Seinfeld – Season 3 – Episode 1 – The Note
Seinfeld The Note is the 1st episode of the Seinfeld season 3 and the 18th overall the Seinfeld series and it was aired on September 18, 1991.
In the Seinfeld episode The Note, Jerry, George, and Elaine get a free physical therapy massage by getting a note from Jerry’s dentist to present to the insurance company. Jerry’s therapist becomes paranoid and thinks Jerry is insane when he makes some casual remarks about a small boy who was kidnapped in Pennsylvania. George becomes very uncomfortable when he finds out that his therapist is a man. He tells Jerry that he thinks ‘it moved’ during the massage and starts to have doubts about his sexual orientation as he believes movement caused by a man is failing the “gay test”. Jerry assures him that his penis just wanted to change positions causing it to shift and that he would only be gay if stimulation was a result of contact.
Meanwhile, Kramer claims he saw Joe DiMaggio in Dinky Donuts but the others do not believe him. According to Kramer, DiMaggio was a very ‘focused’ eater—the same way he used to play. Roy gets into trouble for passing around fake notes. In Roy’s office, George becomes uncomfortable when Roy repeatedly asks for George’s opinion of Evander Holyfield. George says, “I mean, he’s a nice guy and a good fighter, but I don’t LIKE him.” This builds on George’s insecurity about his own sexuality. Since he prefers a physical therapist over just a masseuse, Jerry tries to see the physical therapist masseuse once more, but can’t because she’s afraid he will try to kidnap her son.
The episode ends with the four eating in Monk’s, and viewing Joe DiMaggio dunking his donuts. George then says, “You see? Now that is a handsome man!” Jerry and Elaine raise their eyebrows. Kramer tries to break DiMaggio’s concentration by banging the table and yelping.