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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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Episode complete credited cast:
... Jerry Seinfeld
... Elaine Benes
... Cosmo Kramer
... George Costanza
... David Puddy
... Mickey Abbott
... Kruger (as Daniel Von Bargen)
... Sophie
... Father Curtis
Ursaline Bryant ... Dr. Wexler
... Student #1
... Student #2
... Artie
Alec Holland ... Co-Worker #1
Suli McCullough ... Co-Worker #2
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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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19 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) reveals she's an Atheist in this episode, yet back in episode 6.19, Seinfeld: The Doodle (1995), we see her bless herself just prior to entering Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) apartment as it's in the process of being fumigated. See more »

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Early in the episode when Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), George (Jason Alexander) and Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) are talking, there is mustard & ketchup next to Jerry. When there is a longer shot of the scene showing the whole table, the mustard & ketchup are missing. See more »

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George Costanza: [after Jerry has told him and Elaine about Sophie giving him the "It's me"] I'm against all "it's me"s. So self-absorbed and egotistical. It's like these hip musicians with their complicated shoes!
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Seinfeld Theme Song
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"The Old Switcheroo"
20 August 2010 | by See 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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