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
Did You Know?
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
Who's gonna turn down a Junior Mint? It's chocolate, it's peppermint, it's delicious.
It's very refreshing.