Seinfeld – Season 6 – Episode 18 – The Doorman
Seinfeld episode The Doorman is the 18th episode of the Seinfeld season 6 and the 104th overall the Seinfeld series and it was aired on February 23, 1995.
In the Seinfeld episode The Doorman, Jerry goes to pick up Elaine who is “house-sitting” Mr. Pitt’s apartment. On his way in Jerry has an awkward conversation with the doorman, played by real-life friend Larry Miller. Walking down the street, Kramer, with the thought that it would entertain German tourists on a tour bus, simulates robbing George, but ends up invoking fear in them instead. After George‘s parents’ separation (“The Chinese Woman“), Frank Costanza is living with George. Jerry doesn’t want to face the doorman again; he wants to wait until the doorman leaves so he and Elaine can go to the movies. However, Mr. Pitt calls from Scotland and Elaine must stay to check the mail. Walking down the street Jerry finds the doorman, who incidentally is standing outside his own apartment building.
Later at Monk’s Café Kramer mentions how George’s father has man breasts, and that he may use some undergarment for support. George is disturbed that it may be hereditary. Kramer leaves to work further on his idea. Elaine tells Jerry that the doorman accused him of following the doorman back to his own building and harassing him. Jerry says the doorman is playing mind games with him.
Again at Mr. Pitt’s building, Jerry encounters the doorman, this time on the night shift. Jerry apologizes, saying he is not used to doormen, and just wants to be friends with him. The doorman leaves Jerry in charge while he goes out quickly to buy a beer. Jerry feels the pressure of being a doorman, even signs for a package, but as the doorman is taking too long, Jerry leaves his post and heads to Mr. Pitt’s apartment. At George’s, Kramer presents Frank a prototype for the man breasts’ supporter. On their way to his apartment, George talks with his mother to convince her to take back Frank. He also questions her about his grandmother’s bosom size. When George and his mother arrive at his apartment, they catch Frank trying on the undergarment.
When Jerry and Elaine step out of the elevator, the police are there because a couch was stolen from the lobby. Jerry thinks the doorman set him up and he and Elaine try to think of an alibi. At George’s, Kramer and Frank think about going into the bra business with Sid Farkus (“The Sniffing Accountant”); Kramer likes to call his invention “the Bro”, although Frank prefers “the Manssiere”. In the lobby of Mr. Pitt’s building, Elaine says nobody will believe a doorman’s word, but he has the package with Jerry’s signature as evidence. Later at Monk’s, Elaine says they must replace the stolen couch, and George suggests they should take his, because then his father won’t have a place to sleep on and he will have to move back with his mother. Jerry recalls that this is the couch that Poppie peed on, and George took it and just turned the cushions over. Kramer and Frank make a deal with Sid Farkus, a bra salesman, until Farkus implies he would like to invite Frank’s estranged wife to dinner, which angers Frank, who cancels the deal.
Without the couch, Frank doesn’t know where he will sleep, but at the same time, he realizes George had him sleeping on urine. As George’s mother arrives, she starts fighting again with Frank because she is going to dinner with Sid Farkus.