Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
In order to get an extension on his unemployment pay, George makes up a story that he was almost hired by a company called Vandalay Industries, a latex manufacturer. When asked for the company's phone number, he gives the number to Jerry's apartment and asks that Jerry answer his phone "Vandalay Industries" for the next few days, in case the Unemployment Office calls to confirm. Meanwhile, Jerry has become very close with his new male friend, New York Met Keith Hernandez. This doesn't sit well with Newman and Kramer, who claim Hernandez once spit on them after a game. Wayne Knight induces a case of déjà vu in a reenactment of the event that parodies the reenactment of the Kennedy assassination in Oliver Stone's JFK. Originally the first half of a one-hour episode, "The Boyfriend, Part 1" was later shown in syndication as the first episode of a two-parter. Airing February 12, 1992, the episode was the 15th one shot for the show's third season, despite being shown 17th.
assumed-identity, ball-player, baseball, MLB (Major League Baseball), scheme, unemployment