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The Good Samaritan 

Jerry trails a hit-and-run driver but is attracted to her and begins dating her; he later learns her victim was a woman he's had a crush on for a long time. Kramer begins having seizures whenever he hears Mary Hart's voice.

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Jason Alexander

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Melinda McGraw ... Angela
Ann Talman ... Robin
Joseph Malone ... Michael
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Storyline

After Jerry sees the car in front of him sideswipe a parked car near his apartment, he decides to follow it and confront the driver. She turns out to be a very attractive woman by the name of Angela. She soon has him under her thumb but although they are dating, Jerry is having second thoughts about the morality of not doing something about the accident. His resolve changes when he hears that the victim was a pretty neighbor he's wanted to meet for a long time. Kramer meanwhile has a gash on his forehead, something he got when he seemingly passed out. No one can quite figure out why until they start watching Mary Hart on Entertainment Tonight (1981). Written by garykmcd

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Comedy

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Helen Slater played Becky Gelke in this episode. Neither Slater nor her character's name were listed in the end credits. See more »

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The top of the studio set can be seen as the credits roll at the end. See more »

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Jerry Seinfeld: I would say the concept behind the car phone and the phone machine, the speaker phone, the airline phone, the portable phone, the pay phone, the cordless phone, the multiline phone, the phone pager, call waiting, call forwarding, call conferencing, speed dialing, direct dialing, and the redialing is that we all have absolutely nothing to say, and we've got to talk to someone about it right now. Cannot wait another second. I mean, come on, you're at home, you're on the phone. You're...
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References Zorba the Greek (1964) See more »

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Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"I'm gonna sew his ass to his face!"
9 December 2008 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

Once again, it is shown beyond any doubt that the characters who inhabit the Seinfeld universe don't think in conventional terms when it comes to right or wrong. In fact, they're as morally flexible as comedy protagonists come.

The Good Samaritan originates from the far-out idea of Jerry witnessing a hit-and-run. Nothing wrong so far, right? Yeah, except Jerry doesn't report the incident, but starts dating the wrongful driver instead, on the grounds that she is very good-looking. Then he meets the victim and realizes he'd rather date her (go figure). Meanwhile, Kramer starts having seizures whenever he hears Mary Hart's voice, and Elaine gets in trouble when it turns out George is having an affair with her married friend.

The plotting is, as usual, utterly absurd, but then Seinfeld never aspired to be a piece of social realism. Jerry's interactions with the two women (one of whom is played by Melinda McGraw, who would later be Scully's sister on The X-Files) are outrageously fantastic, as is the George storyline, but the biggest laughs are all due to Michael Richards' amazing physical work in the seizure scenes. It's the kind of stuff Emmys were created for (and he won one for Season 3, fittingly enough).


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

4 March 1992 (USA) See more »

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