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on 6 December 2012
At this point, it becomes a little harder to gauge the evolution of the show. With Seinfeld this well nestled in its slot at the top of the TV game, it all becomes rather subjective what is anyone's favorite or least favorite run. I actually think Season 6 is a real high point, getting comfortable with the wilder story lines that had emerged in the previous year and managing to build more solid scripts around them. I think by accepting that the show could go as far as it wanted afforded the writers a certain level of freedom. Thus, there are still episodes that revolve around individual quirks, such as "The Jimmy" where a guy named Jimmy refers to himself in the third person. Yet, next to that, we get Kramer being mistaken for a mentally challenged adult and serenaded by Mel Torme.
Long-running plots in Season 6 include George's ups and downs as a working member of the Yankees organization and his returning independence marred by the separation of his parents, which caused his father to move in with him. This, of course, culminated in "The Fusilli Jerry," when the plans for Frank Costanza and Kramer's invention of the male bra went up in smoke once and for all, with Kramer "stopping short" and Frank hitting that million-to-one shot. Elsewhere, Elaine spends most of the year working for Mr. Pitt (Ian Abercrombie) but ends up meeting J. Peterman (John O'Hurley) for the first time, as well. Likewise, she also has her first period of dating David Puddy (Patrick Warburton), the odd mechanic who plays as some kind of macho antidote to Jerry.
There is also Jerry's continued rivalry with Newman, and the introduction of a new foe, Kenny Bania (Steve Hytner). George buys Jon Voight's car, Poppie (Reni Santoni) pees on Jerry's couch, and Kramer has both his first name revealed at last and meets his idol, Bette Midler. Just to name a few of the more memorable things that happened in Season 6. Every episode has at least one plot thread or concept that became part of the pop culture lexicon. Most shows are lucky to have one a season, but the Seinfeld team was getting it every time out.
EPISODES: * The Chaperone * The Big Salad * The Pledge Drive * The Chinese Woman * The Couch * The Gymnast (Jerry Seinfeld, director Andy Ackerman, and writers Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer) * The Mom & Pop Store (writers Tom Gammill and Max Pross) * The Soup * The Secretary * The Switch * The Race (Jerry Seinfeld and director Andy Ackerman) * The Label Maker (writers Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer) * The Scofflaw * Highlights of 100 (parts 1 and 2) * The Beard (Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus) * The Kiss Hello * The Doorman (writers Tom Gammill and Max Pross) * The Jimmy * The Doodle * The Fusilli Jerry (Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus) * The Diplomat's Club (writers Tom Gammill and Max Pross) * The Face Painter * The Understudy