The Boyfriend (2)
Transcribed by The News Guy(Mike)
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
[New York State department of Labor]
MRS. SOKOL: Just sign here please.
GEORGE: I know who it was too. It was the guy who interviewed me. He was
very threatened by me. Why else wouldn't he hire me? I could sell
latex like that (snaps fingers).
MRS. SOKOL: Sign that.
GEORGE: Who is this? (sees photo)
MRS. SOKOL: It's my daughta'
GEORGE: THIS is your daughter? My God! My God! I I hope you don't mind my
saying. She is breathtaking.
MRS. SOKOL: Ya' think so?
GEORGE: Ah, would you take this picture away from me. Take it away and get
it outta here. Let me just sign this and go.
MRS. SOKOL: You know she doesn't even have a boyfriend.
GEORGE: Okay, Okay. Who do you think you're talking to? What are ya' you
trying to make a joke, because it's not funny. I can tell you that.
MRS. SOKOL: I'm serious.
GEORGE: It's one think to not give me the extension But to tease and to
torture me like this. There's no call for that.
MRS. SOKOL: Would you like her phone numba'?
MRS. SOKOL: Mrs. Sokol I, I don't know what to say. I, uh, where should I sign this
MRS. SOKOL: No no no, Don't worry about it.
ELAINE: So tell me more about this game SIX.
KEITH: Well, there was two outs, bottom of the tenth, we're one out away from losing
ELAINE: ooooh ahhh
[Mike and Carol's Apartment]
KRAMER: (to baby) Koochie koochie koochie koo
JERRY: (to baby) Hello. How are you/
CAROL: So, wadda ya' think? Do you love her?
JERRY: Yes. I do love her. (to baby) You have a very nice place here.
CAROL: So how do you think she looks like?
KRAMER: Lyndon Johnson.
CAROL: What? Lyndon Johnson?
JERRY: He's joking.
KRAMER: I'm not joking. She looks like Lyndon Johnson.
CAROL: Jerry, I can't believe it took you so long to come see the baby. I kept saying to
Michael, "When is Jerry going to see the baby?"
JERRY: I was saying the same thing.
CAROL: Let's take a picture. Michael, get the camera.
JERRY: Uh, you don't have to take a picture.
MIKE: I don't know where it is.
CAROL: It's in the bottom draw' of are dressa'. Hurry up! He's such an idiot.
JERRY: Jerry, You want to pick her up?
JERRY: I better not.
KRAMER: I'll pick her up.
CARRIE:Thank you for a wonderful time George.
GEORGE: Glad you enjoyed it.
CARRIE:I haven't had a Big Mac in a long time.
GEORGE: millions and millions
CARRIE:Would you like to come up?
GEORGE: [pause] Would I like to come up? I would love to come up. I, I'm fighting not
to. Fighting! Unfortunately I uh have to get an early start tomorrow. Gotta' get up
and hit that pavement
CARRIE:But it's Saturday. all the offices are closed.
GEORGE: I got me an appointment with a hardware store. I'm not saying I want to do it
for the rest of my life, but, uh, hardware fascinates me. Don't you love to make a
CARRIE:Will you call me as soon as you get home?
GEORGE: [pause] Tonight?
GEORGE: Will I call you when I get home? ha ha What do you think? ee, you kill me
CARRIE:Well. good night.[puckers up]
[Mike and Carol's Apartment]
KRAMER: Well it was an accident. Right Jerry it was an accident. Ah, she's going to be
all right. .. baby, baby, ah, baby.
ELAINE: Well, thanks for a nice evening. It was really fun.
KEITH: Yeah, it was. [mind] Gosh, should I kiss her good night?
ELAINE: [mind] Is he going to try to kiss me?
ELAINE: I love Cajun cooking.
KEITH: Really, you know my mom's one quarter Cajun.
ELAINE: Uh, my father's half drunk. ha ha ha ha
KEITH: Maybe they should get together. [mind] Go ahead. Kiss her.
I'm a baseball player dammit.
ELAINE: [mind] What's he waiting for? I thought he was a cool guy.
KEITH: [mind] Come on I won the MVP in 79. I can do whatever I want to.
ELAINE: [mind] This is getting awkward.
