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 »

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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 conversation about when a pizza becomes a pizza is actually a debate about abortion and when a fetus becomes a person. See more »


Jerry says he always loved his old couch because it didn't fold out and no one could sleep over. However the season before (s05e18 "The Raincoats") his parents are staying over and sleeping on the same couch - which folds out to make a bed. See more »


Jerry: [after a visit from Poppie] K-Kramer, what is this?
Cosmo Kramer: What is what?
Jerry: This puddle on my sofa!
Cosmo Kramer: What puddle?
Jerry: That puddle!
Cosmo Kramer: ...I don't know.
Jerry: Is it?... Could it?... Could he have?... IT IS!... POPPIE PEED ON MY SOFA!
Cosmo Kramer: Are you sure?
Jerry: Well, what is it then?... My new sofa! Poppie peed on my new sofa!
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Featured in Seinfeld: Highlights of a Hundred (1995) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
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One of the unfunniest episodes you'll ever see
4 July 2018 | by daleholmgrenSee all my reviews

What's funny about arguing about whether cucumbers should go on pizza? What's funny about people getting mad with each other over the abortion issue? What's the possibility that an adult man would pee through his clothes on to a sofa and not be aware of what he's done? What's the likelihood of a family letting a stranger into their house to watch anything on TV?

The magic of Seinfeld is in humor in situations you can identify with. This is about as funny as a pony showing up in Jerry's apartment and starting to poop. It's so outside the realm of reality, it is dull and boring. With all the writers, this is the best they could do? Just being outraged about something is not funny by itself. Anyone could do that.

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