Seinfeld: Season 5, Episode 11

The Conversion (16 Dec. 1993)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Kay E. Kuter ...
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Kimberly Campbell ...
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Darlene Kardon ...
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George decides to convert to Latvian Orthodox to impress a girl, against his angry parents' objections. Meanwhile, Kramer converts a nun at the church, and Jerry takes a peek in his girlfriend's medicine cabinet and is stunned by what he finds. Written by halo1k

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Bruce Kirschbaum didn't know that the Latvian Orthodox Church was a real faith when writing the episode. Its adherents thanked the show for bringing attention to it. See more »


When Elaine cuts her boyfriend a slice of cake she places on the plate on its side. It moves to being upright between camera cuts. See more »


George Costanza: By Christmas day I will be Brother Costanza.
Jerry Seinfeld: And when is Brother Costanza planning on telling Mother Costanza?
George Costanza: Brother Costanza will be taking the vow of silence.
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References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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"Brother Costanza will take the vow of silence."
27 September 2011 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Season 5, Episode 11, "The Conversion" "The Conversion" isn't one of the strongest or most consistent episodes in Seinfeld's fifth season, but it is one of the funniest. George's and Kramer's story lines don't make an ounce of sense, but they're so funny that you just can't resist. Michael Richards and Jason Alexander both deliver side-splittingly hilarious performances.

Jerry and Elaine are far less impressive, their stories interact but not in a very interesting way, and they feel more like season 2 material. That stops the episode short of being truly hilarious all the way, but it still has its share of classic moments.

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