Seinfeld's season 9 premiere, "The Butter Shave," featured an iconic visual gag in which Newman hallucinates that Kramer's head is superimposed on a turkey's body. To achieve this shot, Michael Richards was laid on a bluescreen table in front of a bluescreen backdrop. The crew used a wire to make the turkey wing wave to Newman. The season featured outlandish storylines that were more surreal than previous seasons, including Jerry robbing a grave in a pet cemetery and George finding himself in a real-life arcade game. These peculiar episodes marked Seinfeld's tonal shift after Larry David left the show and ensured that the series went out with a bang.