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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Jerry mentions a sister (the real Jerry Seinfeld ''does'' have a sister). Such a character never appeared in any episode, nor was mentioned again. It's especially odd in episodes that feature Jerry's parents.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Jerry mentions a sister (the real Jerry Seinfeld Creator/JerrySeinfeld ''does'' have a sister). Such a character never appeared in any episode, nor was mentioned again. It's especially odd in episodes that feature Jerry's parents.


Jerry, George, and Elaine stop by a Chinese restaurant on the way to see a screening of ''Film/{{Plan 9 From Outer Space}}''. They're told the wait will be "five, ten minutes." And there's your plot.

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Jerry, George, and Elaine stop by a Chinese restaurant on the way to see a screening of ''Film/{{Plan 9 From Outer Space}}''. They're told The manager (played by guest star Creator/JamesHong) tells them the wait will be "five, ten minutes." And there's your plot.



* AccidentalMisnaming: The restaurant manager somehow mishears "Costanza" as "Cartwright" when George's girlfriend calls looking for him.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: The restaurant manager (Creator/JamesHong) somehow mishears "Costanza" as "Cartwright" when George's girlfriend calls looking for him.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Jerry mentions a sister (the real Jerry Seinfeld ''does'' have a sister). Such a character never appeared in any episode, nor was mentioned. It's especially odd in episodes that feature Jerry's parents.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Jerry mentions a sister (the real Jerry Seinfeld ''does'' have a sister). Such a character never appeared in any episode, nor was mentioned.mentioned again. It's especially odd in episodes that feature Jerry's parents.


* BileFascination: Jerry's interest in going to see ''Plan 9'' revolves almost entirely around its status as "the worst movie ever".
* BottleEpisode

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* BileFascination: Jerry's interest in going to see ''Plan 9'' revolves almost AccidentalMisnaming: The restaurant manager somehow mishears "Costanza" as "Cartwright" when George's girlfriend calls looking for him.
* BottleEpisode: The episode takes place
entirely around its status as "the worst movie ever".
* BottleEpisode
in the titular restaurant.



* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:The gang finally gets fed up and leaves... and then a table opens up seconds later.]]

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* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:The The gang finally gets fed up and leaves... and then a table opens up seconds later.]]

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* BileFascination: Jerry's interest in going to see ''Plan 9'' revolves almost entirely around its status as "the worst movie ever".


* OnlyInItForTheMoney: "For fifty bucks I'd put my face in their soup and blow."



* SuddenlyShouting: George: "OF COURSE I'M NOT CARTRIGHT!"

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* SuddenlyShouting: George: "OF COURSE I'M NOT CARTRIGHT!"
CARTWRIGHT!"


* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:The gang finally gets fed up and leaves...and then a table opens up seconds later.]]

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* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:The gang finally gets fed up and leaves... and then a table opens up seconds later.]]


* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:The gang finally gets fed up and leaves...and then a table opens up.]]

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* ShaggyDogStory: [[spoiler:The gang finally gets fed up and leaves...and then a table opens up.up seconds later.]]


* ShoutOut: 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 ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', 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.

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* ShoutOut: 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 ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', created by Jerry Seinfeld's good friend Joel Hodgson.Creator/JoelHodgson. The show famously refused to riff on ''Plan 9'', seeing it as too easy a target.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Jerry mentions a sister (the real Jerry Seinfeld ''does'' have a sister). Such a character never appeared in any episode, nor was mentioned. It's especially odd in episodes that feature Jerry's parents.


* TechnologyMarchesOn: George waits to use a pay phone. Moreover, his entire portion of the plot could have been resolved if he'd had a cell phone.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: George waits to use a pay phone. Moreover, his entire portion of the plot could have been resolved if he'd had a cell phone.


* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: 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.


* SuddenlyShouting: George: "I KNOW I'M NOT CARTRIGHT!"

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* SuddenlyShouting: George: "I KNOW "OF COURSE I'M NOT CARTRIGHT!"


* TechnologyMarchesOn: George waits to use a pay phone.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: George waits to use a pay phone.
phone. Moreover, his entire portion of the plot could have been resolved if he'd had a cell phone.


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.

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Jerry, George, and Elaine stop by a Chinese restaurant on the way to see a screening of ''{{Plan ''Film/{{Plan 9 From Outer Space}}''. They're told the wait will be "five, ten minutes." And there's your plot.

Added DiffLines:

* ShoutOut: 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 ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', 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.

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