Episode 7: The Soup

Episode #93; 6:7

Our Summary

Kenny Bania shows his hilarious face for the first time in this ep and he gives Jerry a suit in a trade, b/c of Kramer, for a dinner. This turns into a fiasco of course, with discussions on what a dinner consists of. George dates a waitress at Monk's, who dumps George b/c of his manure bit. Kramer dates a waitress at Reggie's, who's pissed off at Kramer b/c he doesn't have any food in his fridge, b/c he's only eating fresh food, b/c of his kidney stone. Elaine is dating an English bounder, who is a bastard, and ends up getting roughed up by Kenny, trying to get his suit back.

Our Commentary

Nice OCB starts off this beautiful episode. Perhaps one of the funniest peripheral characters shows his nice smile in this ep, namely the smile that belongs to the face that belongs to the man, known simply as a Mr. Kenneth Bania, or KB. From his "How about Mendy's? OOOOOOH!" to his "Yeah, I'm huge!", the man cannot not be funny. Beautiful stuff with the bounder bastard Englishman and Kramer screwing Jerry over with the suit for soup/meal swap transaction. Hilarious stuff with Jerry and George outside Monk's when Jerry sends him as a soldier in combat, back inside, with Jerry cracking up as he does so. Beautiful stuff with Ma-Newer and its link with a certain Osca Winna, who eats said manure up with a fork, or a spoon, but that would depend on the tribe. Also nice double acting by "Jerry, I don't know sometimes." Overall, an hilarious episode that should make Fred Stoller proud. Adam - Great episode. Kenneth Bania is at his peak and it's only his first episode. Everything was done very well. Well done to all.

EPISODE GUIDE from Jerry Seinfeld: The Entire Domain by Kathleen Tracy

93."The Soup" (November 10, 1994)

SUMMARY A man Elaine met in England turns out to be a moocher. Jerry gets a free suit from an obnoxious comic but has to take the guy out to dinner. George goes for a walk with a waitress from Monk's. Because of the kidney stone, Kramer decides to eat only fresh foods.

DIRECTOR Andy Ackerman

TELEPLAY Fred Stoller

GUEST CAST Daniel Gerroll (Simon); Michael Kaplan (Waiter); Tracy Kolis (Kelly); Lawrence A. Mandley (Manager); Linda Wallem (Hildy)

RECURRING CAST Steve Hytner (Bania)


2nd Siyum

Kelly (*Same actress as Marlene from 2:1 The Ex-Girlfriend)
Girls Who Broke Up With George
Kelly - Manure



George’s Idiot Things
Does his manure bit

First Times
Kenny Bania

3rd Siyum



Full Script