Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Fusilli Jerry 

Frank has an unfortunate accident involving one of Kramer's pasta sculptures; Kramer gets the wrong license plates; Jerry becomes disturbed when he finds out that his mechanic used his personal sex move on Elaine.

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Estelle Harris ... Estelle Constanza
Jerry Stiller ... Frank Costanza
Patrick Warburton ... David Puddy
Marla Sucharetza ... Nancy Klopper
Lou Cutell ... Dr. Howard Cooperman
Yvette Cruise ... Clerk
Jeff Coopwood ... Security Guard
Judith Shelton ... Sally
Apollo Dukakis Apollo Dukakis ... Doctor Baker Saul
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Storyline

Kramer gets new license plates, but a DMV screw-up gives him a new vanity license plate - "ASSMAN". George's mom gets plastic surgery. Kramer makes pasta sculptures of his friends, and makes one out of Jerry using Fusilli pasta. Jerry tells Puddy about his "move", which he proceeds to use on Elaine. He also tells George, but George screws it up, and his girlfriend gets freaked out when he uses crib notes. Kramer finally tracks down the Ass Man when Frank falls on the Fusilli Jerry and they have to take him to a proctologist. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1995 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In the years following the initial broadcast, some motorists actually have submitted applications to the Motor Vehicle Bureau to have ASSMAN registered as a vanity plate slogan. The applications for ASSMAN vanity plates are often rejected as a result of the slogan's sexual and vulgar connotations. Since 1995, ASSMAN ranks among the top vanity plate slogan rejections worldwide. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the episode Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) complains that David Puddy (Patrick Warburton) is his friend so therefore should have checked with Jerry if it was ok to ask Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) out. Throughout the rest of the series however, there is no evidence that Puddy and Jerry know each other other than through Elaine. See more »

Quotes

Frank Costanza: [while on his way to confront Kramer for making a pass at his wife, he spot's Kramer's ASSMAN vanity license plate and immediately becomes embroiled in rage] ASSMAN? I'll give him ASSMAN!
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Referenced in Battlestar Galactica: Precipice (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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30 June 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Seinfeld

Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the creators, of the dream sitcom for every stand up artist is the milestone set as an example on how to use your humor as a part of narrative. The series was clearly ahead of its time and fixated within that time limit when it was aired- or maybe not even then. This is how the series both remains timeless and also fails to test against time. The concept of the series- in fact there is an episode, where the series takes an almost meta turn, whispering the secretive meeting held within the confound of NBC walls about the pitch- is to just joke, just talk, analyse with a mockery tone, bombing brutally on a subject from the most privileged position under that circumstances. There is no storyline, no character development, no arc, no rhythm to follow. Usually, a film like such becomes more than a film with such an idea; take the Life Of Brian series. And similarly the series refuses to participate in the expected or not even expected aspects of the storytelling.

There is no end, no beginning, it captures a brief period with an agenda in mind that you will have the time of your life. But this is where this coherent plan backfires. First the runtime itself. Something so monotonous cannot withhold its audience for nine years. It is simply preposterous. For the style of the joke, the humor, the vocab of these characters, if as-planned is intended to be the same, will grow natural or normal to the viewers. This makes the relationship between the viewers and the characters, similar to what the viewers have in the outer world, maybe a friend or a family member.

Basically it would never be interesting, sure some cases would come up, just as chapters does in here, but that too will carry the momentum of just that brief period of screentime. Another major challenge it faces is, in order to stay far away from the textbook sitcom structure, the character has to and does deny on getting on or blending in with the society. Now that's fine. But in order to last longer they had to create an unfair world that takes uncalled detours just for the laughs, ignoring both emotional and ethical aspect of it, resulting into a physical distance that you, as an audience, carry for the rest of the series. By the end, it gets difficult to survive and something so beloved, something so smart, Seinfeld is left under a dry heap of jokes.

The Fusilli Jerry

Everyone's got a move for every situation. The theme is explored smartly from all directions and analysed from each individual's perspective accounting in their personality too. Yet, the episode never is funny, it's entertaining and engaging for sure.


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