Seinfeld New Yorker Pig Cartoon
September 10, 2010 1:30 PM   Subscribe

In the Seinfeld episode "The Cartoon" Elaine submits a cartoon idea to the New Yorker (that she steals from Ziggy). It depicted a pig at a complaint department saying "I wish I was taller". I'd like a copy to print out for my cubicle but can't find it anywhere.
posted by davextreme to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I don't recall them ever showing her version on-screen.
posted by griphus at 1:35 PM on September 10, 2010

Response by poster: I think she does. She gestures to the guy behind the counter and says, "this guy, what's he going to do about it?" (or something). I can picture it in my head, unless it's a false memory.
posted by davextreme at 1:39 PM on September 10, 2010

I am pretty sure this archive is complete. If you don't find it there, it was probably made up for the episode (my guess).
posted by grumblebee at 1:44 PM on September 10, 2010

Best answer: After a highly scientific frame-by-frame analysis of the episode, I can confirm that the cartoon is never (clearly) shown onscreen. Here is the best view, during the "this guy, what's he going to do about it" line.
posted by phunniemee at 1:49 PM on September 10, 2010

Best answer: The episode does show hers in her hand in wide shots, but I have never seen a clear reproduction of it. Note that the episode was written by Bruce Eric Kaplan, himself a New Yorker cartoonist, who was doubtless the artist who drew the Elaine version as a one-off. I see no copy online, but Kaplan has published five or six books of cartoons, I believe -- maybe it is in one of those somewhere.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:51 PM on September 10, 2010

The scene on youtube. You can kind of see it at 0:20.
posted by 2bucksplus at 1:52 PM on September 10, 2010

Protip: Switch to 480p mode, much clearer.
posted by 2bucksplus at 1:54 PM on September 10, 2010

Seinfeld reruns are actually in HD, so it's possible someone could get a better shot of it.
posted by smackfu at 3:26 PM on September 10, 2010

smackfu is right, but probably not in all markets or on all channels. You can tell if it is in your area because it will be in 16:9 aspect ratio, and there will be the occasional scene where it seems like they cut off a little bit of the top and bottom.

To my archives!
posted by gjc at 4:28 PM on September 10, 2010

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