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"The Pilot, Part 2"
Jerry
Season 4
Episode 64
Writer(s) Larry David
Director Tom Cherones
The Pilot, Part 1 · The Mango

"The Pilot, Part 2" is the 24th episode of Season Four and the 64th episode overall. This episode first aired on May 20, 1993; it is the second part of a two part hour-long episode, with the first part being "The Pilot, Part 1". It was written by Larry David and was directed by Tom Cherones.

Synopsis of Part 2

Jerry and George go to the studio to rehearse the pilot, Jerry. The crew doubts Jerry's acting, and George doubts Tom Pepper's (TV Kramer's) delivery of the lines. George tries to correct him, but Tom goes aggressive on George, and backs away. Backstage, Elaine breaks up with Russell over the phone; he quits his job and joins Greenpeace to impress Elaine (none of the others are aware).

Kramer, still with constipation problems, tries to resolve them by administering himself an enema.

At the night of the taping, the crew get the set ready and put makeup on the actors, while Tom chows down on the raisins he took from the office. George gets his biopsy results being negative. Jerry starts to introduce the show, when Crazy Joe Davola dives onto him yelling, "Sic semper tyrannis!" Joe is then removed from the premises. When the pilot aired on Thursday, everyone sat down to watch, including Morty and Helen, Newman and the characters they met throughout Season Four:

Jerry gets a phone call from Russell's replacement, Rita Kirson, who declines picking up the show as a series. Both Jerry and George blame this on Elaine, due to her past relationship with Russell.

Back at Monk's, Elaine gets the truth. The big-breasted waitresses are actually the daughters of the new owner.

Russell gets lost at sea during his working for Greenpeace. One of his shipmates vows to one day meet Elaine and tell her about his work for Greenpeace. As Russell goes adrift, his copy of the script for Jerry is also seen floating adrift.

Critical Analysis

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Notes About Nothing

  • Russell's shipmates at Greenpeace are played by series co-creator Larry David and writer Larry Charles.
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