|First Appearance||"The Library"|
|Last Appearance||"The Finale"|
|Portrayed By||Philip Baker Hall|
Lt. Joe Bookman is a library cop. Bookman is portrayed by Philip Baker Hall.
Joe Bookman works as a library cop where he deals with library delinquets. Jerry Seinfeld has eluded since his 1971 checkout of Tropic of Cancer. His dedication to his job and coincidental surname are cause for Jerry's dismissive attitude towards him. He accuses Jerry of preventing other youngsters from experiencing the book's sought-after adult-themed content or as Bookman refers, "pee-pees and wee-wees". His character is defined by his deadpan delivery (a parody of Sgt. Joe Friday in Dragnet) and tendency to dramatically flip his trench coat during interrogations.
In "The Finale, Part 2," Joe Bookman recaps how Jerry had an overdue library book for years and even called Jerry a criminal (which is what a delinquent for 25 years has been called).
Lt. Bookman reveals his first name is Joe in "The Finale".