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The Cigar Store Indian 

Jerry is deemed a racist when he purchases a Native American statue for Elaine. Kramer tries to get Elaine's company to publish his coffee table book. Elaine runs into a really creepy man ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Cherones

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Estelle Harris ... Estelle Constanza
Jerry Stiller ... Frank Costanza
Richard Fancy ... Mr. Lippman
Kimberly Guerrero ... Winona (as Kimberly Norris)
Sam Lloyd ... Ricky
C.K. Steefel ... Sylvia (as Carissa Channing)
Ralph Manza ... Gepetto
Al Roker ... Al Roker
Veralyn Jones ... Renee
Lisa Pescia ... Joanne
Benjamin Lum Benjamin Lum ... Mailman
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Jerry is deemed a racist when he purchases a Native American statue for Elaine. Kramer tries to get Elaine's company to publish his coffee table book. Elaine runs into a really creepy man on the subway who steals Frank's TV Guide and follows her to the Costanza's house. Meanwhile, George gets grounded when he has sex with a woman in his parents' bed. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1993 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Richard Fancy previously appeared together in The Art of Being Nick (1986), a Family Ties (1982) spin-off. See more »

Goofs

George (Jason Alexander) makes the statement that his parents don't read books, yet in episode 5.7, Seinfeld: The Non-Fat Yogurt, we see Frank (Jerry Stiller) reading one. See more »

Connections

References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"There's one at every party..."
27 September 2011 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

Season 5, Episode 10, "The Cigar Store Indian"

An excellent season 5 episode, though it lacks a bit in theme or memorable central storyline, "The Cigar Store Indian" has some of the show's funniest moments.

Most of all it stands out for being the first Seinfeld episode to address racism (this is a show that has in recent years often been blamed or racism itself) in a hilarious, almost disturbing manner, almost ahead of its time in its deconstruction of PC which was quite prevalent at the time. George's scenes are all hilarious too, and of course this is the origin of Kramer's famous "Coffee table book".


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