Seinfeld – Season 5 – Episode 18 – The Raincoats (Part 1)
The Raincoats (Part 1)
Seinfeld The Raincoats is the 18th episode of the Seinfeld season 5 and the 82nd overall the Seinfeld series and it was aired on April 28, 1994.
In the the Seinfeld episode The Raincoats, Jerry and George are in Monk’s discussing his parents staying with him for three days until they leave for Paris and how he is dying for some private time with his girlfriend, Rachel, who lives with her parents. Alec approaches them with an offer to join the Big Brother program. George reluctantly agrees to look after young Joey .
Back at Jerry’s apartment, George asks Helen and Morty if they could send a postcard to Alec from Paris, so it looks like he is in Paris, thus getting out of the Big Brother program. George then tells them that Frank and Estelle (who is making paella) want them over for dinner before they leave, but they claim they have plans for the night; in reality, Jerry’s parents never liked George’s parents, saying they can’t stand them and need a “buffer zone.” Jerry is frustrated because now his parents will be home and he can’t have Rachel over. Elaine brings her new boyfriend, Aaron up to the apartment. Aaron is a close-talker: a person who stands unusually close to others when speaking to them, in essence disrupting the person’s personal space. Aaron volunteers to escort Jerry’s parents on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which Jerry and Elaine find quite weird. As they leave, Jerry quickly tries to phone Rachel, but she is not home. Meanwhile, the Costanzas seem puzzled by the Seinfelds’ declining a dinner invitation due to their “plans” and assume that they don’t like them. By the time Rachel calls Jerry back, his parents have already returned home. Kramer greets Helen and Morty. Morty then notices Kramer’s raincoat, which is the Executive. Kramer then goes on to explain they are a hot item at Rudy’s Antique Boutique.
Morty makes plans to get Jack Klompus to send up the boxes of old Executives up to New York City before he leaves for Paris. Meanwhile, George tells Alec that he suddenly must go to Paris. Alec replies that this is great news: Joey’s estranged father lives in Paris but Joey is too scared to fly alone. Elaine questions Aaron regarding his actions with Helen and Morty.