Seinfeld – Season 4 – Episode 7 – The Bubble Boy
The Bubble Boy
Seinfeld The Bubble Boy is the 7th episode of the Seinfeld season 4 and the 47th overall the Seinfeld series and it was aired on October 7, 1992.
In the Seinfeld episode The Bubble Boy, Jerry, George, Elaine, and George’s girlfriend Susan plan to travel upstate to Susan’s family’s lakeside cabin. In the coffee shop, Elaine and Jerry meet a kindly father who describes the sad life of his young son Donald who lives in a “plastic bubble”. Because Donald is a fan of Jerry’s, Jerry is forced by Elaine to visit Donald on the way to the cabin to cheer him up. However, Jerry gets lost and George and Susan arrive before him. While waiting for Jerry to arrive, they play Trivial Pursuit with the “bubble boy.”
The Trivial Pursuit game ends prematurely when George disputes the answer to the question: “Who invaded Spain in the 8th century?” Donald answers “the Moors,” but — due to a misprint or deliberate copyright trap — the question card says that the answer is “the Moops.” George refuses to give Donald credit, causing Donald to attack him. As Susan tries to defend George, she punctures and depressurizes the bubble, inadvertently causing George to be accused of trying to kill him, since he was the one struggling with Donald.
While this is happening, Jerry and Elaine decide to exit the highway and go to a diner. It turns out that a waitress is a fan of Jerry’s as well. She asks for an autographed picture of Jerry, who was mispronounced as “Gary Seinfield.” Jerry does not like what he writes, so he asks for it back. The waitress refuses, and it escalates to the point of the waitress attacking Jerry in the same manner Donald attacked George. However, this is interrupted by a man who announces that Donald was attacked by a “bald man from the city”, who claims that Donald tried to kill him, and that his house is right down the street from the cafe. Jerry and Elaine meet up with George and Susan at the house before being chased away by the residents of the town.