Seinfeld: Season 3, Episode 9

The Nose Job (20 Nov. 1991)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 713 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Jerry dates a vacuous actress and struggles with overcoming his sexual desire for her. George dates a woman with a large nose, who decides to get a nose job after a careless comment from Kramer.



(created by), (created by), 1 more credit »
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1150 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
list image
a list of 1649 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
list image
a list of 25 titles
created 20 Sep 2013
list image
a list of 23 titles
created 8 months ago
list image
a list of 23 titles
created 4 months ago

Related Items

Search for "The Nose Job" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Nose Job (20 Nov 1991)

The Nose Job (20 Nov 1991) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Seinfeld.
« Previous Episode | 25 of 172 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode complete credited cast:
Susan Diol ...
Roy Brocksmith ...
Joseph V. Perry ...
Newsstand Owner
David Blackwood ...


George quite likes his new girlfriend Audrey but isn't quite sure he will ever get over the fact that she has a rather large nose. When Kramer, to everyone's embarrassment, blurts out in Audrey's presence that all she needs is a nose job, she begins to seriously consider it. The results aren't what she hoped for leading to a typical reaction from George. Kramer meanwhile is still obsessing over the jacket he was forced to return to the owner two years after it was left at his mother's house. He's gets Elaine involved in a scheme to get it back for him. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

lighting pipe | chest | newsstand | See All (3) »







Release Date:

20 November 1991 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

See  »

Did You Know?


The MSG Boxing Card that appears on the wall behind Jerry and George at the newspaper stand also appears in the hallway outside the 14th Precinct in a number Barney Miller of episodes. See more »


When George hands Audrey the mirror, Elaine can be seen talking to Kramer, but her voice is muted. See more »


Jerry: I'll tell you, the sex - I was like an animal. I mean, it was just completely uninhibited.
George Costanza: It's like going to the bathroom in front of a lot of people and not caring.
Jerry: [pause] It's not like that at all.
See more »


Featured in Seinfeld: Highlights of a Hundred (1995) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"You got butchered!"
3 November 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Is there any other sitcom where the entire plot of an episode originates from a casual conversation or, as was often the case with Seinfeld, a tactless remark? Not really, and that's probably because other sitcom writers know better than trying to ape the show's successful gimmicks.

The Nose Job is practically all about George dating a woman with a huge nose, which prompts the excessively earnest Kramer that a little surgery wouldn't be bad for her. While the nose subplot advances, Kramer and Elaine also come up with a scheme to get their hands on a jacket he desperately wants, and Jerry is tormented by his sexual attraction for a vacuous actress he doesn't really like that much as a person.

For sheer irreverence alone, this episode is a Season Three classic, the scene where Kramer makes the nose comment standing out as a prime example of how daring Seinfeld could be (and still is, as a matter of fact). Jokes about body parts. Even the most inappropriate ones, always fare well (a lesson Larry David carried on to Curb Your Enthusiasm), and the way Michael Richards and Jason Alexander act around that event still has to be equaled (is it any wonder Richards won an Emmy for his contributions in this season?).

Plus, The Nose Job contains the most audacious and entertaining dream sequence ever: Jerry's brain and penis playing chess to decide whether the comedian should dump his uninteresting girlfriend or not. Not even Woody Allen in his early, funny years was brave enough to write a scene like that.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What am I going to do? AstralWeeksHatfulOfHollow
See how well you remember The Strike peapod1974
favourite Newman line/monologue? AstralWeeksHatfulOfHollow
Who's doing the best these days? jmckee1984
You know when I first met you,Kramer you used to wear jeans all the time AstralWeeksHatfulOfHollow
Is Kramer supposed to be good looking? wathamonkey
Discuss The Nose Job (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: