7. George needs to use a pay phone in a Chinese restaurant
“The Chinese Restaurant,” Season 2, Episode 6
George: “Does anyone ever display the slightest sensitivity over the problems of a fellow individual? No. No. A resounding no.”
How close do you have to stand to a pay phone to be considered next in line? While the four wait for a table at a Chinese restaurant, George repeatedly quarrels with other customers over use of a pay phone. He is trying to get in touch with his girlfriend Tatiana, and it’s important -- things have cooled since he gave her The Batman Excuse. These days, they probably would have been texting, and the Costanza/Cartwright confusion would have been avoided.
8. George needs a pay phone again
“The Boyfriend,” Season 3, Episodes 17 and 18
At the end of season three, George lies to Mrs. Sokol at the unemployment office, telling her he is close to a job with the made-up “Vandelay Industries,” and gives her Jerry’s number. He leaves the office and urgently needs to get in touch with Jerry so that Jerry can be in on the lie. In his haste, he throws a small child out of a phone booth. The kid comes back with a cop. Mobile phones, again, would’ve prevented the whole children-being-harmed thing.
9. Kramer is hours late picking up Jerry and Elaine in Long Island
“The Stranded,” Season 3, Episode 10
This one might actually still happen; it depends on your willingness to believe in Kramer’s ability to follow GPS directions, have a GPS, or have a smartphone directing him, especially since any of these might have blown out of his convertible like the written directions he was supposed to be following.
10. Woody Allen shoots a film in New York
“The Alternate Side,” Season 3, Episode 11
Woody Allen is shooting a film down the block, and Kramer gets a line in the movie: “These pretzels are making me thirsty.” This plotline is not impossible, just unlikely. While Woody Allen is famous for his many movies set in New York City, late-career Allen has tended to favor European locales.