Behind the car, two lights on a wheeled stand were placed to give the impression that there was a car behind it.This technique is called "poor man's process", because it is cheaper than other ways of achieving the effect.Elaine mentions that a man she knows used to nod at her whenever she saw him, but suddenly stopped, leading her to state, "[...] he went from nods to nothing." This prompts George to hum the Tony Bennett song "Rags to Riches", replacing the chorus with "nods to nothing".He would frequently come up with the idea for an episode and make it into a teleplay with Seinfeld's help; in a 1991 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Seinfeld stated: "Most of the stories are from [David's] life. I mean, he just fills notebooks with ideas and I try to help him, but Larry is really the designer of the show." David Sims of The A. Club commented, "Seinfeld started its second season, its first real season after a four-episode test run, very strongly with "The Ex-Girlfriend", and it is the first time we really see George as the character we know and love, that weird dark shadow of Larry David's mind who behaves as no functioning human being honestly could." Among the actresses who auditioned for the part of Marlene were Amy Yasbeck, Jeri Ryan, who would go on to star in Star Trek: Voyager, and Heidi Swedberg. She has been in one celebrity relationship averaging approximately 14.7 years. Given Name: Laurie Ellen Lennard Age: 59 (3/22/1958)Occupation: Other - Spouse Most Famous For: Estranged wife of Larry David "We discussed it and decided to keep our relationship a secret. If ever I was too tired for it, Heather would get angry and kick me out of bed. I'd come home from work to find her waiting for me naked in bed.
Jerry tries to convince George that he does not need the books, as he has already read them, but George is nevertheless able to persuade Jerry to get them for him.During the course of the show, George Costanza (Jason Alexander) breaks up with his girlfriend Marlene (Tracy Kolis).Later, he remembers that he left some books in her apartment and persuades his friend Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), the show's protagonist, to retrieve them.Swedberg was cast later as Susan Ross for Seinfeld The first table read of the episode took place on October 17, 1990.It was filmed in front of a studio audience six days later, on October 23.