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The Calzone 

George gets Steinbrenner hooked on eggplant calzones from a local Italian restaurant. But George gets banned from the restaurant when he's accused of stealing from the tip jar. He then asks... See full summary »

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 7 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
Wayne Knight ... Newman
John D'Aquino ... Todd
Peter Allas ... Mario the Counter Guy
Dylan Tays ... Nicki (as Danette Tays)
Greg Collins ... Policeman
Jane A. Johnston ... Todd's Mother
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George gets Steinbrenner hooked on eggplant calzones from a local Italian restaurant. But George gets banned from the restaurant when he's accused of stealing from the tip jar. He then asks Kramer to pick up the calzones, but Kramer gets kicked out when he tries to pay with pennies. George's last resort in getting the calzones is Newman who wants a cut of every delivery. Meanwhile, Kramer will only wear clothing if it's straight from the dryer. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The USPS Creed actually starts "Neither snow nor rain..." So rain is, in fact, second. See more »

Goofs

When George comes into Jerry's apartment complaining that he's in a fix, Jerry's jacket is on. Then it is suddenly completely off and he's preparing to hang it up. See more »

Quotes

Elaine Benes: He bet me that Dustin Hoffman was in Star Wars.
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Connections

References Godzilla (1954) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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dustin hoffman in star wars..
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 Calzone

Phew, I was waiting for this. The most bizarre plot and extremely engaging. Step by step, day by day, Anderson keeps coming up with new aliens and stuff and ideas and he is still pinned down brutally. This was simply fun, nothing more nothing less.


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