Seinfeld: Season 9, Episode 4

The Blood (16 Oct. 1997)

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Jerry's parents hire their friend Izzy Mandelbaum to become Jerry's personal trainer while George decides to associate food and television with his love life.



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Jerry starts gaining weight and his parents hire Izzy Mandelbaum (see episode "The English Patient") to assist Jerry as a personal trainer. Kramer starts giving blood and uses his own refrigerator to store it, but it freaks Jerry out. Then, George starts dating a woman who uses incense, and he gets the idea to associate food and sex with his love life. He makes something called "pudding skin singles" using an Exacto knife. Back at Jerry's, he yells at Kramer to get the blood away from him, but then he pounds the table and the Exacto flies at him and cuts his throat. Jerry loses blood and Kramer gives Jerry some of his, causing Jerry to freak out. Meanwhile, Elaine is out in the suburbs visiting her friend Vivian. Vivian wants somebody to watch her troublesome son Jimmy but she doesn't think Elaine is responsible enough. So Elaine goes to great lengths to prove it, even taking Kramer's spot. Vivian then tells Elaine that she is experiencing some health problems, and that Elaine might ... Written by halo1k

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Jerry Seinfeld: [Jerry finds Kramer and Newman in his apartment] What is this?
Cosmo Kramer: We're making sausages!
Jerry Seinfeld: I thought you were going to watch a video.
Cosmo Kramer: An instructional video on how to make your own sausages!
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Organ arrangement by Jackie Davis
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Another great episode.
10 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Plot: After Jerry gets in a little accident, his parents hire Izzy Mandelbaum as his personal trainer. Elaine is offended when her friend doesn't ask her to babysit her son. So she does and realizes that she shouldn't have. George must choose between sex or food. Or something like that.

The blood, like all Seinfeld episodes, is great. This was one of the last things that the great Lloyd Briges did. All of the situations in this episode are funny. I also left out that Kramer donates his blood to Jerry when he gets hurt. That is really a big part of the episode. Also, when Kramer wants something and Jerry refuses, he brings up the blood and holds it against Jerry. The Blood is a great episode, like all of them.

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