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The Puffy Shirt 

Kramer and his soft-spoken friend Leslie start a new line of clothing and Jerry accidentally agrees to wear it on the Today show.

Director:

Tom Cherones

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Estelle Harris ... Estelle Constanza
Jerry Stiller ... Frank Costanza
Wendel Meldrum Wendel Meldrum ... Leslie
David Brisbin ... Client
Bryant Gumbel ... Himself
Deborah May ... Elsa
Michael Mitz Michael Mitz ... Photographer
Kim Gillingham ... Assistant
Terrence Riggins Terrence Riggins ... Stage Manager
Ron Ross Ron Ross ... Homeless Man
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Storyline

Kramer's new girlfriend is what Jerry calls a low-talker, someone whose soft voice makes her unintelligible. She's a clothing designer and her latest idea is a puffy, pirate-like shirt. What Jerry doesn't realize is that he agreed to wear the puffy shirt on the Today Show. George has moved back in with his parents and his mother is driving him crazy about getting a job. A chance encounter leads him to become a hand model. Suddenly his hands are his main concern until he has an unfortunate encounter in Jerry's dressing room. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Jerry Seinfeld flew to New York to film his scenes with Bryant Gumbel. Seinfeld was usually filmed in California. See more »

Goofs

When George is eating out with his parents, the point of view over his mother's shoulder shows her holding up the menu, but from George's side her menu is seen lying on the table. See more »

Quotes

Cosmo Kramer: This pirate trend that she's come up with, Jerry, this is gonna be the new look for the '90s. You're gonna be the first pirate!
Jerry Seinfeld: But I don't want to be a pirate!
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Opposite (1994) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"I don't want to be a pirate!"
27 September 2011 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

Season 5, Episode 2, "The Puffy Shirt"

"The Puffy Shirt" should be on anybody's list of the greatest Seinfeld episodes ever. It's one of those episodes where all the threads and all the plots come together to a truly satisfying conclusion.

The actors are all on the top of their game - especially Jason Alexander. The episode is a defining moment for George's character. But Jerry is terrific too, extremely awkward but also hilarious. The writing for the episode, above all, story and dialog both, is one of the true highlights of the show's entire run. A classic piece of television that benefits from repeated viewings.


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