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The Marine Biologist 

George starts dating a college friend who, thanks to Jerry, thinks George is now a marine biologist. Elaine's electronic organizer injures a person after being launched from a limo by a Russian novelist. Kramer decides to golf on the beach.

Director:

Tom Cherones

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Wayne Knight ... Newman
Carol Kane ... Corinne
Richard Fancy ... Lippman
George Murdock ... Testikov
Rosalind Allen ... Diane
David Blackwood David Blackwood ... Hotel Clerk
Heather Morgan Heather Morgan ... Woman on Beach
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Storyline

When Jerry runs into his old college friend Diane, she asks how George is and what he's doing now. Not knowing what else to say, Jerry says George is a marine biologist - George had been talking about a science program on TV - and she takes a definite interest. They start seeing each other, but a walk on the beach proves fateful. Kramer has gotten himself a car trunk full of golf balls and decides to go to the beach to practice his golf. He also gives Elaine a electronic organizer. Elaine is thrilled at the prospect of meeting famed Russian author Testikov, but one of Jerry's practical jokes backfires. Written by garykmcd

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golf bag | golf | beach | hotel | russian | See All (17) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1994 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Jerry Seinfeld considers the episode to be one of his favorites. See more »

Goofs

George exits Jerry's bathroom and closes the door behind him, leaving it slightly ajar. After Kramer charges into Jerry's apartment to ask if anyone wants to go hit golf balls, the bathroom door is wide open. As the camera changes views, the bathroom door alternates between slightly open and wide open. See more »

Quotes

Elaine Benes: [talking with Lippman and Testikow in the limo about "War and Peace"] Although one wonders if "War and Peace" would have been as highly acclaimed as it was if it was published under its original name "War: What Is It Good For?"
Lippman: What?
Elaine Benes: Yes, Mr. Lippman. It was his mistress who insisted he called it "War and Peace." "War - What Is It Good For"
[singing]
Elaine Benes: Absolutely nothin'!
[speaking to Testikov]
Elaine Benes: The song got that line got from Tolstoy.
Lippman: I'm sorry. It's just her sense of humor.
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Referenced in Arrested Development: Altar Egos (2004) See more »

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War
(uncredited)
Written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield
Performed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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"The sea was angry that day, my friends..."
27 September 2011 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

Season 5, Episode 14, "The Marine Biologist"

"The Marine Biologist" is possibly the best episode in Seinfeld's fifth season, and one of the best in the whole series. While other episodes usually had two, three or four parallel story lines, here George is the clear star of the episode, and Jason Alexander delivers some of his best, most hilarious acting. His monologue at the end of the episode, in particular, is genius and one of the finest moments in the series.

That's not to say that the other actors don't pull their weight. Elaine has some hilarious moments, and Kramer has brief but fantastic scenes. Rosalind Allen and Carol Kane drop by for great guest appearances. All around, one of the very best episodes of this wonderful show.


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