The plot is inspired by the Nancy Kerrigan beating.
Jerry is dating Midler's understudy; in a softball game between his favorite comedy club's team and the team of Rochelle cast members, Midler is injured, and people accuse Jerry of masterminding the event so his girlfriend can go on.
Jerry: Why must you always be the vocal point of attention?
Elaine: It's just a Latin phrase George, it does not mean anything. Jerry: This woman he's dating is making him to take this IQ test for this course.
In typical Seinfeld fashion, the episode has about five separate plot lines that converge at the end, in which we see Bette Midler perform the title number in her hospital bed.
Lyrics: "Well, you made a long journey from Milan to Minsk, Rochelle, Rochelle.
They get split up, can't get into the movie, and three of them end up going to see Rochelle, Rochelle instead. Late in season four’s “The Smelly Car”, George rents Rochelle, Rochelle on video, and to avoid rewind charges, keeps the video an extra day.
The video is then stolen from the smelly car, and George is required to pay to replace it.
You know, people think I'm smart, but I'm not smart. George: I'm not going to break a hundred in this thing. George: You don't listen when people talk to you anymore!
Jerry is watching Dream Cafe with binoculars and Elaine is reading a newspaper.] Jerry: He's serving Mexican , Italian, Chinese.
George: I don't know, she lives right around the corner.
Jerry: Take it to Dream Cafe, you won't hear a peep.
Jerry: You know, I could probably shoot him from here. [Elaine sniffs around.] George: I'm wearing some cologne, all right?