Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Bris 

Elaine and Jerry are nervous about the religious duties they must do when they agree to become godparents to a couple's newborn; George nabs great parking spot.


Tom Cherones


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Charles Levin ... Mohel
Debra Mooney ... Mrs. Sweedler
Tom Alan Robbins ... Stan
Jeannie Elias Jeannie Elias ... Myra
John Gegenhuber John Gegenhuber ... Resident
Tia Riebling Tia Riebling ... Woman
Frank Noon ... Patient


Jerry and Elaine get asked to be the godparents for their friends' newborn baby. But unfortunately the position doesn't last very long when Elaine hires a drunken rabbi to perform the Bris. While at the hospital, Kramer thinks he found a pig-man while a mental patient jumps to his death and lands on George's car. Written by halo1k

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Release Date:

14 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Season 5 episodes Seinfeld: The Mango (1993) through Seinfeld: The Sniffing Accountant (1993) saw Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) green Klein bike replaced by a blue Cannondale. In this episode the green Klein makes its return. See more »


Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) does two imitations from The Godfather in Marlon Brando's voice, however the lines he quotes were spoken by Al Pacino, not Brando. See more »


Cosmo Kramer: Don't ever question my instincts, because my instincts are honed. Look at that.
[Kramer shows newspaper]
Jerry Seinfeld: What now?
[Jerry reads newspaper]
Jerry Seinfeld: Hospital receives grant to conduct DNA research. Government funds genetic research at area hospital... Yeah, so?
Cosmo Kramer: Pigman, baby. Pigman.
Elaine Benes: Oh, if I hear about this pigman one more time...
Cosmo Kramer: I'm tellin ya the pigman is alive. The governments been experimenting with pigmen since the fifties.
Jerry Seinfeld: Will you stop it. Just because a hospital gets a grant to study DNA doesn't ...
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Love Theme
from The Godfather (1972)
by Nino Rota
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The Bris or the Pigman
2 July 2009 | by zfianySee all my reviews

With all the pigman issue going around and after the famous dialogue between Jerry and Kramer where the latter tells the prior " I'm tellin ya the pigman is alive. The governments been experimenting with pigmen since the fifties.", you get George Costanza's classical comment: " I wish there were pigmen. You get a few of these pigmen walking around I'm looking a whole lot better. Then if somebody wants to fix me up at least they could say, Hey he's no pig-man!"

And you ask me why I love Georgi the most! I could build him a statue and sit to laugh at it all day.

But Jerry also has a unique answer to that : " Believe me, there'd be plenty of women going for the pigmen. No matter what the deformity you'll find some group of perverts attracted to it. Ooo that little tail turns me on."

Can you resist all that?

And when Jerry & Elaine are asked to attend the Bris of the baby they're supposed to be his Godparent, the Mohel accidentally circumcizes Jerry's finger instead of the baby. How about that!

Those people are just magnificent and the whole show is unforgettable.

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