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The Wig Master 

Susan's friends are in town for the Broadway production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kramer gets to wear the coat and is mistaken for a pimp in public when he accuses a ... See full summary »

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Heidi Swedberg ... Susan Ross
Patrick Bristow ... Wig Master
Harry Van Gorkum ... Craig
Gina Mastrogiacomo ... Prostitute
Kim Chase ... Charmaine
Chaim Jeraffi Chaim Jeraffi ... Jiffy Park Guy
Michael McDonald ... Jesse (as Michael James McDonald)
Pamela Dillman Pamela Dillman ... Salesperson
Zack Phifer Zack Phifer ... Bob
Shashi Bhatia Shashi Bhatia ... Flower Girl
Norman Brenner Norman Brenner ... Ian
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Susan's friends are in town for the Broadway production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Kramer gets to wear the coat and is mistaken for a pimp in public when he accuses a local parking lot of running a prostitution ring out of his car. Jerry buys a jacket and later returns it for spite. Elaine tries to buy a dress from the same guy Jerry gets the jacket from, but is stunned to learn that he's holding it until Elaine sleeps with him. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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4:3
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Trivia

George (Jason Alexander) is enthusiastic about parking in the Jiffy Park lot which is the opposite to his feeling about parking in a lot in episode 3.22, Seinfeld: The Parking Space (1992). Then he said, "parking in a lot is like going to a prostitute, why pay for it, when if i apply myself i can get it for free." See more »

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When Craig sits down on the couch with Elaine, he faces forward as he gets settled. In the next shot, he is facing Elaine. See more »

Quotes

George Costanza: Excuse me, I think I made a big mistake. I'd like my deposit back, please.
Jiffy Park Guy: What's the problem?
George Costanza: You've got hookers turning tricks in my car, how's that for starters?
Jiffy Park Guy: Ah, that is all hearsay.
George Costanza: All right, very good. I'd like my car and deposit back, please.
Jiffy Park Guy: Can't do it.
George Costanza: What do you mean?
Jiffy Park Guy: If you read the agreement you signed, the deposit is non-refundable.
George Costanza: Well does it say anything in the contract about my car being used as a whorehouse? I don't remember reading that clause either.
Jiffy Park Guy: What can I tell ...
[...]
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turning tricks in my car..
1 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Seinfeld

Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the creators, of the dream sitcom for every stand up artist is the milestone set as an example on how to use your humor as a part of narrative. The series was clearly ahead of its time and fixated within that time limit when it was aired- or maybe not even then. This is how the series both remains timeless and also fails to test against time. The concept of the series- in fact there is an episode, where the series takes an almost meta turn, whispering the secretive meeting held within the confound of NBC walls about the pitch- is to just joke, just talk, analyse with a mockery tone, bombing brutally on a subject from the most privileged position under that circumstances. There is no storyline, no character development, no arc, no rhythm to follow. Usually, a film like such becomes more than a film with such an idea; take the Life Of Brian series. And similarly the series refuses to participate in the expected or not even expected aspects of the storytelling.

There is no end, no beginning, it captures a brief period with an agenda in mind that you will have the time of your life. But this is where this coherent plan backfires. First the runtime itself. Something so monotonous cannot withhold its audience for nine years. It is simply preposterous. For the style of the joke, the humor, the vocab of these characters, if as-planned is intended to be the same, will grow natural or normal to the viewers. This makes the relationship between the viewers and the characters, similar to what the viewers have in the outer world, maybe a friend or a family member.

Basically it would never be interesting, sure some cases would come up, just as chapters does in here, but that too will carry the momentum of just that brief period of screentime. Another major challenge it faces is, in order to stay far away from the textbook sitcom structure, the character has to and does deny on getting on or blending in with the society. Now that's fine. But in order to last longer they had to create an unfair world that takes uncalled detours just for the laughs, ignoring both emotional and ethical aspect of it, resulting into a physical distance that you, as an audience, carry for the rest of the series. By the end, it gets difficult to survive and something so beloved, something so smart, Seinfeld is left under a dry heap of jokes.

The Wig Master

They really are pushing Richards as an actor, but just like his character he is game for anything. I love that character. On the other hand, it is the same old day with none whatsoever joke to be laughed upon, things are pretended and things are unintentionally spoiled.


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