The Dinner Party

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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?

  • George: It's Goretex. You know about Goretex? Jerry: You like saying 'Goretex', don't you?

  • George: You think chickens have individual personalities? Kramer: I don't know. George: If you had five chickens, could you tell them apart just by the way they acted? Or would they all just be walking around "bak bak baak bak?" Because if they have individual personalities, I'm not sure we should be eating them.

  • (The bakery clerk is coughing horribly) Jerry: Oh, that's lovely. That's what you wanna see, yeah. Yeah, you wanna trade your hair for some phlegm. Yeah, that's a good deal, you win the pennant with that trade. Hair for phlegm.

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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."

  • There is no law that says "If you break it, you buy it". In fact, virtually every store owner carries insurance for this type of thing. So, if you pay for it, the owner of the store can claim breakage, and get "paid twice".

  • When Jerry takes a bite of the cookie he turns to look at someone else. When the scene cuts back to him it the cookie has been taken a bite of on the other end. Obviously, at least two cookies were used in this scene.

  • Jerry says the key to eating a black and white cookie is to get some black and some white in each bite. If the two colors are divided down the center of the cookie, as they appear to be, what Jerry says seems to be an impossible task. Try it. Unless the cookie is folded into two, you won't be able to get both colors in each bite.

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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).