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The Maestro 

Elaine's latest boyfriend likes to be known as "The Maestro"; Kramer reaches an unsatisfactory settlement with the coffee company, much to his lawyer's chagrin.


Andy Ackerman


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

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Heidi Swedberg ... Susan Ross
Phil Morris ... Jackie Chiles
Mark Metcalf ... Maestro
Gary Yates Gary Yates ... Security Guard
Paul Michael Paul Michael ... Ciccio
James Noah ... Ned
Tim Bagley ... Manager
Richard McGonagle ... Mr. Star
Kenneth Ryan Kenneth Ryan ... Mr. Burns
Kymberly Newberry ... Ms. Jordan (as Kymberly S. Newberry)
David Wendelman David Wendelman ... Waiter


Kramer is pursuing his lawsuit against a coffee shop for selling him coffee that was too hot. Jackie Chiles represents him and thinks they'll make a fortune. He may have a problem when Elaine's new boyfriend gives him a salve that cleans up his burn mark overnight. The boyfriend, who conducts the police band, insists that everyone call him Maestro, which is just a bit too pretentious. Meanwhile, George goes shopping with Susan at a store owned by her family. He's not too keen on the clothes she thinks he should wear and he's bothered by the face that the security guard must stand all day. Written by garykmcd

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5 October 1995 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Jackie Chiles (Phil Morris) is based on Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. - an actual fast-talking lawyer who represented O.J. Simpson. See more »


When Jerry asks Ciccio if there are any houses to rent, Ciccio has just exhaled a large puff of cigar smoke. In the next shot, the air is clear. See more »


Cosmo Kramer: Well you know they don't allow outside drinks in the movie theater. So I had to put it in my shirt and sneak it in.
Jackie Chiles: Yeah, see they like to sell their own coffee.
Cosmo Kramer: Yeah, now is that going to be a problem?
Jackie Chiles: Yeah that's going to be a problem. It's gonna be a problem for them. This a clear violation of your rights as a consumer. It's an infringement on your constitutional rights. It's outrageous, egregious, preposterous.
Cosmo Kramer: It's definitely preposterous.
Jackie Chiles: So. Then what happened?
Cosmo Kramer: Well I was trying to get ...
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References Amadeus (1984) See more »


Symphony No. 7
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Heard in The Maestro's car
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"Nor should you"
8 August 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

Another great episode from Season 7 although this feels more like a filler. Geroge's arc doesn't get much development but it is a strong episode in itself.

On this episode we get two brand new supporting characters and two of the best. Jackie Chiles and The Maestro. Jackie gets on board with a full fleshed out personality and gives pieces of dialogue that are comedic gold. The Maestro, on the other hand, has to be one of the most original characters on the show. A guy who conducts the Policemen Benevolent Association Orchestra a wants to be called Maestro no matter the situation? Genius!

Kramer's café latte incident (that began on the previous episode) gets a somewhat dumb resolution. So that's a little disappointing. On parallel we get the story about George's concerns about the well being of the security guard in Susan's uncle shop. This is the kind of weird approach I think works because it is definitely absurd but you could see George doing it. However, what I do think is weird and doesn't work is Jerry's problem with the availability in Tuscany. It's too neurotic for him and by the end of the episode it reaches a level of disbelief that ruins it.

An entertaining filler, nothing more, nothing less.

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