Seinfeld – Season 2 – Episode 4 – The Phone Message
The Phone Message
Seinfeld The Phone Message is the 4th episode of the Seinfeld season 2 and the 9th overall the Seinfeld series and it was aired on February 13, 1991.
In the Seinfeld Episode The Phone Mesage, George is excited when he finds that he and Jerry are having dates on the same night. Both of their dates go well up to the point that they have to say goodnight. George’s date Carol (Tory Polone) asks George to come up to her place for some coffee, but George tells her that he can’t drink coffee at night because it “keeps [him] up”. Once she leaves his car he realizes he made a mistake, as “coffee” is a euphemism for sex. Jerry’s date Donna remarks that she likes a cotton Dockers commercial that Jerry absolutely hates, and with that ends his interest in her.
George decides to call Carol, but gets her answering machine. He leaves her an extremely long, obnoxious message, and is concerned that she will think he is an idiot. Jerry’s friend Elaine Benes tells George how something similar happened to her brother-in-law, who took care of the problem by secretly switching the tape. Jerry advises George to wait a few days for Carol to call back; George agrees, but continues to leave increasingly angry — and eventually almost hostile — messages on her machine. When he discovers she was out of town, he decides to go through with the plan of changing the tape. Frustrated by his inability to use an answering machine, George convinces Jerry to go with him. They decide to wait for Carol outside her apartment, and George will distract her while Jerry changes the tape. They succeed, but, just as they are about to leave Carol’s apartment, she tells George that she had already heard the messages and found them funny, adding that she “loves jokes like that.”