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The Raincoats 

Jerry and his latest girlfriend finally get alone time when they go on a date to see "Schindler's List", where Newman oversees them making out.


Tom Cherones


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Wayne Knight ... Newman
Jerry Stiller ... Frank Costanza
Estelle Harris ... Estelle Costanza
Barney Martin ... Morty Seinfeld
Liz Sheridan ... Helen Seinfeld
Sandy Baron ... Jack Klompus
Mike Hagerty ... Rudy (as Michael G. Hagerty)
Dorien Wilson ... Alec
Stephen Pearlman ... Mr. Goldstein
Annie Korzen ... Doris
Judge Reinhold ... Aaron


In this two-part episode, Jerry's parents are visiting before leaving for France. Jerry has a hard time connecting with his new girlfriend Rachel because his parents are spending so much time in his apartment. George uses the trip to get out of volunteering for the Big Brother program, but is stunned to learn that his Little Brother is searching for his dad in France. Kramer and Morty team up to sell Morty's old belt-less trench coat "The Executive" to a vintage clothing store. Elaine's creepy new boyfriend is a "close talker" who enjoys spending time with Jerry's parents. Written by halo1k

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Jerry Seinfeld commented that the references to Schindler's List (1993) were included after learning that Steven Spielberg got so depressed while filming the movie that he would watch tapes of Seinfeld episodes to cheer himself up. See more »


When George is in Rudy's, Rudy is saying that when moth larvae hatch they are everywhere and he and George are stood in front of each other, when the camera angle changes, George is on the other side of the shop and Rudy is behind the counter. See more »


[first lines]
Jerry Seinfeld: I really feel, as human beings, we need more training in our basic social skills, conversational distance. Don't you hate these people that talk to you, they talk into your mouth, like you're a clown at a drive-thru? And handshakes is the worst. There's absolutely no guidelines for handshakes. You know how many people?.. Too strong, too weak. Sometimes they give you the three-quarter handshake, just the fingers. Early release, late release. Sometimes people will dispute your ...
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I Could Have Danced All Night
(1956) (uncredited)
Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Performed by Marni Nixon
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"I say he painted without his glasses on!"
3 October 2011 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

Season 5, Episode 18, "The Raincoats"

All too often neglected when listing the best Seinfeld episodes, the double episode "The Raincoats" is one of my favorites, it's one of the show's most intricate and ambitious episodes, and it's probably my favorite one from the excellent season 5.

The four separate story lines have rarely interacted with each other as well as they did on "The Raincoats". Jerry's parents are the main catalysts among which everything else happens, and they're hilarious, proving just how great a pair of actors they are. It's their interactions with each of the four main cast members that makes the episode go round, as well as with Close-Talker Aaron, one of Elaine's most memorable boyfriends-of-the-week, played hilariously by Judge Reinhold. The Costanzas also drop by for some memorable scenes, as does Newman in one of his finest moments. Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer are all hilarious, but for once it's the writing and the episode's construction that truly shine, and make it a true landmark episode.

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