The Non-Fat Yogurt (season 5, episode 7)
written by Larry David, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: November 4, 1993
Jerry and Elaine investigate to see if their favorite frozen yogurt is non-fat. Their research causes a stir during the New York mayoral election. Elaine dates George’s boyhood nemesis, Lloyd Braun.
Monk’s Café is not featured in this episode.
Jerry and Elaine challenge Kramer’s notion that the frozen yogurt is in fact non-fat, especially after discovering the yogurt may have impacted Rudy Giuliani. Jerry is forced to apologize to Matthew, a young boy from his building, for his constant swearing. George asks Elaine to lie to Lloyd Braun about his elbow “ailment.”
frozen yogurt shop (NOT REAL)
510 Sixth Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (F,M)
The home of the infamous “non-fat” yogurt. Kramer mentions there is also a downtown location where he first tried the yogurt, inspiring him to invest in this location. Elaine also suggests to Lloyd that all New York residents should wear name tags, which he recommends to Mayor Dinkins, potentially costing him the election. The store is shown as being next to Zig Zag Video, at 510 Sixth Ave, the same location as the eponymous store in “The Mom And Pop Store.”
Jerry mentions he ad-libbed a bit about the Ottoman Empire during his act: “What was this, a whole empire based on putting your feet up?” (The Ottoman Empire dissolved into modern-day Turkey).
Food And Drug Administration, Northeast Region
158-15 Liberty Ave., Jamaica, Queens, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Jamaica Center – Parsons / Archer (E,J,Z)
This is the location of the Northeast Region of FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs, where Elaine mentions she will call to inquire about how non-fat the “non-fat” yogurt actually is.
Lloyd Braun drops in for a visit with the Costanzas, revealing George’s “spasm” in his arm.
Bendiner & Schlesinger Medical & X-Ray Laboratories (NOW CLOSED)
47 3rd Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Astor Place (6)
“The Non-Fat Yogurt”
Elaine finds this lab to analyze the yogurt in Brooklyn for $45, which also handles Giuliani’s cholesterol test. Kramer asks out a chemist…to potentially “influence” the results of the test.
Estelle tells Lloyd that Elaine works at Pendant, so Lloyd can track her down and ask her on a date.
West Park Medical Group (now West Care Medical Associates)
50 W. 77th St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 81st Street – Museum Of Natural History (B,C)
George goes to visit Mayor Dinkins’ orthopedist, to “diagnose” George’s elbow issue that Lloyd Braun caught.
Rudy Giuliani press conference
New York, NEW YORK
New York City Mayor-elect Giuliani vows to put a stop to falsely-advertised yogurt as his first order as mayor, vowing to organize a special task force.
New York City Hall
260 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: City Hall (R)
In a deleted scene, an aide to Mayor Dinkins (played by a pre-Jackie Chiles Phil Morris) vows to put a stop to falsely-advertised yogurt as his first order post-reelection, vowing to organize a special task force. This was an alternate ending, filmed in case Dinkins won re-election.