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PostPosted: September 22, 2003 9:20 AM 

gs: Kristin Davis (Jenna) Gordon Jump (Mr. Thomassoulo) Everett Greenbaum (McMaines) Connie Sawyer (Old Woman) Matthew Fonda (NBC Executive) Chris Parnell (NBC Executive) Frank Van Keeken (Vegetable Lasagna) Shannon Whirry (Cute Girl) Nancy Balbirer (Woman) Erica Y. Becoat (Stewardess) Torsten Voges (Cab Driver) George Georgiadis (Cab Driver) Brian Callaway (Passenger) Wayne Knight (Newman) Steve Hytner (Bania) Patrick Warburton (Puddy)

Not fully recovered from "The Summer of George", George is using a cane to get around. Jerry might have another shot at NBC, through an appearance on a NBC Showcase that might lead to another pilot. He is also annoyed that lame comic Kenny Bania's act is working, only because he is following on Jerry's coattails, a time-slot hit. Bania scores with big laughs and also gets one of Jerry's ex-girlfriends. George gets a job interview. Elaine is on vacation for a month in Europe with David Puddy. If he's lucky he won't "come back in a body bag." Kramer finds butter is a better protection for his skin after shaving. George is hired for the job because of his use of the cane. They think he is handicapped and of course he takes full advantage of the situation. Kramer's skin feels so good with butter; he takes to spreading it all over his body. Unfortunately he lies out in the sun where he begins to cook. It's a long flight back for Elaine and Puddy, who break up and get back together, only to break up again. Newman, reading the cannibalism themed story Alive!, finds the smell of a cooked Kramer appealing. Jerry is informed that Bania is going to follow him on the NBC showcase. George sprains his good leg and Jerry discovers that George is a closet Bania fan. Kramer tries to keep his skin moist but the baked in smell of cooked meat is too much for Newman. George manages to keep up his bluff until he tries to take on some old-timers. Jerry plans to sabotage his own act, surmising that Kenny's act will also bomb, but Kenny gets the last laugh.

b: 25-Sep-97 pc: 901 w: Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer & David Mandel d: Andy Ackerman

NOTE: This episode was dedicated "In Memory of Our Friend Brandon Tartikoff." Brandon was a former executive at NBC who was responsible revitalizing the network in the 1980s. Viewer Arthur Kleynerman reminds me that it was Brandon who believed in the series from the beginning and was responsible for keeping the show alive during the early days of low ratings.
Viewer Jeff Holland notes that Jerry referred to Bania as a time-slot hit, an obvious reference to any show that follows Seinfeld. Will Veronica's Closet be a time-slot hit? It worked for Suddenly Susan. Time will tell.
Viewer Taylor Lasseigne notes that the Sheena Easton hit "My Baby Takes the Morning Train" was also used in "The Bizarro Jerry".

David Golfer
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PostPosted: January 21, 2004 1:38 PM 

My favorite episode, it catches the character of Kramer better than most of the other episodes. A MUST WATCH for any true seinfeld fan.

Pete Cornish
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PostPosted: January 24, 2004 11:35 AM 

I particularly enjoyed the role that Newman took as he could not suppress his appetite even if it meant betraying his best friend and neighbor. Especially his decision to read 'Alive' as Kramer stewed in the hot tub, a subtle stroke on the part of the writers.

bill k
Superman

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PostPosted: January 24, 2004 10:24 PM 

how funny is kramer w/ the turkey buddy waving and saying hey buddy! LOL

Paloma
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PostPosted: February 17, 2004 8:05 PM 

I wonder if there was a part of the script cut out which explains why Elaine gives the guy next to her the name "Vegetable Lasagna" because it never really explains that.

Galit
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PostPosted: February 19, 2004 7:17 PM 

I assumed she named him "Vegetable Lasagna" after she looked down and saw that that was what he had on his food tray. She didn't know his real name so she just called him that.

LC_Quest
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: February 23, 2004 4:17 AM 

This has to be one of the truly most bizarre and classic episodes of Seinfeld. I've never seen anything like it!

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: May 11, 2004 10:31 AM 

Just saw this again last night and this ep is full of non-stop laughs. Love it.

Hey, Jerry, did you see me up there? I
was killing, Jerry. Killing. I killed.
I'm gonna go pick up some chicks. Good looking ones too!


G
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: May 21, 2004 7:05 AM 

Hilarious when Kramer is sun bathing on top of the building and Jerry/Newman find him.

Kramer: "Stick a fork in me, Jerry. I'm done!"

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: May 21, 2004 1:50 PM 

Kramer: I have to keep my skin moist.
Jerry: Is that what the doctor said?
Krame: No, I read it in Bon Apetit magazine.

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: May 22, 2004 11:00 AM 

Technically, you're sauteed.

Anonymous
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: July 7, 2004 10:53 PM 

Puddy gave him the name Vegetable Lasagna.

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: July 8, 2004 10:08 AM 

Game hen.

Kind of.

Carl
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PostPosted: August 22, 2004 4:34 AM 

n the scene where george is at the new job at play now, and he trips that co-worker on purpose, look closely, and it is the second rendition of the character lloyd braun

Mr. Peanut
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 22, 2004 11:46 AM 

excuse me, i was sleeping...

that's my apple juice! Shocked

Mr. Peanut
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 22, 2004 11:50 AM 

stick a fork in me jerry, im done!

quietgypsy
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PostPosted: November 8, 2004 2:46 PM 

One of the best Elaine lines ever:

Elaine: "Hey! You going to bust out that drinks cart or what?"

or how about

Newman: "Damn you Seinfeld, you useless pustule."

seinfeldgreatest
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: November 29, 2004 6:23 PM 

What is the name of the song that's playing when George is going around PLAY NOW acting handicapped?

cousin jeffrey
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 29, 2004 6:48 PM 

i'm not sure but i do have one question:
"What's the deal with cancer?!"

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: November 30, 2004 11:40 AM 

I have cancer!

The song is Morning Train by Sheena Easton.

Jesus Fish
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PostPosted: June 6, 2005 10:10 PM 

When Elaine calls "vegetable lasagna" an idiot, he responds with "I can hear you." The voice he uses sounds unlike that of his character. Any thoughts?

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