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The Kiss Hello 

Kramer tries to create a Utopian society when he puts up pictures of all the residents of his and Jerry's building. Jerry doesn't mind until the women of the building want to be greeted ... See full summary »

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Liz Sheridan ... Helen
Barney Martin ... Morty
Len Lesser ... Uncle Leo
Wendie Malick ... Wendy
Billye Ree Wallace Billye Ree Wallace ... Nana
Carol Leifer ... Receptionist
Julio Oscar Mechoso ... Julio
Rondi Reed ... Mary
Eugene Elman Eugene Elman ... Buddy (as Gene Elman)
Mary Scheer ... Joan
Louisa Abernathy ... Nurse
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Storyline

Kramer tries to create a Utopian society when he puts up pictures of all the residents of his and Jerry's building. Jerry doesn't mind until the women of the building want to be greeted with a kiss. After Jerry objects to kissing hello, he's vilified and nearly kicked out of the building. Jerry also has to settle some family issues when Nana remembers that Uncle Leo was supposed to give Morty some money 50 years ago and Uncle Leo puts Nana in a home to keep her quiet. Meanwhile, Elaine's friend who is a chiropractor skips out on George's appointment and goes skiing instead, and they have a hard time telling her about her dated hairdo. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Wendie Malick plays Wendy, Elaine's physical therapist friend with a bad hair cut in this episode. Brenda Strong originally auditioned for the role but failed to land it. She later won the part of Sue-Ellen Mischke in a number of seventh season episodes. See more »

Goofs

When Kramer (Michael Richards) takes the photograph of Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld). Jerry is turning to his left side. When we see the photo however, he is looking from the right. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Seinfeld: You think I want another family? My father's demanding my uncle pay interest on fifty dollars he was supposed to give my mother in 1941 and my uncle put my nana in a home to try and shut her up! And I tell you another thing, Cosmo Kramer, whatever you wanna be called. The kissing thing is over. There's no more kissing, and I don't care what the consequences are.
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References Family Feud (1976) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Side-splitting Jerry Torture

As though the name tags idea wasn't insane enough, Kramer gets the idea of having a community board with everyone's name and photo displayed. It's well intentioned (and so were the name tags) but backfires disastrously, of course. Not because it's an invasion of privacy, but because the people in Jerry's building have the annoying habit of greeting each other with a kiss on the cheek, and when Jerry is in their line of sight, it's unwarranted. Jerry suffers in the most hilarious way in this episode, although it's a little uncomfortable given that here he didn't do anything to deserve what happens to him and wasn't even that rude when he dodged his neighbors invasive greetings. The unflattering photo Kramer takes of Jerry with his camera, the ways Jerry tries to avoid the kisses, and the kiss on the mouth he gets from Kramer are all side splitting. Another top-notch Seinfeld episode.


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