During seasons one to five, "New York Street" was the only set the writers could use to replicate New York City.
This scene, and additional scenes which take place in Jerry's car, were filmed on October 22 from to p.m.
After an emotional split, he realizes he has left some books in her apartment.
The episode received a Nielsen rating of 10.9/17 and was positively received by critics.
George decides he wants to break up with his girlfriend Marlene, whose tendency to drag out conversations and phone messages irritates him to no end.
One or two members of the crew shook the car to give the impression that it was moving, though it never actually was.
Other crew members would move lights around the set to simulate street lights or headlights of other cars.
To retrieve the books, Jerry decides to go on a date with Marlene, during which she tells him that she and Jerry can still be friends, despite her recent break-up.
Jerry and Marlene start dating; but, after a while, Jerry finds her just as annoying as George did.Jerry asks her why, to which she replies that she did not think his stand-up comedy act was funny, and that she could not date someone if she did not respect what they did.The episode contained a number of references to pop culture."The Ex-Girlfriend" was the first episode to be filmed there, as the majority of season one was filmed in a studio called Desilu Cahuenga, in Hollywood, California, where The Dick Van Dyke Show had also been filmed.Tom Azzari designed the sets for the second season of the show, and was able to re-use various sets from the first season, thanks to Castle Rock Entertainment's decision to store them in a large storage facility.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".