Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Chinese Restaurant 

Jerry, Elaine and George stop for a quick Chinese dinner before seeing "Plan 9 From Outer Space," but circumstances at the eatery make them miss the movie.

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Airs Tue. Aug. 22, 11:00 PM on CW

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Cast

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Kramer (credit only)
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David Tress ...
Mr. Cohen
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Lorraine
Kate Benton ...
Woman on Phone
Michael Mitz ...
Phone Guy
Kendall McCarthy ...
Man
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Storyline

Waiting for a table at a Chinese restaurant where they've been told it'll be 5 or 10 minutes, Elaine, George and Jerry find people arriving after them being seated ahead of them. Elaine is starving and Jerry dares her to walk to a table and eat someone's food. He also sees someone who he can't place. George meanwhile is desperate to call Tatiana and gets upset when others in the restaurant lobby hogs the pay phone. Written by garykmcd

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23 May 1991 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The original script had Jerry, George, and Elaine and Jerry picking their least favorite holiday as they enter the restaurant. Jerry picked New Year's Eve, George picked Halloween, and Elaine picked the Fourth of July. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry says, "How much longer is this going to take?" Bruce's hands are raised. In the next shot, they are resting on the podium. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Bruce: Five, ten minutes.
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Connections

Referenced in Mr. Robot: eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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29 July 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

(1) How much do I like this episode? 5/5. (2) Directing: 3/3. (3) Editing: 2.5/3. (4) Plot/Story: 5/5. (5) Dialogue: 3/3. (6) Memorability/Uniqueness: 3/3. (7) Quality of characters: 2/2. (8) Acting: 5/5. (9) Cinematography: 3/4. (10) Style/Art Direction/Wardrobe/Make-up & Hair: 2/3. (11) Emotion/Experience of watching it/Comedy: 5/5. (12) Entertainment value: 4/4. (13) Overall quality: 5/5.

Overall rating: 47.5/50, which is 95% and so a 10/10.


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