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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


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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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Did You Know?


Carol Kane plays Corinne in this episode. She beat out Sheryl Lee for the role. See more »


One of the beach onlookers suggests the sex of the whale is female: "There's a beached whale. She's dying." Yet when George relates the story in the diner, he says "He was 10 stories high..." and "Easy, big fella!" See more »


[last lines]
George: The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli. I got about fifty feet out and suddenly, the great beast appeared before me. I tell you, he was ten stories high if he was a foot. As if sensing my presence, he let out a great bellow. I said, "Easy, big fella!" And then, as I watched him struggling, I realized that something was obstructing its breathing. From where I was standing, I could see directly into the eye of the great fish.
Jerry: Mammal...
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Featured in Seinfeld: Highlights of a Hundred (1995) See more »


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A good but wildly overrated episode
6 May 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

It's funny how everyone remembers "The Marine Biologist", especially one particular scene. You all know what I'm talking about. And that's it. The whole George's story is magnificent and Alexander gives one of his best performances on the show. But what's really fascinating to me is that everyone regards this episodes as one of the best in the show's entire run and this story is the only one memorable. And this episode is not a single story one (like The Limo or The Dinner Party). It has three different stories and the only one people talk about is George's. Kramer's story is funny.. i guess, but it's so absurd you would expect this kind of Kramer-story in season 8 or 9. And I find Elaine's story particularly annoying (not to mention Jerry having virtually no story at all). Talking the Tolstoy bit aside, this plot is not that funny. The organizer is obnoxious and it leads nowhere. And there's that Newman cameo for no reason whatsoever. In the end you'll find yourself with a half-great episode that doesn't come close to the 5th season's greats.

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