"The Yada Yada" - Season 8 Episode 19 of Seinfeld Premiers

"The Yada Yada" is the 153rd episode of the American NBC sitcom Seinfeld.

The 19th episode of the 8th season, it aired on April 24, 1997.

Plot Summary:

George's girlfriend is big on using the phrase "yada yada yada." Jerry says that at least she is succinct and that it is like "dating USA Today." Jerry's dentist, Dr. Tim Whatley, has converted to Judaism and is already making Jewish-themed jokes that make Jerry uncomfortable. Jerry goes so far as to say that he only became Jewish to do so. Kramer and Mickey Abbott double date but cannot decide which woman is right for which one of them. Elaine is a character reference for a couple who are trying to adopt, but the story she tells during an interview destroys all hope of adoption. George drops by Jerry's dental appointment; Mickey and Kramer continue to fight over who gets Karen or Julie; George determines that his girlfriend might be leaving out some significant details concerning her overuse of the phrase "yada yada." He gets her to fill in the details, and discovers more than he wants to know. Jerry confesses to a priest about what he thinks of Tim's conversion, saying that he is offended not as Jew but as a comedian, only to get sidetracked when a dentist joke he tells leaves the priest speechless with laughter; George drops by Jerry's confession; Kramer decides on the right woman, and Mickey also decides to make his commitment. Tim hears about a dentist joke that Jerry told the priest, and deliberately prolongs an uncomfortable procedure. After hearing Jerry's complaints about Tim, Kramer accuses Jerry of being an "anti-dentite." Elaine lobbies on behalf of Beth and Arnie, and propositions the adoption official as an inducement. Beth's marriage nonetheless fails and she accompanies Jerry to Mickey's wedding; Elaine, now dating the adoption agent, is dismayed. George shows up without Marcy, who is arrested and imprisoned for shoplifting. Mickey's father (Robert Wagner), a dentist, calls Jerry an "anti-dentite bastard." Jerry is initially comforted by Beth (Debra Messing), who is at first shown to harbor the same feelings towards dentists as Jerry, until in addition she promptly reveals herself to be both racist and anti-Semitic, at which point Jerry dumps her and tells Elaine she's left "to get her head shaved".