Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Bizarro Jerry 

George uses Susan's death to pick up women. Elaine's new friend is Jerry's exact opposite. Jerry's new girlfriend has manly hands. Kramer pretends to work for an upscale firm.


Andy Ackerman


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Tim DeKay ... Kevin
Kristin Bauer van Straten ... Gillian (as Kristin Bauer)
Pat Kilbane ... Bizarro Kramer
Kyle T. Heffner ... Bizarro George (as Kyle T. Heener)
Justina Vail ... Amanda
J. Patrick McCormack J. Patrick McCormack ... Leland
Harry S. Murphy ... Office Manager (as Harry Murphy)
Dana Patrick Dana Patrick ... Model #1
Shireen Crutchfield ... Model #2
Robin Nance Robin Nance ... Model #3
Mark Larson Mark Larson ... Bizarro Newman (as Mark S. Larson)


Elaine meets Kevin's friends and feels likes she's entered the world of Bizarro Jerry where her world is in reverse. Jerry has a date with Gillian, a woman with man hands. George hits on a new sob story to try and get in with a beautiful receptionist. Kramer gets an unpaid job at a upscale firm. Written by garykmcd

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3 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


David Mandel worked on Saturday Night Live (1975) the week Bob Saget was hosting. Mandel looked like one of Saget's friends and would therefore call him "Feldman" instead of "Mandel" repeatedly. When Mandel was struggling to come up with a name for Bizarro Kramer (played by Pat Kilbane) he remembered this incident and used Saget's nickname. See more »


In this episode, Kramer is making breakfast in Jerry's apartment and as Jerry comes out of his bedroom, a boom mic is visible high above his head. See more »


Jerry Seinfeld: [Talking about Gillian, aka "Man-Hands"] Those meaty paws. I feel like I'm dating George "The Animal" Steele.
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Featured in Seinfeld: The Chronicle (1998) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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the best post Larry David episode
18 September 2017 | by asp-64868See all my reviews

The plot lines and writing took a hit after Larry David left at the end of season 7. It was hit and miss, and mostly all misses in season 9. Season 8 did have a few gems though, and "Bizarro Jerry" stands as one of the best and most memorable Seinfeld episodes to date.

Jerry has a new girlfriend (The beautiful Kristin Bauer van Straten), with the small caveat she has enormous hands that he can't get past. The first scene in the restaurant really has some priceless expressions from Jerry and some of his best acting on the show.

Elaine's substitute friends are just creative genius. They are not over the top funny individually, but the originality of having similar replacements for Jerry, George, and Kramer was "gold" as Bania would say.

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