Jerry takes an extended break from comedy to work on other projects. Out of curiosity, he heads to one of his usual venues and is disappointed that nobody seems to have even noticed that he hasn’t been around in a while. It’s hard for him to stay angry, though, as everyone in the club seems to be having a great time regardless.
On the way home, he wonders about his importance to the world. Would things be that much different without him? Does he merely fill the role of an archetype that someone else would have filled in his absence, had he never been born or become interested in comedy? Does the joke itself really matter if people laugh just as hard?
A homeless man breaks into a seizure and collapses to the sidewalk as Jerry nears. Eh, someone else will help him, thinks Jerry, stepping around him and crossing the street.
George sees an old battleship floating out in the ocean just beyond the Statue of Liberty and feels as if he has seen it somewhere before, but can’t quite place where. He shrugs off the sense of deja vu and eats an untouched hot dog out of a nearby garbage can.
Kramer walks around whispering the word “horse” after watching the film trailer for The Horse Whisperer on mute and severely misunderstanding the premise. “I don’t get what the big deal is,” he says to Jerry. “This is easy peasy!”
Elaine dates a man who keeps trying to convince her that her name is a palindrome. It isn’t until their eighth date that she realizes he’s actually illiterate.