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The Face Painter 

Jerry scores premium tickets to a New Jersey Devils playoff game. He invites Kramer, Puddy, and Elaine along. But Jerry gets weirded out when Puddy shows up at the game and paints his face ... See full summary »


Andy Ackerman


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Patrick Warburton ... David Puddy
Katy Selverstone ... Siena
Mark DeCarlo ... Alec Berg
Raye Birk ... Mr. Pless
Pierrino Mascarino ... Father Hernandez
Joe Lala Joe Lala ... Priest
Peggy Lane ... Waitress (as Peggy Lane O'Rourke)
Dave Richardson Dave Richardson ... Fan #1 (as David Richardson)
David Powledge David Powledge ... Fan #2 (as Dave Powledge)
Jan Eddy ... Fan #3
Lawrence LeJohn Lawrence LeJohn ... Crowd Member


Jerry scores premium tickets to a New Jersey Devils playoff game. He invites Kramer, Puddy, and Elaine along. But Jerry gets weirded out when Puddy shows up at the game and paints his face to match the team colors. Puddy gets so worked up after the game that he freaks out a visiting pastor from El Salvador, who is convinced that Puddy really is the devil. Elaine tries to convince him otherwise. Kramer enjoyed the game so much that he tries to convince Jerry to get more tickets from the guy Jerry got them from. Meanwhile, George decides to tell his girlfriend that he loves her, only to have the plans backfire on him while Kramer battles a chimpanzee at the zoo. Written by halo1k

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11 May 1995 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


George (Jason Alexander) dates a woman who is hard of hearing for the second time in the series. Previously he dated Betsy (Megan Mullally) in episode 4.19, Seinfeld: The Implant (1993). See more »


When everyone goes to the first hockey game, the marquee out front shows you that the game is being played at Madison Square Garden. When New Jersey scores, Puddy is celebrating by banging on the glass, and you can hear the siren in the background. The siren would not be played if the visiting team (New Jersey) scored a goal at Madison Square Garden (New York). The siren would only be used if the home team (in this case the Rangers) scored. See more »


George Costanza: I saw Sienna again.
Elaine Benes: Sienna?
Jerry Seinfeld: Yeah, he's dating a crayon.
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Featured in Seinfeld: The Chronicle (1998) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"You stubborn, stupid, silly man!"
18 October 2011 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

Season 6, Episode 22, "The Face Painter"

"The Face Painter" is an excellent episode, that relies almost entirely on Jason Alexander, who delivers one of his best performances as George Constanza. George has been becoming more and more of a jerkass as the series progressed, but on "The Face Painter" he's sympathetic as well.

He's not alone, though. Patrick Warburton reprises his role as David Puddy, and where his previous appearance on "The Fusilli Jerry" was pretty tame, this time he nails the character. His interactions with Elaine are hilarious, and set the pace for most of season 9 (on which he'd be used a bit excessively - though he's still one of the funniest actors on the show). Kramer is also hilarious in a pretty dumb and inconsequential but entertaining side-plot.

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