Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Soup Nazi 

A soup stand owner obsesses about his customers' ordering procedure, but his soup is so good that people line up down the block for it anyway.


Andy Ackerman


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 6 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
Wayne Knight ... Newman
Heidi Swedberg ... Susan Ross
Alexandra Wentworth ... Sheila
Larry Thomas ... Soup Nazi
Steve Hytner ... Bania
John Paragon ... Cedric
Yul Vazquez ... Bob
Thom Barry ... Super
Vince Melocchi ... Furniture Guy
Ana Gasteyer ... Woman
Michael Michaud Michael Michaud ... Customer (as Mike Michaud)


In this series-defining episode, everyone goes to this new soup stand because the soup is so great. Unfortunately, the owner is obsessed about his customer's ordering procedure. Jerry and his new girlfriend annoy everybody by using baby talk. George tries to do the same thing with Susan to show how annoying they are to everybody. Jerry and his girlfriend get rejected from the Soup Nazi's kitchen when they're caught kissing in line. Elaine buys an Armoire and asks Kramer to watch it. While watching it, Kramer is robbed by some gay, trash-talking street toughs who want nothing more than the Armoire. She then gets rejected from the soup kitchen when she offends the "Soup Nazi". Kramer, who befriends the Soup Nazi, gets a new Armoire exactly like the one that was stolen from him. He then gives it to Elaine, who discovers the Soup Nazi's recipes inside. Jerry pleads with her not to do anything, but Elaine threatens to put the Soup Nazi out of business. Written by halo1k

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2 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The scene where Kramer & Jerry attempt to confront the thieves was inspired by a real life incident where the episode's writer, Spike Feresten, confronted a mugger in Boston, only for the mugger to then chase him into a store & threaten him with a knife. See more »


All the soups that are served appear on the store board. One of the customers, who claims to be half Spanish, asks for a "gazpacho", a cold soup typical of southern Spain made with oil, tomato, cucumber, garlic and onion. However, none of the soups in the board seems to fit this description. See more »


Soup Nazi: No soup for you!
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.159 (2011) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Really nice guy, great episode
30 September 2018 | by princessstrickland21See all my reviews

I have actually met Larry Thomas (aka soup nazi) not only is he small, but he's a very nice guy.

This episode was hilarious, although back in New York, there was some heated contraversy over a soup stand. It makes you want soup so much. 100% great episode. Next to the "pen" episode as well as the "bet" episode, this is one amazing episode. NO SOUP FOR YOU!

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