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The Andrea Doria 

A survivor of a shipwreck beats George out of an apartment, so George decides to tell the landlords the tragedies of his life in hopes of getting it back based on pity.

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Wayne Knight ... Newman
Estelle Harris ... Estelle Constanza
Jerry Stiller ... Frank Costanza
Tom Gallop ... Alan
Ray Stricklyn ... Clarence
Diana Bellamy ... Mrs. Ricardi
Rick Hall ... Vet
Carl Banks ... Policeman #1
Barry Cutler ... Policeman #2
Kevin Steinberg Kevin Steinberg ... Waiter (as Kev O'Neil)
Ossie Mair ... Driver
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Storyline

A shipwreck survivor beats George out of an apartment, so he decides to tell the apartment board the astonishing tales of Costanza. Elaine dates a guy who has had a series of really bad break-ups. Kramer gets a nagging cough and seeks veterinary advice. Jerry learns that Newman is up for a transfer to Hawaii and tries to help him deliver mail. Written by halo1k

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Kramer's (Michael Richards) coughing message to the police is a parody of Lassie's saving the day by warning of danger or trouble. See more »

Goofs

The post office has no way to know what percentage of people get their mail unless the people complain and anything under 100% wouldn't be acceptable. See more »

Quotes

George Costanza: Ahoy! Mr. Eldridge. I understand you were on the Andrea Doria.
Clarence: Yes, it was a terrifying ordeal.
George Costanza: I tell ya, I hear people really stuff themselves on those cruise ships.
[laughs]
George Costanza: The buffet, that's the real ordeal, huh, Clarence?
[laughs]
George Costanza: .
Clarence: [Defensively] We had to abandon ship.
George Costanza: Well, all vacations have to end eventually.
Clarence: The boat sank!
[...]
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Connections

Spoofs The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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the boat sank..
1 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Seinfeld

Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the creators, of the dream sitcom for every stand up artist is the milestone set as an example on how to use your humor as a part of narrative. The series was clearly ahead of its time and fixated within that time limit when it was aired- or maybe not even then. This is how the series both remains timeless and also fails to test against time. The concept of the series- in fact there is an episode, where the series takes an almost meta turn, whispering the secretive meeting held within the confound of NBC walls about the pitch- is to just joke, just talk, analyse with a mockery tone, bombing brutally on a subject from the most privileged position under that circumstances. There is no storyline, no character development, no arc, no rhythm to follow. Usually, a film like such becomes more than a film with such an idea; take the Life Of Brian series. And similarly the series refuses to participate in the expected or not even expected aspects of the storytelling.

There is no end, no beginning, it captures a brief period with an agenda in mind that you will have the time of your life. But this is where this coherent plan backfires. First the runtime itself. Something so monotonous cannot withhold its audience for nine years. It is simply preposterous. For the style of the joke, the humor, the vocab of these characters, if as-planned is intended to be the same, will grow natural or normal to the viewers. This makes the relationship between the viewers and the characters, similar to what the viewers have in the outer world, maybe a friend or a family member.

Basically it would never be interesting, sure some cases would come up, just as chapters does in here, but that too will carry the momentum of just that brief period of screentime. Another major challenge it faces is, in order to stay far away from the textbook sitcom structure, the character has to and does deny on getting on or blending in with the society. Now that's fine. But in order to last longer they had to create an unfair world that takes uncalled detours just for the laughs, ignoring both emotional and ethical aspect of it, resulting into a physical distance that you, as an audience, carry for the rest of the series. By the end, it gets difficult to survive and something so beloved, something so smart, Seinfeld is left under a dry heap of jokes.

The Andrea Doria

After the things Anderson has went through in this series- not to forget the things he has done too, knowingly or unknowingly- the writers have still managed to push the boundaries by putting him on this spot, overcoming their own range and desires.


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