gs: Janeane Garofalo (Jeannie Steinman) Bruce Davison (Wyck) Grace Zabriskie (Mrs. Ross) Warren Frost (Mr. (Henry) Ross) Joe Urla (Dugan) Susan Walters (Dolores "Mulva") Todd Bosley (Joey) Diana Castle (Mrs. Zanfino) Stuart Quan (Sensei) Herb Mitchell (Businessman #1) Robert Louis Kempf (Businessman #2) Lawrence A. Mandley (Larry) Lauren Bowles (Waitress #1) Peggy Lane (Waitress #2) Paige Tamada (Clara) Robert Padnick (Willie) Ruth Cohen (Ruthie) John O'Hurley (Peterman)
Months after her death, George is ready to move on, but Susan's parents want to keep her memory alive. Kramer becomes a karate master, where his opponents are equals in his skill level, but are lacking in size. Jerry runs into Dolores, you remember "her name rhymed with a female body part" in "The Junior Mint", she suggests that they get together again. Peterman has a breakdown and goes to Burma leaving Elaine in charge; a position she is reluctant to assume. Kramer makes a speech that inspires Elaine to go and take charge of J. Peterman. Inspired by a comment that Jerry made, a foundation is established in Susan's name, which will take up all of George's free time. Jerry and Dolores do get together; however, when she hears why Jerry's engagement was broken off, she leaves commenting that he still hasn't matured. Elaine sees Kramer's opponents, vents her frustration and takes him down in front of the class. Jerry decides to research breakups and the effect on future relationships. Kramer's classmates meet him after class. George discovers everything he lost when he lost Susan.
b: 19-Sep-96 pc: 801 w: Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer d: Andy Ackerman
NOTE: This episode was dedicated "In Memory of Our Friend Marjorie Gross." Marjorie died from ovarian cancer earlier this year at the age of 40, in previous seasons, Marjorie was one of show's producers and writers. She was responsible for "The Secretary", "The Fusilli Jerry", "The Understudy" and "The Shower Head." During her battle early in 1996 she wrote an article titled "Cancer Becomes Me" for The New Yorker magazine on what it is like to be dying from the disease. Thanks to Jerry Balsam, Vince Gargiulo and Kenny Kramer for the information on Marjorie's article. Marjorie also wrote some episodes of the early 1980's comedy Square Pegs.
Viewer Mike Hamilin notes that Kramer gets beat up by the kids in much the same way (and perhaps the same set) as he did with the AIDS' walkers in "The Sponge".