The Slicer

Season 9, Ep 7, Aired 11/13/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Unsatisfied by the quality of commercially cut meats, Kramer buys his own meat slicer, and takes things a bit too far. Elaine can't catch a break, as her neighbor’s alarm clock and cat drive her crazy. Jerry gets annoyed when the dermatologist Elaine set him up with won't stop talking about 'saving lives'. Meanwhile, George's new job is in jeopardy when a photo reminds him of a nasty confrontation he'd had with his new boss years earlier.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Gregg Kavet

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • i find this

    By sremnes, Oct 18, 2015

  • Kramer buys a deli slicer.

    By thefanof, Aug 09, 2008

  • Good episode!

    By OeTvGreat, Aug 08, 2006

  • Not the best episode but amusing with a clever ending

    By Tristram_ZX81, Dec 10, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Jerry: Skin Cancer!

    • George: So I set up a screening, everyone takes their shirt off and click, I snap me a shot of a bare-chested Kruger. Elaine: You have a little thing for this fella'?

    • Kramer: Moles -- Freckle's ugly cousin.

    • George: Saving lives? She's one step above working at the Clinique counter. Jerry: Dermatologists. Skin doesn't need a doctor. George: Of course not. Wash it, dry it, move on.

    • Elaine: How was the doctor date? Jerry: It died on the table.

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    Notes (6)

    • When Elaine turns on the radio to drown-out the cat she dances using her 'little kicks' from the episode of the same name.

    • Other things reused from previous episodes: At one point Jerry tosses a towel onto Kramer's face. In "The Red Dot," Mr. Lippman tossed the cashmere sweater onto George's face. Kramer takes a picture of Mr. Kruger without his shirt. He also captured Elaine's nipple in "The Pick," and George in his underwear in "The Package." Expecting imminent unemployment, George wonders about joining the Coast Guard. In "The Revenge," he considered a list of jobs for which he was obviously unqualified. Elaine's neighbor's cat won't stop meowing. In "The Engagement," her neighbor's dog wouldn't stop barking. Kramer takes seriously Jerry's sarcastic remark about having a stock room. In "The Pothole" he took seriously Jerry's sarcastic remark about having a shed out back. Elaine tells Kramer that she's got to stop off the circus and Kramer mentions that he's afraid of clowns. In "The Gymnast" when Jerry and his girlfriend went to the circus, he tells Kramer that he's coming with him, then Kramer tells him that he doesn't want to go because he's afraid of clowns.

    • The role of Sara is played by Marcia Cross, who played Kimberly on Melrose Place. In episode #102 "The Beard" Jerry and Elaine talk about Kimberly when Jerry finally admits to watching Melrose Place.

    • When Kruger comes to the Festivus dinner at the end of "The Strike", he mentions Von Nostrand when he sees Kramer, who agrees silently.....

    • Jeff Holland notes that Kramer again uses the name of Von Nostrand again. He also used it in "The Nose Job" and "The Pilot (1)". Chris Peterson adds that Kramer also used the name again when trying to obtain Elaine's medical records in "The Package".

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    Trivia (8)

    • Before Elaine is awakened by her neighbor's alarm, she has a dream where she's in bed with Jerry, George and Kramer. This scene is edited from the syndicated version.

    • Goof: When Elaine thinks it's her alarm clock buzzing, we see it's 3:30 but seconds later when she screams, the clock shows 3:29 !!!

    • Nitpick: Kramer estimates that the space under Elaine's neighbor’s door is about half a millimeter. In actual fact, it's at least a full centimeter - 20 times as much as Kramer suggests.

    • Elaine and Kramer blew the electric circuit attached to her neighbor's apartment using a paperclip in the outlet in the hall. However, later in the episode, when they go back to feed the cat, they use Kramer's slicer. But because they'd blown the circuit, they technically shouldn't have anywhere to plug it in. When they try to blow the circuit the light goes out in the hallway, so the power must have been out for the whole building. Obviously, the power was restored before they used the slicer in the hallway.

    • Elaine says that woman whose apartment smells like potatoes went out of town and left her alarm on. However, later, when Kramer pulls off Elaine's doorknob, he accidentally opens the neighbor’s door across the hall. He exclaims "That's a lot of potatoes!" and then a man's voice screams back. Apparently, Elaine was mistaken about which apartment was responsible for the potato smell.

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