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Season 9

157 :09x01 - The Butter Shave

Sep/25/1997
Kenny Bania, Jerry's rival, continues to take Jerry's past material, and even starts dating one of Jerry's ex-girlfriends. To change this, Jerry decides to do badly in one of his acts so Kenny will do bad as well. But Jerry's plan completely backfires. Kramer starts shaving using butter and starts roasting himself in a sauna. Newman sees him as a giant turkey and chases him around. Meanwhile, Elaine and Puddy travel to Europe together, and George tries to hide that he's a closet Bania fan.
Guest Stars: Wayne Knight as Newman | Brian Callaway as Passenger | George Georgiadis as Cab Driver | Torsten Voges as Cab Driver | Erica Y. Becoat as Stewardess | Nancy Balbirer as Woman | Shannon Whirry as Cute Girl | Frank Van Keeken as Vegetable Lasagna | Chris Parnell as NBC Executive | Matthew Fonda as NBC Executive | Steve Hytner as Kenny Bania | Patrick Warburton as David Puddy | Kristin Davis as Jenna | Gordon Jump as Mr. Thomassoulo | Everett Greenbaum as McMaines | Connie Sawyer as Old Woman
Director: Andy Ackerman

158 :09x02 - The Voice

Oct/02/1997
George's co-workers find out that he's faking his handicap and they no longer treat him special. George has a contract, so he can't be fired, but everyone tries their best to get him to quit. Jerry and George mock Jerry's new girlfriend, Claire, whose stomach makes strange noises. They do so with an accented "hello", which is referred to as the voice. Jerry bets Elaine that she'll get back together with Puddy and Kramer gets an intern to help him with Kramerica.
Guest Stars: Cindy Lu as Worker | Brian J. Williams as Glenn | Nancy Balbirer as Alice | Ella Joyce as Dean Jones | Sara Rose Peterson as Claire | Gordon Jump as Mr. Thomassoulo | Patrick Warburton as David Puddy | Jarrad Paul as Darin
Director: Andy Ackerman

159 :09x03 - The Serenity Now

Oct/09/1997
Frank begins to use the phrase "serenity now" every time he feels his blood pressure rising. Elaine is invited to a bar mitzvah for her boss's son and is French kissed by the son. George begins to work as a computer salesman, but isn't good at selling them to other people. Jerry's girlfriend gives Knicks tickets away, which makes Jerry mad, but he doesn't show it. His girlfriend comments that he never gets angry, so Jerry attempts to show his anger.
Guest Stars: Richard Fancy as Mr. Lippman | Bruce Mahler as Rabbi Glickman | Matt McCoy as Lloyd Braun | Ross Malinger as Adam | Lori Loughlin as Patty | Estelle Harris as Estelle Costanza | Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza
Director: Andy Ackerman

160 :09x04 - The Blood

Oct/16/1997
Jerry's parents hire a personal trainer for him. However, the trainer is very old and ends up throwing out his back. Kramer begins stocking up on his own blood, but runs into refrigeration problems. George decides that if he could combine sex and food, he would have the perfect life. Elaine's friend thinks Elaine is too irresponsible to watch her son but tries to prove her friend wrong. But when babysitting is more than Elaine bargained for, she tries to show that she is irresponsible to get out of it.
Guest Stars: Lloyd Bridges as Izzy | Yvonne Farrow as Employee | Gene Dynarski as Izzy Jr. | Colton James as Jimmy | Audrey Kissel as Tara | Kellie Waymire as Vivian | Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld | Barney Martin as Morty Seinfeld | Wayne Knight as Newman
Director: Andy Ackerman