KEITH: Well, goodnight
ELAINE: Good night
[they kiss - REALLY KISS]
ELAINE: [mind] Who does this guy think he is?
KEITH: [mind] I'm Keith Hernandez.
ELAINE: Uh, who else? Mookie. Mookie was there. Do you know him?
JERRY: I don't know him. I know who he is.
ELAINE: Hum, he's such a great guy. You should meet him. You know he's the one
who got that hit
JERRY: I know. He got the hit in game SIX. So, so then what happened?
ELAINE: Nuthin'. Then he took me home.
JERRY: So, did you two, uh, have uh,
JERRY: You know
JERRY: Did he kiss you good night?
ELAINE: I dunno.
JERRY: What do you mean you don't know?
ELAINE: All right. He kissed me. Okay?
JERRY: Well, what kind of a kiss? Was it a peck? Was it a kiss? Was it a long make
ELAINE: Between a peck and a make out.
JERRY: So, you like him.
ELAINE: I don't understand. Before you were jealous of me. Now you're jealous of
JERRY: Ah, I'm jealous of everybody.
JERRY: hello. Oh, hi. What's happening? what? oh um, sure, um, yeah, okay,
uh. I'll see you then. Yeah, yeah, Bye.
ELAINE: Who was that?
JERRY: That was Keith.
ELAINE: What's going on?
JERRY: He wants me to help him move.
ELAINE: Help him move? Move what?
JERRY: You know, furniture.
ELAINE: So, what did you say?
JERRY: I said yes, but I don't feel right about it. I mean I hardly know the guy. That's a
big step oin a relationship. The biggest. That's like going all the way.
ELAINE: And you feel you're not really ready for,
JERRY: Well we went out one time. Don't you think that's coming on a little too strong?
KRAMER: What's going on?
JERRY: Keith Hernandez just asked me to help him move.
KRAMER: What? Well, you hardly know the guy . What a nerve. You see wasn't I
right about this guy? Didn't I tell you? Now, you're not going to do it are you?
JERRY: I said yes.
KRAMER: YOU SAID YES!? Don't you have any pride or self respect? I mean, how
can you prostitute yourself like this? I mean what are you going to do? You're going
to start driving him to the airport?
JERRY: I'm NOT DRIVING HIM TO THE AIRPORT! ..
KRAMER: yeah yeah
JERRY: hey Kramer do me a favour .
JERRY: Don't mention it to anybody.
KRAMER: I wish you never mentioned it to ME. [exits]
GEORGE: I had a great time tonight Carrie. And I am going to call you as soon as I get
CARRIE: Don't bottha
GEORGE: Bother, wa', what kind of bother?
CARRIE: I would prefa' it if ya' didn'.
GEORGE: Why? Is there anything wrong?
CARRIE: It's over buddy. Done. Finished. So long. Good bye. Adios. Sayanara.
CARRIE: I bin thinkin about it. You got no job. You got no prospects. You're like Biff
GEORGE: I went to the hardware store interview.
CARRIE: You think I'm going to spend my life with somebody because he can get me a
deal on a box of nails?
GEORGE: I thought were a team.
CARRIE: If I ever need a drill bit I'll call you. [exits car]
GEORGE: Carrie, could you do me a favour? Could you not mention this to your
KEITH: Ya know I hate to brag but, uh, I did win eleven straight golden gloves.
KEITH: I wouldn't have brought it up but since you mentioned it.
ELAINE: Ha, I didn't mention it.
KEITH: Well I won them anyway.
ELAINE: Well so what. I mean you played first base. I mean they always put the worst
player on first base. That's were they put me and I stunk.
KEITH: Elaine. you don't know the first thing about first base.
ELAINE: ha ha well I know something about getting to first base. And I know you'll
never be there.
KEITH: The way I figure it I've already been there and I plan on rounding second
tonight at around eleven o'clock.
ELAINE: Well, uh, I'd watch the third base coach if I were you 'cause I don't think he's
waving you in. You know I hate to say this but I think we're really hitting it off. Get
it? Get it?
[Keith takes out a cigarette]
ELAINE: What are you doing?
KEITH: What's that?
ELAINE: You smoke?
