The Old Man


Episode Info

When Elaine announces that she's volunteered to help out a senior citizen, George and Jerry decide that they too can be charitable. Unfortunately, the trio ends up with more than they bargained for. Jerry's assignment is an awful grouch who bites Kramer, George only makes his senior depressed, and Elaine finds herself enthralled by her woman's stories of a love affair with Ghandi, while, at the same time, repulsed by her goiter. Meanwhile, Kramer and Newman try to cash in by selling used records. Elaine's faceless, goiter-sporting old-woman was voiced by Edie McClurg. Bill Erwin, who played Jerry's elderly man, was nominated for an Emmy for his performance. Originally airing February 18, 1993, "The Old Man" was the 18th episode of the show's fourth season.