161 :09x05 - The Junk Mail

Oct/30/1997
Kramer gets disgusted with all of the junk mail he receives, so he closes off his mailbox and forwards all of his mail to Jerry's box. Jerry has a show to help a car dealership owned by "Fragile" Frankie, and is given a van for his help. Meanwhile, George thinks his parents are avoiding him, and Elaine tries to get Puddy back.
Guest Stars: Montrose Hagins as Old Woman (Betty) | Peggy Blow as Mail Clerk | Clement E. Blake as Dirt Person #1 | D.A. Johnson as Dirt Person #2 | Wilford Brimley as Postmaster General Henry Atkins | Dana Gould as Frankie | Laurie Taylor-Williams as Rhisa | Patrick Warburton as David Puddy | Toby Huss as Jack | Richard Kuhlman as Man | Wayne Knight as Newman | Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza | Estelle Harris as Estelle Costanza
Director: Andy Ackerman

162 :09x06 - The Merv Griffin Show

Nov/06/1997
Kramer finds part of a Merv Griffin Show set in a dumpster. He sets the pieces up in his apartment and creates his own show, featuring him as a host. Jerry's girlfriend collects old toys and refuses to let anyone play with them. George hits a squirrel and his girlfriend has him take the squirrel to the vet. Meanwhile, Elaine has to deal with an annoying co-worker.
Guest Stars: Jim Fowler (1) as Himself | Julia Pennington as Celia | Brent Hinkley as Lou | Rick Hall as Vet | Estelle Harris as Estelle Costanza | Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza | John O'Hurley as J. Peterman | Wayne Knight as Newman | Arabella Field as Miranda
Director: Andy Ackerman

163 :09x07 - The Slicer

Nov/13/1997
Elaine's neighbor is out of the country and left her alarm set to go off at 3:30 am. Kramer buys a meat slicer, and Elaine breaks it when he lets her borrow it. Jerry's new girlfriend is a doctor who only talks about healing people. George gets a new job and realizes that he knows the boss from somewhere.
Guest Stars: David Moreland as Mr. Parry | Larry B. Scott as Arthur Milano | Daniel Von Bargen as Kruger | Marcia Cross as Dr. Sara Seredes
Director: Andy Ackerman
Songs: Iron Butterfly -- In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

164 :09x08 - The Betrayal

Nov/20/1997
In an episode told backwards, Jerry, George and Elaine return home from their India trip and they don't want to talk about the trip or even talk to each other. George finds out that Jerry slept with his girlfriend and to compensate, George wants to sleep with Elaine. Elaine tells everyone that she once slept with Sue Ellen's fiance, which causes Sue Ellen to call off the wedding.
Guest Stars: Bill Lee Brown as Partygoer | Shelley Malil as Usher | Brian Kaiser as Postman | Jocelyne Kelly as Model | Noor Shic as Usha | Shaun Toub as Pinter | Bart Braverman as Zubin | Wayne Knight as Newman | Heidi Swedberg as Susan | Brenda Strong as Sue Ellen | Michael McShane as FDR (Franklin Delano Romanosky) | Justine Miceli as Nina
Director: Andy Ackerman

165 :09x09 - The Apology

Dec/11/1997
George demands an apology from a recovering alcoholic for a comment he once made about one of George's sweaters. Jerry's new girlfriend does everything in the nude, leading Jerry and George to debate whether or not there is a bad nude. Kramer thinks he's spending too much time in the shower and goes to Jerry for advice on how to take less time. Meanwhile, Elaine is at odds with a co-worker, Peggy, who gets mad at Elaine for touching her water.
Guest Stars: Eric Simonson as Friend | Brian Levinson as Andy | Wayne Wilderson as Walter | David Dunard as Leader | Michael Fishman as Gregg | Jack Hackett (1) as Alan | Kathleen McClellan as Melissa | Megan Cole as Peggy | Patrick Warburton as David Puddy | John O'Hurley as J. Peterman | James Spader as Jason "Stanky" Hanky
Director: Andy Ackerman

