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The Soup 

Jerry accepts an Armani suit from Kenny Bania, provided that he will treat him to a meal; Elaine dates a bounder from England; Kramer decides to eat fresh.

Director:

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 ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Steve Hytner ... Kenny Bania (as Stephen Hytner)
Tracy Kolis ... Kelly
Daniel Gerroll ... Simon
Linda Wallem ... Hildy
Lawrence A. Mandley ... Manager / Monk's
Michael Kaplan Michael Kaplan ... Waiter
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Storyline

Kramer convinces Jerry to get a free Armani suit from hack comic Kenny Bania. But when Bania decides that he doesn't want anything except for dinner, Jerry has a hard time accepting the suit knowing that there is a far greater catch involved. Things get even worse when, during the dinner, Bania insists that soup doesn't count as a meal. Meanwhile, Elaine has a British friend stay with her for a week. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1994 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

First appearance of Kenny Bania, played by Steve Hytner. See more »

Goofs

When George orders lunch, after his date with Kelly, he orders a bowl of chili. When Kelly brings his order, she brings him a bowl of tomato soup, which George eats without mentioning it is not what he ordered. See more »

Quotes

[Jerry and George are at Monk's Cafe]
Jerry Seinfeld: Oh no, it's Kenny Bania.
George Costanza: Who's he?
Jerry Seinfeld: Oh, he's this awful comedian.
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Connections

References Midnight Express (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"This soup is the best, Jerry, the best!"
4 October 2011 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

Season 6, Episode 7, "The Soup"

"The Soup" is a good episode, consistent with the general quality of season 6, though not one of the best. The main thing that makes the episode memorable is that it marks the first appearance of Steve Hytner as terrible comedian Kenny Bania, who is the culmination of several bad comedian characters who appeared throughout the show's run and would be the one to remain as Jerry's main antagonist within the business (discounting Newman of course) for the remaining season.

Everything else in the episode is funny but pretty standard. British actor Daniel Gerroll is good as Elaine's boyfriend-of-the-week but his character doesn't make much sense; and Kramer doesn't have a lot going for him in the episode at all. Good filler episode.


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