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The Marine Biologist 

George starts dating a woman who (told by Jerry) thinks George is a marine biologist. Elaine's electronic organizer injures a person after being launched from a limo by a Russian novelist. Kramer decides to golf on the beach.



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Episode complete credited cast:
David Blackwood ...
Hotel Clerk
Heather Morgan ...
Woman on Beach


When Jerry runs into an old college friend, Diane, she asks how George is and what he's doing now. Not knowing what else to say, Jerry says George is a marine biologist - George had been talking about a science program on TV - and she takes a definite interest. They start seeing each other but a walk on the beach proves fateful. Kramer has gotten himself a car trunk full of golf balls and decides to go to the beach to practice his golf. He also gives Elaine a electronic organizer. Elaine is thrilled at the prospect of meeting famed Russian author, Testikov, but one of Jerry's practical jokes backfires. Written by garykmcd

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10 February 1994 (USA)  »

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In the scene where Elaine complains to Kramer about her pocket organiser, you can see a "glamour" photo of Jerry on Kramer's wall. See more »


One of the beach onlookers suggests the sex of the whale is female: "There's a beached whale. She's dying"". Yet when George relates the story in the diner, he says "HE was 10 stories high..." and "Easy, big fella!" See more »


[last lines]
George: The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli. I got about fifty feet out and suddenly, the great beast appeared before me. I tell you he was ten stories high if he was a foot. As if sensing my presence, he let out a great bellow. I said, "Easy, big fella!" And then, as I watched him struggling, I realized that something was obstructing its breathing. From where I was standing, I could see directly into the eye of the great fish.
Jerry: Mammal.
George: [...]
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References Rocky (1976) See more »


Written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
Performed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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A good but wildly overrated episode
6 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

It's funny how everyone remembers "The Marine Biologist", especially one particular scene. You all know what I'm talking about. And that's it. The whole George's story is magnificent and Alexander gives one of his best performances on the show. But what's really fascinating to me is that everyone regards this episodes as one of the best in the show's entire run and this story is the only one memorable. And this episode is not a single story one (like The Limo or The Dinner Party). It has three different stories and the only one people talk about is George's. Kramer's story is funny.. i guess, but it's so absurd you would expect this kind of Kramer-story in season 8 or 9. And I find Elaine's story particularly annoying (not to mention Jerry having virtually no story at all). Talking the Tolstoy bit aside, this plot is not that funny. The organizer is obnoxious and it leads nowhere. And there's that Newman cameo for no reason whatsoever. In the end you'll find yourself with a half-great episode that doesn't come close to the 5th season's greats.

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