Played by: Paula Marshall
Appears in The Outing
While at the coffee shop, Elaine notices a woman in the next booth eavesdropping, and as a prank speaks to Jerry and George as if they were gay couple. The eavesdropping woman turns out to be Sharon, a NYU reporter who is waiting to interview Jerry. Later, she visits Jerry’s apartment to conduct the interview and confirms her belief that they are a gay couple. Eventually, they recognize her from the coffee shop, and deny that they are gay, “not that there’s anything wrong with that.” After some convincing Jerry and Sharon date, but George tries to act gay with Jerry in front of his girlfriend Allison to prove that they’re homosexuals so they can break up.
George: Jerry did you wash this pear?
Jerry: Yeah, I washed it.
George: It looks like it hasn’t been washed.
Jerry: So wash it.
George: You hear the way he talks to me?
Sharon: You should hear how my boyfriend talks to me…
Geroge: Let me ask you something. What do you think of this shirt?
Sharon: It’s nice.
George: Jerry said he didn’t like it.
Sharon: Do you guys live together?
Jerry: Live together?
George: No, I got my own place.
Sharon: And do your parents know?
Jerry: Know what?
George: My parents? They don’t know what’s goin’ on…
Sharon: Look, I know what I heard.
Jerry: It was a joke…
George: Look, you wanna have sex right now? Do want to have sex with me right now? Let’s go! C’mon, let’s go baby! C’mon!
Sharon: Jerry, it’s Sharon from NYU. I’m just calling to tell you that I’m not going to play up that angle we talked about and I’m sorry.
Jerry: Thank you very much, that’s great- >click< Oh! Hold on a sec, I got a call on the other line. …Hello?
Jerry: Hey, how ya doin’? Y’know I got that reporter from the newspaper on the other line.
George: So, what did she say?
Jerry: She says she’s not going to play up that angle of the story. She thinks we’re heterosexual. [sarcastically] I guess we fooled her. I’ll get rid of her, hold on… >click click< Sharon? Hello? Sharon, are you there? …I’m back
George: Y’know… I could hear you on the other line…
Jerry: What are you talkin’ about?
George: I heard what you said: “Sharon, are you there?”.
Jerry: You heard me talkin’ on the other line, are you sure?
George: Yes, I heard you!
Jerry: Well, maybe she was disconnected.
George: Maybe she wasn’t! Maybe she heard the whole conversation!
Jerry: Alright, hang on. Let me call Kramer and see if you can hear anything, hold on.
Jerry: Kramer, there may be a problem with the phone, hold on. >click click<
George: “There may be a problem with the phone, hold on”!
Jerry: Oh no! >click click< Kramer, this phone’s a piece of junk, goodbye!
George: “The phone’s a piece of junk, goodbye”!
Jerry: Oh no! Now she’s heard everything! What are we gonna do?!?
George: Now she thinks we’re gay, not that there’s anything wrong with it…
Jerry: No, no, of course not! People’s personal sexual preferences are nobody’s business but their own!
Sharon: Oh, can you ever forgive me?
Jerry: I dunno… [they kiss again] Alright, I forgive you…
Sharon: Y’know the funny thing is, I was attracted to you immediately.
Jerry: I was attracted to you, too. You remind me of Lois Lane.