When the sponge, Elaine's preferred method of contraception, is taken off the market, she hordes the last few she can get her hands on and becomes very selective about which men she considers "sponge-worthy." Meanwhile, George creates a rift between himself and Jerry when he tells Susan one of Jerry's secrets and Kramer runs into trouble at a charity walk when he refuses to wear an AIDS ribbon. Jennifer Guthrie, John Paragon, and Yul Vazquez guest star. Originally airing December 7, 1995, "The Sponge" was the ninth episode of the show's seventh season.
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