ELAINE: I didn't know you SMOKED.
KEITH: Is that a problem?
JERRY: She likes him I mean she really likes him.
GEORGE: How do you kn ow?
JERRY: Who wouldn't like him? I like him. And I'm a guy.
GEORGE: I suppose he's an attractive man, I ,
JERRY: Forget that. He's a ball player. MVP< 1979. I'm making wise cracks in some
night club. This guy was in game six. They're a perfect match. They like go
together. They're like one of these brother and sister couples that look alike.
GEORGE: Hate those couples. I could never bee one of those couples. There are no bald
woman around. You know?
JERRY: You know I know this sounds a little arrogant but I never thought she would find
anyone she would like better than me. Ya know, I guess I had my chance and that's
GEORGE: You know what I would like to do? I would really like to have sex with a tall
woman. I mean really tall. Like a like a giant Like six five.
GEORGE: What was the tallest woman you ever slept with?
JERRY: I don't know six three.
GEORGE: Wow, god! You see this is all I think about. Sleeping with a giant. It's my
JERRY: So I guess it's fair to say you've set different goals for yourself than say, Thomas
Edison, Magellan, these types of people.
GEORGE: Magellan? You like Magellan?
JERRY: Oh, yeah,. My favourite explorer. Around the world. Come on.
GEORGE: Who do you like?
GEORGE: I like DeSoto.
JERRY: DeSoto? What did he do?
GEORGE: Discovered the Mississippi.
JERRY: Oh. like they wouldn't have found that anyway.
GEORGE: All right, I've got to go down to the unemployment office. Wanna take a
JERRY: No I can't I've got some stuff to do then I've got to meet Keith at my apartment
at three. I'm helping him move.
GEORGE: What? The guy asked you to HELP HIM MOVE? Wow.
JERRY: I know isn't that something?
KRAMER: He's got money. Why doesn't he just pay a mover?
JERRY: I don't know he's got some valuable antiques, He's worried they'll break
GEORGE: The next thing you know, he'll have you driving him to the airport..
JERRY: I'M NOT DRIVING HIM TO THE AIRPORT!!
[New York State Department of lab or]
GEORGE: I gave. I gave everything I could Mrs. Sokol. but nothing was good enough
MRS. SOKOL: Sign here please.
GEORGE: Ha, I don't know who she's looking for. I don't know. I'll tell you something.
She's very particular, your daughter. Very particular. What is she looking for some
big hot shot businessman? Well I've got my pride too. I'm not going to beg her.
MRS. SOKOL: All right just sign it. People are waiting.
GEORGE: You, uh, you like baseball? [picks up baseball from desk]
MRS. SOKOL: That was autographed by the '86 Mets. I saw every inning that year.
GEORGE: Funny, cause I happen to be very good friends with Keith Hernandez.
MRS. SOKOL: You know Keith Hernandez.
GEORGE: Know him? Would you, uh, like to meet him?
MRS. SOKOL: Oh, come on. Come on.
GEORGE: I can produce Keith Hernandez right here within the hour.
MRS. SOKOL: All right. You got ONE hour.
GEORGE: All right Mrs. S. I and my good pal Keith Hernandez will be right back.
[Same phone booth]
[George sees large construction worker in booth and leaves. he hops into a cab]
GEORGE: 129 west 81st street and hurry.
[same cabby stares at him]
GEORGE: Or Not [exits cab]
KEITH: Better bring your gloves, it's freezing out there. It shouldn't take too long. I'd
say maybe, oh, four hours. Really though, Jerry, there's not that much. First we got
the bedroom, we got two dressers and the bed.
JERRY: Is there a box spring?
KEITH: What's that?
JERRY: Is there a box spring?
KEITH: Yeah there's a box spring but it's attached to the headboard and we'll have to take
that apart. Then we got the couch.
JERRY: Is that a sectional?
KEITH: Yeah. Twelve pieces. <not clear> coffee table.
JERRY: Is that a thick marble?
[ Jerry and Keith start to laugh and Jerry walks behind Keith so they don't make eye
contact and break up]
KEITH: Three inches thick. Got it in Italy. But the BIG problem is going to be the
convertible sofa. You see when you move it it tends to open up so it's going to be
real difficult getting it down the stairs.
