Seinfeld: Season 6, Episode 7

The Soup (10 Nov. 1994)

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Kramer convinces Jerry to get a free Armani suit from hack comic Kenny Bania. But when Bania decides that he doesn't want anything except for dinner, Jerry has a hard time accepting the ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Kenny Bania (as Stephen Hytner)
Manager / Monk's (as Lawrence A. Mandley)
Michael Kaplan ...


Kramer convinces Jerry to get a free Armani suit from hack comic Kenny Bania. But when Bania decides that he doesn't want anything except for dinner, Jerry has a hard time accepting the suit knowing that there is a far greater catch involved. Things get even worse when, during the dinner, Bania insists that soup doesn't count as a meal. Meanwhile, Elaine has a British friend stay with her for a week. Written by Anonymous

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Tracy Kolis, who plays Kelly, was previously on an episode three years earlier, playing a character named Marlene, who spoke with a thick southern accent. See more »


In the closing sequence when George is eating alone at Reggie's he tips the the ketchup bottle over his plate and returns it to the table as if satisfied, but no ketchup emerged. See more »


Jerry Seinfeld: So, you just pretended it didn't bother you?
George Costanza: What is that, 'boyfriend'? I don't understand that. What, what does she think I asked her out for?
Jerry Seinfeld: Boy, it's the way they just slip that in there, too.
George Costanza: Yeah, like it's just part of the conversation. 'Oh, my boyfriend really likes watches. He's a real watch freak.' Well, that's fabulous.
Jerry Seinfeld: Well, let me ask you this. What exactly did you say when you asked her out?
George Costanza: I said, 'Would you like to go for a walk or something?'
Jerry Seinfeld: Oh, a walk, well...
George Costanza: Or something. ...
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"This soup is the best, Jerry, the best!"
4 October 2011 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Season 6, Episode 7, "The Soup"

"The Soup" is a good episode, consistent with the general quality of season 6, though not one of the best. The main thing that makes the episode memorable is that it marks the first appearance of Steve Hytner as terrible comedian Kenny Bania, who is the culmination of several bad comedian characters who appeared throughout the show's run and would be the one to remain as Jerry's main antagonist within the business (discounting Newman of course) for the remaining season.

Everything else in the episode is funny but pretty standard. British actor Daniel Gerroll is good as Elaine's boyfriend-of-the-week but his character doesn't make much sense; and Kramer doesn't have a lot going for him in the episode at all. Good filler episode.

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