Seinfeld – Season 4 – Episode 20 – The Junior Mint
The Junior Mint
Seinfeld The Junior Mint is the 20th episode of the Seinfeld season 4 and the 60th overall the Seinfeld series and it was aired on March 18, 1993.
In the Seinfeld episode The Junior Mint, unable to remember the name of the woman he is dating, Jerry tries to solve the mystery, as he is too late to simply ask her. Given the clue that her name rhymes with a part of the female anatomy, Jerry and George come up with possible candidates: Aretha, Celeste and Hest, and Bovary, and finally George suggests Mulva. The payoff to the joke comes at the end of the episode when she presses him to say her name. Jerry guesses Mulva, causing her to storm out of Jerry’s apartment. As she is leaving, Jerry incorrectly guesses another name, Gipple and Loleola . Then, in a flash of insight, Jerry runs to the window and yells “Dolores!”. The character returns in season 8’s “The Foundation”. In this later episode, George and Jerry refer to Dolores as Mulva among themselves.
Meanwhile, Elaine goes to visit her ex-boyfriend Roy (played by Sherman Howard)—an artist who she dumped because he was fat—in the hospital. Noticing that he has slimmed down, Elaine becomes interested in dating him again. Kramer and Jerry observe the artist’s splenectomy and accidentally drop a Junior Mint from the viewing gallery into the patient’s body. When George hears that Roy is in bad condition (after he develops an infection), he decides to spend $1900 to buy some of Roy’s art, thinking it will appreciate in value when Roy dies. Roy’s condition suddenly turns around and he recovers. Although Roy attributes the change to George buying his art, the doctor attributes the limited effect of the infection to “something from above.” The triangle art that George purchases in this episode can be seen on the shelves in his apartment in many subsequent episodes. As Kramer offers the doctor a Junior Mint, Elaine decides to cancel her date with Roy, whom she observes eating enthusiastically again in his hospital room after the surgery.