“The Junior Mint” is the 21st episode of the fourth season of Seinfeld, and the 60th of the entire series. It originally broadcast on March 18, 1993.

The episode was written by Andy Robin and was directed by Tom Cherones.


Elaine's ex-boyfriend Roy, an artist, is in the hospital for surgery on his spleen. She takes Jerry and Kramer, who needs rubber gloves so he can stain all the wood in his apartment, to the hospital to visit him. She is surprised he lost a lot of weight, and when she finds out he lost it because he was sad she left him, she becomes interested in him again. The doctor enters the room and Kramer, after watching a new expose, accuses him of using a dangerous medical tool. The doctor invites him to watch the surgery to make sure it is safe. Later, at the surgery, Kramer is eating Junior Mints from the vending machine. He offers them to Jerry several times, and by accident a Junior Mint flies from Kramer's hand and lands inside Roy's body as the surgery is underway. Back at the apartment, they admit that it was never noticed by the doctor and ended up being sewn up inside his body. When they receive news that Roy's condition has deteriorated, Kramer and Jerry begin to worry. Elaine, not knowing about the Junior Mint, convinces George to buy one of Roy's paintings to lift his spirits. Jerry and Kramer decide to come clean, but in the end it turns out the mint actually staved off the infection and Roy can make a full recovery thanks to their mishap.

Meanwhile, Jerry can't remember the name of the girl he is dating. He tries to ask leading questions to get a clue, but only learns that it rhymes with a female body part. He tries looking in her purse, but she catches him. He tries to get George to introduce himself so that she would have to introduce herself back in response, but that also fails. When she tells him that she is falling for him, he can only think to say "Mulva". She leaves, and then he finally realises her name must be Dolores. He runs after her with his new-found knowledge, but it's already too late.

Guest Stars

Notes About Nothing

In the close-up shot of the Junior Mint going up in the air, it was actually a York Peppermint Patty.

Season Four Episodes
The Trip, Part 1 | The Trip, Part 2 | The Pitch | The Ticket | The Wallet | The Watch | The Bubble Boy | The Cheever Letters | The Opera | The Virgin | The Contest | The Airport | The Pick | The Movie | The Visa | The Shoes | The Outing | The Old Man | The Implant | The Junior Mint | The Smelly Car | The Handicap Spot | The Pilot, Part 1 | The Pilot, Part 2