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The Marine Biologist 

George starts dating a college friend who, thanks to Jerry, thinks George is now a marine biologist. Elaine's electronic organizer injures a person after being launched from a limo by a Russian novelist. Kramer decides to golf on the beach.


Tom Cherones


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

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Wayne Knight ... Newman
Carol Kane ... Corinne
Richard Fancy ... Lippman
George Murdock ... Testikov
Rosalind Allen ... Diane
David Blackwood David Blackwood ... Hotel Clerk
Heather Morgan Heather Morgan ... Woman on Beach


When Jerry runs into his old college friend Diane, she asks how George is and what he's doing now. Not knowing what else to say, Jerry says George is a marine biologist - George had been talking about a science program on TV - and she takes a definite interest. They start seeing each other, but a walk on the beach proves fateful. Kramer has gotten himself a car trunk full of golf balls and decides to go to the beach to practice his golf. He also gives Elaine a electronic organizer. Elaine is thrilled at the prospect of meeting famed Russian author Testikov, but one of Jerry's practical jokes backfires. Written by garykmcd

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10 February 1994 (USA) See more »

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In the scene where Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) complains to Kramer (Michael Richards) about her pocket organiser, you can see a "glamour" photo of Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) on Kramer's wall. See more »


Even looking past the War and Peace prank, for someone who is handling a million-dollar project here, Elaine has zero cultural rapport with the Russian writer. For instance, she addresses him as "Mister Testikov" throughout. In reality, the Russian man - no matter how pugnacious his behavior in this story - would from their very first meeting onward insist that Elaine refer to him by the respectful combination of first name and patronym: Ivan Nikolayevich; Anton Vasilyevich, etc. See more »


Jerry: [after Elaine mentions Tolstoy] Hey, you know what? I read the most unbelievable thing about Tolstoy the other day. Did you know the original title for "War and Peace" was "War - What Is It Good For?"
Elaine Benes: Ha, ha.
Jerry: No, no. I'm not kidding, Elaine. It's true. His mistress didn't like the title and insisted him change it to "War and Peace".
Elaine Benes: But it's a line from that song.
Jerry: That's were they got it from.
Elaine Benes: Really?
Jerry: I'm not joking.
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"The sea was angry that day, my friends..."
27 September 2011 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

Season 5, Episode 14, "The Marine Biologist"

"The Marine Biologist" is possibly the best episode in Seinfeld's fifth season, and one of the best in the whole series. While other episodes usually had two, three or four parallel story lines, here George is the clear star of the episode, and Jason Alexander delivers some of his best, most hilarious acting. His monologue at the end of the episode, in particular, is genius and one of the finest moments in the series.

That's not to say that the other actors don't pull their weight. Elaine has some hilarious moments, and Kramer has brief but fantastic scenes. Rosalind Allen and Carol Kane drop by for great guest appearances. All around, one of the very best episodes of this wonderful show.

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