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The Bookstore 

George is forced to buy a book he took with him into the bathroom. Jerry finds out that his Uncle Leo is a shoplifter. Elaine doesn't want to be known as the office skank. Kramer and Newman start a Hong Kong rickshaw business.

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 5 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
Barney Martin ... Morty
Liz Sheridan ... Helen
John O'Hurley ... J. Peterman
Len Lesser ... Uncle Leo
Jonathan Penner ... Zach
Ted Rooney ... Crichton
Jon Gries ... Rusty
Sonya Eddy ... Rebecca DeMornay
Merrin Dungey ... Cashier
Kevin Ruf Kevin Ruf ... Security Guard
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Storyline

While at Brentano's, George is forced to buy an expensive art book after taking it into the bathroom. George has a hard time getting rid of said book. Jerry catches Uncle Leo shoplifting and has a hard time dealing with the situation. Kramer and Newman set up a rickshaw business using New York's homeless population but the plans quickly backfire. Elaine gets in trouble when she has a drunken make out session at Peterman's Christmas party and Peterman orders the guy to attend rehab. Written by halo1k

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

During the original airing of this episode, two commercials were played that featured Seinfeld alumni. Firstly an ad for the movie "My Giant" aired, featuring a scene containing Estelle Harris (Estelle), and secondly an ad for the Seville STS with Patrick Warburton (Puddy) was shown. See more »

Goofs

White Los Angeles taxi is seen in the background. See more »

Quotes

J. Peterman: Elaine, do you have a moment? It's about your lover.
Elaine Benes: [Faking a broken heart] Oh yes. I know all about his little performance in the break room.
Elaine Benes: Elaine, who among us hasn't snuck into the break room to nibble on a love newton?
Elaine Benes: Love newton?
J. Peterman: I'm afraid the problem with Zach is more serious. He's back on the horse, Elaine. Smack. White palace. The Chinaman's nightcap.
Elaine Benes: An addict?... Well, it just keeps getting better!
J. Peterman: And, in a tiny way, I almost feel responsible. I'm the one who sent him to Thailand...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 19 June 2015 (2015) See more »

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Shining Star
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Performed by Earth Wind & Fire
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