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Seinfeld: Season 5 (1993-1994)




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The misadventures of Jerry Seinfeld and his friends continue in this fifth series of Seinfeld, which sees George move in with his parents.


Jerry Seinfeld
as Jerry Seinfeld
Jason Alexander
as George Costanza
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
as Elaine Benes
Michael Richards
as Cosmo Kramer
Estelle Harris
as Estelle Costanza
Jerry Stiller
as Frank Costanza
Tom Verica
as Doctor
Kathryn Kates
as Counterwoman
Rebecca Glenn
as Other Woman
Rance Howard
as Blind Man
Frank Novak
as Liquor-Store Clerk
Mark Beltzman
as Suit Opponent
Dom Irrera
as Ronnie
Paul Gleason
as Victoria's Uncle
Anthony Cistaro
as Joel Rifkin
Peggy Maltby
as Clarisse
Ralph Manza
as Furniture Store Owner
Tom Towles
as Dog Owner
Lane Davies
as Fleming
Debra Mooney
as Mrs. Sweedler
Fred Pinkard
as Newsstand Guy
Carol Kane
as Corinne
Suzy Soto
as Barbara
Tim Stack
as Optometrist
Fritz Mashimo
as Interpreter
John Kapelos
as Barry Profit
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Critic Reviews for Seinfeld: Season 5

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

The best seasons of Seinfeld spiral out from the middle, and that's just all there is to it.

September 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The beauty of Season 5 - which can also be said for Seinfeld overall - is that you can drop in on any episode and enjoy it without having seen the one preceding it.

July 17, 2018 | Full Review…

In the world of finely tuned, character-driven sitcoms, the creators of Seinfeld remain masters of their domain.

September 4, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[An] more unmissable seasons of comic perfection.

July 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The final two episodes of Seinfeld season five are so good, they should really be a show onto themselves.

July 17, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Seinfeld: Season 5

"Well let's start the insanity." Taking over the coveted Cheers timeslot, Seinfeld became the anchor for NBC's comedy lineup in its fifth season. Despite the tremendous success of last season's season long story-arc, the show returns to a conventional episodic format; though there are a few continuing story threats, such as George moving back in with his parents and Kramer writing a coffee table book. On the other hand, with the success of last season's "The Contest," the humor gets even more risqué with talks about faking, pulling "it" out, and shrinkage. Also, the show experiments with end credit scenes (as opposed to Jerry's standup). Featuring "The Puffy Shirt," "The Lip Reader," "The Marine Biologist," "The Raincoats," and "The Opposite," the writers keep the laughs coming and introduce several new recurring characters, including Poppy, Mickey, and George's father (recast as Jerry Stiller). Additionally, the list of guest stars is quite impressive, and features Lisa Edelstein, Marlee Matlin, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Al Roker, Jami Gertz, Courteney Cox, Judge Reinhold, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Regis Philbin. With the full support of the network behind it, Seinfeld gets even more outlandishly hilarious in its fifth season.


Super Reviewer

Season 5 of Seinfeld is very much the second and final transitional season of the show's run after Season 3. By the Fall of 1993, Seinfeld was one of the top-rated shows in America, and after a season-wide story arc, Jerry Seinfeld and Co. had a huge mountain to eclipse and in a way they did but also didn't. Whereas Season 4 had fantastic episodes with recurring characters such as the NBC execs, Crazy Joe Davola, and "The Drake", it always had the overall arc of Jerry and George working on the NBC Pilot hanging over it, and driving the season forward. With Season 5, the show goes back to fully being a "show about nothing" with the episodes themselves returning to individual entities. Likewise, Larry David is able to try stories which weren't able to be done before, and the result is complete hilarity. Aside from "The Mango" and "The Glasses" there is not a single weak episode which is something that is more difficult than many realize. Seinfeld's fifth season is not only the midway point of the series, but where the series itself shifts into the dynamic present for the rest of the show's run. As a lifelong Seinfeld fan, I can cite a few favourites of mine being "The Raincoats," "The Hamptons," "The Bris," The Fire," & of course, "The Barber." It's quite simple really: for anyone who likes 90s sitcoms, seasons 4 through 9 of Seinfeld are must-sees. Season 5 is simply the start of the show's golden era which would end up lasting until the show's finale.

Kal X.A.

Super Reviewer

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