The Soul Mate (season 8, episode 2)
written by Peter Mehlman, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: September 26, 1996
Kramer falls for Jerry’s girlfriend. George suspects the foundation board thinks he killed Susan so he plants a tape recorder in his briefcase. Elaine’s boyfriend Kevin gets a vasectomy to prove he doesn’t want kids. Inspired by Kevin, Jerry, Kramer and Newman decide to get vasectomies, too.
The Improv is not featured in this episode.
Kramer meets Jerry’s girlfriend Pam, and quickly falls for her. He later confesses his love to Jerry, who is now not so keen on ending the relationship. Jerry and George dissect George’s damaged tape recorder, to hear what the Foundation board thinks of George.
George shares his suspicion with Jerry that the Foundation thinks he killed Susan. George later dissects the tape recording with Elaine. Jerry and George suspect “Bizarro Jerry” is lying to Elaine, claiming that men would say anything for a woman (“I once told a woman that I coined the phrase ‘Pardon my French'”).
Specs It’s A Wrap!
355 Sixth Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Christopher Street (1)
Jerry and George pass by here in a cab, discussing the merits of nail clippers. Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!
Susan Ross Foundation (NOT REAL)
115 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Borough Hall (2,3)
George is assigned to find a poem about Susan, and discovers a “Newman.” He later tries leaving a secret tape recorder in the office to establish whether they think he killed Susan, but the tape only reveals “a low rumple, a metallic squink, a gallunk, someone crying out DEAR GOD!” Thanks Erkan B. for the tip!
Elaine gets grilled by Carol, Lisa and Gail for not having a baby. Kevin, “the Bizarro Jerry,” announces to her that he had a vasectomy, which is later reversed.
541 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 86th Street (1)
Elaine tries bringing up a piece of whitefish she had here, but is interrupted by her friends’ constant baby-talk. Jerry is later interrupted by George while telling him the same story.
Kramer consults Newman about getting Pam in Newman’s apartment…and Newman spills his heart out for Elaine. Jerry later chases Newman through the building to get info on what he knows about Pam and Kramer.
Brentano’s (NOW CLOSED)
597 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 47-50th Streets – Rockefeller Center (B,D,F,M)
Jerry dates Pam, an employee at the bookstore…who Kramer works to court, with Newman’s help, as he believes they are soulmates.
Dr. Bernard Wendroff, Urologist
New York, NEW YORK
Jerry and Newman go to get vascectomies, Kevin goes to get his reversed, Elaine shows off her new short haircut…and Kramer gets the procedure done, causing Jerry and Newman to flee in terror.