Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Pez Dispenser 

Jerry's Pez dispenser makes Elaine laugh during George's girlfriend's piano recital and puts their relationship in jeopardy; Kramer joins the Polar Bear Club.


Tom Cherones


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Elizabeth Morehead ... Noel
Fred Sanders ... John
Bill Applebaum Bill Applebaum ... D'Giff
Allen Bloomfield ... Polar Bear
Chris Barnes ... Richie
Steve Kehela ... Intervenor
Kate Benton Kate Benton ... Roberta


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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15 January 1992 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Marty Benson's death from pneumonia after having a bucket of Gatorade dumped on him is a reference to the death of Hall of Fame football coach George Allen in 1990, 44 days after being doused by a celebratory Gatorade shower. See more »


During the scene where Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) is talking to George (Jason Alexander) in his apartment, Jerry is holding a Diet Pepsi. The Pepsi appears in and out of Jerry's hand throughout the scene. See more »


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 Seinfeld: The Chronicle (1998) See more »


Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Hummed by Jason Alexander
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Incredibly silly, therefore a classic
13 November 2008 | by MaxBorg89See 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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