"The Face Painter" is the 109th episode of Seinfeld. It is the 23rd episode of Season Six and was originally aired on May 11, 1995. The episode was directed by Andy Ackerman and was written by Larry David.


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Elaine's boyfriend David Puddy (who's a big New Jersey Devils fan) paints his face when he goes to the game against the New York Rangers. After the game his rowdy behavior makes a priest believe that he has seen the devil. A chimpanzee throws a banana peel at Kramer. George tries to tell his girlfriend Siena (Katy Selverstone) that he loves her. Jerry refuses to give the "necessary" follow-up courtesy thank-you to Alec Berg (Mark DeCarlo) for the hockey tickets. Elaine is upset that Puddy is a face-painter, and demands he stops or she breaks up with him. He agrees, and instead of going to the next game with his face painted, he goes with his chest painted. At the end of the episode, Elaine visits the priest who is recovering from "seeing the devil." She is wearing white and a light shines right behind her, leading the priest to believe he has now seen the Virgin Mary.


George, after seeing how interested his girlfriend Siena is in his opinions on toilet paper, decides to tell her that he loves her. He gets no return, however. He's upset until he learns she doesn't hear well out of one ear. He attempts to tell her again in her different ear, only to find out she did indeed hear him the first time. Meanwhile, Cosmo Kramer has an altercation with a chimpanzee at the zoo where Siena works.


George: She probably never heard it. Don't you see what this means? It's like the whole thing never happened. It's like when Superman reversed the rotation of the earth to save Lois Lane!

Jerry: Well, are you gonna say it again?

George: That's the question, Jimmy.

Puddy: "We're the Devils! We're the Devils! Hisssssssss.

-Puddy to the distraught priest.

Notes About Nothing

  • Gary Fogel is revealed to have died, and Jerry attended his funeral. Gary Fogel originally appeared in The Scofflaw, and pretended to have cancer for gifts. Jerry gave him a toupee, and Fogel died from not paying attention while fixing the toupee.
  • Alec Berg, who gave Jerry the hockey tickets, is named after a writer on the show.
  • In the bloopers for the funeral Gary's wife can be heard mourning hilariously.
Season Six Episodes
The Chaperone | The Big Salad | The Pledge Drive | The Chinese Woman | The Couch | The Gymnast | The Soup | The Mom and Pop Store | The Secretary | The Race | The Switch | The Label Maker | The Scofflaw | The Highlights of 100, Part 1 | The Highlights of 100, Part 2 | The Beard | The Kiss Hello | The Doorman | The Jimmy | The Doodle | The Fusilli Jerry | The Diplomat's Club | The Face Painter | The Understudy