After Peterman makes a joking comment about writing something into Elaine’s “permanent record”, she starts dating a coworker from human resources in the hope of being able to sneak a peek at her file. Jerry makes bets with some fellow comedians about how successful the jokes in their sets will be. He wins big by betting against himself and “throwing” his punchlines. Kramer finds a tortoise struggling on its back in the hot sun near a pond in Central Park. Instead of helping it, he just watches it struggle, and can’t seem to figure out why. After someone else finally happens along and flips the tortoise over, Kramer snaps out of his daze and runs away, terrified he might not be a real human. George starts feigning narcolepsy to get out of awkward or unwanted conversations.