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Stan The Caddy

PostPosted: September 19, 2003 4:29 PM 

gs: Alexandra Wentworth (Sheila "Schmoopie") Larry Thomas (Soup Nazi) John Paragon (Ray) Yul Vazquez (Bob) Thom Barry (Super) Vince Melocchi (Furniture Guy) Ana Gasteyer (Woman) Cedric Duplechain (Customer) Mike Michaud (Customer) Wayne Knight (Newman) Heidi Swedberg (Susan) Steve Hytner (Bania) Vivicca Whitsett (Customer #1 (uncredited))

While on their way to the "soup place" Elaine finds an antique cabinet she wants. George makes a mistake while trying to get his soup from the "Soup Nazi." Elaine isn't allowed to move her cabinet into her building, so Kramer offers to watch it for her, out on the street. George and Elaine discuss how annoyed they are by Jerry's sweet-talking with his current girlfriend, especially their calling each other "Schmoopie". Elaine makes an ordering error in front of the "Soup Nazi," gets on his bad side and is banned for a year. In broad daylight and in Kramer's presence, two guys come along and take the cabinet. Kramer relates the story of the cabinet to the "Soup Nazi," who says he has a cabinet in the basement that Kramer can have. Jerry's girlfriend makes a faux pas in the "soup place" and Jerry disavows any knowledge of her. George confronts Jerry and reminds him about their pact. George and Susan see Jerry and his girlfriend at the diner and they begin to compete against each other. Susan appreciates that George is showing his feelings in public. Kramer gives Elaine the cabinet and tells her where he got it. Elaine goes to thank the "Soup Nazi" but gets even further on his bad side. Jerry discovers the cabinet contains the "Soup Nazi's" recipes and Elaine takes them for the final confrontation.

b: 02-Nov-95 pc: 706 w: Spike Feresten d: Andy Ackerman

NOTE: Spike Feresten, Andy Ackerman and Larry Thomas were nominated for Emmys for this episodes.
The writer of this episode used to be a staff writer on "Late Show With David Letterman". According to an article in the Reader Mail section of Aaron Barnhart's Late Show News, Issue #86, the character of the "Soup Nazi" was based on the owner of a soup stand in the neighborhood of the Ed Sullivan Theater. The Late Show ... staffers referred to him as the "Soup Nazi." The 21 Nov 95 issue of The Star contains an article with the following headline "WATCH OUT SEINFELD, I'M GOING TO SMACK YOUR FACE". The owner of Soup Kitchen International, Al Yeganeh, is the man the character is based on. Al, busy enough already with his business, doesn't like the extra publicity his shop was given by this episode or the use of the word "Nazi". For his performance as the "Soup Nazi" Larry Thomas was nominated for an Emmy Award.
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.

Joshua Simon
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: December 12, 2003 1:05 PM 

In this episode when George comes in to the Restaurant near the end and sees Jerry and his girlfriend sitting on the same side of the booth he makes a remark about how that is odd. In the episode The Switch George sits on the same side as Jerry because Elaine is on the other and when Elaine leaves he doesnt move and makes a face when Jerry asks him to move to the other side.

Joshua Simon
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: December 12, 2003 1:14 PM 

I apologize it isnt The Switch...Its The Strongbox.

true blue

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PostPosted: March 15, 2004 3:22 PM 

i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this episode!!!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: March 15, 2004 4:21 PM 

No more soup for you, next!

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: March 16, 2004 11:03 AM 

Jerry: Don't go down and make trouble at that soup stand, Elaine.....

Eleaine: Don't make me hurt you, Jerry.

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: March 16, 2004 12:09 PM 

SOUP NAZI: You? If I knew it was for you, I never would have given it to him in the first place! I would have taken a hatchet and smashed it to pieces! Now, who wants soup? Next! Speak up!

F. Costanza

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PostPosted: March 18, 2004 7:43 AM 

Laughing Or what about..."You're pushing your luck little man."...LOL a true seinfeld classic Razz

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: April 9, 2004 12:26 AM 

You know, Scent of a Woman? --- OOOOO wah - OOOOO wah


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PostPosted: April 19, 2004 2:54 AM 

Does anyone know anything about the real soup nazi living in NY? I saw a documentary clip about him on the Internet.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: May 14, 2004 2:05 PM 


Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: May 17, 2004 5:18 PM 

she's a whacko

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: May 25, 2004 9:07 PM 

Absolutely my favorite episode of Seinfield ever! "Hello. I don't want soup. I can make my own soup. Five cups chopped porchini mushrooms. Half a cup of olive oil. Three pounds celery. Yeah that's right, I got all of em. Cold cucumber, corn and crab chowder, mulligatawny. The bisque. You're through, Soup Nazi. Pack it up. No more soup for you. Next!!!" I heart Elaine.

Curtis aka Mr. Marbles

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PostPosted: May 26, 2004 7:34 PM 

"Pour favoir?"
"I'm part spanish..."
"well then...Adios Muchachos!!!!!!!"

just the nazi's facial expressions on "pour favoir" make the entire episode an instant classic

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: June 3, 2004 10:48 AM 

it's not "pour favoir". What are you? Half spanish, half french?
Please, it's POR FAVOR.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: June 24, 2004 6:35 PM 

or the 2 gay guys : "we r takin the armor and thtas it" "who do u think ur speakin too ?! " "if u want to get hurt, i can hurt u"

kramer run away... so funny !

(remember the ribbon thing and the puerto rican day lol ) WHO, WHO doesnt want to wear the RRrrribon ! CRACKED UP !!!! Razz Razz Razz Shocked Shocked Very Happy

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: June 25, 2004 2:53 PM 

lol, that was the AIDS walk, kramer is the man


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PostPosted: July 31, 2004 5:51 PM 

This is one of my favorite episodes because of the whole "Schmoopie" part. Very Happy


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PostPosted: July 31, 2004 5:52 PM 

This is one of my favorite episodes because of the whole "Schmoopie" part. Very Happy


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PostPosted: August 2, 2004 2:25 PM 

banya's online and sees jerry and says "hey Jerrry, I didn't know you liked soup". very subtle, classic line


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PostPosted: September 20, 2004 10:41 PM 

Best part for me :

in the Soup Nazi Place :
SHEILA: How dare you? Come on, Jerry, we’re leaving. Jerry?
JERRY: Do I know you?

Who is this pretty Sheila ? Wink

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