Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Big Salad 

Kramer thinks that a simple penalty stroke may have driven his golf partner, Steve Gennison, to murder a dry cleaner. Jerry is stunned to learn that his girlfriend not only went out with, but was dumped by Newman. George thinks Elaine gave his girlfriend an incorrect thank you when it was actually George who paid for Elaine's lunch. Elaine flirts with a stationery store employee and thinks that ... See full summary »



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George gets upset when he buys a large salad for Elaine but his girlfriend Julie gets the thanks for it. Elaine can't believe it when he raises with her and it all gets back to Julie which doesn't bode well for George. Jerry has a new girlfriend but begins to reassess his feelings when he learns that she went out with Newman - and that he dumped her, not the other way around. Kramer gets into an argument with his golfing partner, a former baseball player, who later loses his temper and is sought by the police. Kramer is certain that he caused it all and helps his buddy out. Written by garykmcd

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29 September 1994 (USA)  »

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The new season 6 street scape has a bicycle store, with a red Specialised hanging up outside. See more »


When Kramer and Gendason are being chased by the police, the shot from outside their vehicle shows the police cars behind them to be black and white. When the shot switches to the inside of their vehicle, the police cars behind them are suddenly blue. See more »


Referenced in Seinfeld: The Doodle (1995) See more »


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A clunker, but with one redeeming feature
11 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not much going for it. And the subplot involving the baseball catcher killing the dry cleaner is more than just a bit distasteful. A REAL murder? In a situation comedy? No. However, the episode does has one saving grace(and, the bit with Newman having previously dumped Jerry's current girlfriend was inventive). We're supposed to always think that George is a horse's ass, and therefore could never possibly be right about something. the old saying goes... Even a broken clock is right twice a day. He was dead on at being upset with his girlfriend for overstepping her mark. Or, at least, he wasn't 100% wrong.First, right off the bat, she shouldn't have even picked up the package containing the salad when it was placed on the table at the diner when they were leaving. Secondly, I'm sorry, but she most certainly should have mentioned that George paid for the item when presenting it to Elaine.Lastly, when confronted about it, she shows no remorse despite the fact that he does,indeed, have a point. Indicating that the woman, despite her being able to discuss her favorite newspaper columnists (yawn)--together with her apparent humorlessness--(Jerry cracks a joke in the beginning of the episode, and he gets nothing out of her)-- really isn't all she's cracked up to be.

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