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The Checks 

Jerry gets hundreds of royalty checks, worth 12 cents each, for appearing on a Japanese TV program and gets writer's cramp. George and Jerry pitch their pilot to Japanese TV executives.

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
James Patrick Stuart ... Brett
Richard Herd ... Wilhelm
Gedde Watanabe ... Mr. Oh
Sab Shimono ... Executive #1
John Bowman John Bowman ... Teddy
Jack Plotnick ... Crew Leader
George Wallace ... Doctor
Toshi Toda ... Mr. Tanaka
Goh Misawa Goh Misawa ... Mr. Yamaguchi
Tony V. ... Clicky
Akane Nelson Akane Nelson ... Executive #2
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Storyline

Elaine falls hard for her new boyfriend, who gets hypnotized every time he hears the song "Desperado". Jerry has to endorse hundreds of royalty checks from Japan because of his work on the "Super Terrific Happy Hour Show". The checks are worth 12 cents each. Jerry claims that he invented the umbrella twirl and then gets ousted by the umbrella salesmen he used to work with. Elaine's new boyfriend has a thing for a furniture designer named Carl Farbman. He buys Kramer a dresser made by Farbman. Kramer's Japanese friends run out of money and wind up staying in the drawers of the dresser. When the hot tub warps the drawers (Jerry can't open them because his hands are cramped from endorsing checks) he axes the Farbman dresser. Elaine's boyfriend tries to stop him but Jerry swings and hits him in the head. While at the hospital, the doctor loses his patient when he becomes hypnotized by Elaine's favorite song, "Witchy Woman". Written by Jim

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) is denied the purchase of the umbrella on the street by former colleagues, a man can be seen wearing an 'urban sombrero.' Episode 8.1, Seinfeld: The Foundation (1996), featured an 'urban sombrero' when Elaine put the item on the cover of the Peterman catalogue. See more »

Goofs

Wilhelm leaves the Yankees to work with Sunshine Carpet Cleaners but yet he is still seen in the show working for the Yankees after this. See more »

Quotes

George Costanza: He's giving you furniture? Who is this guy?
Jerry Seinfeld: Who are any of her losers?
George Costanza: You're on that list.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 28 May 2015 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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