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The Barber 

Jerry regrets giving his longtime barber the heave-ho after he gets a ridiculous-looking haircut. George gets a job interview but the boss leaves him with a very cryptic ending. Kramer begs... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Cherones

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Wayne Knight ... Newman
Antony Ponzini ... Enzo
David Ciminello David Ciminello ... Gino
Michael Fairman ... Mr. Pensky
Jack Shearer ... Mr. Tuttle
Ken Myles Ken Myles ... Mike (as Kenny Myles)
Peggy Etra ... Clarisse (as Peggy Maltby)
Dave Richardson Dave Richardson ... Customer (as David Richardson)
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Storyline

Jerry regrets giving his longtime barber the heave-ho after he gets a ridiculous-looking haircut. George gets a job interview but the boss leaves him with a very cryptic ending. Kramer begs Elaine to let him take part in her charity bachelor auction. Written by halo1k

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 1993 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In episode 5.1 Seinfeld: The Mango (1993), Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) is seen wearing a blue & white Queens College T-shirt, and in this episode he wears a cap from the same college. In real life Jerry is an alumnus of that school. In 1976 he graduated from the theatre and communications program. Other famous students include porn legend Ron Jeremy, comedians Joy Behar and Ray Romano and singer/songwriter Paul Simon. See more »

Goofs

Enzo's barber shop as seen from the outside bears little resemblance to the studio set. In particular the lettering on the window is missing. See more »

Quotes

Clarisse: Mr. Costanza. Mr Pensky's here to see you.
George Costanza: Mr. Pensky? Of the Pensky file?
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Featured in Seinfeld: Highlights of a Hundred (1995) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"You're not Pensky material"
28 July 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

There are good and bad things about The Barber.

For starters is a hell of an entertaining episode. The pace is fluid, the stories are interesting and it certainly is funny. However, it is a flawed episode. The style they tried to take on this episode (the over-the-top, drama play style) works on occasions. Everything about the barber story line makes sense with itself, but when contrasted with George's or Elaine and Kramer's story it feels out of place. And the music just makes that more notorious. That being said, George's story is pretty much absurd, so it doesn't feel completely out of place, but the way they handle the barber plot is what differentiates them so much. Without a doubt George's story line is the funniest.

Another thing that didn't quite work is the resolution. The barber story had the most lazy and unclear payoff and George story suffered something similar.

Nevertheless it is a funny episode and another piece in the masterpiece that is Season 5.


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