Episode Number: 135
First Aired: September 19, 1996
Writer: Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer
Director: Andy Ackerman
Guest Stars: Janeane Garofalo (as Jeannie Steinman) Bruce Davison (as Wyck) Grace Zabriskie (as Mrs. Ross) Warren Frost (as Mr. (Henry) Ross) Joe Urla (as Dugan) Susan Walters (as Dolores "Mulva") Todd Bosley (as Joey) Diana Castle (as Mrs. Zanfino) Stuart Quan (as Sensei) Herb Mitchell (as Businessman #1) Robert Louis Kempf (as Businessman #2) Lawrence Mandley (as Larry) Lauren Bowles (as Waitress #1) Peggy Lane (as Waitress #2) Paige Tamada (as Clara) Robert Padnick (as Willie) Ruth Cohen (as Ruthie) John O'Hurley (as Peterman)
Susan's parents want to keep Susan's memory alive so they set up a foundation in her honour with George on the board, this all happens after an innocent comment by Jerry which ruins George's life. Kramer learns karate but its soon revealed that he's fighting childern. Peterman has a breakdown and heads to Burma and Elaine is appointed president of J Petemans company, at first she is very apprehensive but Kramer soon convinces her otherwise. It's revealed that Jerry broke it off with Jeannie (The Invitations) soon after that Jerry meets Mulva (The Junior Mint) and she suggests that they get together again but realises he hasn't matured at all.
Down at The Foundation George meets Wyck and soon discovers how much he lost when he lost Susan. Elaine becomes cocky around the workplace, and goes to thank Kramer in person but realises that he built her up with advice taken from Star Trek 3 Search for Spock. Jerry studies the perfect breakup story in Monks. Kramer gets beaten up by childern. On the subway Elaine hears people discussing her new clothing item, The Urban Sombrero.
The first season without the input of co-creator Larry David, the show would go in a slighlty different direction., with Jerry as Executive Producer he would veer away from Larry David's dark brooding toward a lighter fresher feel, there would be more scenes, bigger sets more stars and advanced filiming techniques. Where other sitcoms would decline, Seinfeld managed to do the complete opposite remaining consistenly fresh and producing classic episodes, The Bizarro Jerry, The Little Kicks and The Yada Yada.
All the innonavations did not replace what Seinfeld fans had come to love the language, the nuances, the minutiae but merely adding to them., even though it may have lacked that subtle variation angst of Larry David's style.
This episode was dedicated to writer producer Marjorie Gross who died of ovarian cancer earlier in the year.
Movie Moment: The scene in Monks when George is screaming Khan is a parody of what exactly William Shatner did in Star Trek 2 Wrath of Khan.