Seinfeld: The Puerto Rican Day | Episode 176 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 20, “The Puerto Rican Day.”

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  • Gal Baum

    Alex name is
    אחונה או חונה?
    Achuna is very funny if you know Israeli slang.

  • Hornacek

    When Kramer and Elaine go to moon the other driver (I don’t remember George saying he would join in) Kramer says they should roll up the window first so they can get some “pressed hams” action going. If you moon someone behind a window you usually press your buttocks up against the glass – hence the “pressed hams” (at least according to TV and movies – like Rob said, I’ve never mooned anyone or see a mooning).

    Akiva says buying popcorn and treats during the middle of a movie is crazy. In George’s defense, he has already seen the movie so he doesn’t mind going out to the lobby. And the laser pointer guy probably doesn’t care if he misses part of the movie either – he’s more interested in putting on a show than following the story.

    I think Elaine and the casting director making out coming out of nowhere is making fun of the movie trope (especially in disaster movies) of strangers suddenly making out (or falling in love) because they’re in a high stress situation. It happened a lot in 1970s disaster movies but also in the movie Speed (just a few years before this episode).

    I didn’t catch the reference of Elaine leading the people being similar to The Poseidon Adventure. I know I’ve seen that movie but can barely remember anything specific about it. The ship is flipped upside down so the crew (led by a priest) try to make it to the surface (the bottom of the boat). When they get there a rescue party cuts a hole in the boat’s bottom, and the way the crew looks up through that hole is very similar to Elaine and the hole in the bleachers.