gs: Raquel Welch (Herself) Molly Shannon (Sam) Amanda Peet (Lanette) Joe Urla (Dugan) Victor Raider-Wexler (Doctor) Peter Dennis (Lew) Tucker Smallwood (Malcolm) Wayne Wilderson (Walter) Blake Gibbons (Lyle) Adrian Sparks (Man) Jane A. Johnston (Woman) Lauren Bowles (Waitress) Sue Goodman (Clerk) Neil Flynn (Cop #1) Tom Michael Bailey (Cop #2) Denise Bessette (Therapist) Dave Mandel (Himself) John O'Hurley (Peterman)

George discovers he has a severance package from the Yankees that should last him about 3 months. He decides that he is going to take the summer off. Jerry is going to the Tony Awards and so is Kramer. Jerry has a real seat; Kramer is a seat filler. Elaine critiques a co-worker who walks with no arm movements and is accused of being "catty." Jerry's picks up his date, only to find out that she has a man living with her. Kramer gets a Tony Award for a musical in which Raquel Welch is the star. Elaine tries to work things out with her co-worker, to no avail. Kramer uses his Tony as a ticket into a place he really shouldn't be, Sardi's, where the producers of "Scarsdale Surprise" have a proposition for him. Jerry's date decides to commit to him. Elaine's complaints to men about her co-worker only seem to pique their interest in the possibility of a cat fight. Jerry's girlfriend begins to wear him out; she is always on the go. George suggests that perhaps they team up to handle Lanette. To keep his Tony award, Kramer must fire the non-arm swinging Raquel Welch from the production. Jerry goes on a date and needs George to handle the invitations for Lanette's party. He is not to skimp, this time. Kramer does his duty and pays a price. A mad Raquel walking down the street gets into a cat fight with a woman who she thinks is making fun of her, Elaine. George gets distracted and slips on an invitation. Twenty-two episodes later the gang is back where they were a year ago, only this time George is the one in a hospital bed.

b: 15-May-97 pc: 822 w: Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer d: Andy Ackerman

NOTE: The 30 May 97 issue of Entertainment Weekly featured Seinfeld. Click on the magazine name to see the article on-line; however, I am not sure how long the link will last.