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‘The Wait Out’ Quotes

Seinfeld: The Wait Out

723. The Wait Out

Aired May 9, 1996

Jerry and Elaine eagerly pounce on a married couple, Beth (Debra Messing) and David (Cary Elwes), who are separating because of a comment George made. Meanwhile, Kramer starts wearing jeans.

Quote from Kramer

Kramer: Look at this, Mickey. These pants are falling apart.
Jerry: You know, when I met you, Kramer, you used to wear jeans all the time.
Kramer: Yeah, well, I was a different man then.
Jerry: With a different body.
Kramer: Hey, I got the body of a taut, preteen Swedish boy.
Jerry: I don't know.
Kramer: Now, what are you thinking? You think that I'm not able to wear jeans anymore? Is that what you're saying? Because if that's what you're saying, Jerry, I'll go and I'll buy some jeans. I swear to God, I will. Don't think I won't, Jerry. [Jerry nods silently] All right. That's it.

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Quote from Elaine

Jerry: But we gotta make it seem like we're not calling for dates.
Elaine: Then why are we calling?
Jerry: Good question. Why are we calling?
Elaine: Why are we calling?
Jerry: Calling, calling, calling.
Elaine: Why are we calling? Why do we call? I got it. I've got it. We're calling just to say; "I'm there for you."
Jerry: I'm there for you.
Elaine: Then, after a period of being there for you, we slowly remove the two words "for you"... and we're just there.

Quote from Jerry

[stand-up:]
Jerry: The whole concept of being separated, to me, is strange. It's like you're engaged to be divorced. "We're gonna try and make not being together work. First we were separated, then we met, then we were together. Now we're gonna try being separated again. We think actually some sort of giant rubber band might be the solution." Of course, when you were a kid in school, you'd get separated for having too good a time. "If you two kids don't stop laughing and having fun, I'm gonna have to separate you." Then the kid finds out his parents are breaking up, thinks it's because they got caught fooling around, which is probably true.

Quote from Elaine

Elaine: Hey, my God, look at that. It's David and Beth Lukner. You know, I heard a rumor their marriage is a little rocky.
Jerry: Really? You know, I have a little thing for Beth Lukner.
Elaine: Well.... I have to admit I've always thought David was kind of sponge-worthy.
Jerry: Yeah, I've been waiting out their marriage for three years.
Elaine: Me too. Well, I've been waiting out two or three marriages... but this is the one I really had my eye on.

Quote from Jerry

Elaine: So now, what is our move? What do we do?
Jerry: I don't know, but we don't have much time. The city's probably teeming with people waiting out that marriage.
Elaine: Right.
Jerry: It's like when a tenant dies in a rent-controlled building. You gotta take immediate action.

Quote from Kramer

Jerry: What did you get?
Kramer: Yeah, I bought dungarees.
Elaine: Kramer, they're painted on.
Kramer: Well, they're the slim fit.
Jerry: Slim fit?
Kramer: Yeah, they're streamlined.
Jerry: You're walking like Frankenstein.
Kramer: Come on, they just gotta be worked in a little bit, that's all. See you.

Quote from George

Jerry: [on the phone] George, what the hell are you doing over there? I told you to mind your own business. Now, stay out of my affairs!
George: Oh, Jerry, Jerry, that is so sweet of you, but actually, I already ate.
Jerry: Ate? [chuckles] What the hell are you talking about? Now, you listen to me. Get out of that apartment this instance. If you screw this up for me, I swear...
George: Chocolate chip mint? Actually, Jerry, I prefer chocolate chip. What is it about the chocolate and the mint that makes it go so well together?
Jerry: What are you talking about?
George: Oh, of course you can use it. Sure. Okay. Bye-bye.
Jerry: Don't hang up on me, George, I...

Quote from Elaine

Jerry: Trouble.
Elaine: What?
Jerry: George.
Elaine: Is it?
Jerry: Yeah.
Elaine: Damn.
Jerry: What do we do?
Elaine: What do we do? You get your ass over to Beth's tout de suite. And turn on some of that so-called charm you're always tell me about.
Jerry: Yeah, I can try and do that.
Elaine: You don't try, you do it. I got the loser in this relationship. I'm breathing new life into him. You give me three more days, he won't remember her name. You got the winner. You got the easy part.

Quote from George

George: Listen, David, I want to apologize about that comment...
David: George, please, please. I'm fine.
George: Oh, yeah, this is my fiancee. Susan, this is David.
Susan Ross: David.
David: Oh, fiancee? Boy, you could've done a lot better than him. Come on, Elaine, let's go. [both exit]
[Susan has a contemplative look]

Quote from George

George: You ready?
Susan Ross: You know what, George, why don't you go ahead? I think I'd like to be alone for a while.
George: Oh, sure. Sure, you want to be alone? Sure, I understand that. You want a little time to think? Think. Ponder things. You know, ruminate. You go ahead. A lot of stuff on your mind. You think things out. Think. Mull, just mull. Do a lot of mulling.

Quote from George

George: Jerry, Jerry! Jerry, Jerry, the most unbelievable thing has happened. It is so unbelievable! I'm sitting in the coffee shop, I'm talking to Susan, we're talking about shoelaces... [mimes blowing his brains out] right? So in walks David, right? He walks right up to the table, right? I introduce him to Susan, and he says... Now, get this. He says, "Boy, you could do a lot better than this guy." He said the exact same thing that I said to him just to get back at me. Just to get back at me. And then she says she wants to be alone for a while. Alone, Jerry. I think that she thinks that she could do better. Do you appreciate this? You see the irony of this? You see what's going on here? What's the matter?
Jerry: I'm nauseous.
George: That what's hurting your appreciation?
Jerry: A little.
George: Because it's really a pretty good little story, don't you think?
Jerry: It's not bad.
George: Yeah.

Quote from Susan Ross

Susan Ross: Can I talk to you for a minute?
George: Yeah, sure, sure.
Susan Ross: I've been doing a lot of thinking about the wedding and all... and I've decided to go with the chicken.


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