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The Merv Griffin Show 

George runs over a flock of pigeons. Jerry's new girlfriend has a toy collection. A new co-worker is freaking Elaine out. Kramer rebuilds the set of the Merv Griffin Show in his apartment.

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After Kramer rescues the set of the old Merv Griffin show from a dumpster, he sets it up in his apartment where he interviews anyone who happened to drop by. George's new girlfriend gives him a hard time after he strikes a pigeon with his car. When he hits a squirrel she insists that he take it to the vet and then care for it at home. A new guy at the office is driving Elaine crazy. Jerry has a new girlfriend who inherited a fabulous collection of classic toys from her late father. She won't let Jerry touch them - let alone play with them - but he soon finds a way around that. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

George runs over a squirrel and part of the story revolves around him being forced to rescue and adopt it. Julia Pennington, who plays Seinfeld's girlfriend in the same episode, actually is an animal rescuer. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Seinfeld: You ran over some pigeons? How many?
George Costanza: Whatever they had.
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Crazy Credits

A few seconds of the Merv Griffin theme song is played when the "Castle Rock Entertainment" logo is shown at the end of the show. See more »

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References Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (1963) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Beyond ridiculous
4 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is, by far, my least favorite episode of Seinfeld. The series was always praised for the comedy of everyday situations that we can all relate to, but this episode contains some of the most outlandish circumstances the cast ever encountered. The whole story with George and his girlfriend trying to save a squirrel is just stupid. Why would George continue to date this girl who is making his life miserable when he keeps reminded Jerry that "he's getting' nothing"? Jerry's attempt at playing with his girlfriend's toy collection is so lame that even Seinfeld's childish act can't save this script. Elaine's "sideler" sub-plot wasn't bad, since that is something many people can relate to. As silly as this episode is, Kramer's fantasy talk show with the Merv Griffin set does give us a few classic moments when Newman joins the 'show' and they introduce and new format: "Scandals and animals". Having Jim Fowler make a cameo in the final moments further pushes the bounds of absurdity. Would he really go to a residential apartment building thinking it was a television show? And then stay when he sees its only a figment of Kramer's imagination?


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