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The Visa 

Jerry returns from a two week tour to find that his old friend Babu, who Jerry drove into bankruptcy by suggesting he change the menu in his restaurant, is working at the café. He's also ... See full summary »


Tom Cherones


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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Brian George ... Babu
Maggie Han ... Cheryl
Ping Wu ... Ping
John Hamelin John Hamelin ... Babu's Brother
Gerry Bednob ... Babu's Friend


Jerry returns from a two week tour to find that his old friend Babu, who Jerry drove into bankruptcy by suggesting he change the menu in his restaurant, is working at the café. He's also living down the hall from Jerry who is shocked to find that Babu is arrested for overstaying his visa. Turns out his visa application got mixed in with Jerry's mail. George meanwhile asks an attractive lawyer, Cheryl, to go out with him. She laughs at everything he says and he tells Jerry to butt out and not be funny. When they hear that Cheryl does immigration law, they ask her to take care of Babu's case. It doesn't go well. Kramer meanwhile returns early from fantasy baseball camp. Kramer it seems tried to brush back Joe Pepitone leading to a bench clearing brawl where Kramer knocked Mickey Mantle unconscious. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

27 January 1993 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Babu is from Pakistan. The actor who plays him, Brian George, is from Israel. See more »


When Kramer is telling the story about baseball camp, his suitcase in the hallway goes from closed to opened and back to closed. See more »


Jerry: What are lawyers, really?
Jerry: To me, a lawyer is basically the person that knows the rules of the country.
Jerry: We're all throwing the dice, playing the game...
Jerry: ...moving our pieces around the board, but if there's a problem...
Jerry: ...the lawyer is the only person that has read the inside of the top of the box.
Jerry: I think one of the fun things for them is to say "objection".
Jerry: "Objection! Objection, Your Honour."
Jerry: "Objection", of course, is the adult version of "'fraid not".
Jerry: To which the judge can say two things:...
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Featured in Seinfeld: Highlights of a Hundred (1995) See more »


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George Costanza strikes again and again
1 July 2009 | by zfianySee all my reviews

If you are a Costanza and Jerry fan and you always wondered how those two have this chemistry together while George is so desperate and Jerry is has the kind of life which is complete opposite to George's. Where George is unemployed, unlucky with women, always degrade himself by eating from trash or pretending to be handicapped or whatever else that George does and Jerry is usually despises his acts yet they are the closest friends among the four and God they did have the best conversation between two friends ever. And I always thought that what made them that close is exactly how opposite they are as if Jerry appreciates his life because of Costanza's sufferings and George aspires to Jerry's. N e ways, in this episode, George is going out with an Asian lawyer and she thinks he is so funny so when Jerry and Elaine join them for dinner, George asks Jerry to act serious so that the lawyer doesn't like Jerry and the funny situations attack like an avalanche from here. Jerry acts all the time on the table as depressed and so sad and when the lawyers asks him what is your work, he answers I am a comedian... I mean waw how funny can this be. Ironically, the lawyer gets attracted to this dark side of Jerry and decides to dump George claiming that Jerry is a disturbed character and then George replies : I'm disturbed, I am depressed, I'm inadequate. I've got it all. And sure he does. Don't miss this one... it is so funny... it's just the magic of Costanza and Jerry.

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