The Doodle (season 6, episode 20)
written by Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: April 6, 1995
George is upset by his girlfriend’s drawing of him. Jerry’s flea-infested apartment forces his parents into Elaine’s luxury hotel suite.
Jerry discovers his apartment is infested with fleas, thanks to Newman. Elaine is forced to scramble inside the fumigating apartment for a manuscript, while Kramer spends 90 minutes unknowingly making a sandwich and reading. Elaine tells George that Paula truly does like George, as “looks aren’t important to her.”
George shows Jerry and Elaine Paula’s doodle of him, a “Mr. Magoo” lookalike. Kramer takes Elaine through the Billy Mumphrey manuscript story, in the hopes Elaine will remember enough for her interview. George visits the coffee shop ensconced in velvet, much to Paula’s indifference.
316 Columbus Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 72nd Street (1,2,3)
Jerry, Shelly, George and Paula go on a double-date…where Jerry busts Shelly for putting pecans in her mouth and putting them back on the plate, and George sees Paula’s doodle of him on a napkin.
New School For Social Research
65 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 14th Street – Union Square (N,Q,R)
Elaine and Paula take a drawing class here, and George meets Paula here as well. Elaine later questions Paula to see if she “likes” George, who she thinks is “totally cool.”
The Hippodrome, 1120 Sixth Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 42nd Street – Bryant Park (B,D,F,M)
Elaine is recommended for a job here, and pretends she’s from out of town to use their room at the Plaza Hotel. The offices share the same building as Jackie Chiles’ office during Seasons 7-9, yet Viking Press is actually owned by Penguin Group, headquartered at 375 Hudson St.
2 Central Park S., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 5th Avenue – 59th Street (N,Q,R)
Elaine gets a free room here after lying that she is in from out of town for a job interview, but she ends up letting Helen and Morty stay there when Jerry’s apartment gets infested with fleas. Helen, Morty, Uncle Leo and Nana end up trashing the room and spending hundreds of dollars on amenities…and Uncle Leo apparently springs for an Asian hooker.
Elaine meets her friend Judy outside her building, thanking her for the interview opportunity at Viking, when discovering she left an important manuscript for the interview at Jerry’s.
Jerry investigates Newman as the potential source of his fleas, after discovering discarded Chunky wrappers in his sofa.
Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts
70 Lincoln Center Pl., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 66th Street – Lincoln Center (1)
George, angry with Paula, says “I suppose we could go to Lincoln Center and I can wear sneakers and jeans, and that would be fine too!”…to which Paula invites George to drape himself in velvet.
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Shelly tries making Jerry use her toothbrush…forcing their breakup after Jerry refuses in disgust.