S05E11 - The Conversion
No: 75 | Season: 5 Episode: 11 | Air Date: 16-Dec-1993 | Production #511
George changes his religion to Latvian Orthodox to keep his girlfriend who must break up with him for religious reasons. Jerry finds a tube of fungus cream in his girlfriend's medicine cabinet and fakes an illness until he can figure out what the cream is used for. He asks Elaine to ask her current boyfriend who's a podiatrist. Kramer meets a sister at George's new church who becomes infatuated with him.
Director and Writers
Director: Tom Cherones
Writers: Bruce Kirschbaum
Estelle: Latvian orthodox?! Why are you doing this?!
George: For a woman.
Frank: A woman?! What are you out of your mind?!
Estelle: Why can't you do anything like a normal person?!
Frank: Wait. Is this the group that goes around mutilating squirrels?
Notes and Trivia
It's revealed that both Jerry and George are left-handed.
George writes on his hand in order to cheat on his conversion test. When he holds up his hand in the priest's office, you can see the notes on his palm.
Episode writer Bruce Kirschbaum thought he was making up a religion. Later, he learned that Latvian Orthodox is a real religion.
When Jerry washes his the sound of running water is heard, but no water comes out of the tap.
Sasha's apartment is showed to be 5E, but that's Newman's apartment.
After Jerry drops the tube of fungicide in Elaine's purse, the tube is again shown to be in Jerry's hands.
When Elaine cuts her boyfriend a slice of cake, she places it on the plate on its side. Later, it moves to being upright.
When Jerry and Elaine are eating the lobster, their forks change position between shots inconsistently with their eating.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Jerry Stiller||Frank Costanza|
|Estelle Harris||Estelle Constanza|
|Kay E. Kuter||Older Priest|
|Molly Hagan||Sister Roberta|
|Jana Marie Hupp||Sasha|
|Bill Rose||Younger Priest|
|Darlene Kardon||Mrs. Lupchek|
|Karen Rizzo||Woman Hailing Cab|
|Ruth Cohen||Ruthie Cohen|