The Dinner Party

Season 5, Ep 13, Aired 2/3/94
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  • Episode Description
  • The gang struggles to find gifts for a dinner party. Jerry and Elaine stop at a bakery to get a cake, but they forget to take a number and lose the chocolate pastry and the one they get has a hair on it. Kramer and George try to get the wine but must get change for a $100 dollar bill and wait for a double-parker to return to his car.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Larry David

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • incredibly stupid

    By sremnes, Dec 30, 2014

  • A baked good.

    By cactusjack39, Feb 07, 2009

  • The gang goes through a series of misfortunes on the way to a dinner party

    By oceanic6, Apr 05, 2008

  • Amazing

    By ugi777fort, Mar 10, 2009

  • Silly But Funny

    By OnePerCentClub, Sep 06, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (30)

    • (after Jerry throws up) Elaine: How was it? Jerry: Good as it gets.

    • George: (talking about Elaine) I'm a little scared of her.

    • Jerry: The key to eating a black and white cookie, Elaine, is you want to get some black and some white in each bite. Nothing mixes better than vanilla and chocolate. And yet, still, somehow racial harmony eludes us. If people would only look to the cookie. All our problems would be solved.

    • Kramer: Ooooo, I like Ring Dings.

    • Jerry: (to George) You're pretty comfortable up there, huh Bubble Boy?

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    Notes (1)

    • The "British Saddam Hussein" is voiced by Larry David. The original recording of the voice was considered incomprehensible due to the actor's thick Middle Eastern accent and was dubbed over by Larry. Saddam originally asked Kramer and George for directions.

    Trivia (13)

    • It's shown in this episode that Kramer gets hypothermia easily but he had no problem swimming in freezing weather back in "The Pez Dispenser".

    • Goof: While Jerry is eating the black and white cookie, the chocolate part is on the left and the vanilla on the right, with Jerry eating it from the top. In the next shot however, the vanilla and chocolate have switched places, yet the bites have still been taken out of the top.

    • Goof: Elaine and Jerry forget to take a number at the bakery, and several other customers take numbers before they can. Without taking a number first, they argue with another couple, saying that they should be entitled to their number. When that couple's number is called, it's #47. When Jerry and Elaine are called, many of the patrons have already left, yet they hold #49. Firstly, there is no way that Jerry and Elaine hold #49, as more than two people took numbers after the woman holding #47. Secondly, if only two numbers have passed, where are the rest of the customers?

    • With the tax, the wine cost $13.05. At the newsstand, the total price for the Clark bar, newspaper, gum, and Penthouse forum was $6.75. George remarks that in total he's in over $20, but in fact, it's only $19.80.

    • George reccomends getting RingDings at the liquor store. That makes this episode the second series mention of Drake's products. The first was Drake's Coffee Cake in "The Suicide."

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    Allusions (1)

    • Jerry: I think I got David Duke and Farrakhan down there. Jerry is referring to the fact that the black and white cookie is upsetting his stomach. David Duke (white) and Louis Farrakhan (black) are both known to be anti-Semitic, in other words, a black and a white attacking a Jew (Jerry).

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