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"The Cigar Store Indian"
Seinfeld episode
Episode no. Season 5
Episode 74
Written by Tom Gammill & Max Pross
Directed by Tom Cherones
Original airdate December 9, 1993
Guest stars

Al Roker, Kim Norris, Benjamin W.S. Lum & Sam Lloyd

Season 5 episodes
Seinfeld – Season 5
September 1993 – May 1994
  1. "The Mango"
  2. "The Puffy Shirt"
  3. "The Glasses"
  4. "The Sniffing Accountant"
  5. "The Bris"
  6. "The Lip Reader"
  7. "The Non-Fat Yogurt"
  8. "The Barber"
  9. "The Masseuse"
  10. "The Cigar Store Indian"
  11. "The Conversion"
  12. "The Stall"
  13. "The Dinner Party"
  14. "The Marine Biologist"
  15. "The Pie"
  16. "The Stand In"
  17. "The Wife"
  18. "The Raincoats, Part 1"
  19. "The Raincoats, Part 2"
  20. "The Fire"
  21. "The Hamptons"
  22. "The Opposite"
List of Seinfeld episodes

"The Cigar Store Indian" is the seventy-fourth episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. This was the 10th episode for the 5th season. It aired on December 9, 1993.


While Jerry helps George with a coffee table stain, Elaine must take the subway home; she takes Frank Costanza's TV Guide as reading material. George meets a woman at a furniture refinishing store and takes her to his parents' home, pretending that it is his. Jerry is interested in a Native American woman named Winona (Kimberly Norris-Guerrero), but she is offended when he presents Elaine with a cigar store Indian as a peace offering, Jerry also uses inappropriate language which could pass for racial epithets in a note and rocking it back and forth mimicking Native American sounds in front of her. Jerry tries to make amends with Winona by going out on a date with her where he also obtains her copy of the TV Guide with Al Roker on the cover to give to Frank. Jerry offers to take her out for supper where after an argument with an Asian postal worker, she becomes offended at Jerry's behavior and becomes even more infuratied with Jerry after Kramer, in a taxi with the cigar store Indian screams at Jerry by mimicking native sounds. Elaine and Kramer are on the subway when Kramer stops to get a gyros, but when his arm gets stuck in the door, a patron steals it. While on the subway, Elaine forgets the TV Guide and it is obtained by a creepy patron who cuts it up to make a flower bouquet for her. George, having had sex with his furniture store quarry, leaves a condom wrapper in his parents' bed; his parents discover not only the wrapper but also the absence of Frank's TV Guide (he is a collector) and punish him by grounding him. Jerry tries again to make amends with Winona by going on another date, but tries avoiding words like reservation and scalper, which later backfire on him when she asks for the TV Guide and they get into an argument after she accuses Jerry of trying to refer to her as an Indian giver. Elaine shows up at the Costanza's house with Winona's copy of the TV Guide much to her surprise, she sees the creepy guy at the house (he obtained the Costanza's address by reading the postal address). Elaine gives Frank the copy of the TV Guide, only to find the cover was ruined by the tzatziki sauce from the gyros she was eating which dripped onto it. When Frank yells at Elaine about taking the TV Guide, the creepy guy comes to her defense and inadvertly knocks the refinished coffee table over. While trying to sell the cigar store Indian to a dealer of another cigar shop, Kramer meets Elaine's boss and pitches his idea for a coffee table book about coffee tables in exchange for the cigar store Indian, much to Elaine's dismay. Estelle takes the coffee table to the same furniture store George took it into, where she runs into the same woman George had sex with and reveals the truth about George. Elaine and Jerry are on the subway going to Queens to give Frank the same TV Guide (which they had to order) when Jerry runs to get a gyros during a brief stop, he attempts to get back on the subway in time, but gets his arm stuck in the door and his gyro taken by none other than Al Roker himself.



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