're going out Friday.
JERRY: He's going' out with you on Friday?
JERRY: He's supposed to see ME on Friday.
ELAINE: Oh, uh, I didn't know.
JERRY: We made plans.
ELAINE: Well, uh, I'll cancel it.
JERRY: No, don't cancel it.
ELAINE: Huh. Well this is a little awkward, isn't it/
JERRY: Well, frankly it is.
ELAINE: I've never seen you jealous before.
JERRY: Well you're not even a fan. I was at game six - you didn't even watch
ELAINE: Wait a second wait a minute, You jealous of him or you jealous of me?
JERRY: Any Hennigans around here?
JERRY: Vandaley Industries, Kel Varnsen speaking. May we help you? ... Oh Hi
Keith. Na, I was just jokin' around
JERRY: No. No. I don't mind at all.
ELAINE: [whispers] No, no, no, I can cancel.
JERRY: Sure, we can do something next week.
ELAINE: [whispers I can cancel.
JERRY: No, its no problem at all.
ELAINE: [whispers] I,...
JERRY: Okay, take it easy. [hangs up] That was Keith. we're going to do
something next week.
JERRY: Hey what are you doing Friday night?
JERRY: Friday night? Nothin', ... now.
KRAMER: Okay, wanna come with me and see the baby?
JERRY: Fasten your seat belts. we're goin' to see the baby.
KRAMER: Come on, if you don't see the baby now you're never gonna see it
JERRY: All right, I'll go
KRAMER: All right
[Jerry exits with garbage]
[Kramer sits beside Elaine - awkward moment]
KRAMER: Yallo. What delay industries?
ELAINE: no no , ..
GEORGE: [from bathroom] VANDALEY, SAY VANDALEY!
KRAMER: Na, you're way way way off.. Well, yeah that's the right number but
this is an apartment
GEORGE: [from bathroom] VANDALEY, SAY VANDEL... [George falls] ... vandaley
KRAMER: no problem, ... no problem. [Hangs up] ... How did YOU know who that
[Jerry enters - sees George on the floor]
JERRY: And you want to be my latex salesman.
[Notice magazine is on wrong side on the floor]