Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Heart Attack 

After suffering what he thinks is a heart attack, George discovers he has inflamed tonsils and seeks alternative medicine to heal.


Tom Cherones


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




Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Tor Eckman
John Posey ... Dr. Fein
John Fleck ... Attendant
Jimmy Woodard Jimmy Woodard ... Driver
Pat Hazell Pat Hazell ... Man in Other Bed
Sharon McNight Sharon McNight ... The Nurse
Thomas Wagner ... The Cook
Heather James ... The Waitress


At lunch at Monk's, George thinks he's having a heart attack and is rushed to the hospital to learn that the only thing wrong with him is tonsillitis. Kramer suggests that he should seek alternative therapies to surgery and suggest he visit his own herbalist, Tor. Jerry thinks it's all ridiculous, especially after he sees just what Tor is up to. Elaine meanwhile takes a liking to George's doctor and they go out on a date that doesn't go too well. Written by garykmcd

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Did You Know?


Bob Sacamano is a fictional friend of Kramer (Michael Richards). He is never seen but is the source of many bizarre anecdotes. Larry Charles has stated that Sacamano was a real-life friend, although the two fell out shortly after the character was first introduced. Throughout the course of the series he was referenced in the following episodes: See more »


When George thinks he's having a heart attack, an ambulance takes him to "Manhattan Memorial". The footage shows the ambulance speeding under elevated subway tracks. That El would be either in the Bronx or Brooklyn, certainly not on the east side of Manhattan, where the show takes place. See more »


[first lines]
Jerry: You know, I tell you, I gotta say that I'm enjoying adulthood for a lot of reasons, and I'll tell you reason number one. As an adult, if I want a cookie, I have a cookie, okay? I have three cookies or four cookies, or 11 cookies if I want. Many times, I will intentionally ruin my entire appetite. Just ruin it... and then I call my mother up right after to tell her that I did it. "Hello, Mom? Yeah, I just ruined my entire appetite. Cookies." So what if you ruin it? See, because as ...
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References The Rebel (1959) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"My name is Bob!"
2 June 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

I noticed that Kramer is one character in the first seasons and a complete different one in the last ones. I mean, on this seasons he was an eccentric person but with a normal life. The late Kramer is an abomination of a human being that seems that jumped out of a cartoon. And this is a great example of how to write Kramer right.

George has a medical issue and Kramer has a friend (one of his many eccentric friends) who does alternative medicine. He's not swimming in the f-ucking East River (S08). Here he is a normal human being with relatable situations.

The episode in itself is really funny (with Jason on fire) and has some great supporting characters.

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25 April 1991 (USA) See more »

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