Seinfeld – Season 6 – Episode 23 – The Face Painter
The Face Painter
Seinfeld episode The Face Painter is the 23rd episode of the Seinfeld season 6 and the 109th overall the Seinfeld series and it was aired on May 11, 1995.
In the Seinfeld episode The Face Painter, Elaine‘s boyfriend David Puddy paints his face when he goes to a Stanley Cup playoff game against the New York Rangers. After the game, his rowdy behavior and his painted devil-like face makes a priest believe that he has seen the devil. Jerry stubbornly refuses to give the “necessary” follow-up courtesy thank you to a friend, Alec Berg, for the hockey tickets; later on at a funeral for Gary Fogel, Jerry sees Berg, but he gives an indifferent look, leading Jerry to think it was because he didn’t thank him. Elaine is upset that Puddy is a face-painter, and demands he stops or she breaks up with him. He agrees, and instead of going to the next game with his face painted, he goes with his chest painted with the letter ‘D’ to spell out DEVILS. Kramer tries to make Jerry call and give the courtesy thank you to Alec Berg; Jerry finally gives in and calls Berg to give the thank you, but Berg says that Jerry should have thanked him earlier because he gave away the next playoff tickets to someone else, but had a spare couple only for one condition – both Jerry and Kramer reluctantly attend the game with Puddy and his Devil friends in which their chests are painted DEVILS (Jerry and Kramer are ‘E’ and ‘V’, respectively). At the end of the episode, Elaine visits the priest who is recovering from “seeing the devil.” She is wearing white and a light shines right behind her, leading the priest to believe he has now seen the Virgin Mary.