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Season Nine Title Card (from The Butter Shave)

EpisodesEdit

# Title Directed By
Written By
Air Date
157 Episode "The Butter Shave" Andy Ackerman
Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer & David Mandel
September 25, 1997
Kramer starts using butter as an aftershave. George uses a cane when he applies for an interview at a sporting goods firm where they will think he is disabled.
158 Episode "The Voice" Andy Ackerman
Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer & David Mandel
October 2, 1997
George plans to stay at the firm where no one will talk to him. Jerry creates a voice in response to his girlfriend's talking navel. Kramer hires a New York University intern to be his assistant. Elaine begins seeing Puddy again.
159 Episode "The Serenity Now" Andy Ackerman
Steve Koren
October 9, 1997
George's father is given a phrase to say whenever his blood pressure rises to a certain level. Elaine receives a French kiss from Mr. Lippman's 13-year-old son. Jerry's girlfriend gives his New York Knicks tickets away.
160 Episode "The Blood" Andy Ackerman
Dan O'Keefe
October 16, 1997
Jerry receives 3 pints of Kramer's blood after having a run-in with a knife. Elaine proves to her friend that she is not irresponsible. George concludes that television and food create a better sex life.
161 Episode "The Junk Mail" Andy Ackerman
Spike Feresten
October 30, 1997
Kramer refuses to receive mail from the postal service. Jerry gets a new car from a childhood friend after doing a car show for his dealership. Elaine gets back with Puddy by meeting her dream man and tries to juggle both relationships.
162 Episode "The Merv Griffin Show" Andy Ackerman
Bruce Eric Kaplan
November 6, 1997
Kramer discovers an old television set believed to be used for The Merv Griffin Show. Jerry's new girlfriend collects old toys but asks Jerry not to play with them. George's girlfriend becomes disgusted when he runs over pigeons with his car.
163 Episode "The Slicer" Andy Ackerman
Darin Henry & Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin
November 13, 1997
Jerry tries to break up with a dermatologist (Marcia Cross) after she becomes tiresome after talking of how she has saved a lot of lives. Kramer purchases a meat slicer which Elaine uses in order to silence her neighbor's cat. George tries to blur himself out of a photo his new boss has.
164 Episode "The Betrayal" Andy Ackerman
Peter Mehlman & David Mandel
November 20, 1997
Elaine drags Jerry and George to India where they attend the wedding of Sue Ellen Mischke. Kramer learns that a friend's birthday wish is that he will drop dead. (All of the events in the episode occur backwards with the end at the beginning and vice versa.)
165 Episode "The Apology" Andy Ackerman
Jennifer Crittenden
December 11, 1997
Jerry's girlfriend prefers to be naked while being in the house. Elaine learns her co-worker hates germs coming from Elaine but can tolerate everyone else's. Kramer decides to make changes to his routine. George expects an apology from a friend who is in Alcoholics Anonymous.
166 Episode "The Strike" Andy Ackerman
Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer & Dan O'Keefe
December 18, 1997
Kramer gets word that he can return to a bagel shop he worked at previously after a 12-year absence. Jerry, Elaine and George attend a Hannukah party where Jerry sets up a date with a woman and Elaine uses her "fake" number to avoid one. Kramer brings a renewed interest in Festivus, a holiday George's father invented when George was younger.
167 Episode "The Dealership" Andy Ackerman
Steve Koren
January 8, 1998
Jerry plans on buying a new car from Puddy who has been elevated to car salesman. He also hopes that Puddy and Elaine will get back together so he will get a better discount. George comes up with an idea to implicate a mechanic.
168 Episode "The Reverse Peephole" Andy Ackerman
Spike Feresten
January 15, 1998
Kramer and Newman plan to reverse the peepholes on their doors which gets Newman an eviction notice. Jerry decides to go wallet-less. Elaine has trouble finding a coat that looks like Puddy's for another friend.
169 Episode "The Cartoon" Andy Ackerman
Bruce Eric Kaplan
January 29, 1998
Elaine obsesses over a cartoon in The New Yorker. Kramer decides to take a vow of silence. Elaine and Kramer believe that George's girlfriend looks a lot like Jerry.
170 Episode "The Strong Box" Andy Ackerman
Dan O'Keefe & Billy Kimball
February 5, 1998
Jerry buys cufflinks that once belonged to Jerry Lewis. George tries to break up with his girlfriend but she refuses. Elaine learns that she has a secret crush.
171 Episode "The Wizard" Andy Ackerman
Steve Lookner
February 26, 1998
Jerry gives his father a birthday gift, an electronic organizing system. Jerry and George debate about the race of Elaine's new boyfriend which triggers her curiosity. Kramer plans on running for president of Morty and Helen's condo association.
172 Episode "The Burning" Andy Ackerman
Jennifer Crittenden
March 19, 1998
Elaine learns that Puddy is religious. Jerry does not recognize his girlfriend's voice on the phone when she leaves an "It's me" message. George's ideas at a Kruger meeting are widely accepted; however, his following ideas are not as good.
173 Episode "The Bookstore" Andy Ackerman
Spike Feresten & Darin Henry & Mark Jaffe
April 9, 1998
Jerry spots Uncle Leo shoplifting. Kramer hangs out at Jerry's more often than usual. Everyone is anxious to know if Elaine will dance at the next Peterman party.
174 Episode "The Frogger" Andy Ackerman
Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin & Steve Koren & Dan O'Keefe
April 23, 1997
After a childhood pizzeria goes out of business, George tries to save his high score from a Frogger game by purchasing the machine. Elaine tires of company birthdays by calling in sick. She is then forced to replace a cake from 1937 with an Entenmann's cake which she ate.
175 Episode "The Maid" Andy Ackerman
Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer & David Mandel & Kit Boss & Peter Mehlman
April 29, 1998
Jerry hires a maid with whom he then starts sleeping. Elaine discovers she has 57 messages on her answering machine when Kramer attempts to send her a fax. George tries to get a nickname but a co-worker gets the one he chose instead.
176 Episode "The Puerto Rican Day" Andy Ackerman
Alec Berg & Jennifer Crittenden & Spike Feresten & Bruce Eric Kaplan & Gregg Kavet & Steve Koren & David Mandel & Dan O'Keefe & Andy Robin & Jeff Schaffer
May 7, 1998
The gang leaves a New York Mets game early in order to beat the traffic but are blocked by a Puerto Rican day parade which causes each of them to have a desire while waiting.
177/178 Episode "The Chronicle" Andy Ackerman
Darin Henry
May 14, 1998
A retrospective on the past 9 years of Seinfeld leading into the series finale. Includes cast interviews and clips from memorable moments in the series' 9 year run.
179 Episode "The Finale, Part 1" Andy Ackerman
Larry David
May 14, 1998
NBC executives decide to add Jerry and George's pilot, Jerry to the fall season. The two plan on leaving for Los Angeles and decide to vacation in Paris with Elaine and Kramer before they leave. The plans are cancelled, however, when their plane experiences turbulence and they are arrested for breaking a law in the neighboring community.
180 Episode "The Finale, Part 2" Andy Ackerman
Larry David
May 14, 1998
In addition to being convicted of disobeying the Good Samaritan Law, Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer are also on trial for being poor influences. After hearing several testimonies from many returning characters, Judge Vandelay sentences the four of them to a year in prison.

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