The Jimmy (season 6, episode 19)
written by Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: March 16, 1995
George goes into business with a basketball buddy who refers to himself in the third person. Jerry discovers that Tim Whatley keeps “Penthouse” in his dentist office waiting room. Kramer comes off as mentally challenged at a charity benefit featuring Mel Tormé.
Elaine invites Jerry to the AMCA benefit, which Kramer later reveals he is a guest of honor at. Kramer tells Jerry about Dr. Whatley’s new “adults-only” policy, and George tells the gang that he is going into business with Jimmy.
Jerry and Elaine try to determine whether Jerry was actually violated by Tim Whatley while under anesthetic. Elaine discovers that the man who introduced her to “Jimmy” is in fact, Jimmy.
New York Health & Racquet Club
24 E. 13th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Union Square – 14th Street (L)
Jerry, Kramer and George play basketball with Jimmy…and discover Jimmy’s trainer shoes. Kramer later accidentally makes Jimmy collapse and go into shock. Elaine means to ask out Hank, a gay man, but instead gets…Jimmy. Kramer claims he got into his cab when leaving the “Y” when talking to Jerry.
Mr. Wilhelm calls a big meeting to address employees stealing equipment…where George sweats through the entire thing, making him a suspect. George gets caught sweating over his kung pao…because “George likes his chicken spicy.” George uses doublespeak with Mr. Steinbrenner, referring to himself in the third person (like Jimmy) to avoid any punishment for his accusations.
Manhattan East Dental Plaza
225 E. 64th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Lexington Avenue – 63rd Street (F)
Dr. Whatley’s “adults only” dentist office is here, where he provides adult magazines in his waiting room. Jerry is put under…and may or may not have been sexually harassed. Kramer is later put under…and the Novocaine makes him appear mentally handicapped. This is the same location as the “Manhattan East Medical Offices” from “The Fusilli Jerry,” but the building name and address were altered.
Michael’s Muffins (NOW CLOSED)
158 Seventh Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 18th Street (1)
Kramer and Arnold Deensfri pass by here in their cab, where Kramer is “heading home” as a proud and independent faux-handicapped individual.
Manhattan Sports (NOW CLOSED)
2188 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 79th Street (1)
George tries to pitch Jimmy’s training shoes to a sporting goods store, but fails miserably in his attempts to jump high.
Marriott New York Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 47-50th Streets – Rockefeller Center (B,D,F,M)
Mel Tormé sings at an Able Mentally Challenged Adults (AMCA) benefit…singing “When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)” for Kramer, his guest of honor. Elaine gets tickets from Mr. Pitt for the show, and invites Jimmy…who gets kicked out for punching Kramer in the mouth.