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"Seinfeld" The Stand-In (1994)

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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
24 February 1994 (Season 5, Episode 16)
Kramer gets a job with Mickey as a TV stand-in. Jerry sets Elaine up with a guy who he says would be perfect for her. At the end of their first date he takes "it" out. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld

Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes

Michael Richards ... Kramer

Jason Alexander ... George Costanza

Danny Woodburn ... Mickey
Mark Tymchyshyn ... Phil Totola
Karla Tamburrelli ... Daphne

Debbie Lee Carrington ... Tammy

W. Earl Brown ... Al

Michael Rivkin ... Fulton

Joe Gieb ... Johnny
Layne Beamer ... Father

Thomas Dekker ... Son
Jerome Betler ... Director
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Brenner ... Orderly (uncredited)
Ruth Cohen ... Ruthie Cohen (uncredited)

Larry David ... Soap Opera Director (voice) (uncredited)
Wayne Kennan ... On-set DOP (uncredited)
Pete G. Papanickolas ... On-set Crew (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Tom Cherones 
Writing credits
Larry David (created by) &
Jerry Seinfeld (created by)

Larry David (written by)

Carol Leifer (story editor)

Produced by
Larry Charles .... supervising producer
Tom Cherones .... supervising producer
Larry David .... executive producer
Tom Gammill .... producer
Tim Kaiser .... coordinating producer
Suzy Mamann-Greenberg .... associate producer (as Suzy Mamann Greenberg)
Peter Mehlman .... co-producer
Max Pross .... producer
Jerry Seinfeld .... producer
George Shapiro .... executive producer
Nancy Sprow .... associate producer
Joan Van Horn .... line producer
Howard West .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Wolff 
Cinematography by
Wayne Kennan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Janet Ashikaga 
Casting by
Marc Hirschfeld 
Brian Myers 
Production Design by
Thomas Azzari  (as Tho. E. Azzari)
Set Decoration by
Mel Cooper  (as Mel Cooper Fischer)
Makeup Department
Judy Crown .... hair stylist
Robin LaVigne .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jeffrey Stott .... executive in charge of production
Joan Van Horn .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jason Saville .... second assistant director
Joan Van Horn .... first assistant director
Art Department
Stan Ascough .... property master
Suzanne Feller-Otto .... set designer
Sound Department
Charlie McDaniel .... post-production sound mixer
Craig Porter .... post-production sound mixer
Pete San Filipo Sr. .... sound mixer (as Peter San Filipo)
Dennis Kirkpatrick .... boom operator (uncredited)
Eddie Yansick .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Marcos .... gaffer
Jeff Miller .... camera operator
Ed Nielsen .... camera operator (as Edward Nielsen)
Pete G. Papanickolas .... key grip (as Pete Papanickolas)
Herb Roberts .... camera operator
Charles R. Young .... camera operator (as Charlie Young)
George La Fountaine Jr. .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charmaine Nash Simmons .... costume supervisor (as Charmaine Simmons)
Editorial Department
David J. Downing .... on-line editor (as David Downing)
Tom Sartori .... colorist
Other crew
Carol Brown .... production staff
Jeff Bye .... production staff
Ron Hauge .... program consultant
Darin Henry .... production staff
Bruce Kirschbaum .... creative consultant
Eugene Lew .... auditor
Andy Robin .... program consultant
Charlie Rubin .... program consultant
George Sledge .... production staff
Brady Thomas .... production staff
D. Owen Trainor .... technical coordinator (as David Owen Trainor)
Coby Turner .... script supervisor
Karen Wilkie .... production staff
Jeffrey Yerkes .... production staff
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

23 min
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

George at one points says "can't you just switch with another midget" when talking about having someone else take Mickey's part cause the kid that Mickey is portraying is growing rapidly. They later dubbed over the word "midget" and George now says "minute" instead.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "All My Children" (1970)See more »


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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
"He took... it out", 3 October 2011
Author: itamarscomix from Israel

Season 5, Episode 16, "The Stand-In"

"The Stand-In" is probably my least favorite episode in season 5 of Seinfeld. Although, being a Seinfeld season 5 episode, it still has its moments of hilarity.

The episode features the four leads in four separate story lines that don't interact in any meaningful way. What's worse, is that none of them have any truly satisfying or funny conclusions. In fact, they're all very mean-spirited, reminding me more of the spirits of seasons 8 and 9.

The only actor who pulls a Season 5-worthy performance here is Jason Alexander. George's story starts out great and drags out towards the ending, but it has some hilarious moments thanks mainly to Jason's body language. Elaine's and Jerry's stories are completely nonsensical, and though Julia is quite funny in the episode's most iconic scene, it's still not enough. Kramer is, strangely, almost passive in this episode. He only serves as a foil to Mickey - who appears in the series for the first time, and serves as the only really memorable thing about it.

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