JERRY: STAIRS??? There's no elevator?
KEITH: Nah, it's a brownstone. Three floors.
JERRY: I'm sorry I can't do this. I can't do it. I can't. It, it's too soon. I don't know you. I
can't help you move. I'm sorry. I can't. I just can't.
[Kramer enters, sees Keith and does a double take]
KRAMER: Oh, you don't remember me.
KEITH: No should I [continuity error: in fact he SHOULD from the basketball game]
KRAMER: Yeah, you should. I certainly remember you. Let me refresh your memory.
NEWMAN: June 14th, 1987. Mets Phillies. You made a big error. Cost the Mets the
game. Then you're coming up the parking lot ramp.
KEITH: YOU said, "Nice game, pretty boy."
KRAMER: Ah, you remember.
NEWMAN: And then you spit on us.
KEITH: Hey, I didn't spit at you.
NEWMAN: Oh, yeah, right.
KRAMER: No no no, well, then who was it?
KEITH: Well lookit, the way I remember it [back to the grainy 8mm film parody] I was
walking up the ramp. I was upset about the game. That's when you called me pretty
boy. It ticked me off. I started to turn around to say something and as I turned
around I saw Roger McDowell behind the bushes over by that gravely road.
Anyway he was talking to someone and they were talking to you. I tried to scream
out but it was too late. It was already on its way.
JERRY: I told you!
NEWMAN: Wow, it was McDowell.
JERRY: But why? Why McDowell?
KRAMER: Well, maybe because we were sitting in the right field stands cursing at him
in the bullpen all game.
NEWMAN: He must have caught a glimpse of us when I poured that beer on his head.
NEWMAN: It was McDowell.
KRAMER: Oh boy. Uh, look uh, Keith, uh, we're sorry.
NEWMAN: Yeah, I couldn't be sorrier. I uh.
KEITH: look guys, don't worry about it, I uh, Well I guess I better get going.
KRAMER: Wait, uh what are ya' doing?
KEITH: I gotta move.
KRAMER: Want any help?
KEITH: I'd love some.
KRAMER: I'd love to help you move.
NEWMAN: Me too.
KEITH: Ok guys, we gotta be careful of one thing. Some of the stuff's very fragile
We're going to have to handle it like a baby.
KRAMER: No sweat.
JERRY: Hello, oh hi Elaine .. what's going on no he just left you broke up
with him? ME TOO .. what happened? oh smoking you know you're like
going out with C. Everet Coope me nah I couldn't go through with it I
just didn't feel ready so what are you doing now? Oh, great idea, I'll meet you
there in like thirty minutes. Okay bye.
[George frantically enters]
GEORGE: Keith, Keith Wa What happened? Where's Keith?
JERRY: You just missed him. he just left. What do you need him for?
GEORGE: [out the window] Keith, Keith, up here. Can you do me a favor? I need you
to go to the unemployment office with me. I, I'm Jerry's friend the guy from the
locker room, I'm the chucker. It'll take five minutes. Wait. Wait.
JERRY: Well Biff/ What's next?
GEORGE: I don't know.
[Tall girl enters]
TALL GIRL: Excuse me. I was walking behind you and you dropped your wallet.
Jerry Stand up
When You're moving your whole world becomes boxes. That's all you think about is
boxes. Boxes, where are there boxes? You just wander down the street going in and out
of stores. Are there boxes here? Have you seen any boxes? I mean it's all you think
about. You can't even talk to people because you can't concentrate. Shut up I'm looking
for boxes. Just after a while you become like really into it you can smell them. You walk
into a store. There's boxes here. Don't tell me you don't have boxes. Dammit, I can
SMELL them. I'm like I'm obsessed. I love the smell of cardboard in the morning. You
could be at a funeral. Everyone's mourning crying around, and your looking at the
casket. That's a nice box Does anyone know where that guy got that box? When he's
done with it do you think I could get that? it's got some nice handles on it. And that's
what death is really. It's the last big move of your life. The hearse is like the van. The
pale bearers are your close friends the only ones you could ask to help you with a big
move like that. and the casket is that great perfect box you've been waiting for your
whole life The only problem is, once you find it you're in it.