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Seinfeld: The English Patient | Episode 151 Recap Podcast

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Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur continue their journey to watch every Seinfeld episode as they discuss Season 8, Episode 17, “The English Patient.”

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  • Chris

    Excellent job as always. “A” game for sure. Looking forward to the home stretch. Really hoping you will consider a Curb recap. Very interesting re the post 911 edit for syndicated shows. Also totally agree that the move to put a bow on the Jerry story was to have young (but still old) Mandelbaum III rather than Grampa. T-shirt stuff was funny, wonder what shirt Rob will receive one day from Anthony’s therapist? Jurrassic Park?? Yikes.

  • Chris

    Excellent job as always. “A” game for sure. Looking forward to the home stretch albeit with slight melancholy knowing that the end is in sight. Apologies if you have already addressed this but I hope you will consider a Curb recap, seems like a perfect transition. Very interesting re the major life events happening sparingly over time as well as post 911 edit for syndicated shows. Re the episode, totally agree that the move to put a bow on the Jerry story was to have young (but still old) Mandelbaum III rather than Grampa. T-shirt stuff was funny though and pretty relatable. Wonder what shirt Rob will receive one day from Anthony’s therapist? Jurrassic Park??

  • Recovering Lawyer

    I’m a big fan of this podcast, and I know Rob has a lot on his plate, but the sloppiness and lack of preparation is really becoming a problem. Factual mistakes about the episode and not doing basic research into a major guest star like Lloyd “I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamones” Bridges made this a frustrating listen. Maybe whoever does the episode recap could add more details for you guys?

    • homertownie

      I agree they miss a lot of factual connections, but I think they are trying to do a podcast in a manner akin to how Jerry and George discuss matters on Seinfeld, and not make an encyclopedic discussion of the show. They could have learned much more about the movie “The English Patient” that explains some of what they didn’t understand about the show, but George and Jerry wouldn’t do that.

  • homertownie

    I saw the episode on TBS and they do include the hijacking scene at the end of the episode. It didn’t strike me as shocking due to 9/11 as much as it just seemed out of place for being so serious in a Seinfeld episode and not making much sense for Dominicans to hijack a plane. Still, Elaine’s lack of real concern does soften the scene.

    By the way, I saw the English Patient when it came out on a date. It isn’t so bad as it is just long and told in multiple flashbacks, and people kept thinking the movie was over when a flashback ended, only to have it go back and do another 20 minute flashback. You either loved it or hated it.