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The Pie and The Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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PostPosted: November 26, 2004 9:49 PM 

Has anyone else ever commented upon the subtle parallels between this episode and the classic film? When Elaine and George first seen the mannequin, George calls it a "pod" and jokingly cautions Elaine, "don't fall asleep." Also, the whole plot with the health inspector coming down on Poppi (Sutherland's character was a health inspector in the re-make) seems a deliberate nod to the movie. Finally, during George's restaurant interview, when he refuses to eat the pie, one of the guys says: "If you're one of us, you'll take a bite." I've never heard of anyone else making this connection, but I think it is definitely there, however subtle.

Bad Breaker Upper

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PostPosted: November 26, 2004 10:59 PM 

I've never seen the movie, but Seinfeld is notorious for cross-referencing, so you're probably right. George's reference to "Pod" can't be a coincidence, and I guess neither is the "food inspector" reference. I always assumed George's "Pod" remark was a reference to something, but I'm not a big movie-goer, so I thank you for enlightening me.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 27, 2004 5:48 PM 

You should definitely go out of your way to rent the movie sometime, ideally the remake with Donald Sutherland. It's definitely a classic, and I'm convinced that the Seinfeld writers had it in mind throughout this episode.


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PostPosted: May 15, 2014 5:52 PM 

Also, the health inspector is played by the late Paul Mantee, who was the lead in the sci-fi movie Robinson Crusoe on Mars.


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PostPosted: May 16, 2014 4:47 PM 

Thank Allah you came back 10 years latter to tell me that or my life would be incomplete


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PostPosted: May 17, 2014 10:13 AM 

You gotta thank him. It's common courtesy.

Son of Dad

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PostPosted: May 20, 2014 1:39 PM 

I'm still not certain on the etiquette of shaking hands after blowing your nose.


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PostPosted: May 20, 2014 4:12 PM 

Something about crossing a line... or a dividing man and bum...

Ah heh, who the hell knows...

Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: May 20, 2014 4:44 PM 

I'm beginning to wonder if Curly understands anything.


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PostPosted: May 29, 2014 7:35 PM 

I'll make few phone calls.


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PostPosted: May 30, 2014 11:48 AM 

I think Jimmy's and Mookie rines are crossed

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