Jerry regrets giving his longtime barber the heave-ho after he gets a ridiculous-looking haircut. George gets a job interview but the boss leaves him with a very cryptic ending. Kramer begs... See full summary »

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Jerry regrets giving his longtime barber the heave-ho after he gets a ridiculous-looking haircut. George gets a job interview but the boss leaves him with a very cryptic ending. Kramer begs Elaine to let him take part in her charity bachelor auction. Written by halo1k

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Unlike previous episodes, the Seinfeld theme heard throughout episodes is removed from this episode and replaced with Gioacchino Rossini's "Il Barbiere Di Siviglia" (The Barber Of Seville) in keeping with the theme of the episode See more »

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Enzo's barber shop as seen from the outside bears little resemblance to the studio set. In particular the lettering on the window is missing. See more »

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Featured in Seinfeld: Highlights of a Hundred (1995) See more »

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The Barber of Seville
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"You're not Pensky material"
28 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

There are good and bad things about The Barber.

For starters is a hell of an entertaining episode. The pace is fluid, the stories are interesting and it certainly is funny. However, it is a flawed episode. The style they tried to take on this episode (the over-the-top, drama play style) works on occasions. Everything about the barber story line makes sense with itself, but when contrasted with George's or Elaine and Kramer's story it feels out of place. And the music just makes that more notorious. That being said, George's story is pretty much absurd, so it doesn't feel completely out of place, but the way they handle the barber plot is what differentiates them so much. Without a doubt George's story line is the funniest.

Another thing that didn't quite work is the resolution. The barber story had the most lazy and unclear payoff and George story suffered something similar.

Nevertheless it is a funny episode and another piece in the masterpiece that is Season 5.


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