Jerry, George, and Elaine stop by a Chinese restaurant on the way to see a screening of Plan 9 from Outer Space
. They're told the wait will be "five, ten minutes." And there's your plot.
This episode demonstrates the following examples:
- Absentee Actor: As these were still the days when Kramer barely left the building, he doesn't appear.
- Bottle Episode
- Mystery Science Theatre 3000: Jerry: "What am I going to do? Yell out sarcastic remarks to strangers?"
- Seinfeld Is Unfunny: The biggest example of it in the whole show. At the time, the idea of spending a whole episode just watching the characters stand around and talk with no other plot was considered completely unworkable by the studio execs.
- Shaggy Dog Story: The gang finally gets fed up and leaves...and then a table opens up.
- Suddenly Shouting: George: "I KNOW I'M NOT CARTRIGHT!"
- Technology Marches On: George waits to use a pay phone.