Season 5 Episode 1

The Mango

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 16, 1993 on NBC

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

    George claims his glasses were stolen and walks into Jerry\\\'s with prescription googles, claims he broke his spare set playing basketball; Jerry tells Elaine,\\\'he was running from a bee.\\\" And so it goes, Elaine gets bit by a strange dog but the ER dr does not give her a shot. Kramer and George try to get a discount at the optometrist only to have Elaine \\\'develop\\\' symptoms of rabies. Homage to the \\\"The Great Escape\\\", hysterical lines about George being able to see 20/20 if he just squints and a terrific Elaine and Kramer dialogue on rabies symptoms, including Elaine calling Kramer, I think for the first time, \\\'a Hipster Dufus.\\\'

    And of course, this is the episidoe where Kramer gets Jerry an air conditioner (a Commander 8) wholesale: \\\"retail is for suckers\\\' he says.

    Classic and among the very best written.