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The Lip Reader 

George decides to use Jerry's girlfriend to spy on his friends by having her read their lips. Kramer claims he can also read lips and tries to prove it.

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Jerry dates an attractive tennis lines woman only to discover that she is hearing-impaired, but able to read lips. George gets caught acting like a slob on live television at the tennis match and gets dumped, so he tries to use the lip-reader to spy on his girlfriend to see if she's telling the truth. Kramer tries to prove that he can read lips as well as Jerry's girlfriend, while Elaine accidentally offends a limo driver and tries to make up for it, but the plans backfire. Written by halo1k

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Trivia

Monica Seles was approached to appear in the final scene where Kramer runs into her on the tennis court. Seles turned down the offer and a stuntwoman was used instead. See more »

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When George is trying to get Jerry's attention at the tennis match (Jerry is transfixed by the lineswoman) he first has his hinged sunglasses shades up. In the cutaway they are down. See more »

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George Costanza: All right. All right. What, what are they saying?
[the gang eavesdrops on Gwen and Todd's conversation with Laura watching, reading their lips, signs, and Kramer translating her sign language]
Kramer: [translating] Hi, Gwen. High tide.
Jerry Seinfeld: High tide?
Kramer: Hi Todd.
[translating]
Kramer: You got something in between your teeth.
George Costanza: Where?
Kramer: No, that's what he said.
[translating]
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Featured in Seinfeld: Highlights of a Hundred (1995) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"You've got a problem with six...? Six is good!"
27 September 2011 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Season 5, Episode 6, "The Lip Reader"

A decent season 5 episode, not one of the best, "The Lip Reader" is notable mainly for the appearance of Marlee Matlin as Jerry's girl-of-the-week - who, having won an Oscar for her debut performance in Children of a Lesser God, was one of the bigger stars to make an appearance on Seinfeld at the time.

Other than Matlin's performance there's not a whole lot to say for the episode, but it does have some hilarious moments and a satisfying ending. As acting goes, Elaine is the star this time around, Kramer and George being less intense than usual.


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