"The Trip, Part 1" is episode 1 of Season 4 and the 41st overall, and it first aired August 12, 1992.

It was written by Larry Charles and directed by Tom Cherones.


When Jerry is asked to come on The Tonight Show in Los Angeles, George accompanies him to look for Kramer.

In Los Angeles, a dead body of a woman is found, and on her is a treatment that Kramer gave to her (another copy was given to Fred Savage). Kramer becomes the main suspect for the "Smog Strangler" murders as a result of this incident.

Meanwhile, Jerry forgets the wording to one of his jokes and blames his hotel maid, Lupe, for throwing out his notes.

Notes About Nothing

  • This is the second episode of a three-episode arc of Kramer leaving, starting with “The Keys”.
  • This and Part 2 never aired together as a one-hour episode.
  • Ann Talman, Michael Richards' then-girlfriend, is the woman bouncing next to him in the exercise video scene.
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus missed the first few episodes of Season Four because of maternity leave.
  • This and “Part 2” were voted worst Seinfeld episodes of all time due to lack of comedy.


  • "I'm not crazy. I may look weird, but I'm just like you… I'm just a regular guy trying to make it in this business." - Kramer
  • "Alrighty, so that's one tuck and one no tuck." - George
Season Four Episodes
The Trip, Part 1 | The Trip, Part 2 | The Pitch | The Ticket | The Wallet | The Watch | The Bubble Boy | The Cheever Letters | The Opera | The Virgin | The Contest | The Airport | The Pick | The Movie | The Visa | The Shoes | The Outing | The Old Man | The Implant | The Junior Mint | The Smelly Car | The Handicap Spot | The Pilot, Part 1 | The Pilot, Part 2
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