"The Understudy" - Season 6 Episode 24 of Seinfeld First Airs
"The Understudy" is the 110th episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld.
It featured a plot This was the 24th and final episode for the 6th season. It aired on May 18, 1995.
Jerry is dating Gennice, the understudy of stage performer Bette Midler. In a parody of the 1994 Tonia Harding-Nancy Kerrigan scandal, George accidentally injures Midler in a softball game and the understudy has to take over Midler's part in the musical Rochelle Rochelle. Enraged New Yorkers turn against George, Jerry and Gennice, while Midler is nursed back to health by Kramer. Meanwhile, Elaine brings Frank Costanza to her favorite beauty shop to translate the jokes being make at her expense by her Korean manicurists. Frank runs into an old flame but Elaine is thrown out of the shop and banned for spying. Despondent, she wanders the streets of New York, where she meets J. Peterman, and finds herself a new job. When Gennice finally takes the stage, she has a problem with the laces on her boot and, in an act reminiscent of Harding's bootlace incident, tearfully asks that she be allowed to start over.