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The Big Salad 

Kramer thinks that a simple penalty stroke may have driven his golf partner, Steve Gennison, to murder a dry cleaner. Jerry is stunned to learn that his girlfriend not only went out with, but was dumped by Newman. George thinks Elaine gave his girlfriend an incorrect thank you when it was actually George who paid for Elaine's lunch. Elaine flirts with a stationery store employee and thinks that ... See full summary »


Andy Ackerman


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Wayne Knight ... Newman
Michelle Forbes ... Julie
Jerry Levine ... Stationer
Marita Geraghty ... Margaret
Barry Nolan ... Reporter
Dean Hallo Dean Hallo ... Gendason
Lauren Bowles ... Waitress


George gets upset when he buys a large salad for Elaine but his girlfriend Julie gets the thanks for it. Elaine can't believe it when he raises with her and it all gets back to Julie which doesn't bode well for George. Jerry has a new girlfriend but begins to reassess his feelings when he learns that she went out with Newman - and that he dumped her, not the other way around. Kramer gets into an argument with his golfing partner, a former baseball player, who later loses his temper and is sought by the police. Kramer is certain that he caused it all and helps his buddy out. Written by garykmcd

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29 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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Michelle Forbes and Jerry Levine both appeared in the movie Swimming with Sharks (1994), starring Kevin Spacey. See more »


At the end, during the interior shot of Genderson complaining to Kramer saying, "I told you not to take the Turnpike, If we took the Palisades this never have happened", well this makes absolutely no sense for 2 reasons: 1) From that shot they are (as previously noted in another posting) being chased by NYPD blue police cars which clearly indicates they are still within NYS limits (if not to be more specific, NYC limits). There is no "turnpike" in NY, the Turnpike he was referring to is the New Jersey Turnpike, which is commonly referred to as simply "The Turnpike;" 2) Even if it were plausible to interchange taking the Palisades with taking The Turnpike, the Turnpike ends (and becomes NYS Thruway) where the Palisades begins. They are not substitutes of one another. See more »


Newman: Margaret?
Margaret: Hello.
Jerry Seinfeld: You two know each other?
Newman: You might say that.
Margaret: We used to go out.
Newman: Well, tootle loo. And nice seeing you again Margaret, goodbye Jerry. Have fun. Hehe
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Doodle (1995) See more »


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Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"He's a mystery wrapped in a Twinkie."
4 October 2011 | by itamarscomixSee all my reviews

Season 6, Episode 2, "The Big Salad"

It's hard to use this word for any Seinfeld episodes, because they all have some great moments and memorable one-liners, but "The Big Salad" is definitely a weak episode. At this early point in season 6, the episode looks and feels like a season 5 episode, but it lacks the spark and precision of those earlier scripts. There's no appearance from Mr. Pitt or from George's bosses at the New York Yankees, who will provide many of the laughs in the season. And the attempt to be topical doesn't work in the episode's favor; it's not timeless like so many Seinfeld episodes are.

The episode does have its moments, mainly thanks to the interaction between Jerry and Newman, but for the most part the episode is weak like most of the start of season 6.

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