Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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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.


Andy Ackerman


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 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
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


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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6 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


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 »


When Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) gave her co-worker the Tic-Tacs, a rattling sound can be heard every time he walks around, however the first time she gave them to him. There was no noise. See more »


George Costanza: [George and Jerry are seated as guests on "The Merv Griffin Show"] So, they're flying the tiny instruments in from El Paso.
Cosmo Kramer: El Paso, I spent a month there one night.
Newman: [laughing hard] El Paso!
Jerry Seinfeld: What's he here for?
Cosmo Kramer: He takes some of the pressure off of me. So Jerry what's going on with you? I understand there's a young lady in your life. Hmmm
Jerry Seinfeld: Actually it's kind of a funny story.She has this amazing toy collection and last night I finally got to play with them.
Cosmo Kramer: Well it sounds like things are ...
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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 »


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


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Effortlessly funny

Some viewers felt that the magic-realistic themes, like Kramer recreating a vintage TV talk show set at home, were a departure from the tried-and- tested "observations of daily minutiae" formula. Perhaps so. But in fairness, was the plot any more realistic when Kramer kept his own blood in the freezer? Or when he set up an Anytown, USA porch right outside his apartment?... Luckily, the suspension of disbelief comes quite easily in this final season: The cast go all out, without getting into a frenzy. Every monologue by George is a liberating, near-cathartic concert. It is all highly watchable and entertaining.

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