Jerry and Elaine are asked to be godparents.

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Charles Levin ...
Mohel
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Mrs. Sweedler
Tom Alan Robbins ...
Stan
Jeannie Elias ...
Myra
John Gegenhuber ...
Resident
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Jerry and Elaine get asked to be the godparents for their friend's newborn baby. But unfortunately the position doesn't last very long when Elaine hires a drunken rabbi to perform the Bris. While at the hospital, Kramer thinks he found a pig-man while a mental patient jumps to his death and lands on George's car. Written by halo1k

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14 October 1993 (USA)  »

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The incident of discovering a pig man in a hospital bed parodies the British film "O Lucky Man!". See more »

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Kramer is supposed to go to Room 1397 but gets the number wrong and accidentally goes to Room 1937. He discovers the pig man and runs into the room where Jerry, Elaine, and George are. Somehow he discovers which room is the right one and makes it down six flights of stairs to get there in just a few seconds. See more »

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Jerry Seinfeld: I don't see any pig-men I see human, human, human... Wait a second
Cosmo Kramer: What?
Jerry Seinfeld: Oh, it's George.
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Love Theme
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from The Godfather (1972)
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An Under-appreciated (And Seemingly) Misunderstood Episode
26 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When people discuss the great episodes of this series, many (if not most) sound like dilettantes. Sure, they mention "The Soup Nazi", "The Contest",etc.Yet it always sounds like they know less about the series than they are willing to admit. It's like asking them what their favorite "Twilight Zone" is, and they say "the one where Burgess Meredith drops his reading glasses" or when it turns out that "To Serve Man" is actually a cookbook. When you get answers like this, you know that the people haven't seen terribly acquainted with much of the show, and are unfamiliar with a lot of entries that aren't shown as often. It's too bad because, for instance, some of my favorite "Twilight Zones" are ones that are either rarely shown or--if I'm lucky--an episode that some have seen and dislike."What's In The Box", for instance (how the censors let that one pass in 1964 is beyond me), together with the gorgeous music composed for its final episode "Come Wander With Me." In the case of "The Bris" what's fascinating about the episode is that, upon repeat viewings, you may come away with a different take than you had the first time you watched it.Its subtleties are myriad.

Right off, George demands that the hospital pay for the damage to his car.At first ,you may regard him as a callous jerk, but the more you think about it, the guy's got a point.Guaranteed, that if he took it to court, he would win. Or, it would be settled before that--again, in his favor. Secondly, Jerry and Elaine are uncomfortable being the Godparents, and rightfully so.The mother and father--besides not being the best looking couple I've ever seen- are indeed boundless, "level jumping" on the friendship.

Finally, some reviewers have stated their belief that the Mohel was drunk. Wrong.He is a hopelessly neurotic sociopath--played in sterling fashion by Charles Levin- who clearly is not very good at what he does for a living.

So make sure you mention this episode instead of the one where everyone is terrified of this four foot, 13 inch guy behind the soup counter,or how long any of the four principals can go without an exercise in onanism.


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