“The Trip, Part 2” is the second episode of season four, the third and final of a three-part story arc, and the 42nd episode of Seinfeld overall. This episode first aired on August 19, 1992. It was written by Larry Charles and was directed by Tom Cherones.
Cosmo Kramer is arrested for the murders of a serial killer, the "Smog Strangler", due to a script of his that was found on a dead body. Jerry and George, hoping to resolve the situation, call the police and say they have some information regarding the killer. The police pick them up, and on the way they arrest a man trying to break into a car. When they get another call, George and Jerry leave the police car; as they have left the door open, the robber escapes as well.
When Kramer is being held for interrogation, he has a nervous breakdown and appears as though he is the serial killer. However, another murder of the Smog Strangler takes place while he is in custody, so they know it can't be him.
After Kramer is released from custody, he talks with Jerry and George. Jerry apologizes for taking back Kramer's keys, but Kramer says all is forgiven. Jerry asks Kramer if he'll come back to New York with them, but Kramer states that he still wants to stay in Los Angeles, despite his struggles. A few days later, Jerry and George are back in New York in Jerry's apartment, and Kramer bursts in the door, looking for food, as if nothing had ever happened. Jerry throws Kramer his spare key, and Kramer tosses his massive keychain at Jerry. It is revealed that the main suspect in the "Smog Strangler" killings is the man whom Jerry and George accidentally let out of the police car.
Notes About Nothing
- This is the third episode of a three-episode arc of Kramer leaving, starting with "The Keys".
- This and Part 1 never aired together as a one-hour episode.
- Marty Rackham, who played one of the LAPD officers, would appear again in Season Five as Jake Jarmel.
- The newsman who appears on TV, Keith Morrison, is the real-life stepfather of Friends star Matthew Perry.
- When the police come to arrest Kramer in his L.A. apartment, you can clearly see Larry Charles and Larry David standing amongst the crowd of people who have gathered to witness the arrest.
- This and “Part 1” was voted one of the worst Seinfeld episodes of all time due to lack of comedy.
George: There's a bag of Pepperidge Farm cookies up there.
Jerry: What kind?
Jerry: Cops eating Milanos, what kind of crazy town is this?
Officer: Which one of you is Costanza?
(Jerry & George point at each other)
George: We're friends of a serial killer.
Criminal: Oh, that's nice.
Jerry: Suspected serial killer, he didn't actually do it.
George: We're pretty sure he didn't do it.
|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|