166 :09x10 - The Strike

Dec/18/1997
Jerry's girlfriend, Gwen, looks either ugly or beautiful depending on what type of light she is in. At a Hanukkah party, George receives a donation made to a charity in his name as a gift. George sees this as an opportunity to not have to give out gifts, and sets up a fictitious charity, "The Human Fund", which he makes donations to on behalf of his co-workers for their gifts. However, George is found out, resulting in the story of Festivus. Meanwhile, Kramer resumes working at a bagel shop after a 12 year strike.
Guest Stars: Stacey Herring as Sandy | Colin Malone as Sleazy Guy | Jerry Dixon as Customer | Suzanne Krull as Gwen | Dave Florek as Harry | Amit Itelman as Employee | Tracy Letts as Counterguy | Kevin McDonald as Denim Vest | Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza | Estelle Harris as Estelle Costanza | Bryan Cranston as Whatley | Daniel Von Bargen as Kruger | Karen Fineman as Gwen
Director: Andy Ackerman

167 :09x11 - The Dealership

Jan/08/1998
Puddy is promoted from a mechanic to a car salesman, so Jerry tries to use Puddy to get a good deal on a new car. But when Elaine and Puddy get into a fight, Jerry tries to get them back together so he can get his good deal. At the dealership, George tries to get a twinkie, but the vending machine won't take his dollar. Meanwhile, Kramer test drives a car and pushes it to the limit to see if it can handle a day in the life of Kramer.
Guest Stars: Catherine Schreiber as Saleswoman | Loretta Fox as Customer #2 | Steve Susskind as Customer #1 | Howard Mann (1) as Willie Sr. | Rif Hutton as Salesman | Dee Freeman as Service Assistant | Michael Kagan as Willie | Joel McCrary as Don | Daniel Hagen as Rick | Patrick Warburton as David Puddy
Director: Andy Ackerman

168 :09x12 - The Reverse Peephole

Jan/15/1998
Newman and Kramer switch peepholes so they'll have a different view on the world. George buys a large wallet and keeps all of his receipts in it, but ends up putting one too many receipts in it. Elaine tries to get Jerry to use a Carry-All, or a mens' purse. Puddy starts wearing a large fur coat, which Elaine hates.
Guest Stars: Joe Basile as Delivery Guy | Fitz Houston as Cop | Jennette Robbins as Keri | Pat Finn as Joe Mayo | Jon Polito as Silvio | Patrick Warburton as David Puddy | Wayne Knight as Newman | Lauren Bowles as Waitress
Director: Andy Ackerman

169 :09x13 - The Cartoon

Jan/29/1998
Elaine comes across a cartoon in the New Yorker, but can't figure out why it's funny. She then becomes determined to get her comic published. Kramer's honesty gets Jerry in trouble with Sally, an old friend of Elaine's, and she begins to do stand-up about how mean Jerry is. George's new girlfriend looks like Jerry, but he refuses to believe it.
Guest Stars: Bart McCarthy as Cab Driver | Tracy Nelson (1) as Janet | Paul Benedict as Mr. Elinoff | John O'Hurley as J. Peterman | Wayne Knight as Newman | Joe Urla as Dugan | Kathy Griffin as Sally Weaver
Director: Andy Ackerman

170 :09x14 - The Strongbox

Feb/05/1998
Kramer buys a strongbox to keep his valuable belongings in. But when it comes time to hide the key, Kramer has a hard time deciding where to put it. Elaine finds a new boyfriend who becomes a big mystery to her, until she finds out why he likes to hide in dark corners every so often. George's girlfriend won't let him breakup with her, so George goes to great lengths to do so. Jerry goes with Kramer to a pet cemetery to retrieve Kramer's strongbox key from a parrot that ate it and died.
Guest Stars: Rosie Malek-Yonan as Wife | Bonnie McNeil as Alison | Mary Scheer as Ms. Smoth | Nicholas Paul Walker as Glenn | Louis Mustillo as Phil | Alex Kapp Horner as Maura | Illeana Douglas as Loretta
Director: Andy Ackerman

