Seinfeld: Season 5, Episode 4

The Sniffing Accountant (7 Oct. 1993)

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Jerry, Kramer and Newman have reason to suspect that their accountant, Barry Profit, is taking their money and using it to buy illegal narcotics. The three organize a stakeout to confirm ... See full summary »

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Jerry, Kramer and Newman have reason to suspect that their accountant, Barry Profit, is taking their money and using it to buy illegal narcotics. The three organize a stakeout to confirm their suspicions, while Elaine, who had a past relationship with Barry, denies it. George gets an interview at a company that manufactures women's underwear. Written by halo1k

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Kramer said he likes the idea of staking out in a car, and one day he might be a private investigator. After "Seinfeld" ended, Michael Richards played a private investigator in The Michael Richards Show (2000). See more »

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In Jerry's apartment when they discuss the sweater being made of mohair, the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the lampshade behind Elaine. See more »

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George Costanza: Two cups in the front, two loops in the back... how do they do it?
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"Double exclamation mark!"
27 September 2011 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Season 5, Episode 4, "The Sniffing Accountant" "The Sniffing Accountant" is one of the weaker episodes in season 5 of Seinfeld, though it's still a classic like any other episode in this fantastic season. The main storyline doesn't make a whole lot of sense - it's only Newman's presence that makes it funny, along with one unforgettable scene from Kramer.

The other stories are of more interest - the episode is noteworthy for marking the first appearance o Marty Rackham as Jake Jarmel, one of the few guys who could actually stand up to Elaine, and this is one of the first occasions in which she shows she's just as insane as the other three; and Frank Costanza trying to teach his son about bras is priceless and a classic scene. Enough to make the episode funny in repeated viewings.


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