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Seinfeld

The Understudy (Season 6, Episode 23)
PG
TV Episode | 24 min | Comedy

Jerry dates the ultra-sensitive understudy for Bette Midler in Rochelle, Rochelle: The Musical. When the Improv is scheduled to play Rochelle Rochelle in a softball game, George plows into catcher Bette Midler to score the winning run. ...See moreJerry dates the ultra-sensitive understudy for Bette Midler in Rochelle, Rochelle: The Musical. When the Improv is scheduled to play Rochelle Rochelle in a softball game, George plows into catcher Bette Midler to score the winning run. Bette is injured because of the incident and is unable to perform in the Broadway premiere. Jerry, George, and the understudy are vilified for the incident, and Kramer goes out of his way to help Bette. Meanwhile, Elaine suspects that a local nail shop is making fun of her in Korean. She learns that George's dad Frank speaks Korean and brings him along to spy on them. Frank recalls his time in the Korean war and how he had an affair with a young Korean woman. Elaine gets kicked out of the nail shop and wanders around aimlessly, and has a chance encounter with catalog magnate J. Peterman, who hires Elaine to work for the catalog. Written by halo1k See less
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Writers
Larry David (created by) | Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | Marjorie Gross | Carol Leifer (executive story editor)
Producers
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Thomas Azzari (as Tho. E. Azzari)
Status
Edit Released
Updated May 18, 1995

Release date
May 18, 1995 (United States)

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Jerry Seinfeld
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Elaine Benes Elaine Benes   See fewer
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Michael Richards
Cosmo Kramer Cosmo Kramer   See fewer
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Jason Alexander
George Costanza George Costanza   See fewer
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Bette Midler
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Jerry Stiller
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June Kyoto Lu
Ruby (as June Kyoko Lu) Ruby (as June Kyoko Lu)   See fewer
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John O'Hurley
J. Peterman J. Peterman   See fewer
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Adelaide Miller
Gennice Gennice   See fewer
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Alexandra Bokyun Chun
Lotus (as Bok Yun Chon) Lotus (as Bok Yun Chon)   See fewer
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Craig Thomas
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Michael McDonald
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Lou DiMaggio
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Jason Beck
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Bob Shaw
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Johnny Silver
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Billy Bastiani
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Bonnie Bruckheimer
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Randy Carter
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Larry David
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Marjorie Gross
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8.2 / 10 | 1,259 votes