"The Junior Mint" - Season 4 Episode 20 of Seinfeld First Airs

"The Junior Mint" is the 60th episode of the American sitcom Seinfeld.

It was the 20th episode of the 4th season. It aired on March 18, 1993.

Plot Summary:

Having neglected to ask the name of the woman he is dating, Jerry tries to solve the mystery. Given the clue that her name rhymes with a part of the female anatomy, Jerry and George come up with possible candidates: Aretha (for urethra), Celeste (for breast), and Bovary (for ovary). The pay-off to the joke comes at the end of the episode when she presses him to say her name. Jerry guesses Mulva (for vulva), causing her to storm out of Jerry's apartment. In a flash of insight, Jerry runs to the window and yells out, "Dolores!" (for clitoris).

Meanwhile, Elaine goes to visit her ex-boyfriend Roy, an artist with whom she broke up because he was fat, in the hospital and, noticing that he has slimmed down, becomes interested in dating him again. Kramer and Jerry observe the artist's splenectomy and accidentally drop a Junior Mint from the viewing gallery into the patient's body (in actuality, a Peppermint Pattie was used for filming this scene as a Junior Mint was too small for the camera). When George hears that Roy is in bad condition (after he develops an infection), he decides to spend $1900 (which he collected in interest from a bank account from the sixth grade) to buy some of Roy's art, thinking it will appreciate in value when Roy dies. Roy's condition suddenly turns around and he recovers. Although Roy attributes the change to George buying his art, the doctor attributes the limited effect of the infection to "something from above." (This marks the second time that George regrets his decision to purchase a piece of art. The first came in "The Letter", when he bought a piece of art from Jerry's girlfriend for $500.) The triangle art that George purchases in this episode can be seen on the shelves in his apartment in many subsequent episodes. As Kramer offers the doctor a Junior Mint, Elaine decides to break her date with Roy, whom she observes eating enthusiastically again in his hospital room after the surgery.

An alternate ending that was never filmed was mentioned in "Notes About Nothing". In it, it is revealed that George sold all of the useless artwork he bought to Kramer for a small amount of money. Then Kramer says that the artist died and they are worth a fortune right now but he regrets having resold them or else he would have been really rich.