Seinfeld

The Blood

Season 9, Ep 4, Aired 10/16/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Jerry has an encounter with an Exacto knife and ends up having an infusion of 3 pints of Kramer's blood infused into him because Kramer decided to store his blood. Jerry's parents buy him sessions with personal trainer, Izzy, who's going to help him work off his spare tire because they are concerned with his lack of exercise. George decides that adding television and food to his equation will make sex even better. Elaine visits her friend Vivian and is disappointed when Vivian implies that she isn't responsible enough to watch her son Jimmy, so she works overtime to prove how responsible she is.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld

    Himself

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Daniel O'Keefe

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Funny and funny.

    By cactusjack39, Feb 06, 2009

  • George is disgusting

    By OnePerCentClub, Sep 02, 2009

  • This episode was ok, George...

    By titiembe, Dec 22, 2007

  • Great!

    By OeTvGreat, Aug 03, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Kramer: (to Jerry who received a blood transfusion) You've got three pints of Kramer in you, buddy!

    • Jerry: Is this about me? Elaine: No. Jerry: Well, then I've lost interest.

    • Jerry: If even one corpuscle of that blood should find its way across that hall, I will freak out on you. Freak out! Kramer: You know, for a fat guy you're not very jolly.

    • Elaine: I couldn't raise a kid? C'mon, I love bossing people around.

    • (Elaine looks very tired while babysitting Jimmy) Jimmy: (pointing a toy gun at Elaine) You're dead President Lincoln, you're dead! Elaine: I wish I was dead.

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    Notes (6)

    • Lloyd Bridges received an Emmy nomination in 1998 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for playing "Izzy Mandelbaum" in this episode.

    • Lloyd Bridges is credited as a "Special Appearance".

    • As from this episode, Barney Martin and Liz Sheridan (Morty & Helen Seinfeld) will be receiving the "With" credit. Wayne Knight (Newman) receives it too.

    • The character who dies, Marvin Kessler (whose funeral Jerry's parents come to visit), is a reference to Kramer's original name in the series (see the notes section for "Good News, Bad News," episode 1).

    • The writers of the show mention in a magazine article that this episode is so dark they considered making it a Halloween episode.

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    Trivia (4)

    • It seems odd that George heard that Kramer got "mugged" on a babysitting gig when Kramer and Elaine were the only people involved and they both knew it wasn't a mugging.

    • When Elaine baby-sits the second time, Vivian's house is shown from the outside, and it's clearly daytime. Also, when Vivian comes home, you can see through the window that it's light out. Why then is Jimmy asleep in bed?

    • It seems unlikely that Jerry would have no scrapes, bruises, or other wounds after being dragged behind a car.

    • When we see the outside of the blood bank early in the episode it is definitely apparent that the bank is located in the city. When Kramer is driving his blood from the apartment building to the bank in Jerry's car we see him driving down a highway that is definitely not in the city. He wouldn't drive from the Upper West Side, out of the city and then back into the city to move the blood.

    Allusions (2)

    • Jerry: (to George) Oh no! I'll tell you what you did, Caligula. You combined food and sex into one disgusting, uncontrollable urge. Caligula is a nickname of Roman emperor Gaius Caesar Germanicus. Caligula was known for his sexual perversity and inspired a 1979 movie called Caligula that was co-financed by Penthouse.

    • George mentions he "flew too close to the sun on wings of pastrami", a reference to Greek mythology's legend of Icarus and Daedalus. Icarus didn't heed his father's advice to not fly his wax-coated wings too high, allowing the sun to melt them, plunging Icarus to his death.

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