Seinfeld: Season 3, Episode 14

The Pez Dispenser (15 Jan. 1992)

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In this episode, Kramer joins the Polar Bears and Jerry obsesses over a hard to load Pez Dispenser. While George struggles to get "hand" from his pianist girlfriend whose concert is ruined due to Elaine's, "Pez induced laughter."

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George invites Elaine and Jerry to go with him to his girlfriend's piano recital. In the middle of the performance however, Jerry places a Pez dispenser on her lap and she breaks out laughing. George's girlfriend doesn't know who laughed and George doesn't tell her. He's sure she is now going to break up with him however and Kramer advises that he stage a preemptive break up before she gets the chance. Written by garykmcd

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The title refers to the dispenser of PEZ candies that are packaged in a dispenser with a top shaped like the head of a popular character. The first dispensers looked like a lighter to provide an alternative to smoking. Once the head topped dispenses caught on over 1500 characters have been used since 1950. PEZ is manufactured by the Pez Company in Austria. See more »

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When Elaine lifts the Pez dispenser from her purse, the sound of Velcro is heard. As Jerry puts it on her purse, he presses down slightly. See more »

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George Louis Costanza: Let me tell you something. A man without hand is not a man. I've got so much hand I'm coming out of my gloves.
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Featured in Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Surrogate (2004) See more »

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Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major
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Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Hummed by Jason Alexander
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Incredibly silly, therefore a classic
13 November 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Pez dispensers are small, cute and fun to toy with... for about five minutes, at most. It is to Seinfeld's writing staff's eternal credit, then, that the object in question managed to be a perfect comedy vehicle for 22 minutes (or most of them, anyway).

What happens is Jerry gets his hand on one of those dispensers and starts obsessing over it. Meanwhile, George tries to get "hand" in his doomed relationship with a piano player and succeeds to a degree thanks to a preemptive break-up, only for everything to fall apart when Elaine is tactless enough to laugh during a recital (no need to say what made her giggle, right?). And what about Kramer? Well, he joins the Polar bears and comes up with an absurd idea for a beach cologne.

Like many Season Three classics, this is a George & Elaine episode. The former's hand gags are a blast (especially when the joke backfires in the show's climax), and the latter's laugh is an abomination of nature and, as such, tremendously amusing (plus, it's an appetizer for the infamous dance which popped up much later in the series). And although he doesn't do much this time around, a note of merit is deserved for Kramer's creative marketing plans, plenty of which kept showing up during the program's run. As usual, a feast for eyes and ears alike.


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