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The Junior Mint 

Elaine decides to visit her former boyfriend, who is in the hospital for a serious operation; Kramer and Jerry have an accident with a Junior Mint; Jerry had a date with a woman whose name rhymes with a female body part.


Tom Cherones


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Susan Walters ... Mystery Woman
Sherman Howard ... Roy
Victor Raider-Wexler ... Doctor


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 halo1k

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17 March 1993 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


In "The Junior Mint" George (Jason Alexander) 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 »


Doctor: 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.
Jerry: What do you mean?
Doctor: 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.
Cosmo Kramer: [pulls a box of Junior Mints from his jacket] Mint?
Doctor: Those can be very refreshing.
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Referenced in Mulva: Zombie Ass Kicker! (2001) See more »


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"Oh... You!"
18 July 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

The Junior Mint has a lot going for. You got Jerry and Mulva, Elaine and Roy, George and Macaulay Culkin and Kramer and his apartment redecoration.

The Jerry storyline is by far the best. The mere idea of a guy not remembering his date's name gives way to comedic gold when he would try to find it out. And Seinfeld's performance is one of his best in the season. The Elaine story is more boring and certainly shorter. George makes one of his most restrained performances as he only cries over Home Alone and buys Roy's art. And Kramer is fantastic in his quest for gloves and Junior Mint.

Nevertheless, being the funny episode The Junior Mint is, it does feel somewhat disjointed. That's maybe ironic given that all the stories revolve around Roy, but that's not entirely true or entirely justified. Jerry's link with Roy is that Elaine asked him to pretend to be his boyfriend again and that's it. His story develops outside this zone. Well, Elaine's story is all about her and Roy. Kramer is linked to Roy by mere chance as he was looking for gloves and George's explanation for him being tied to this storyline is kind of weak. His part of the episode is easily the most detached from the rest.

That being said, The Junior Mint is a very entertaining episode with strong stories.

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