Seinfeld – Season 6 – Episode 24 – The Understudy
Seinfeld episode The Understudy is the 24th episode of the Seinfeld season 6 and the 110th overall the Seinfeld series and it was aired on May 18, 1995.
In the Seinfeld episode The Understudy, Jerry is dating Gennice, the understudy of stage performer Bette Midler, who bursts into tears for foolish but not expected reasons. In the opening moments of the episode, Jerry and Gennice are in his apartment watching the film Beaches, and she’s sobbing. He can’t decide whether to move from his chair to the couch to console her, but isn’t inclined to.
Meanwhile, Elaine brings Frank Costanza to her favorite beauty shop to translate the jokes being made at her expense by her Korean manicurists. Within moments, Frank realizes they’re insulting him in Korean, and angrily confronts them. It happens that an old flame, Kim, is also working there, but Elaine is kicked out of the shop and banned for “spying.” Despondent, she wanders the streets of New York on a rainy night, where she meets J. Peterman, and when they find themselves compatible in discussing clothing, she wins a new job.
At the premiere of the musical, Elaine (as a form of apology) brings along the Korean manicurists; however, when an announcement tells the audience that Midler will not perform (Gennice will perform instead), the manicurists get angry with Elaine and leave, leaving her once again despondent.
In a scene after the credits, Jerry is seen unlocking his front door; he overhears Kramer and Bette singing in his apartment.