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The Yada Yada

‘The Yada Yada’

Season 8, Episode 19 -  Aired April 24, 1997

Jerry thinks his dentist, Tim Whatley (Bryan Cranston), only converted to Judaism for the jokes. George dates a woman who keeps her stories short by skipping over the "yada, yada, yada". Meanwhile, Kramer and Mickey (Danny Woodburn) double date, and Elaine's friends want to adopt a baby.

Quote from Jerry

Tim Whatley: Father Curtis told me about your little joke.
Jerry: What about all your Jewish jokes?
Tim Whatley: I'm Jewish. You're not a dentist. You have no idea what my people have been through.
Jerry: The Jews?
Tim Whatley: No, the dentists. You know, we have the highest suicide rate of any profession?
Jerry: Is that why it's so hard to get an appointment?


Quote from Jerry

Jerry: And then he asked the assistant for a shtickl of fluoride.
Elaine: Why are you so concerned about this?
Jerry: I'll tell you why. Because I believe Whatley converted to Judaism just for the jokes.

Quote from Kramer

Jerry: So you won't believe what happened with Whatley today. It got back to him that I made this little dentist joke and he got all offended. Those people can be so touchy.
Kramer: Those people? Listen to yourself.
Jerry: What?
Kramer: You think that dentists are so different from me and you? They came to this country just like everybody else in search of a dream.
Jerry: Whatley's from Jersey.
Kramer: Yes, and now he's a full-fledged American.
Jerry: Kramer, he's just a dentist.
Kramer: Yeah, and you're an anti-dentite.
Jerry: I am not an anti-dentite!
Kramer: You're a rabid anti-dentite! Oh, it starts with a few jokes and some slurs. "Hey, denty!" Next thing you know, you're saying they should have their own schools.
Jerry: They do have their own schools!
Kramer: Yeah!

Quote from Jerry

Tim Whatley: All right, it is cavity time. Ah, here we go. Which reminds me, did you here the one about the rabbi and the farmer's daughter? Huh?
Jerry: Hey.
Tim Whatley: "Those aren't matzo balls."
Jerry: Tim, do you think you should be making jokes like that?
Tim Whatley: Why not? I'm Jewish, remember?
Jerry: I know, but...
Tim Whatley: Jerry, it's our sense of humor that sustained us as a people for 3,000 years.
Jerry: 5,000.
Tim Whatley: 5,000. Even better. Okay, Chrissie. Give me a shtickl of fluoride.

Quote from Jerry

Marcy: You know, a friend of mine thought she got Legionnaire's disease in the hot tub.
George: Really? What happened?
Marcy: Oh, yada yada yada, just some bad egg salad. I'll be right back. [walks away]
Jerry: I noticed she's big on the phrase, "yada yada."
George: Is "yada yada" bad?
Jerry: No, "yada yada" is good. She's very succinct.
George: She is succinct.
Jerry: Yeah, it's like you're dating USA Today.

Quote from Elaine

George: Listen to this. Marcy comes over and she tells me her ex-boyfriend was over late last night, and "yada, yada, yada, I'm really tired today."
Jerry: What do you think she was tired from?
George: Well, obviously the yada yada. You don't think she yada yada'd sex.
Elaine: I've yada yada'd sex.
George: Really?
Elaine: Yeah. I met this lawyer, we went out to dinner, I had the lobster bisque, we went back to my place, yada yada, yada, I never heard from him again.
Jerry: But you yada yada'd over the best part.
Elaine: No, I mentioned the bisque.

Quote from George

Marcy: So I'm on 3rd Avenue, minding my own business, and, yada yada yada, I get a free massage and a facial.
George: What a succinct story.
Marcy: I'm surprised you drive a Cadillac.
George: Oh, it's not mine. It's my mother's.
Marcy: Oh. Are you close with your parents?
George: Well, they gave birth to me, and yada, yada...
Marcy: Yada what?
George: Yada, yada, yada.

Quote from Jerry

Jerry: Elaine, the guy's Jewish two days, he's already making Jewish jokes.
Elaine: So what? When someone turns twenty-one, they usually get drunk the first night.
Jerry: Booze is not a religion.
Elaine: Tell that to my father.

Quote from Jerry

Jerry: Excuse me, Mother?
Nun: Sister.
Jerry: Sister, right. Do you know when Father Curtis has office hours?
Nun: Well, not until tomorrow.
Jerry: Hmm, I really need to speak with him.

Quote from Jerry

Jerry: So Whatley says to me, "Hey, I can make Catholic joke. I used to be Catholic."
Elaine: Now, see, I don't think it is a Catholic joke. I think it's more of a Raquel Welch joke. What was it? "No, I said 'hand me the buoys.'" [laughing] Buoys!
Jerry: Don't you see what Whatley is after? Total joke-telling immunity. He's already got the two big religions covered. If he ever gets Polish citizenship there'll be no stopping him.
Elaine: So what are you gonna do?
Jerry: I think this Father Curtis might be very interested to hear what Whatley has the Pope doing with Raquel Welch.

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