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The Merv Griffin Show 

George runs over a flock of pigeons. Jerry's girlfriend has a vintage toy collection she won't let him touch. A new co-worker is freaking Elaine out. Kramer rebuilds the set of "The Merv Griffin Show" in his apartment.

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Andy Ackerman

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Wayne Knight ... Newman
John O'Hurley ... J. Peterman
Rick Hall ... Vet
Brent Hinkley ... Lou
Julia Pennington Julia Pennington ... Celia
Arabella Field ... Miranda
Jim Fowler Jim Fowler ... Himself
Wayne Wilderson ... Walter
Carol Kiernan ... Mother
Brandon Kaplan Brandon Kaplan ... Child
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Storyline

After Kramer rescues the set of the old Merv Griffin show from a dumpster, he sets it up in his apartment where he interviews anyone who happened to drop by. George's new girlfriend gives him a hard time after he strikes a pigeon with his car. When he hits a squirrel she insists that he take it to the vet and then care for it at home. A new guy at the office is driving Elaine crazy. Jerry has a new girlfriend who inherited a fabulous collection of classic toys from her late father. She won't let Jerry touch them - let alone play with them - but he soon finds a way around that. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

George (Jason Alexander) running over the squirrel was foreshadowed by Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) in episode 3.10, Seinfeld: The Stranded (1991). When George is leaving a party with Ava (Teri Austin), Elaine shouted, "GO, GO RUN OVER A SQUIRREL." See more »

Goofs

When the group are in Kramer's (Michael Richards) apartment 'on set', when Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) begins to eat the chips & Diet Coke, Jason Alexander can be struggling to hold back laughter. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Seinfeld: You ran over some pigeons? How many?
George Costanza: Whatever they had.
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Crazy Credits

A few seconds of the Merv Griffin theme song is played when the "Castle Rock Entertainment" logo is shown at the end of the show. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 2 September 2015 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Merv Griffin arc of show is ultimate in surreality and insanity!!!
6 December 2006 | by craig-375See all my reviews

This is one of the most hilarious and genius of any sitcom episode in the history of television, as well as, without a doubt, the most surreal!!! The idea of Kramer being so delusional that, by getting the remains of the set of the Merv Griffin show, and putting them in his apartment, and then believing he is actually hosting the Nerv Griffin show is out of the world- beautifully insane!!! Anyone who can't find the humor of this episode, (even if the don't like the show the way I do, or even if they now can't stand Richards),probably is humorless. And of course, I'm talking about the Merv Griffin arc of this episode. The rest of the show was good, and I think I loved every Seinfeld episode, but this is the ultimate of surreality and complete comedic insanity and I mean that is a good way- Way to go writers and actors!!!


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