"The Statue" - Season 2 Episode 6 of Seinfeld First Airs
"The Statue" is the eleventh episode of Seinfeld.
The episode was the sixth episode for the show's second season. It aired on April 11, 1991.
Jerry receives some old possessions of his grandfather's. Among them are a hat that reminds Kramer of Joe Friday of Dragnet, so he takes it. The next object Kramer takes out of the box is a statue that looks just like one George's family had, until George broke it. Jerry promises that George can have it, but leaves it in his apartment for a few days. Jerry later has his apartment cleaned by the boyfriend ("Ray") of Elaine's client ("Rava") and is very impressed by the quality of the cleaning.
Jerry and Elaine go to Ray's apartment, where Jerry sees the statue. He calls Kramer to ask whether or not it is missing from his apartment. It is, and the group believes that Ray stole it. Kramer urges Jerry to do something about it, but Elaine argues against this, afraid that Rava will no longer let her edit her book. Elaine and Rava get into an argument, which results in her being removed from editing Rava's book.
Kramer chooses to go to Ray's apartment, dressed as Joe Friday, and pretends to be, as he said, "a cop, a good cop, a DAMN GOOD COP!" Ray falls for it, and Kramer retrieves the statue from the apartment. Kramer returns the statue to a grateful George, but George then drops it when Kramer gives him a friendly slap on the back.
In an interview used for the Season 1&2 DVD set, Michael Richards stated that episode was the one that truly defined the Kramer character.
The song "Dinner's for Suckers" by None More Black is based on a line from this episode.