171 :09x15 - The Wizard

Feb/26/1998
Jerry buys a $200 pocket Wizard organizer. Kramer moves to Del Boca Vista, deciding that he's ready to retire. Together, Kramer and Morty plot to get Kramer elected president of the condo. To do so, they give each voter a cheap version of a Wizard, known as a Willard. Back in New York, Elaine tries to figure out the race of her boyfriend, and George tries his best to get out of a foundation meeting.
Guest Stars: Murray Rubin as Rubin | Jeanette Miller as Old Woman | Constance Zimmer as Waitress #2 | Bahni Turpin as Waitress #1 | Michael McShane as Franklin Delano Romanosky (FDR) | Vic Helford as Tom | Edgar Small as Sid Luckman | Grace Zabriskie as Mrs. Ross | Warren Frost as Mr. Ross | Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld | Barney Martin as Morty Seinfeld | Samuel Bliss Cooper (1) as Darryl
Director: Andy Ackerman

172 :09x16 - The Burning

Mar/19/1998
George begins to end conversations early so he doesn't end up saying something stupid. Jerry overhears his girlfriend talking about "the tractor story", and George and Jerry wonder what the story might entail. Kramer and Mickey volunteer to fake illnesses so medical students can diagnose them. Elaine sees a "Jesus fish" on Puddy's car and wonders if he's religious.
Guest Stars: Suli McCullough as Co-Worker #2 | Alec Holland as Co-Worker #1 | Alex Craig Mann as Student #2 | Ursaline Bryant as Dr. Wexler | Henry Woronicz as Father Curtis | Cindy Ambuehl as Sophie | Daniel Von Bargen as Kruger | Daniel Dae Kim as Student #1 | Danny Woodburn as Mickey Abbott | Patrick Warburton as David Puddy | Brian Posehn as Artie
Director: Andy Ackerman

173 :09x17 - The Bookstore

Apr/09/1998
Jerry and George spend time at a bookstore in order to meet women. There, George takes a book to read into the bathroom, and is forced to buy it. Jerry sees Uncle Leo shoplifting, and tells his family about what he saw. Kramer and Newman start their own rickshaw business. While drunk, Elaine makes out with a co-worker, then makes up a story about dating him to avoid trouble at the office.
Guest Stars: Ted Rooney as Crichton | Sonya Eddy as Rebecca DeMornay | Kevin Ruf as Security Guard | Heather Morgan as Server | Mark Daniel Cade as Walter | Sloppy Joe as Hobo Joe | Jonathan Penner as Zach | Jon Gries as Rusty | Len Lesser as Uncle Leo | Merrin Dungey as Cashier | Lauren Bowles as Waitress | Wayne Knight as Newman | Barney Martin as Morty Seinfeld | Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld | John O'Hurley as J. Peterman
Director: Andy Ackerman

174 :09x18 - The Frogger

Apr/23/1998
At a pizza parlor, Jerry and George see an old Frogger game that George used to play. He finds out that he still has the high score on the game, and attempts to save the game, with the help of Kramer, when he learns that the parlor is being torn down. Elaine finds a piece of cake in Peterman's refrigerator that was from King Edward VIII's wedding. She ends up eating the cake, then attempts to replace it with another similar looking cake.
Guest Stars: Oliver Muirhead as Lubeck | Melissa Denton as Kobe | Jack Esformes as Mike | Mark Daniel Cade as Other Walter | Wayne Wilderson as Walter | Sam Shamshak as Sal | Reuven Bar-Yotam as Shlomo | Peter Stormare as Slippery Pete | Julia Campbell as Lisi | John O'Hurley as J. Peterman | Drake Bell as Kenny
Director: Andy Ackerman

175 :09x19 - The Maid

Apr/30/1998
Everyone George works with has a nickname, so he decides he wants to be called T-Bone. However, his idea backfires when his co-workers start calling another guy T-Bone. Kramer's girlfriend moves to downtown New York, so he now has to have a long-distance relationship with her. Elaine tries to get a new phone number, but gets a new area code as well. Jerry hires a maid, Cindy, and begins to date her as well. But soon she demands payment even if she doesn't clean the apartment.
Guest Stars: Steve Franken as Brendan | Damon Jones (1) as Watkins | Chip Chinery as Co-Worker #1 | Colin McClean (1) as Co-Worker #2 | Anthony Mangano as Fireman | Kyle Colerider-Krugh as Phone Guy #2 | Markus Flanagan as Charles | Sam Whipple as Phone Guy #1 | Davenia McFadden as Coco | Daniel Von Bargen as Kruger | Angela Featherstone as Cindy | Anthony Crivello as Maxwell
Director: Andy Ackerman

