The Soup Nazi

Season 7, Ep 6, Aired 11/2/95
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  • Episode Description
  • The gang all loves the soup from a new, temperamental cook unofficially called the "Soup Nazi". Jerry and his girlfriend are beyond affectionate, and their nickname "Schmoopie" drives George crazy. Elaine buys an antique armoire on the street, but it is stolen while being guarded by Kramer.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Andy Ackerman

  • Fan Reviews (23)
  • Season 7, Episode 6.

    By Wanted23, Jul 31, 2008

  • When I think Seinfeld, I think Soup Nazi

    By jimbo_001, May 10, 2006

  • The best episode ever!!!!!

    By SNLRULES4EVER, Dec 15, 2006

  • From Soap to Nuts!

    By GeorgeJobson, Jan 16, 2007

  • The Soup Nazi

    By CTUBauer24, Apr 19, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (20)

    • Soup Nazi: to George: You're pushing your luck little man.

    • Sheila: Well, behind every joke there's some truth. Jerry: What about that Bavarian cream pie joke I told you? There's no truth to that. Nobody with a terminal illness goes from the United States to Europe for a piece of Bavarian cream pie and then when they get there and they don't have it he says, 'Ah, I'll just have some coffee.' There's no truth to that.

    • Soup Nazi: You are the only one who understands me. Kramer: You suffer for your soup.

    • Elaine: So, essentially, you chose soup over a woman? Jerry: It was a bisque. Elaine: Yeah. You know what I just realized? Suddenly, George has become much more normal than you.

    • Elaine: (to Kramer) Street toughs took my armoire?

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    Notes (6)

    • This episode was nominated for the 1997 WGA Award (TV) for Episodic Comedy. This episode was nominated for the 1996 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Comedy Series. Larry Thomas was nominated for the 1996 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for playing "The Soup Nazi" in this episode.

    • Like many Nazis (literal or figurative), the Soup Nazi flees to Argentina at the end of the episode.

    • The Soup Nazi's real name isn't officially announced until the series finale. His real name: Yev Kasem.

    • The armoire stealing "tough" guys will reappear in Kramer's life in "The Sponge" and "The Puerto Rican Day".

    • Ana Gasteyer would later join the cast of "Saturday Night Live" at the start of the 96-97 season. She does a mean impression of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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    Trivia (11)

    • According to the Inside Look on the DVD; Larry Thomas based his voice as the Soup Nazi on Omar Sharif.

    • When Elaine meets George outside the soup stand, look between them before they enter the building. You can see the bottom of the backdrop rolled up on the ground.

    • The REAL Soup Man, who had REAL stand in Manhattan where he sold soup, [although he hated this show] became famous off of this episode, and went on to opening a chain of soup stands all over America. Ironic, no?

    • When Geoge is practicing the way he is he going to give the money to the soup nazi and Elaine meets him there, look at the man with the thick mustache who is in line behind him. After, when Jerry is in line with his girlfriend, she walks out in anger and you can clearly see that man again in line right in the doorway. Maybe he didn't order the right way and was trying again.

    • The ordering/paying procedure which Jerry explains to George, and which everyone seems to follow, begins with putting the money down on the counter in front of the Soup Nazi while ordering. He picks it up and gives it to the cashier. Newman is very careful about following the exact ordering/paying procedure. However, when he orders, Newman holds onto the money the whole time, and hands it to the cashier himself.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Armoire Guy: Are you talking to me? When Kramer speaks to the balding white guy who stole the armoire, he recites Robert DeNiro's famous line from the 1976 film "Taxi Driver."

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