Seinfeld – Season 6 – Episode 17 – The Kiss Hello
The Kiss Hello
Seinfeld episode The Kiss Hello is the 17th episode of the Seinfeld season 6 and the 103rd overall the Seinfeld series and it was aired on February 16, 1995.
In the Seinfeld episode The Kiss Hello, While walking down the street, Jerry and George meet Elaine and her friend, Wendy, who is a physical therapist. Jerry regrets once kissing Wendy on the cheek because now he has to kiss hello every time. George asks Wendy for treatment for a sore arm. Later, Elaine scolds him for asking Wendy questions about her work outside her office. They discuss Wendy’s old, 1960s-style hairdo that Elaine wishes she would change. Because only the bluntly frank Kramer would dare comment on it to her directly, they plan to introduce him to her.
Later, at Wendy’s clinic, George is angry at her because he gets charged for missing his appointment due to her 24-hour cancellation policy.
Kramer reveals a plan to put each tenant’s picture and name up in the building’s lobby so everybody will know each other by first name. Jerry finds Kramer rummaging for a picture of him, but Jerry reveals that he doesn’t like the apartment name idea so Kramer returns with a Polaroid and takes a surprise photo of Jerry to put up on the wall.
Jerry’s Nana calls him to open up a bottle of ketchup. When Jerry goes to her apartment, Uncle Leo is also there. Nana mentions something about Leo owing $50 to Jerry’s mother, Helen. As it turns out, Nana is referring to an incident from Leo and Helen’s childhood. When Jerry tells his father, Morty, an angry Morty calculates what the interest would be on $50 after 50 years. Later, Jerry finds out that Uncle Leo put Nana in a nursing home, presumably to “silence” Nana from talking about the $50.
At Jerry’s apartment, Elaine arrives with Wendy, and introduces her to Kramer, hoping that he will mention her hair. However, much to Elaine’s despair, Kramer loves the haircut, and tells her so.
Since Kramer has placed all of the tenants’ photos on the wall in the building lobby, everyone is now greeting each other by first name. Unfortunately for Jerry, he is now getting kissed hello by several of his neighbors, much to his dismay. Having decided that he no longer wants to kiss hello, he begins avoid their kisses, but is ostracized, his picture is defaced, and nobody wants to talk to him.
Wendy cancels her appointments to go skiing with Elaine, which angers George because she closes her office to do so, cancelling his new appointment. Later, upon returning from skiing, Wendy won’t drive Elaine all the way back to her apartment due to one-way streets. Elaine is forced to carry her ski equipment the extra way blocks home, and injures her arm.