Seinfeld: The Bookstore | Episode 173 Recap Podcast


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Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur continue their journey to watch every Seinfeld episode as they discuss Season 9, Episode 17, “The Bookstore.”As a bonus, Rob and Akiva talk with the episode’s guest star, Jonathan Penner! 

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  • Hornacek

    I cannot stress how big of a deal with was when John O’Hurley did not win Dancing With The Stars in its first season. I did not watch the show and had zero interest in it, but it was widely reported in entertainment news that he was the favorite to win, and when he didn’t win, there was such an uproar from the fans it almost made the leap from “entertainment news” to “actual news”.

    Rob and Akiva asked “What would be the correct answer?” when the bookstore employee asks “Did you take that book into the bathroom?” The correct answer is “I found this book in he bathroom.”

    The whole office doesn’t think that Elaine is the office skank – just that one woman who was the recovering germophobe.

    Cape Fear was a recent 90s movie when this episode aired, but it was a remake of a classic 60s movie. That scene with the words on the knuckles was well known from the original.

    The smoothies question is referring to the cold open where Kramer is making a smoothie but spills it all over the counter, and tries to clean it up with a sofa cushion.

    When Rob asked about consequences from the rickshaw incident and if they did DNA testing, I thought that maybe they found Rusty’s DNA instead of Kramer or Newman’s, and he went to prison.