The Cartoon (season 9, episode 13)
written by Bruce Eric Kaplan, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: January 29, 1998
Elaine draws a cartoon for “The New Yorker.” George dates a woman who resembles Jerry. Kramer takes a vow of silence. Jerry contends with Sally Weaver over her one-woman show. Kathy Griffin guest stars.
The Improv is not featured in this episode.
Jerry yells at Kramer to keep his mouth shut, and Kramer vows to never speak again as a result. The gang meets George’s girlfriend Janet, who Kramer sees as being a “she-Jerry” that proves George secretly loves Jerry. Elaine reveals she is now a cartoonist for “The New Yorker.”
Jerry convinces Sally to stay in show business, but it backfires when she starts a one-woman show mocking Jerry. Kramer breaks his vow of silence to Sally, giving her more details about Jerry’s life. Elaine gets Jerry and George to help her understand the latest “New Yorker” cartoon.
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Elaine visits the office (pretending to be representing J. Peterman), to discover the true meaning behind a cartoon bothering her. Elaine ends up creating a cartoon for them, claiming to draw better cartoons than the current artists. The New Yorker’s offices moved to 285 Fulton St. in 2015.
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Jerry goes to see Sally Weaver’s one-woman show, and is berated by her throughout. “Jerry Seinfeld Is The Devil” goes on to become a smash hit across New York.
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George visits Janet’s apartment, and contemplates how his relationship with her is like a relationship with Jerry, but with sex. Janet later cuts out the gum from her hair, sending George sprinting from the apartment due to her now looking identical to Jerry.
Elaine shows off her New Yorker cartoon at her office, until she discovers its a ripoff of a “Ziggy” cartoon, as discovered by Mr. Peterman.
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George and Janet go out for dinner, with George desperately trying to figure out any reason other than looks for them being together…and can only come up with a shared enjoyment of gum.