Seinfeld: Season 6, Episode 4

The Chinese Woman (13 Oct. 1994)

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George's telephone line crosses with that of a woman named Donna Chang, and everyone seeks her advice when she convinces them that she's Chinese. Jerry winds up dating her. Things get worse when Frank and Estelle announce a separation. Jerry and Elaine can't seem to figure out why Frank Costanza is having mysterious business dealings with a man in a cape.

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Jerry gets a date with a woman, Donna Chang, who due to a technical fault with the telephone lines is getting all of George's calls. He thinks she's Chinese but soon realizes that's not the case. Elaine and Jerry see George's father talking to a strange looking man wearing a cape but it's Donna who gets the scoop when she speaks to George's mother. Elaine is having trouble talking to her friend Noreen because Noreen's friend Paul won't stop chatting when she calls so she's taken to just hanging up, something that has a effect on Elaine and Paul's relationship. Kramer meanwhile is worried about his fertility, wondering if he's the last of the Kramer line. He goes to a clinic but is unnerved when the doctor tells him to stop wearing jockey shorts. Written by garykmcd

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Larry David makes one of his few cameos as Frank Costanzas lawyer who wears a cape. See more »

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George Costanza: [a message on Jerry's answering machine] Hi, this is George. I've got nothing to say.
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The character "Man" listed in the credits as Jack Tracy refers to the man smoking in the Chinese restaurant who has one small line - "You mind?" The man in the cape is indeed Larry David, however none of his parts in Seinfeld (various voices, man in cape, newsstand cashier, Steinbrenner, etc.) are ever credited to him or anyone else. See more »

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A Total Misfire
2 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know, it seems as if an awful lot of people are indisposed to admitting that at least a couple of episodes of their favorite television series fell flat. In that regard, I see a decent amount of parallels between "Seinfeld" and "The Twilight Zone". They are, first of all, two series that just kept getting better and better. In both cases, the final season for each was its best. But that's the point. It seems as if a disproportionate number of clunkers came during the middle of their runs. For instance, you come home at night,put on the TV, and are delighted that the show is coming up next.But you--since you're so familiar with the series, and recognize the episode immediately--groan sometimes and say to yourself..."Aah. this wasn't one of their better ones".

The concept of "The Chinese Woman" is unfunny-- even before its actual execution--and more than just a bit far-fetched.Let me get this straight- -Jerry's girlfriend--a woman in her thirties--has an ethnic identity crisis, and he is the first one to take her to task for it. Nobody prior to him has ever mentioned it to her. And then--I'm still howling over this one--Frank Costanza's attorney-- get this--wears a cape! The notion is underdeveloped.Nor, ultimately, is the idiosyncrasy ever explained. Sorry, guys, but the series didn't build its reputation on busts like this one.


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