Recap / Seinfeld S 3 E 7 The Cafe

The Dream Café has opened on the street opposite Jerry's apartment but has so far failed in attracting customers. Jerry, fascinated by the restaurant visit and later convinces the owner, the Pakistani Babu Bhatt, to remodel the restaurant into a Pakistani restaurant. This however fails attracting new customers and Babu Bhatt blames the failure on Jerry.

George's girlfriend Monica wants him to take a IQ test for her education course. Worried that Monica will not be impressed by the score he receives, George convinces Elaine to take the test for him. Her first attempt ends with a score of 85 after she is distracted by Jerry, Babu and Kramer while writing in the Dream Café. She begs George for a second chance and writes the test in Jerry's apartment, getting a score of 151. She is however too late to deliver the test to George after Kramer hides in Jerry's apartment to escape his mother's ex-boyfriend, who wants his jacket back.

Tropes:

  • Big "SHUT UP!": Babu Bhatt shouts "QUIET!" and "YOU SHUT UP!" to Jerry when Jerry says the shrimp is a little stringy.
  • Funny Foreigner: Babu Bhatt
  • Improbably High I.Q.: Elaine, who gets a score of 151 on her second IQ-test.
  • Inner Monologue: Jerry repeatedly has an inner monologue, complimenting himself for helping out Babu's ailing restaurant.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Jerry's attempt to help Babu ends with Babu blaming the café's failure on Jerry.
  • Pet the Dog: The Reveal that Babu is married to a wealthy socialite and his restaraunt is really just a pet project. The writers added it because they felt that to simply end on his business failing despite Jerry's help was too depressing.
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