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The English Patient 

Elaine is dragged to see the movie "The English Patient (1996) " on multiple occasions, even though she absolutely hates the film.


Andy Ackerman


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Lloyd Bridges ... Izzy Mandelbaum
Liz Sheridan ... Helen
Barney Martin ... Morty
John O'Hurley ... J. Peterman
Chelsea Noble ... Danielle
O'Neal Compton ... Earl Haffler
Lisa Mende ... Carol
Gene Dynarski ... Izzy Mandelbaum Jr.
Marco Rodríguez ... Guillermo (as Marco Rodriguez)
Joe Urla ... Dugan (as Joseph Urla)
Jill Talley ... Gail


Jerry visits his parents in Florida. Kramer asks Jerry to pick up some Cubans while he's there, but Kramer doesn't specify whether they are cigars or not. The next day, Jerry has an encounter with Izzy Mandelbaum, the founder of the Magic Pan crepe restaurant. Izzy challenges Jerry to a weight-lifting contest, but when Izzy takes it too far, he winds up in the hospital. Jerry goes to visit and learns that Izzy, his father and his son are nearly identical in age, and each one challenges Jerry to a weight-lifting contest. Meanwhile, back in New York, Elaine is repeatedly dragged to go see the best picture winning film "The English Patient (1996) ", but she absolutely despises it. Peterman nearly fires Elaine when she gets angry and leaves half way through the movie. Peterman gets so angry at Elaine that instead of firing her, he decides to teach her a lesson by making her go to Tunisia and live in a cave for six weeks. Jerry gets back to New York and Kramer learns that the Cubans aren't... Written by Anonymous

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13 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This episode is the first with scenes set in Florida that doesn't include Jack Klompus (Sandy Baron). See more »


One of the reasons Elaine gives as to why she hated The English Patient is her contention that sex in a tub "never works". In the movie, Almásy and Katharine do share a bathtub, but they do not have sex in it. See more »


Izzy Mandelbaum: It's go time!
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References Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) See more »


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Written by Jonathan Wolff
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I hate it!
27 May 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

Great episode from the bizarre eight season.

Being the bizarre season it is, this is a quite normal episode, with just one story line being weird.

Elaine's story is the funniest with Julia on fire. Jerry's story starts kind of slow but picks up when the second Mandelbaum appears. George's story (the weirdest) starts off great, with George trying to be like someone who gets beautiful women to the point he can't notice he is already getting a beautiful woman, but ends pretty forced. Kramer's is the weakest with no real funny scenes.

Two great story lines, one good story line and one bad story line.

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