The Bizarro Jerry

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The Bizarro Jerry (season 8, episode 3)

written by David Mandel, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: October 3, 1996

Elaine realizes that her boyfriend Kevin and his friends are the exact opposite of Jerry, George and Kramer. Kramer starts working at a midtown Manhattan office. Jerry dates a beautiful woman with “man hands.” George uses a picture of Jerry’s girlfriend to infiltrate an underground model paradise.

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The Improv is not featured in this episode.

Jerry’s Apartment
Kramer’s new “job” turns Jerry’s life upside down, and puts a strain on their relationship. Jerry declares Kevin to be “the Bizarro Jerry.” Jerry tries to find a new photo of “Man Hands” for George.

Monk’s Café
Elaine tries to set up Jerry with “Man Hands,” George decides to use her photo with Susan’s backstory to pick up women. Elaine expresses her surprise to Jerry that Kevin just wants to be friends.

café
New York, NEW YORK

Jerry and George discuss the merits of being in an alien circus or alien zoo.

Brandt-Leland Investments (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK

Kramer uses the bathroom here…and ends up getting an unofficial unpaid position here, in charge of “TCB.” George claims that Brandt-Leland has”the best bathroom in midtown…a flush like a jet engine.”

Reggie’s (actually Munson Diner, now Stu’s Lake Street Diner)
12 Lake St., Liberty, NEW YORK
(map)
Elaine dumps Kevin, and becomes platonic friends with him as the “Bizarro Jerry.” She later goes out for coffee with Gene (“Bizarro George”) and Feldman (“Bizarro Kramer”) to Reggie’s, the “Bizarro” coffee shop. The original Hell’s Kitchen location was moved, via flatbed, outside the city to Liberty in 2005.

KENTUCKY (map)
Jerry asks Elaine if she “steel-toed his ass back to Kentucky,” in reference to dumping Kevin, “the Bizarro Jerry.”

Museum Of Miniatures
New York, NEW YORK

Kevin agrees to go with Elaine here…something Jerry would never, ever do, because “all that stuff is so small.”

Tiramisu
1410 Third Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 77th Street (6)
Jerry meets Elaine’s friend Gillian…who he discovers has enormous “man hands.”

GREECE (map)
Jerry compares Gillian, his date with “man hands,” to a creature out of Greek mythology: “she was like part woman, part horrible beast!”

bar
New York, NEW YORK

Kramer and his Brandt-Leland “coworkers” are shown at the bar, after a long day at the office.

George’s Apartment
George struggles to dress “properly” for Amanda, and later accidentally burns Gillian’s picture with his hairdryer, forcing him to resort to magazine cutouts of “Susan.”

V Nightclub (NOT REAL)
675 Hudson St., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 8th Avenue (L)
Amanda brings George to the private “forbidden city,” which in turn mysteriously becomes a meatpacking plant once he is “disbarred” from the society of beautiful women.

restaurant
New York, NEW YORK

Jerry and “Man Hands” go for dinner…and Man Hands manhandles lobster and a non-twist-off beer bottle, to Jerry’s shock and horror.

Paris, FRANCE (map)
Nikki mentions to her friends that Paris was a “bore,” causing George to bring up Susan and the picture of Gillian.

Bizarro Jerry’s apartment
New York, NEW YORK

Elaine lives the Bizarro life, until she “get out!”‘s the Bizarro Jerry, and is kicked out of the group by Gene and Feldman. By “Bizarro” logic, the mirror version of Jerry’s Apartment would then have to be 129 E. 81st St. The exterior of the apartment shown is simply the outside of Jerry’s, flipped.

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