The Mango

Season 5, Ep 1, Aired 9/16/93
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  • Episode Description
  • George tells Jerry about his lack of confidence below "the equator." Jerry begs Elaine for another chance when he finds out she faked her orgasms. Kramer gets banned from his favorite fruit shop and sends Jerry to get his fruit but the owner who knows Jerry's and Kramer's orders realizes Jerry is buying for Kramer. Joe bans Jerry from the fruit shop aswell.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Buck Dancer

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • great humor

    By sremnes, Jun 23, 2015

  • The Mango

    By thefanof, Jun 13, 2010

  • A nice episode.

    By cactusjack39, Feb 18, 2009

  • The Mango

    By poinsecurra, Aug 08, 2008

  • Often overlooked masterpiece that has some of the funniest lines ever written in a 1/2 hour sitcom.

    By bestshow, Dec 10, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Kramer: (admiring Elaine's ability to fake it) You know, I heard her screaming from my apartment. She woke me up a few times.

    • Jerry: Nobody knows what to do. You just close your eyes, you hope for the best. I really think they're happy if you just make an effort.

    • George: I think I'll have a chocolate malted here!

    • George: You're very good. Very good with the moanings and the gyrations. You really had me going there for a minute. Karen: You think I was faking? George: Come on: 'Oh George, oh Geeeooorge!' Come on! Not that I don't appreciate the effort that was put into it.

    • George: I don't want any mango. Kramer: Come on, take some. It's good. (George tries a piece) George: Very good. Juicy. Ripe. This Joe's got some terrific fruit. (George looks a little weird) Jerry: What? George: I feel like I got a B12 shot. This is like a taste explosion! Kramer: I told you. (George stands still) Jerry: What is it? George: I think it moved. Oh my god, I think it moved. Yeah, give me the big piece. I'll see you later. (Elaine enters the apartment) Elaine: Hi George. George: I'm back, baby, I'm back!

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    Notes (4)

    • This episode won the 1995 WGA Award (TV) for Episodic Comedy. This episode was nominated for the 1994 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series. This episode was nominated for the 1994 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series.

    • For the first four seasons, Jerry had an electric stove. Beginning this season, he has a gas range. In this episode, Kramer lights a cigar off the stove, so the switch might have been made simply to accommodate that scene. It is also possible that the stove was changed for reasons of product placement. In Season 5, with the popularity of the show, we begin to see familiar products prominently displayed. Kramer lighting the cigar may simply have been to draw attention to the fact that Jerry's stove is gas.

    • The way George says "Im back, baby" is the same way his father says it in "The Fatigues" after he tries his wife's eggs

    • The co-writing credit for the teleplay that was credited to Buck Dancer, is changed to Larry David in the syndicated reruns. Larry must have decided to use a pseudonym for the original broadcast. Buck is also the first name George would use if he was a porn star, the full name being Buck Naked.

    Trivia (10)

    • Joe bans Kramer from his store for trying to return a bad piece of fruit. However, in Season 2's "The Ex-Girlfriend," Kramer told Jerry that Joe accepts returns on bad fruit.

    • “La Boîte en Bois”, the name of the restaurant George and Karen go to, means “The Wooden Box” in English.

    • If you pause and look at the tapes on Jerry's shelf when Elaine comes to return Jerry's things, the titles of the tapes are:The TtG, Love Chain, Amnesia, Boxing, Gunfight, Lipstick

    • The sign on the wall in Joe's Fruit Shop reads, "Prices subject to change according to customer's attitude."

    • just a comment-yes in this episode, a blue and silver Cannondale is hanging in the hallway-usually, there is a green Klein bike is there.

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