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"Seinfeld" The Butter Shave (1997)

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Original Air Date:
25 September 1997 (Season 9, Episode 1)
Kramer discovers the amazing yet unknown uses of butter, but accidentally fries himself after using it as sunscreen. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld

Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes

Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer

Jason Alexander ... George Costanza

Wayne Knight ... Newman

Steve Hytner ... Kenny Bania

Patrick Warburton ... David Puddy

Gordon Jump ... Thomassoulo

Kristin Davis ... Jenna
Everett Greenbaum ... McMaines

Connie Sawyer ... Old Woman
Matthew Fonda ... NBC Executive

Chris Parnell ... NBC Executive
Frank van Keeken ... Vegetable Lasagna / Magnus

Shannon Whirry ... Cute Girl
Nancy Balbirer ... Woman
Erica Y. Becoat ... Stewardess

Torsten Voges ... Cab Driver
George Georgiadis ... Cab Driver

Brian Callaway ... Passenger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dean Ciallella ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Ruth Cohen ... Ruthie Cohen (uncredited)
Hilary Wagner ... Woman in Cafe (uncredited)

Brian J. Williams ... Glenn (uncredited)

Spice Williams-Crosby ... Woman Carrying George (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Andy Ackerman 
Writing credits
Larry David (created by) &
Jerry Seinfeld (created by)

Alec Berg (written by) &
Jeff Schaffer (written by) &
David Mandel (written by)

Dan O'Keefe (story editor)

Produced by
Andy Ackerman .... producer
Alec Berg .... executive producer
Rick Corcoran .... associate producer
Jennifer Crittenden .... co-producer
Spike Feresten .... supervising producer
Tim Kaiser .... producer
Gregg Kavet .... co-executive producer
Steve Koren .... co-producer
Suzy Mamann-Greenberg .... producer (as Suzy Mamann Greenberg)
David Mandel .... supervising producer
Andy Robin .... co-executive producer
Jeff Schaffer .... executive producer
Jerry Seinfeld .... executive producer
George Shapiro .... executive producer
Nancy Sprow .... coordinating producer
Howard West .... executive producer
Peter Mehlman .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Jonathan Wolff 
Cinematography by
Wayne Kennan (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Skip Collector 
Casting by
Marc Hirschfeld 
Brian Myers 
Production Design by
Thomas Azzari  (as Tho. E. Azzari)
Set Decoration by
Diane Yates 
Costume Design by
Charmaine Nash Simmons  (as Charmaine Simmons)
Makeup Department
Judy Crown .... hair stylist
Patricia Messina .... makeup artist
Production Management
Randy Carter .... unit production manager
Jeffrey Stott .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Randy Carter .... first assistant director
Cherie Hankal .... second assistant director
Art Department
Andrew Allen-King .... assistant property master
Stan Ascough .... property master
Martha Johnston .... set designer
Jerry T. Tirado .... leadman (as Jerry Tirado)
Sound Department
Charlie McDaniel .... re-recording mixer
Norman Webster .... sound mixer
Dennis Kirkpatrick .... boom operator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Scott Milne .... visual effects
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Ford .... best boy electric
Jeff Miller .... camera operator
Ed Nielsen .... camera operator (as Edward Nielsen)
Pete G. Papanickolas .... key grip (as Pete Papanickolas)
Paul F. Petzoldt .... gaffer (as Paul Petzoldt)
Dave Richardson .... best boy grip (as David Richardson)
Herb Roberts .... camera operator
Charles R. Young .... camera operator (as Charlie Young)
Robert G. Lestak .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Kennedy .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Michael Kaidbey .... on-line editor
David Rogers .... assistant editor
Tom Sartori .... colorist
Music Department
Jonathan Wolff .... composer: theme music
Transportation Department
Dave Pierce .... transportation
Other crew
Liz Alexanian .... production associate
Carol Brown .... assistant: Mr. Seinfeld
George Doty IV .... script coordinator
Jed Elinoff .... production assistant
Jennifer Eolin .... assistant: writers
Jeffrey Krul .... production coordinator (as J.T. Krul)
Matt Liston .... production assistant
Christine Nyhart .... script supervisor
Frank Sackett .... production assistant
Vicki Sirotta .... accountant (as Vicki Sirotta Perez)
Hilary Wagner .... assistant accountant
John Witmer .... technical coordinator
Brandon Tartikoff .... in memory of
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

23 min
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:PG (video rating)

Did You Know?

At one point Newman is shown to be reading the novel Alive, the story of a group of plane crash survivors who resort to cannibalism in order to survive.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Kramer starts spreading the butter on his face, his makeup colors the end of the stick.See more »
Movie Connections:
Morning Train (9 to 5)See more »


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4 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Great episode., 10 October 2009
Author: Sirus_the_Virus from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

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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