The Muffin Tops

Elaine and her old boss find that selling just the tops of muffins is more profitable than selling the whole muffin (which consists of the top + the stump). So are the top and the stump complements or substitutes? Neither–the stumps are an economic bad, which reduce utility. Evidence for this is found in the fact that homeless people won’t eat the stumps that the muffin-top restaurant throws away, unless they come with the tops as compensation.

Concepts: bads complements substitutes

Source: Seinfeld

Season: 8

Disc: 4