Seinfeld: Season 3, Episode 20

The Good Samaritan (4 Mar. 1992)

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Jerry trails a hit-and-run driver but is attracted to her and begins dating her; he later learns her victim was a longtime quarry and dates the latter as well. Kramer begins having seizures whenever he hears Mary Hart's voice.

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After Jerry sees the car in front of him sideswipe a parked car near his apartment, he decides to follow it and confront the drive. She turns out to be a very attractive woman by the name of Angela. She soon has him under her thumb but although they are dating, Jerry is having second thoughts about the morality of not doing something about the accident. His resolve changes when he hears that the victim was a pretty neighbor he's wanted to meet for a long time. Kramer meanwhile has a gash on his forehead, something he got when he seemingly passed out. No one can quite figure out why until they start watching Mary Hart on Entertainment Tonight (1981). Written by garykmcd

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In an homage to Seinfeld's obsession with the Christopher Reeve SUPERMAN films, the object of Jerry's affection is Becky Gelke, played by Helen Slater, who portrayed SUPERGIRL in the 1984 spin-off film. See more »

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When Angela is threatening Jerry, he is filmed from the front and back. His left hand is positioned differently, depending on the angle. In one he is pointing at the ceiling and in the other all four fingers are extended. See more »

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"I'm gonna sew his ass to his face!"
9 December 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Once again, it is shown beyond any doubt that the characters who inhabit the Seinfeld universe don't think in conventional terms when it comes to right or wrong. In fact, they're as morally flexible as comedy protagonists come.

The Good Samaritan originates from the far-out idea of Jerry witnessing a hit-and-run. Nothing wrong so far, right? Yeah, except Jerry doesn't report the incident, but starts dating the wrongful driver instead, on the grounds that she is very good-looking. Then he meets the victim and realizes he'd rather date her (go figure). Meanwhile, Kramer starts having seizures whenever he hears Mary Hart's voice, and Elaine gets in trouble when it turns out George is having an affair with her married friend.

The plotting is, as usual, utterly absurd, but then Seinfeld never aspired to be a piece of social realism. Jerry's interactions with the two women (one of whom is played by Melinda McGraw, who would later be Scully's sister on The X-Files) are outrageously fantastic, as is the George storyline, but the biggest laughs are all due to Michael Richards' amazing physical work in the seizure scenes. It's the kind of stuff Emmys were created for (and he won one for Season 3, fittingly enough).


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