Seinfeld: Season 8, Episode 17

The English Patient (13 Mar. 1997)

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Elaine is dragged to see the movie "The English Patient" on multiple occasions, even though she absolutely hates the film.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Guillermo (as Marco Rodriguez)
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Jerry visits his parents in Florida. Kramer asks Jerry to pick up some Cubans while he's there, but Kramer doesn't specify whether they are cigars or not. The next day, Jerry has an encounter with Izzy Mandelbaum, the founder of the Magic Pan crepe restaurant. Izzy challenges Jerry to a weight-lifting contest, but when Izzy takes it too far, he winds up in the hospital. Jerry goes to visit and learns that Izzy, his father and his son are nearly identical in age, and each one challenges Jerry to a weight-lifting contest. Meanwhile, back in New York, Elaine is repeatedly dragged to go see the best picture winning film "The English Patient", but she absolutely despises it. Peterman nearly fires Elaine when she gets angry and leaves half way through the movie. Peterman gets so angry at Elaine that instead of firing her, he decides to teach her a lesson by making her go to Tunisia and live in a cave for six weeks. Jerry gets back to New York and Kramer learns that the Cubans aren't really ... Written by Anonymous

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George spends the whole time trying to encounter Neil, who is alleged to look very much like him, although George is flattered to learn that he (George) is "a little taller" and "in better shape than Neil." At last he meets Neil, but Neil is in the hospital, and George still can't see Neil's face, because his face is bandaged after being critically burned - just as the English Patient's was. See more »


One of the reasons Elaine gives as to why she hated The English Patient is her contention that sex in a tub "never works". In the movie, Almásy and Katharine do share a bathtub, but they do not have sex in it. See more »


Izzy Mandelbaum: It's go time!
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References SubUrbia (1996) See more »

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