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The Burning 

Elaine finds out that Puddy is religious. Kramer pretends to have gonorrhea. Jerry's new girlfriend has a tractor story to tell him. George wants everyone at work to like him.

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Andy Ackerman

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 ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Patrick Warburton ... David Puddy
Danny Woodburn ... Mickey Abbott
Daniel von Bargen ... Kruger (as Daniel Von Bargen)
Cindy Ambuehl ... Sophie
Henry Woronicz ... Father Curtis
Ursaline Bryant Ursaline Bryant ... Dr. Wexler
Daniel Dae Kim ... Student #1
Alex Craig Mann ... Student #2
Brian Posehn ... Artie
Alec Holland Alec Holland ... Co-Worker #1
Suli McCullough Suli McCullough ... Co-Worker #2
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Storyline

Jerry is stunned to learn that his new girlfriend has a mysterious "tractor story" that she is not telling him. Kramer and Mickey act out symptoms for medical school students, but Kramer gets repeatedly typecast. George perfects the showmanship art of going out on a high note during meetings at Kruger. Meanwhile, Elaine is stunned to learn that Puddy is religious, and he informs her that she's going to hell. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

This episode was dedicated to Lloyd Bridges who played the character Izzy Mandelbaum in the episodes Seinfeld: The English Patient (1997) and Seinfeld: The Blood (1997). He died 9 days before this episode premiered. See more »

Goofs

Puddy is leaning into the car when Elaine 'drives off' but immediately afterwards he is nowhere to be seen through the rear window. See more »

Quotes

Jerry: Sophie, it's me! I know about the tractor story! And I'm fine with it!
Sophie: How could you know?
Jerry: Shhh! Shhh! But I'm not going to let something like this ruin what could be a meaningful relationship.
Mickey Abbott: [Kramer and Mickey enter] You gave me gonorrhea and you didn't even tell me!
Cosmo Kramer: I gave you gonorrhea because I thought you'd have fun with it!
Mickey Abbott: Well, you should have told me!
Jerry: I'm with somebody!
Sophie: No, I understand! This can be a difficult thing to deal with! But the important thing is that you have a partner ...
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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"The Old Switcheroo"
20 August 2010 | by mackjay2See all my reviews

One of the funniest Season 9 Seinfeld episodes, "The Burning" has some of the best dialog in the series. And some of the best plot lines: Elaine's dilemma with Puddy's religious belief (Patrick Warburton's deadpan at its best); Kramer's acting out diseases for medical students; George's crazy employer Mr. Kruger (very funny Daniel von Bargen) and George's "going out on a high note"; best of all, Jerry's girlfriend and the mysterious "tractor story" (the resolution of that one is classic Seinfeld). When George asks him what a gander is, Jerry says that a gander is a goose who had "the old switcheroo" pulled on her. Incredibly silly stuff, but hilarious from start to finish.


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