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The Chinese Woman 

George's telephone line crosses with that of a woman named Donna Chang, and everyone seeks her advice when she convinces them that she's Chinese. Jerry winds up dating her. Things get worse when Frank and Estelle announce a separation. Jerry and Elaine can't seem to figure out why Frank Costanza is having mysterious business dealings with a man in a cape.

Director:

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 ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Jerry Stiller ... Frank Costanza
Estelle Harris ... Estelle Constanza
Kelly Coffield Park ... Noreen (as Kelly Coffield)
Angela Dohrmann Angela Dohrmann ... Donna Chang
William Utay ... Dr. Korval (as Will Utay)
Lucy Lin Lucy Lin ... Hostess
Jack Tracy Jack Tracy ... Man
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Storyline

Jerry gets a date with a woman, Donna Chang, who due to a technical fault with the telephone lines is getting all of George's calls. He thinks she's Chinese but soon realizes that's not the case. Elaine and Jerry see George's father talking to a strange looking man wearing a cape but it's Donna who gets the scoop when she speaks to George's mother. Elaine is having trouble talking to her friend Noreen because Noreen's friend Paul won't stop chatting when she calls so she's taken to just hanging up, something that has a effect on Elaine and Paul's relationship. Kramer meanwhile is worried about his fertility, wondering if he's the last of the Kramer line. He goes to a clinic but is unnerved when the doctor tells him to stop wearing jockey shorts. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1994 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Larry David makes one of his few cameos as Frank Costanzas lawyer who wears a cape. See more »

Goofs

Donna Chang (Angela Dohrmann), when in Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) apartment, has her hair pulled back Moments later she is shown to have part down the middle. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Seinfeld: What are you doin' to this woman?, This is the second relationship you've ruined for her in a few weeks
Elaine Benes: I know
Jerry Seinfeld: First you ruin her relationship with the High Talker
Elaine Benes: Well, Jer, I got confused. They sound exactly the same
Jerry Seinfeld: So she breaks up with him, somehow picks up the pieces of her life, miraculously meets a new guy and you bust that up and then just as they're reconciling, you announce to the world he's boring
Elaine Benes: [apologetically] I didn't know she'd take it so seriously
Jerry Seinfeld: Well, apparently you have a ...
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Crazy Credits

The character "Man" listed in the credits as Jack Tracy refers to the man smoking in the Chinese restaurant who has one small line - "You mind?" The man in the cape is indeed Larry David, however none of his parts in Seinfeld (various voices, man in cape, newsstand cashier, Steinbrenner, etc.) are ever credited to him or anyone else. See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"I don't trust men in capes"
4 October 2011 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

Season 6, Episode 4, "The Chinese Woman"

Season 6 was finally hitting its stride with "The Chinese Woman" which remains one of the season's strongest episodes. Kramer is more hilarious than he's been in a long time, and he has some of his finest moments here. More importantly - The Costanzas make their first appearance in season 6, and they're both brilliant - as is Larry David in his most memorable cameo of the show's run.

The season 6 scripts weren't as tight and precise as the ones in seasons 4 and 5, but this is one of the episodes in which the new writing found its footing and the new season found its voice.


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