Season 8 of Seinfeld aired from September 19, 1996 to May 15, 1997.


# Title Directed By
Written By
Air Date
135 The foundation.jpg "The Foundation" Andy Ackerman
Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer
September 19, 1996
While George would rather forget about his fiancée Susan's tragic demise, Susan's parents want to keep her memory alive by creating a foundation. Jerry reunites with Dolores (aka Mulva) from The Junior Mint. J. Peterman has a nervous breakdown and leaves Elaine in charge. And Kramer becomes a martial arts expert.
136 The Soul Mate.jpg "The Soul Mate" Andy Ackerman
Peter Mehlman
September 26, 1996
Kramer falls for Jerry's girlfriend and goes to Newman for advice. Elaine tells her friends she does not want a baby after her woman friends convince her to. George thinks the foundation lawyer assumes that he killed Susan.
137 The bizarro jerry.jpg "The Bizarro Jerry" Andy Ackerman
David Mandel
October 3, 1996
Elaine sets Jerry up on a date with a woman who has "man hands". George uses a picture of Jerry's date to get in an exclusive part of town. Kramer uses a bathroom in an office building and begins working there.
138 Kicks.jpg "The Little Kicks" Andy Ackerman
Spike Feresten
October 10, 1996
Jerry and Kramer go to the movies with a friend who makes bootleg tapes. Elaine holds a party for her co-workers where she loses respect when they see her dance.
139 Package.jpg "The Package" Andy Ackerman
Jennifer Crittenden
October 17, 1996
George finds out that the woman at a photo store is looking at his pictures. Jerry refuses delivery of a package with no return address. Elaine tries to retrieve her medical records when she begins having problems with her doctor due to her attitude.
140 The fatigues.jpg "The Fatigues" Andy Ackerman
Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin
October 31, 1996
Jerry is interested when he learns that his girlfriend has a mentor. George prepares to give a speech on risk management. Elaine prepares to fire a co-worker but instead promotes him when she approaches him.
141 The checks.jpg "The Checks" Andy Ackerman
Steve O'Donnell & Tom Gammill & Max Pross
November 7, 1996
Elaine learns her new boyfriend has some obsessive behaviors. Jerry keeps receiving checks from a guest appearance on Japanese television. Kramer warns George that his carpet cleaners are part of a religious cult.
142 Seinfeld kenny rogers roasters.jpg "The Chicken Roaster" Andy Ackerman
Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer
November 14, 1996
A Kenny Rogers Chicken restaurant opens across from Jerry's apartment with very bright neon lights. Kramer cannot sleep because of the light and seeks solace at Jerry's where he becomes addicted to the chicken by Newman. Elaine begins using the J. Peterman expense account. George tries to score a second date with a saleswoman by leaving a large hat at her house
143 The abstinence.jpg "The Abstinence" Andy Ackerman
David Mandel
November 21, 1996
George's girlfriend has infectious mononucleosis and that they will not be able to have sex for at least 6 weeks. Jerry agrees to make an appearance at his former junior high's career day. Elaine meets a doctor who does not have a license yet. Kramer smokes in the coffee shop and is asked to leave.
144 The andrea doria.jpg "The Andrea Doria" Andy Ackerman
Spike Feresten
December 19, 1996
Jerry takes Kramer to his self storage space where they learn Newman has been hoarding mail. George becomes excited about a new apartment he is about to move into. Elaine is set up on a blind date who has a hard time breaking up with people.
145 The little jerry.jpg "The Little Jerry" Andy Ackerman
Jennifer Crittenden
January 9, 1997
Kramer gets a pet rooster he names "Little Jerry". George visits a woman's prison where he does not see what he had expected. Elaine discovers her boyfriend once had a full head of hair and convinces him to grow it back. A store owner exposes Jerry's bad check currently on display which raises much discussion.
146 The money.jpg "The Money" Andy Ackerman
Peter Mehlman
January 16, 1997
Jerry's parents sell their Cadillac to a neighbor in order to give Jerry some money. Jerry quickly buys back the car but remains stuck in Florida when he does not have money to return home. George's parents announce they are moving to Florida which the Seinfelds object to. Elaine returns to her old position at work.
147 George-shrimp.png "The Comeback" David Owen Trainor
Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin
January 30, 1997
George has trouble thinking of a retort to one of his co-workers. Jerry buys a tennis racket believed to be used by a pro. Elaine and Kramer discuss employee picks at the video store. Kramer creates a living will.
148 The van buren boys.jpg "The Van Buren Boys" Andy Ackerman
Darin Henry
February 6, 1997
Everyone seems to have a problem with Jerry's new girlfriend who he sees as "perfect". George interviews students for the foundation's first academic scholarship. Elaine is asked to ghostwrite the autobiography of J. Peterman. Kramer has a run-in with infamous "Van Buren boys".
149 Susie meeting.jpg "The Susie" Andy Ackerman
David Mandel
February 13, 1997
Elaine creates an alter ego named "Susie" who co-workers believe is actually real. Jerry's friend who once considered him a "phony" becomes a bookie. George avoids his girlfriend by screening his phone calls.
150 Pothole.jpg "The Pothole" Andy Ackerman
Steve O'Donnell & Dan O'Keefe
February 20, 1997
Kramer adopts a piece of a highway after he complains about a very large pothole. Jerry's girlfriend uses a toothbrush that was once dropped in the toilet. George brags about a new key ring given to him by George Steinbrenner.
151 Seinfeld-the-english-patient.jpg "The English Patient" Andy Ackerman
Steve Koren
March 13, 1997
Elaine hates a movie that everyone else seems to love. Jerry is challenged by one of his father's neighbors to a series physical challenges leading the old man to the hospital. A woman mistakes George for her boyfriend.
152 The nap.jpg "The Nap" Andy Ackerman
Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin
April 10, 1997
George creates a desk he can sleep in at work after having trouble sleeping. Jerry has his kitchen remodeled. Elaine's boyfriend worries about her back and buys her a mattress. Kramer begins swimming in the East River after becoming restricted at a community pool.
153 The yada yada.jpg "The Yada Yada" Andy Ackerman
Peter Mehlman & Jill Franklyn
April 24, 1997
George's girlfriend uses a particular phrase constantly. Jerry isn't big on his dentist's joke on being Jewish.
154 The millennium.jpg "The Millennium" Andy Ackerman
Jennifer Crittenden
May 1, 1997
Kramer makes plans for New Year's 2000 and wonders what the future may be like. Elaine gets bad service at a store and begins shopping at a similar store. Jerry learns he is on his girlfriend's speed dial.
155 The Muffin Tops.jpg "The Muffin Tops" Andy Ackerman
Spike Feresten
May 8, 1997
Elaine tells Kramer that stories he sold to Peterman were published in his autobiography. Kramer then decides to create a "Peterman Reality Tour". Jerry starts shaving his chest hair for his new girlfriend. George pretends to be a tourist in order to go out with a woman.
156 Summer of george.jpg "The Summer of George" Andy Ackerman
Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer
May 15, 1997
George decides to take the summer off when he learns he can receive severance pay. Jerry and Kramer attend the Tony awards where Jerry brings a date who fears has a boyfriend at home. Kramer fills seats at the awards and pretends to accept an award with a cast ensemble.