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"The Muffin Tops"
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Season 8
Episode 155
Air Date May 8, 1997
Writer(s) Spike Feresten
Director Andy Ackerman
The Millennium · The Summer of George
“The Muffin Tops” is the 21st episode of Season 8.

RecapEdit

A tourist asks George to look after a bag full of clothes. The man never comes back, so George starts wearing them. He later meets a woman from the tourist bureau (Rena Sofer) under the impression that he's a tourist from Little Rock, Arkansas, as a hen supervisor for Tyler Chicken. To stay in character, George gets a hotel room and considers 'moving' to New York, later showing her his 'new' apartment and job with the Yankees. The Tyler Chicken job backfires when Steinbrenner calls the CEO of Tyler Chicken. They eventually agree to trade George for changing all concession stand food into chicken styled for the stadium. For example, hot dogs are replaced with chicken dogs, pretzels are replaced with chicken twists and beer is replaced with alcoholic chicken.

Jerry accidentally shaves his chest hairs, but soon realizes his girlfriend likes hairless dogs.

Elaine and Kramer join Peterman at a book signing of his autobiography. Kramer is startled to find that Elaine put his life stories into the book, so Kramer grabs a seat next to Peterman, and calls himself "The real Peterman", only to be thrown out. Elaine runs into Mr. Lippman, and tells him that she eats only the tops of muffins. Inspired, Mr. Lippman opens a muffin store called "Top of the Muffin to You!", but business isn't well, until Elaine recommends to bake a whole muffin and then throw away the stump, which helps.

To spite Peterman, Kramer acquires a school bus and starts a "Peterman Reality Tour" for $37.50 a ticket, which Jerry and his girlfriend ride frequently, despite some angry customers.

An orphanage next door to the muffin shop is angry because of the stumps in the alleyway, so Elaine asks Kramer to take out whole bagfuls of stumps to a town dump on his next run, but none of the dumps will accept the bags. Jerry's chest hair starts to grow, to his chagrin, and has to scratch behind his girlfriend's back, a la the Wolf Man.

The next morning, Elaine hires a “cleaner” (Newman, in a spoof of Pulp Fiction) to eat the muffin stumps. He enjoys them with a glass of milk.

Notes About NothingEdit

In addition to the above Pulp Fiction reference, Tyson Chicken was to also be featured. However, it objected to the “alcoholic chicken” joke; as such, it was replaced with the fictional Tyler Chicken.

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