Season 6 Episode 2

The Big Salad

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Sep 29, 1994 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • In the taxi cab scene where George is telling Elaine that he paid for the big salad, the entrance to Ed Sullivan Theater with Dave Letterman's "Late Show" sign is visible on the left side of the screen in the background.

    • In this episode Elaine claims that her middle name is Ike, however, in the episode "The Package" she says that it's Marie.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Elaine gives her phone number as "KL5-2390", and Jerry protests that that's actually his number. ("KL5" translates as the infamous "555" exchange.)

    • The pillow that Newman is sitting on when Jerry first enters his apartment has the same pillowcase as George's pillows over his parents' house.

  • Allusions

    • Winston Churchill

      In the exchange Jerry and Elaine have at Monk's about Newman, there are two paraphrased quotes from the famous British Prime Minister Winston Churchill: "There's less to him than meets the eye," referring to Clement Attlee, the PM who succeeded Churchill. This one is paraphrased in the dialogue: Elaine: "Maybe there's more to Newman than meets the eye." Jerry: "No. There's less."

      "It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma…" referring to Russia is paraphrased with Elaine saying almost these exact same words about Newman, then Jerry responding "No, he's a mystery wrapped in a Twinkie."

    • :
      Kramer and Gendason's car chase is a spoof of the O.J. Simpson chase, including Kramer's quote, "You know who I am, dammit!"