"The Raincoats, Part 1" - Season 5 Episode 18 of Seinfeld First Airs
"The Raincoats" is a two-part episode of the American sitcom Seinfeld.
It is the 82nd and 83rd episode. This was the 18th and 19th episode for the 5th season. The episode was first shown on NBC on April 28, 1994.
The episode was written by Tom Gammill, Max Pross, Larry David, and Jerry Seinfeld and it was directed by Tom Cherones.
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. Alec approaches them with an offer to join the Big Brother program, to which George reluctantly accepts to look after a child called 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. Jerry is frustrated that they lied about having plans because now his parents will be home and he can’t have Rachel over. Elaine brings her new boyfriend up to the apartment, Aaron, played by Judge Reinhold, who is a close talker (a person who stands unusually close to others when speaking ... in essence disrupting the person's personal space), he then takes out Jerry’s parents to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which Jerry and Elaine find quite weird. As they leave, Jerry quickly rings Rachel but she is not home. Meanwhile the Costanzas seem puzzled by the Seinfelds' declining a dinner invitation. By the time Rachel calls Jerry back, his parents are already home. Kramer greets Helen and Morty. Morty then notices Kramer’s raincoat, which is the Executive (a belt-less raincoat, created by Morty years ago). Kramer then goes on to explain they are a hot item at Rudy’s antique store.
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 then tells George that’s great because Joey’s estranged father lives in Paris but he’s too scared to fly alone. Elaine questions Aaron regarding his actions with Helen and Morty.
George goes down to Rudy’s pretending his father died to sell Frank’s old clothes. Kramer then comes in and explains to George how he and Morty went into business over dinner last night, to which George realizes that Morty and Helen lied about having ‘plans’. Kramer proceeds to set up the deal regarding the Executives with Rudy.
As George confronts Jerry about lying about having plans, Elaine is discussing how Aaron is taking her out to see a stage production of My Fair Lady, when Aaron arrives with Helen and Morty as well. That night, George spots the groups go by while he is getting into a taxi.
Jack Klompus is experiencing problems getting into the garage to get the Executives. Meanwhile Frank realizes that his vacation clothes are missing. Back at Rudy’s, the clothes are being burned as they're discovered to be moth-ridden.