"The Bizarro Jerry" is the 137th episode of the American television sitcom Seinfeld. It was originally broadcast on the NBC network on October 3, 1996.The title and plot extensively reference the Bizarro (the polar opposite of Superman) and Bizarro-Earth concepts that originally appeared in various comic books published by DC Comics.This episode is famous for introducing the phrase "man-hands".
His now-wife was self-conscious about what she calls her farm-hands.
According to Mandel, "It’s the modern equivalent of a Shakespeare sonnet.” Elaine breaks up with her boyfriend Kevin (from "The Soul Mate"), but they decide to "just be friends." Much to Elaine's surprise, Kevin is thrilled at the idea, and starts becoming a much more reliable friend than Jerry.
Jerry suggests to Elaine that Kevin is "Bizarro Jerry", and explains the comic book concept of Bizarro World.
Meanwhile, Kramer accidentally gets a job at a company called Brandt/Leland when he aids an employee in the hall and starts going to meetings.
He soon finds out he fits right in and starts working there for no pay, stating his reason as doing it "just for me." When Jerry asks Kramer what he does, Kramer responds, "TCB - you know, taking care of business!
" A montage of his office work includes scenes of Kramer eating crackers at lunch and shining his shoes at the water cooler.
Jerry starts dating Gillian (Kristin Bauer), an attractive woman whose only flaw is that she has "man-hands.", i.e. George uses a picture of Gillian to get into the "forbidden city", a club of attractive women and models, by saying that Gillian is his late fiancee Susan.
Unfortunately, his luck ends when he accidentally burns the picture with a hair dryer.
Jerry becomes bored at home, now that Kramer is "working", Elaine is always hanging out with Kevin and his friends Gene and Feldman (Bizarro versions of George and Kramer, respectively), and George only comes to him when he wants something.
By the end of the episode, Kramer gets fired by Leland (despite the fact that Kramer doesn't really work at Leland) because of his shoddy work ("It's almost as if you have no business training at all").
Jerry wants to be "just friends" with Gillian, who does not take too well to the idea.