"The Tape" is the twenty-fifth episode of Seinfeld. The episode was the eighth episode for the show's third season. It aired on November 13, 1991.
The episode was written by Larry David and Don McEnery and Bob Shaw and was directed by David Steinberg.
George orders a baldness remedy from China. Elaine anonymously leaves an erotic message on Jerry's tape recorder which Jerry, George, and Kramer become obsessed with. Elaine admits to George that she was the sexy voice in the tape. George is shocked to hear this and suddenly becomes attracted to her, but does not tell Elaine about it. Elaine makes George promise not to tell her confession to Jerry or Kramer. Jerry, determined to get in touch with the woman who left the message, finds out who sat near the tape and gets her number. After his date with her, though, he tries to kiss her, but gets the "pull-back" (as he told Kramer), and concludes that she is crazy. Meanwhile, Kramer is making his own home videos by recording whatever Jerry, George and Elaine are doing. This includes a fake interview with Elaine, portrayed as a porn star actress, and she says the sex is never simulated with George, arousing him. George finds it hard to control his obsession with Elaine and finally admits to Jerry that he is attracted to her. Jerry wants to know why, but George tries to keep Elaine's secret by not telling him. He finally cracks and tells Jerry that Elaine left the message. She comes in later and tells her secret to Jerry, but Jerry says George already told him. George then confesses that he is attracted to Elaine. She finds this news disturbing and then realizes that Jerry and Kramer have become attracted to her too. Freaked out, Elaine immediately leaves Jerry's apartment. At the end, you see the three fighting to hear the tape again.