Seinfeld: Season 5, Episode 1

The Mango (16 Sep. 1993)

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Elaine makes a startling confession.



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Jerry gets a shocking revelation when Elaine reveals that she faked every orgasm while they were dating. Jerry then pleads with Elaine to get a second chance in bed. Meanwhile, Kramer turns George onto the erotic pleasures of fruit, specifically the mango. Written by halo1k

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This is the first episode to feature a Cannondale mountain bike hanging in Jerry's apartment. Previously there was no bike, then, a green Klein mountain bike through the Season 4 finale. See more »


When Kramer is peeking in the window he is looking around the "Apples" sign as visible from the outside. However, when they switch to the view from inside the store, you see him looking around the "cucumbers" sign. See more »

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Larry David was originally credited for his writing as 'Buck Dancer'. This has been "corrected" on the DVD release. See more »


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"I feel full after the risotto"
27 September 2011 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Season 5, Episode 1: "The Mango" The season 5 premiere, The Mango, is a clear follow-up to season 4's groundbreaking "The Contest" in its frank shockingly straightforward discussion of sexual topics, but while "The Contest" did everything to avoid the M word, "The Mango" is completely direct, which in a way, makes it a bit less funny. But it's still a fantastic episode, and one of the few that solidified Seinfeld's reputation as a show that doesn't shy away from any subject. It's also the first episode in a long while that deals with Jerry and Elaine's former relationship in any significant way, and for that alone it's a standout for fans of the show. Jerry and Julia pull some of their best acting on the show.

On a side note, while the episode is clearly dominated by Jerry and Elaine, George is also fantastic in this one, and he's supported by a great performance from Lisa Edelstein (Of House fame) as his girl of the week, who remains one of the most memorable guest stars of the show's run, so much so that she made another appearances later on.

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