176 :09x20 - The Puerto Rican Day

May/07/1998
At a Mets game, Elaine, George, Jerry, and Kramer decide to leave in the 8th inning since the Mets are losing 8 to 0. However, they have a tough time getting home due to a Puerto Rican Day parade. George is taunted by a man with a laser pointer. Kramer accidentally sets the Puerto Rican flag on fire and is mobbed by a group of people.
Guest Stars: Tom Agna as Gary | Tom Dahlgren as Priest | Raoul N. Rizik as Parade Goer | Scott Conte as Sketch Guy | Mimi Cozzens as Mrs. Canterman | Alison Martin as Lucy | Marc Hirschfeld as Ellis | Chip Heller as Policeman | Armando Molina as Amigo | Marcelo Tubert as Father | Monica Allison as Gail | James Karen as Mr. Canterman | John Paragon as Cedric | Bert Rosario as Man | Helen Carey as Mrs. Christine Nyhart | Mario Joyner as Lamar | Dayton Callie as Cabbie | Yul Vazquez as Bob | Jenica Bergere as Leslie
Director: Andy Ackerman

177 :09x21 - The Clip Show (1) (a.k.a. The Chronicle (1))

May/14/1998
A look back on relationships, break ups, and other clips from the past nine seasons of Seinfeld.
Director: Andy Ackerman
Writer: Darin Henry

178 :09x22 - The Clip Show (2) (a.k.a. The Chronicle (2))

May/14/1998
Part two of looking back on the past nine seasons of Seinfeld including bloopers.
Director: Andy Ackerman
Writer: Darin Henry
Songs: Green Day -- Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

179 :09x23 - The Finale (1)

May/14/1998
In part one of the finale, the gang find out that the pilot for Jerry's show has been approved and 13 episodes were ordered. NBC lends the foursome a jet to use before they have to move to California for the show, and they decide to go to Paris. While in the air, Kramer tries to get water out of his ear, but ends up stumbling into cockpit, sending the plane into a dive. The plane has to land, and on the ground, the gang sees a robbery, but don't attempt to help, so they are arrested. Several characters travel to their trial, including Jerry's parents, Peterman, Puddy, Newman, and others.
Guest Stars: Peter Riegert as Kimbrough | James Rebhorn as D.A. Hoyt | John Pinette as Howie | Kevin Page as Stu Chermak | Ed O'Ross as Detective Blake | Bruce Mahler as Rabbi Glickman | Scott Klace as Guard | Robert Katims as Mr. Deensfrei | Wendle Josepher as Susie | Scott Jaeck as Officer Vogel | Geraldo Rivera as Himself | McNally Sagal as Carol | Shawn Lockie as Secretary (uncredited) | Maggie Egan as Ticket Clerk | Jim Zulevic as Bernie | Dianne Turley Travis as Receptionist | Sean Moran as Man | Jeff Johnson (1) as Criminal | Van Epperson as Passerby | Jane Wells as Herself | Myra Turley as Forewoman | Gay Thomas as O'Neal | Keith Hernandez as Himself | Donna Evans as Woman | Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld | Estelle Harris as Estelle Costanza | Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza | Wayne Knight as Newman | Grace Zabriskie as Mrs. Ross | Victor Raider-Wexler as Dr. Wexler | Warren Frost as Mr. Ross | Jane Leeves as Marla Penny | Geoffrey C. Ewing as Bailiff | James Pickens, Jr. as Det. Hudson | Barney Martin as Morty Seinfeld | Steve Hytner as Kenny Bania | David Dunard as Guard | Steve Carlson as Captain Maddox | David Byrd as Pharmacist | Peter Blood as Jay Crespi | Larry David as Prison Heckler | Danny Woodburn as Mickey Abbott | Patrick Warburton as David Puddy | John O'Hurley as J. Peterman | Phil Morris as Jackie Chiles | Len Lesser as Uncle Leo
Director: Andy Ackerman
Writer: Larry David

