The Fusilli Jerry

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"The Fusilli Jerry"
Seinfeld episode
Episode no.Season 6
Episode 20
Directed byAndy Ackerman
Story byMarjorie Gross & Jonathan Gross and Ron Hauge & Charlie Rubin
Teleplay byMarjorie Gross
Production code619
Original air dateApril 27, 1995
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"The Fusilli Jerry" is the 107th episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. This was the 21st episode of the sixth season. It aired on April 27, 1995.


Elaine starts dating Jerry's mechanic, David Puddy, for the first time in the series. During their first night in bed, Puddy performs a sex move which she recognizes as Jerry's (albeit with a pinch, not a swirl). Jerry is appalled when he hears about this. He goes to chew Puddy out, and finds someone else to look into his car. Puddy is upset that he can't do the move, so he uses George's old move. Jerry suspects that his new mechanic is over-pricing the repair bill on his car, so Elaine asks Puddy how much he charges, proving Jerry's theory. He ends up taking his car back to Puddy.

George is desperate for a new move, and asks Jerry to learn his. He tries it, but he forgets to save the swirl for the end. Eventually, he gets it right, but is dumped shortly after, when his girlfriend noticed that he wrote down the move on his hand.

Kramer goes to the Department of Motor Vehicles for his new license plate. To his surprise, the plate reads "ASSMAN". He suspects that the plate was meant for a proctologist, and uses this theory to his advantage, by parking in a "Doctors Only" spot when he goes to pick up Estelle. The plate also scores him cat calls from passing drivers, and a date with a big-bottomed woman named Sally.

George's mother Estelle gets an eye job on the condition that she cannot cry for ten days. When Kramer drives her home, he runs over a pothole and pushes his arm on Estelle, which she recognizes as her husband Frank's move ("stopping short"). Frank is also upset at this, and finds Kramer at Jerry's apartment. A fight ensues, causing Frank's ass to land on a "Fusilli Jerry" — a pasta statue made by Kramer that resembles Jerry doing a stand-up routine.

Later, when the gang takes Frank to a proctologist, Kramer spots a picture of a boat called "ASSMAN". He finally found the doctor who is supposed to have the plate, thus confirming Kramer's suspicions. That night, Frank and George come home from the proctologist, and Estelle gets so overwhelmed that she starts to cry, but George quickly - yet probably too late - reminds her not to.

In Popular Culture[edit]

A blog dedicated to the legality of issues that arise in Seinfeld episodes, Seinfeld Law, argued that Kramer's First Amendment rights were violated when the New York DMV forced him to accept the "assman" license plate.[1]


  1. ^ Schrieber, ~ Aharon (2019-07-04). "The Assman". Seinfeld Law. Retrieved 2019-07-05.

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