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The Bubble Boy 

On their way to the family cabin, George and Susan visit a boy who lives in a bubble; Kramer and Naomi start a fire that ends up burning down the cabin.


Tom Cherones


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

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Heidi Swedberg ... Susan Ross
Jessica Lundy ... Naomi
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Mel
Carol Mansell ... Mother
O-Lan Jones ... Waitress
Jon Hayman Jon Hayman ... Donald (voice)
George Gerdes ... Man #1
Tony Papenfuss Tony Papenfuss ... Man #2 (as Tony Pappenfuss)


George and Susan invite Jerry, his girlfriend Naomi, Elaine and Kramer to spend the weekend at her parents' cabin upstate. Naomi bows out after Jerry makes a comment on her laugh and Kramer isn't interested. After Elaine goads him into it, Jerry agrees to stop off on the way and visit a fan who lives in a plastic bubble enclosed room due to an autoimmune disease. They go in separate cars and George drives so fast that Jerry and Elaine lose them and not having the boy's address end up in a diner. Kramer and Naomi meanwhile decide to go to the cabin with unfortunate results. Written by garykmcd

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7 October 1992 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Despite previously stating the only animal she'll eat if fish, Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) eats a broiled chicken in the diner in this episode. See more »


When George plays the Bubble Boy in Trivial Pursuit, the Bubble Boy moves his piece to a place on the rim of the wheel on the board and announces, "For the game." In Trivial Pursuit one wins by moving to the /center/ of the board and answering a question, not the rim. However, in the edition dubbed into Spanish, the character says that he goes for the "quesito" (name that is traditionally given in Spain to each of the pieces that must be won to complete the game), correcting the error of the original version. See more »


[Kramer has accidentally set the cabin on fire. He suddenly realizes that his cuban cigars are in the cabin]
Kramer: My Cubans!
[He runs off towards the fire to save his cigars]
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References The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"That stupid idiot!"
27 June 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

Now we're talking.

This is were Season's 4 streak of classic episodes begins. After a so-so start of the season we get the first good episode.

Jerry, Elaine, George and Susan set out to Susan's cabin Upstate for the weekend. Now, concerning the script, I believe there are two things here: one is everything concerning the Bubble Boy and then there's everything else. All around the Bubble Boy story is comedic gold. From the memorable parents to the Bubble Boy itself and the Trivia Pursuit game with George, everything works. Unfortunately the rest doesn't quite.

Jerry and Elaine's story line is kind of dull. Nothing really happens and it really isn't funny. Kramer's story is funny but it is too short.

On a side note I really like what this season does with continuity: from the The Pitch on, every episode has some sort of element that connects it to the previous one. Here we see Jerry's relationship with the waitress from the previous episode and Kramer smoking the cigars Susan gave George before. On a larger scale this creates a mini world around the gang's life and develops a much richer story along the season. They never tried that before or after.

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