'The Chinese Restaurant'
Aired: May 23, 1991
Jerry, Elaine and George are frustrated by the long wait for a table at a Chinese restaurant, where they have stopped for dinner en route to see the movie Plan 9 from Outer Space. The maître d' tells them it will only be "five, 10 minutes," but they are never seated. While they wait, Jerry recognizes a woman at one of the tables and tries to figure out how he knows her. George worries that his girlfriend Tatiana is mad at him for leaving in the middle of sex, and spends most of the episode trying to use the restaurant's pay phone to call her. Jerry offers Elaine $50 to eat an egg roll from someone's plate. This was the first "real time" episode of the show, with no scene breaks, and one of very few episodes in which Kramer does not appear.