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The Puffy Shirt

‘The Puffy Shirt’

Season 5, Episode 2 - Aired September 23, 1993

Jerry inadvertently agrees to go on TV in a "puffy shirt" designed by Kramer's "low-talker" girlfriend. After George moves in with his parents, his life finally starts to look up when he's scouted as hand model.

Quote from George

George: Scissor. [Estelle grabs a pair of scissors] Don't hand them to me with the point facing out!
Estelle Costanza: I'm sorry.
George: You're sorry?!
Estelle Costanza: I'll try to be more careful.
George: I hope so.


Quote from Jerry

Elaine: What is that?
Kramer: It's the puffy shirt. Look at it, eh? What do you think? Is it cool or what?
Elaine: Why are you wearing that now?
Jerry: Why am I wearing it now? I'll tell you why I'm wearing it now. Because the low-talker asked me to, that's why! And I said yes. Do you know why? Because I couldn't hear her!
Elaine: When did she... When did she ask you this?
Jerry: When we were at dinner. When Kramer went to the bathroom.
Elaine: I didn't hear anything.
Jerry: Of course not! Nobody hears anything when this woman speaks!

Quote from George

George: This McKigney had a few good years. How do you forget to turn off an iron?
Kramer: I was excited Jerry was putting on the puffy shirt.
George: My whole life is ruined because of the puffy shirt.

Quote from Jerry

Jerry: I can't wear this puffy shirt on TV. I mean, look at it. It looks ridiculous!
Kramer: Well, you gotta wear it now. All those stores are stocking it based on the condition that you're gonna wear this on the TV show. The factory in New Jersey is already making them.
Jerry: They're making these?
Kramer: Yes, yes. This pirate trend that she's come up with, Jerry. This is gonna be the new look for the 90's. You're gonna be the first pirate.
Jerry: But I don't want to be a pirate!

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