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Stan The Caddy

PostPosted: September 16, 2003 7:40 PM 

gs: Michelle Forbes (Julie) Jerry Levine (Stationer) Marita Geraghty (Margaret) Barry Nolan (Reporter) Dean Hallo (Gendason) Lauren Bowles (Waitress) Wayne Knight (Newman)

Elaine's boss wants a special mechanical pencil, so Elaine tries to get one from a stationary store where the clerk has a thing for her. George and his girlfriend pick up a "big salad" for Elaine, that his girlfriend gives to Elaine and she thanks her. Later, George points out that he bought the "big salad." Jerry discovers that his current girlfriend once dated Newman, who broke off his relationship with her. Kramer plays golf with an ex-ball player who breaks a rule of golf, they have a fight, and later the ball player is wanted for questioning in the murder of a dry cleaner, where a golf tee was involved. Kramer later helps him evade the police in a white Ford Bronco.

b: 29-Sep-94 pc: 602 w: Larry David d: Andy Ackerman

NOTE: The pillow that Newman is sitting on when Jerry first enters his apartment has the same pillowcase as George's pillows over his parents' house.


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PostPosted: December 23, 2003 12:54 AM 

In this episode everyone thought that it was "cheap" and "rude" of George to expect to be paid back for the "big salad". This always confused me...why would Elaine assume that George would buy her lunch? In the real world wouldn't Elaine just say..."OK, who do I owe for the salad?" regardless of who handed it to her? Minor detail, but I always felt it was a weak premise to build an episode around.

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PostPosted: December 23, 2003 7:59 AM 

I agree with you Marty. My favorite part of this episode is Kramer's bit on golfing with Gendason.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: January 18, 2004 11:59 AM 

"Poor Pinkus, Poor Little Pinkus..."
what a great line from Kramer regarding the dry cleaner!

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PostPosted: February 13, 2004 9:44 PM 

Not 100% sure about this. I think Lauren Bowles,who plays the coffee shop waitress in this episode and a handful of others, is Julia Louis Dreyfus' real life step sister, or half sister. she alos played Elie's sister on the tv series, "Watching Elie." Elie, of course, being played by Julia louis dreyfus.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: June 4, 2004 4:03 AM 

You may recognise Marita Geraghty (Margaret) as Nancy Taylor from the movie Groundhog Day.

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Vile Weed

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PostPosted: December 3, 2004 9:14 PM 

in regards to your comments, Marty, i think you might have a point. i'm trying to analyze the situation. this is what i think. When Elaine asks george to buy her the big salad, he really doesn't want to buy it for her, but of course he doesn't want to look bad in front of his girlfriend. So he ends up reluctantly buying it for her as a "token of friendship". once he does that, all he expects is a thank you from elaine, which of course is stolen from him when Julie hands her the big salad. and that's what really gets his blood boiling. i think he really got angry because it was probably one of his first selfless acts, and he didn't even get the credit for it. so he vows never to do anything like that again (and he probably didn't)

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 15, 2005 3:58 PM 

the best line is the:

Elaine: Perhaps there's more to Newman than meets the eye.
Jerry: No, there's less.
Elaine: It's possible.
Jerry: No it isn't. I've looked into his eyes. He's pure evil.

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Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 23, 2005 7:40 PM 

What kind of person takes credit for another person's buying a friend a big salad?

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PostPosted: April 29, 2006 3:54 PM 

Michael Richards' acting gets a little broad and unrealistic in this episode -- "Poor little Pinkus" and his big open mouth when reacting to the TV news. Who does he think he's playing, Stanley Spadowski (UHF)?

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PostPosted: December 16, 2006 4:31 AM 

Fuunist Line ever dont knowe what its from but i laughed till i cried: Poor Pinkus.... Poor Little Pinkus!

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