Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Bris 

Elaine and Jerry are nervous about the religious duties they must do when they agree to become godparents to a couple's newborn; George nabs great parking spot.


Tom Cherones


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Charles Levin ... Mohel
Debra Mooney ... Mrs. Sweedler
Tom Alan Robbins ... Stan
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Myra
John Gegenhuber John Gegenhuber ... Resident
Tia Riebling Tia Riebling ... Woman
Frank Noon ... Patient


Jerry and Elaine get asked to be the godparents for their friends' newborn baby. But unfortunately the position doesn't last very long when Elaine hires a drunken rabbi to perform the Bris. While at the hospital, Kramer thinks he found a pig-man while a mental patient jumps to his death and lands on George's car. Written by halo1k

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14 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Season 5 episodes Seinfeld: The Mango (1993) through Seinfeld: The Sniffing Accountant (1993) saw Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) green Klein bike replaced by a blue Cannondale. In this episode the green Klein makes its return. See more »


When visiting their friend's baby at the hospital, their friend tells them that the baby is sucking away at his wife's breasts implying that she is breastfeeding. But when you look at his wife, in the next shot, her shirt is not up & the baby is not in any position where the baby would be breastfeeding. See more »


Elaine Benes: Did you find the place alright?
Mohel: Did I find it alright? I mean could you send me to a more dangerous neighborhood? I'm dreading walking back to the subway, someone shouldn't crack me over the head and steal my bag, 'cause I'll be lying there on the street in this neighborhood and people will spit on me and empty my pockets. I'll lie in the gutter like a bum, like a dog, like a mutt, like an animal! God forbid someone should help me or call an ambulance. No, that's too much trouble to pick up a ...
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References O Lucky Man! (1973) See more »


Love Theme
from The Godfather (1972)
by Nino Rota
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Over the top performances that work really well
16 July 2019 | by clacuraSee all my reviews

This is one of the better Seinfeld episodes. The Bris was played to perfection, add the pigman B story and all the other brilliant layers like Jerry asking George if he ever saw a man that was uncircumcised. He pauses then says, "I got used to it..." This is what makes for great writing and performances, when you can take a simple line and it becomes memorable. Jerry whining in the taxi cab about his cut finger. This episode sums up the finale well and the finale was brilliant. These are really nice people that are self-absorbed. George obsessed with getting a great parking space instantly cements his character. The writing is superb.

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