Seinfeld: Season 9, Episode 16

The Burning (19 Mar. 1998)

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Jerry is stunned to learn that his new girlfriend has a mysterious "tractor story" that she is not telling him. Kramer and Mickey act out symptoms for medical school students, but Kramer ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
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Ursaline Bryant ...
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Alec Holland ...
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Jerry is stunned to learn that his new girlfriend has a mysterious "tractor story" that she is not telling him. Kramer and Mickey act out symptoms for medical school students, but Kramer gets repeatedly typecast. George perfects the showmanship art of going out on a high note during meetings at Kruger. Meanwhile, Elaine is stunned to learn that Puddy is religious, and he informs her that she's going to hell. Written by halo1k

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This episode was dedicated to Lloyd Bridges who played the character Izzy Mandelbaum in the episodes "The English Patient" and "The Blood". He died 9 days before this episode premiered. See more »


Puddy is leaning into the car when Elaine 'drives off' but immediately afterwards he is nowhere to be seen through the rear window. See more »


David Puddy: You stole my Jesus fish!
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"The Old Switcheroo"
20 August 2010 | by (Out There in the Dark) – See all my reviews

One of the funniest Season 9 Seinfeld episodes, "The Burning" has some of the best dialog in the series. And some of the best plot lines: Elaine's dilemma with Puddy's religious belief (Patrick Warburton's deadpan at its best); Kramer's acting out diseases for medical students; George's crazy employer Mr. Kruger (very funny Daniel von Bargen) and George's "going out on a high note"; best of all, Jerry's girlfriend and the mysterious "tractor story" (the resolution of that one is classic Seinfeld). When George asks him what a gander is, Jerry says that a gander is a goose who had "the old switcheroo" pulled on her. Incredibly silly stuff, but hilarious from start to finish.

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