The Boyfriend (Seinfeld)

The Boyfriend (Seinfeld)

"The Boyfriend"
Seinfeld episode
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 17/18[1]
Directed by Tom Cherones
Written by Larry David & Larry Levin
Production code 315/316
Original air date February 12, 1992
Running time 42 minutes
Guest actors

"The Boyfriend" (also known as "The New Friend") is a two-part episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. It makes up the 34th and 35th episodes of the show, and 17th and 18th episodes of the show's third season. It first aired on February 12, 1992. In the "extras" section of the Season 3 DVD, Jerry Seinfeld says it is his favorite episode. Upon its first airing, it was initially titled "The New Friend".


  • Plot 1
    • Part 1 1.1
    • Part 2 1.2
  • Pastiche of JFK film 2
  • Legacy 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Part 1

Vandelay Industries, a company that makes latex products and whose main office is Jerry's apartment. Kramer and Newman accuse Keith of spitting on them during a Mets game at Shea Stadium; however, Jerry supports a "second-spitter theory" and that Keith was not involved. Keith asks Jerry about Elaine's relationship status, then makes a date with her, breaking a date he previously made with Jerry.

Part 2

Having been busted by his unemployment officer after Kramer unknowingly answers Jerry's phone, George tries to curb losing his benefits by taking the officer's daughter (

  • Part 1 Script
  • Part 2 Script

External links

  1. ^ foxtel
  2. ^ Sandomir, Richard (June 23, 2010). "No Joke: Seinfeld Likes Mets’ Chances". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  3. ^ Sanchez, Jesse (June 18, 2010). "Seinfeld to grace Mets booth Wednesday". Retrieved 2011-09-03. 


On June 23, 2010, Jerry Seinfeld called four innings of a Mets game at Citi Field against the Detroit Tigers on SportsNet New York, reuniting him with Hernandez, now an analyst for SNY.[2][3] During that time, he revealed that if Hernandez had turned them down they would have asked Gary Carter to take his place.


The "spitting incident" depicted in the story is a pastiche of the 1991 film JFK. Jerry presents the "Magic Loogie Theory", a reference to the "Magic Bullet Theory" featured in the film. Also, the recount of the incident in the episode resembles the Zapruder film in JFK, as it uses the same color and photography effects. Additionally, the episode features Wayne Knight (as Newman), who also appeared in JFK in the same position as the scene it depicts.

Pastiche of JFK film