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The Butter Shave 

Kramer discovers the amazing yet unknown uses of butter, but accidentally fries himself after using it as sunscreen.

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Elaine Benes
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Newman
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Kenny Bania
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David Puddy
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Thomassoulo
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Jenna
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McMaines
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Old Woman
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Kramer discovers a new use for butter by applying it to his face while he shaves, but he accidentally cooks himself when he uses it as sunscreen. George gets a job with a company that makes playground equipment, and really enjoys it after he successfully convinces his boss that he's handicapped. Jerry is riding a wave of success at comedy clubs, but hates the fact that hack comic Kenny Bania is riding his coattails. Elaine is on her way back from Scandinavia with Puddy and they repeatedly break up and get back together. Written by halo1k

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25 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The NBC executives that approach Bania are named Jay Chermack and Stu Crespi. This is a reference to the two NBC execs that worked with Jerry and George throughout season 4 on their pilot, "Jerry." They first appear in "The Pitch," and are named Stu Chermack and Jay Crespi. This further exemplifies Bania's riding of Jerry's coattails during this episode. See more »

Goofs

When Puddy is looking through his coins in what is supposed to be Oslo, he says "femti kroner" which is 50 kroner. There is no coin of that value, only a bill. See more »

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References The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Great episode.
10 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Plot: Kramer starts using butter to wear when he tans but it eventually fries him. Newman eventually wants to eat him. George gets a job at Play now and acts like he is still a cripple. Elaine takes Puddy to Europe and on the way back they keep breaking up and getting back together.

The butter shave, like all Seinfeld episodes, is hilarious. I have reviewed many Seinfeld episodes and given almost all of them a 10. I was glad to see Puddy return. Puddy is a great character who is really stupid. The Butter shave is a great episode of Seinfeld, like all of them.


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