The Voice

Season 9, Ep 2, Aired 10/2/97
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  • Episode Description
  • The gang start using a fun, booming, jovial voice, but when Jerry's girlfriend learns that the voice is supposed to represent her stomach, she makes Jerry choose between her and the voice. Elaine bumps into David Puddy, which leads them to get back together. However, despite her best efforts to stay apart from him, every time they break up, they end up sleeping together. Kramer decides that he wastes too much time, and therefore gets an intern from NYU. Meanwhile, now that George's boss knows he isn't handicapped, the two engage in a battle of wits over whether George keeps working at Play Now.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Alec Berg

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Little known fact Jerry hits home the hard subject of cancer in this episode. After his girlfriend who believes he is naturally "smooth" finds a lump, Jerry gets a mammogram Once again a show about nothing hitting the hard subjects with just enough humor

    By krystallighter, Jun 14, 2009

  • Helloooo! Hah, funny episode.

    By titiembe, Dec 22, 2007

  • Jerry cant decide between the voice or his girlfriend. Meanwhile, hes winning multiple bets with Elaine who cant stay away from puddy. Kramer starts kramerica and uses georges building to test a ball of oil. Due to George and and his boss being in a fight

    By newell61, Nov 06, 2006

  • It was a cool episode!

    By OeTvGreat, Aug 01, 2006

  • Hilarious!

    By Tristram_ZX81, Nov 18, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Elaine: (referring to her latest run-in with Puddy) It's an isolated sexual incident. We are not back together! Jerry: Then what do you call it? People don't just bump into each other and have sex. This isn't Cinemax.

    • Jerry: There's Claire! George: And there's Kramer. Jerry: And there's the rubber ball... its going to fall right on top of her! Claire! CLAIRE! HELLO?! HELLOOOO? Claire: (Not looking up) I don't believe this! I'm not looking up if you're going to use that voice! Jerry: (As the rubber ball is dropped) This is going to be a shame...

    • Dean Jones: I've been reviewing Darren's internship journal. Doing laundry, mending chicken wire, high tea with a Mr. Newman? Kramer: Well, it all sounds pretty glamourous, but it's business as usual at Kramerica.

    • Kramer: You remember my corporation, Kramerica Industries? Jerry: Alright. Kramer: Well, apparently NYU is very enthusiastic about their students getting some real world corporate experience. Jerry: But you only provide fantasy world corporate experience.

    • Jerry: Breaking up is like knocking over a Coke machine. You can't do it in one push. You gotta rock it back and forth a few times, and then it goes over.

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    Notes (3)

    • Jerry is seen throwing away his belt because it touched the side of a urinal. This is the second consecutive episode Jerry is seen throwing out an article of clothing because it touched something in a public restroom. In the previous episode ''The Butter Shave'', he is seen tossing his shoelace because it touched the men's room floor.

    • In "The Engagement," George sits at the beach watching the happy couples and daydreams about being part of one with Susan. He then runs off to propose to her, making the birds scatter. Then, in "The Invitations," Jerry has a very similar scene, considering proposing to Jeanie, which he then does. In this episode, this same scene is repeated and parodied, as this time, Jerry daydreams about doing "the voice," and runs off to choose it over Claire.

    • Kramerica Industries was first mentioned in Season 1's "Male Unbonding", in conjunction with Kramer's pizza idea.

    Trivia (6)

    • George calls Jerry and tells him that Play Now had downgraded him to "some sort of a bunker". However, we later see that his office is on a higher floor.

    • Goof: George's boss tells George that he saw him carrying the 200 lbs motorized scooter with one hand. However, in the previous episode, "The Butter Shave," George runs carrying the scooter with both hands, and is clearly holding it with both hands when he runs into his boss.

    • When Jerry discovers that Elaine slept with Puddy, he tells her that that deems them back together. She denies it, but Jerry strengthens his case when Elaine reveals that they also went out for dinner together. Then, the next time Elaine sees Jerry, he asks for his money, and she says that she won't pay because she's breaking up with Puddy again. However, she should still have to pay him. The bet was that they'd get back together, not that they'd break up again immediately afterwards.

    • Jerry explains that he's throwing out his belt because it hit the side of a urinal as he unbuckled it. However, it isn't necessary to unbuckle one's belt when using a urinal.

    • The outside of Jerry's building is shown, and it's clearly nighttime, and then Jerry and Claire are shown going to sleep. But then, after Darren, and then Kramer enter Jerry's apartment during Jerry's fight with Claire, Darren yells to Kramer that the NYU dean is on the phone. Why would a university dean call a business office (Kramerica) so late at night?

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    Allusions (2)

    • George: (to Jerry) They really want me out of here. They've downgraded me to some sort of a bunker. I'm like Hitler's last days down here. This is a reference to Adolf Hitler the leader of the German Nazi party from 1933-1945. As the Allies closed in on Hitler at the end of World War II, he spent his last days hiding out in a bunker, where he eventually committed suicide.

    • The dean at Darin's University is named Dean "Jones". Dean Jones is a veteran actor whose first film appearance was in 1956's "Somebody Up There Likes Me". He has appeared in many Disney movies, including the original 1968 film "The Love Bug".

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