Seinfeld

Season 5 Episode 4

The Sniffing Accountant

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 07, 1993 on NBC
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The Sniffing Accountant
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George's father gets him an interview as a bra salesman. Evidence points to Jerry's accountant being a drug user. So Jerry, Kramer and Newman set out to find out the truth. Elaine's new boyfriend is perfect except for his use of an exclamation point.

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  • Get to the point!?

    7.5
    A strange episodes involves bras and exclamation points. a good epiosde, not a great episode. Elaine's boyfriend is crazy over the exclamation point and asking her why she isn't using them. Jerry on the other had is fearing that his accountant is using drugs just sniffing too much. To make matter worse, George is being interview as a bra salersman. A male bra salesman? is it odd for a male bra salesman. George is too weird to be a bra salesman. for me, I sometimes use exclamation point in my reviews. Not a big deal. Also you can't be a bra salesman just by looking of how a bra can look on a woman.moreless
  • 504

    9.5
    Without question, one of the best pure Seinfeld episodes. From the bra discussion, to George's interview, to the discussion of drugs, just an all out classic episode. Jake was hilarious in this appearance, "I'm leaving!" and this was one of George's best outings.



    Season 5 was when many people felt that Seinfeld had its stride and it would be hard to argue against that point having seen this episode.



    As I mentioned that job interview scene was one of the all-time greats on this show and is something that any fan of comedy should watch many times and have it memorized.moreless
  • While most of the Seinfeld episodes are hillarious this one takes the cake for pure laugh out loud, tears running down your face comedy.

    9.5
    Although some other episodes are stronger in writing and for sustained comedy, this episode has the funniest scene in the entire Seinfeld series. I\'m referring to the scene where Kramer goes to a bar and tries to confirm that his, and Jerry\'s accountant, is sniffing cocaine.



    Kramer is in character and tries to play the cool dude but as always comes across as the big dufas that he is. The bit where Kramer skulls a beer while smoking a cigarette is quite simply the funniest scene in the history of television.



    As a point of interest, in the DVD extras there is a slightly differnt version where Karmer burps smoke after skulling the beer. I\'m not sure why they didn\'t put this one in the actual episode but for me it is the superior (funnier) version.moreless
Christa Miller-Lawrence

Christa Miller-Lawrence

Ellen

Guest Star

Patrick Cronin

Patrick Cronin

Farkus

Guest Star

Marty Rackham

Marty Rackham

Jake

Guest Star

Wayne Knight

Wayne Knight

Newman

Recurring Role

Deck McKenzie

Deck McKenzie

Mitch

Recurring Role

Estelle Harris

Estelle Harris

Estelle Costanza

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The mohair sweater is the same one worn by Mrs. Sokol's daughter on her second date with George, in the season 3 episode "The Boyfriend: Part 2".

    • When Kramer is in the bar with Barry, Jerry's stand-in is Mitch the bartender, Julia's stand-in is the waitress that hits Kramer when entering, and Michael Richards' stand-in can be seen sitting at the opposite end of the bar.

    • Frank Costanza tells George at the dinner table that he "talked to his friend Phil Cassecoff, the bra salesman, and got him an interview with his boss." At the interview, George calls him Mr Farkus. However, in Season 6's "The Doorman," Frank and Kramer have a meeting with the same man, who Frank calls Sid Farkus. In that episode, Farkus is Frank's friend, and has known Frank and Estelle for years, as opposed to simply being the boss of Frank's friend Phil Cassecoff.

  • QUOTES (11)

  • NOTES (4)

    • This is one of Michael Richards ("Kramer")'s favorite episodes.

    • The scene where Kramer was drinking and smoking at the same time, required two takes to get right. In the first attempt, Michael Richards shouted.

    • On the Season Five DVD, Jerry explains that "The Sniffing Accountant" was inspired by an experience in his own life. He trusted his accountant at the time enough to give him $50,000 in cash without a receipt, and that the accountant "…snorted it up his nose". Jerry goes on to say that this episode is "…some measure of revenge".

    • The woman at the mailbox whose material Newman feels, is the same woman that worked with George Costanza, and whose wig he threatened to take off in The Revenge.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • As Frank and Estelle are chastising George for "feeling a woman's material", he is seated on the couch reading a Glamour magazine. This alludes to last season's "The Contest" wherein Estelle catches George "looking at" the same magazine.

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