Seinfeld

Season 5 Episode 10

The Cigar Store Indian

4
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 09, 1993 on NBC
8.1
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Jerry helps George out with a coffee table stain and makes Elaine take the subway home and gives her Mr. Costanza's TV Guide to read. While on the train, Elaine meets a strange man obsessed with television. George meets a woman at a refinishing store who he brings back to his parent's home and passes it off as his. A female Native American that he is interested in thinks Jerry is racially insensitive when he presents Elaine with a cigar-store Indian as a peace offering. George gets grounded when his parents return from vacation and find a prophylactic wrapper in their bed and a missing TV Guide. Kramer has an idea for a coffee table book on coffee tables that Elaine doesn't like but Mr. Lippman does.moreless

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  • This is a fine example of Tom Gamill & max Pross\'s work.

    7.7
    Like i said earlyer Tom Gamill & Max pross are the best writers form seinfeld. This episode proves it. Kramers stoyline about a coffee table book is the right thing. For him to do. The George storyline is mostly the same for him. Lie to someone have his mother and father yell at him.

    Elaine has to get a tv guide for Frank. Because he Likes to keep them. Jerry buys a cigar store Idian. Jerry set a cup of coffee down on the table. George go\'s nuts. Because it has a water mark that will not come off. So he has to fix it. That is why this eposide is funny Note: I know i can\'t write a good review.moreless
  • Jerry discovers his girlfriend is a Native American.

    10
    This episode was so funny. I enjoyed watching this episode so much. I could not stop laughing. I really loved the part where they asked the mailman where a good Chinese restaurant was and he had a fit because he thought that they thought because he was Chinese, he knew where all the Chinese restaurants were. I really loved when Kramer drove past with the cigar store Indian and imitated them in front of Jerry's Native American grlfriend. It was so hilarious. It was also funny when Jerry brought the Cigar Store Indian to Elaine's place and the Native American left. This episode was a perfect installment, like all the others.moreless
  • Jerry discovers his girlfriend is a Native American.

    10
    This episode was so funny. I enjoyed watching this episode so much. I could not stop laughing. I really loved the part where they asked the mailman where a good Chinese restaurant was and he had a fit because he thought that they thought because he was Chinese, he knew where all the Chinese restaurant were. I really loved when Kramer drove past with the cigar store Indian and imitated them in front of Jerry's Native American grlfriend. It was so hilarious. It was also funny when Jerry brought the Cigar Store Indian to Elaine's place and the Native American left. This episode was a perfect installment, like all the others.moreless
  • Guide, gyros and good old-fashioned fun.

    10
    Another excellent episode of "Seinfeld." the TV show which is about nothing, is about plenty. this episode is about a coffee -stain table, which lead Kramer to suggest a coffee table book on coffee tables. elaine ttakes home a TV guide and ran into a man who loves television. Meanwhile, Cigar Store Indian shows up that offended an American Indian woman. this is one of the best episodes of the series. This episode has plenty from a show that has nothing. The TV Guide plot is funny, the Cigar Store Indian plot is fun. Kramer running back to the train with the Gyro is funny. His hands stuck in the door and someone grabbing the gyro. Funny stuff. a good time is had on the show.moreless
Kimberly Norris Guerrero

Kimberly Norris Guerrero

Winona

Guest Star

Sam Lloyd

Sam Lloyd

Ricky

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Carissa Channing

Carissa Channing

Sylvia

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Estelle Harris

Estelle Harris

Estelle Costanza

Recurring Role

Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller

Frank Costanza

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • George says in this episode that his parents don't read books when we see Frank doing just that a few episodes ago in "The Non - Fat Yogurt".

    • It is in this episode that Kramer first comes up with the idea for a "coffee table book about coffee tables." Although in "The Opposite," while on "Live with Regis and Kathy Lee," he claims to have come up with the idea while skiing, it is actually in the Costanza's house in this episode.

    • Frank Constanza's hobby of collecting old TV Guides isn't all that unusual. A search on ebay on an average day shows over 2,000 enties for old TV Guides ranging in price from 1 cent to hundreds of dollars depending on condition, age, and cover subject matter. No other currently printing magazine matches the number of bid-upon auctions as ones for "the Guide"

    • When Elaine and Kramer are on the Subway they are on the #6 train on their way back from Queens to Manhattan. The #6 train does not run in Queens. The #6 goes only between the Bronx and Manhattan and certainly does not stop at Queensboro Plaza. The cars on the #6 train do not have seats facing forward or backward, so it is possible that the interior shot was done inside of the N/W line. This is evident from the yellow color scheme of the train seats, unique to the N/W (the 6-train color is scheme is green). Also, the N/W cars have front and rear facing seats, whereas the 6-train does not.

    • In the scene where, Estelle says, "I can't! I can't!" as she walks off and the camera switches to Frank, the audience's laughter seems to stop suddenly.

      Actually, the laughter doesn't stop. If you watched the episode when it first aired or on DVD you'll see this doesn't happen. Because what you're apparently thinking is that the laughter just stopped for no reason. This is wrong, the laughter continues and Frank says "That's it. You're grounded". Of course George responded, and than the camera was back at Frank and there was no laughter. So that's all, just a misunderstanding because of a minor mistake on syndication.

    • Estelle and Frank find a condom wrapper upon their return. George confesses to having sex in "their" bed claiming his bed is too small. However, it was revealed in The Money (S8,Ep12) that the Costanzas sleep in separate (twin) beds due to Estelle's "jimmy arms." Says Frank, "we came to an agreement 30 years ago. It was the only way I could get some rest."

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