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The English Patient 

Elaine is dragged to see the movie "The English Patient (1996) " on multiple occasions, even though she absolutely hates the film.


Andy Ackerman


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 3 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
Lloyd Bridges ... Izzy Mandelbaum
Liz Sheridan ... Helen
Barney Martin ... Morty
John O'Hurley ... J. Peterman
Chelsea Noble ... Danielle
O'Neal Compton ... Earl Haffler
Lisa Mende ... Carol
Gene Dynarski ... Izzy Mandelbaum Jr.
Marco Rodríguez ... Guillermo (as Marco Rodriguez)
Joe Urla ... Dugan (as Joseph Urla)
Jill Talley ... Gail


Jerry visits his parents in Florida. Kramer asks Jerry to pick up some Cubans while he's there, but Kramer doesn't specify whether they are cigars or not. The next day, Jerry has an encounter with Izzy Mandelbaum, the founder of the Magic Pan crepe restaurant. Izzy challenges Jerry to a weight-lifting contest, but when Izzy takes it too far, he winds up in the hospital. Jerry goes to visit and learns that Izzy, his father and his son are nearly identical in age, and each one challenges Jerry to a weight-lifting contest. Meanwhile, back in New York, Elaine is repeatedly dragged to go see the best picture winning film "The English Patient (1996) ", but she absolutely despises it. Peterman nearly fires Elaine when she gets angry and leaves half way through the movie. Peterman gets so angry at Elaine that instead of firing her, he decides to teach her a lesson by making her go to Tunisia and live in a cave for six weeks. Jerry gets back to New York and Kramer learns that the Cubans aren't... Written by Anonymous

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13 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Earl Schuman (Izzy Sr) was born on February 24, 1916. His son in the episode, Lloyd Bridges, was born a little over three years earlier on January 15, 1913. See more »


One of the reasons Elaine gives as to why she hated The English Patient is her contention that sex in a tub "never works". In the movie, Almásy and Katharine do share a bathtub, but they do not have sex in it. See more »


[Elaine and Peterman are watching "The English Patient". Elaine is about to freak out of boredom]
Elaine Benes: [quietly] No. I can't do this any more. I can't. It's too long.
Elaine Benes: [yells] Quit telling your stupid story about the stupid desert, and just die already! DIE!
J. Peterman: [surprised] Elaine, you don't like the movie?
Elaine Benes: [shouts] I hate it!
[the audience shushes Elaine]
Elaine Benes: [shouts back] Oh, go to hell!
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 2 September 2015 (2015) See more »


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Another one funny as hell!
13 December 2019 | by mrgoodvibrationsmichiganSee all my reviews

This is one hilarious episode of Seinfeld. Great side stories and ribsplitting laughter abounds.

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