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The Heart Attack 

George thinks he suffered a heart attack, only to discover inflamed tonsils instead, and seeks alternative medicine to help him.

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At lunch in their favorite restaurant, George thinks he's having a heart attack and is rushed to the hospital to learn that the only thing wrong with him is tonsillitis. Kramer suggests that he should seek alternative therapies to surgery and suggest he visit his own herbalist, Tor. Jerry thinks it's all ridiculous, especially after he sees just what Tor is up to. Elaine meanwhile takes a liking to George's doctor and they go out on a date - that doesn't go too well. Written by garykmcd

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25 April 1991 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Pat Hazell, who plays the man in the other bed, was a consultant to the show in the first season and regularly did the audience warm-up. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the episode when 'purple' George is laying in the ambulance, he briefly lifts his head and there is a purple mark under his head on the pillow where the makeup rubbed off. See more »

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Tor Eckman: What month were you born?
George Costanza: April.
Tor Eckman: You should have been born in August.
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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An entertaining episode
2 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

I noticed that Kramer is one character in the first seasons and a complete different one in the lattes. I mean, on this seasons he was an eccentric person but with a normal life. The late Kramer is an abomination of a human being that seems that jumped out of a cartoon. And this is a great example of how to write Kramer right.

George has a medical issue and Kramer has a friend (one of his many eccentric friends) who does alternative medicine. He's not swimming in the f-ucking East River (S08). Here he is a normal human being with relatable situations.

The episode in itself is really funny (with Jason on fire) and some great secondary characters.


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