180 :09x24 - The Finale (2)

May/14/1998
In part two of the finale, several character witnesses are called to the stand in George, Elaine, Jerry, and Kramer's trial. The bubble boy, Marla, the virgin, Mr. Bookman, Sidra, the old woman Jerry mugged, and several others give testimonies. Estelle Costanza tries to bribe the judge to get George out of trouble. The jury finally returns with a verdict, but the foursome aren't remorseful for doing nothing. The series closes the same it began, with Jerry commenting about the second button on George's shirt.
Guest Stars: Scott Klace as Guard | Bruce Mahler as Rabbi Glickman | Wendel Meldrum as Low-Talker | Sheree North as Babs Kramer | Ed O'Ross as Detective Blake | Robert Katims as Mr. Deensfrei | Wendle Josepher as Susie | Scott Jaeck as Officer Vogel | Carlos Jacott as Pool Guy | Keith Hernandez as Himself | John Hayman (1) as Bubble Boy | Teri Hatcher as Sidra | Philip Baker Hall as Mr. Bookman | Kevin Page as Stu Chermak | John Pinette as Howie | Maggie Egan as Ticket Clerk | Jim Zulevic as Bernie | Dianne Turley Travis as Receptionist | Van Epperson as Passerby | Jane Wells as Herself | Myra Turley as Forewoman | Gay Thomas as O'Neal | Reni Santoni as Poppie | Miguel Sandoval as Marcelino | McNally Sagal as Carol | Geraldo Rivera as Himself | James Rebhorn as D.A. Hoyt | Larry Thomas as Soup Nazi | Brian George (1) as Babu Bhatt | Ian Abercrombie as Mr. Justin Pitt | Barney Martin as Morty Seinfeld | Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld | Estelle Harris as Estelle Costanza | Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza | Wayne Knight as Newman | Grace Zabriskie as Mrs. Ross | Victor Raider-Wexler as Mr. Wexler | Jane Leeves as Marla | Warren Frost as Mr. Ross | Geoffrey C. Ewing as Bailiff | James Pickens, Jr. as Det. Hudson | Steve Hytner as Kenny Bania | Len Lesser as Uncle Leo | Phil Morris as Jackie Chiles | David Dunard as Guard | Brian Doyle-Murray as Mel Sanger | Steve Carlson as Captain Maddox | Tony Carlin as Co-Worker | David Byrd as Pharmacist | Peter Blood as Jay Crespi | Frances Bay as Mrs. Choate | John O'Hurley as J. Peterman | Patrick Warburton as David Puddy | Danny Woodburn as Mickey Abbott | Richard Herd as Wilhelm | Stanley Anderson as Judge Vandelay
Director: Andy Ackerman
Writer: Larry David

The "Seinfeld" Story

Nov/25/2004
The "Seinfeld" Story is an NBC special in which Jerry takes questions from the audience while doing a stand-up act. When one audience member asks where the series came from, Jerry shows the crowd a videotape which included the early production of the show, and the people involved in that production. Each main cast member talks about the first seasons of the show and the episodes that were turning points in the show's success. Throughout the show, there are several clips and bloopers from Seinfeld's beginnings.
Guest Stars: Michael Richards as Himself | Jason Alexander as Himself | Jerry Seinfeld as Himself | Kenny Kramer (1) as Himself | Marc Hirschfeld as Himself | Warren Littlefield as Himself | Rick Ludwin as Himself | Howard West as Himself | George Shapiro as Himself | Larry David as Himself | Rob Reiner as Himself | Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Herself
Director: Morgan Sackett
Warning: Seinfeld guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: July 05, 1989
Ended: May 14, 1998
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