Elaine's ex-boyfriend is recovering in the hospital and has surgery. The gang goes to visit. Kramer gets the idea to paint his apartment to simulate the feel of a ski lodge. While at the hospital, Kramer's concern about the operation gets him and Jerry in to watch. But when Kramer sneaks in candy and forces it on Jerry, Jerry starts a chain reaction that causes the Junior Mints to land in Elaine's ex-boyfriend. Jerry thinks he may have killed the guy while George, who learns that he has recently come into some money, decides to invest in the ex-boyfriend's artwork. Written by
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In "The Junior Mint" George invests in a triangular sculpture thinking its artist is on the brink of death and once he has expired the value of the sculpture will automatically increase. However, the artist makes a startling recovery and George is stuck with the piece. In later episodes the statue can be seen in different places throughout George's apartment, and, perhaps as a inside joke, so too can other triangular motifs (i.e. a baseball pennant). See more
In the opening scene, Jerry is emptying his grocery bag and bumps a milk carton which he just purchased. It rocks back and forth indicating it is empty. See more
You know I don't want to totally discount the emotional element in your recovery but I think there were other factors at play here.
What do you mean?
I have no medical evidence to back me up but something happened during the operation that staved off that infection. Something beyond science. Something perhaps... from above.
[pulls a box of Junior Mints from his jacket
Those can be very refreshing.
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