Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Couch 

Jerry's new couch is completely ruined when Elaine upsets a man with a bladder condition. Kramer decides to start up his own new pizza business. George joins a book club but instead of reading the book he watches the movie.


Andy Ackerman


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Reni Santoni ... Poppie
David James Elliott ... Carl
Robert Hooks ... Joe Temple
Denise Dowse ... Mother
Patton Oswalt ... Clerk
Diana Theodore Diana Theodore ... Remy
Jessica Hecht ... Lindsay
Mari Weiss ... Woman #1
Tamar Cooper Tamar Cooper ... Woman #2
Beverly C. Brown Beverly C. Brown ... Woman #3
Jeris Poindexter ... Man (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)


Elaine dates a moving guy, and things are going well for her until Jerry wants to know what his opinion on abortion is. Poppy returns and he and Kramer are going into business together to create a restaurant where you make your own pizza. Meanwhile, George goes out of his way to cheat on a book club test by renting "Breakfast At Tiffany's" instead of reading the book. Written by halo1k

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27 October 1994 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The couch Poppie (Reni Santoni) ruins is referred to again in episode 6.17, Seinfeld: The Doorman (1995). See more »


The wet spot on Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) couch is there before Poppie (Reni Santoni) sits down. It's covered by newspapers and as Poppie sits, he swiftly moves them aside, ready to be seen when he stands up again. See more »


Cosmo Kramer: [puts the dough on the counter] Alright, put a little sauce on here...
[speaks some unintelligible words in an Italian accent while spreading the sauce around]
Cosmo Kramer: Some cheese...
Poppie: Not too much!
Cosmo Kramer: And... cucumbers!
[Grabs a large handful and puts them on the pizza]
Poppie: Wait a second... what is that?
Cosmo Kramer: It's cucumbers.
Poppie: No, no. You can't put cucumbers on a pizza.
Cosmo Kramer: Well, why not? I like cucumbers.
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References Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"What is his stand... on abortion?"
4 October 2011 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

Season 6, Episode 5, "The Couch"

A hilarious episode, though not one of the best season 6 has to offer. The main highlight is the return of Poppy (who first appeared in season 5's "The Pie") who helps Kramer with his vision for the "pizza place where you make your own pie", and provides some of the episode's funniest moments.

Elaine is also truly great in this episode, and it's probably the last time we've seen her take a stand and care about something (she was given a semi-activist personality in the early episodes with her anti-fur and feminist rants, but became more apathetic as the series progressed, in line with the rest of the cast).

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