Recap / Seinfeld S 2 E 11 The Chinese Restaurant

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.


  • Absentee Actor: As these were still the days when Kramer barely left the building, he doesn't appear.
  • Bottle Episode
  • Shaggy Dog Story: The gang finally gets fed up and leaves...and then a table opens up.
  • Shout-Out: Jerry doesn't want to go to Plan 9 by himself since it would mean "making sarcastic remarks to strangers." This is a reference to Mystery Science Theater 3000, created by Jerry Seinfeld's good friend Joel Hodgson. The show famously refused to riff on Plan 9, seeing it as too easy a target.
  • Suddenly Shouting: George: "OF COURSE I'M NOT CARTRIGHT!"