Seinfeld – Season 6 – Episode 12 – The Label Maker
The Label Maker
Seinfeld episode The Label Maker is the 12th episode of the Seinfeld season 6 and the 98th overall the Seinfeld series and it was aired on January 19, 1995.
In the Seinfeld episode The Label Maker, Jerry has two tickets to the Super Bowl but he cannot attend due to “the Drake’s” wedding (“The Handicap Spot“). Jerry gives the tickets to Dr. Tim Whatley. George has a new girlfriend, Bonnie and he is eager to go to her apartment. Elaine and Jerry suspect that Whatley is a “re-gifter” after Jerry receives the same label maker that Elaine gave Tim for Christmas. Kramer and Newman play an extended game of Risk. They leave the board in neutral country (“like Switzerland”) at Jerry’s apartment so that no one will tamper with the game.
George likes Bonnie’s apartment, including a velvet couch. However, George immediately becomes upset because Bonnie has a male roommate named Scott who looks just like him. Kramer informs Jerry that the Drakes’ wedding has been postponed because of the Super Bowl. George suggests Jerry to “de-gift” Tim Whatley the tickets. Newman stops by Jerry’s apartment and tells him he will go to the Super Bowl with one of Whatley’s tickets, which shocks and upsets Jerry.
George questions Bonnie about her behavior with Scott. Elaine dates Whatley in order to find out whether or not he really re-gifted her label maker; she wants to get in his apartment. Whatley takes away Newman’s ticket and gives it to Elaine. Jerry and George suspect that, due to Elaine’s behavior, Whatley invited her purely with the intent of seducing her.
George tries to wheedle Bonnie into getting Scott to move out, and is surprised when he succeeds, realizing with dismay that he is now the most responsible man in her life. Newman and Kramer continue their game in Jerry’s apartment. As they play, Jerry, while talking to Whatley outside, notices that Kramer’s car is being towed. Kramer runs out of the apartment and after the tow truck, taking the board with him so Newman won’t cheat; Newman chases after Kramer to make sure he doesn’t cheat.
Upon learning that Elaine does not intend to have sex with him on the Super Bowl trip, Whatley breaks up with Elaine and gives her ticket back to Jerry. Using Jerry’s label maker to help Bonnie box up Scott’s things, George discovers that all the things he liked about Bonnie’s apartment, including the velvet couch and the television, belonged to Scott. Bonnie states they don’t need them when they have each other, which makes George regret what he had done.