Season 9 Episode 4

The Blood

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 16, 1997 on NBC
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Episode Summary

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

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  • Funny and funny.

    I had a few laughs. But seriously, the show is funny almost periodically. I thought the blood storyline was a reach, but this episode was really entertaining and I liked the show for the most part. Usually, I would say that Elaine isn't as funny as the others, but she was really good in this one. I would have beat the snot out of that kid, but instead she took the high road. Being a guy, I guess that says that I have less patience. Overall, this was a fairly funny episode and I have to say that it was good. Thank you.moreless
  • George is disgusting

    Yes he is! And from the 4 characters, he's my least favorite. And in this episode, he's funny and he is trying to spice up his sexual life with food, but still, a little disgusting.

    Elaine is just great. She likes to get into trouble very easily. Funny she couldn't deal with a kid and how hard it is for her to say no sometimes? The 'mugging' scene with Kramer was hilarious.

    The whole plot between Kramer and Jerry was entertaining and I liked how it fit together. Kramer couldn't be sillier with the blood thing and Mr. Mandelbaum still has the strength to get Jerry to work out.moreless
  • This episode was ok, George...

    found the ultimate formula. Food + $ex + Television... hah hah. Jerry needs to lose weight, but he keeps getting blood from Kramer, and then Neuman... and in the end it was funny with them all screaming. Kramer has an obsession with storing his own blood, but then uses it on Jerry's car to cool the engine, which results in Jerry going to the hospital. Elaine's friend Vivian at first thinks shes irresponsibile, but then Elaine sets out to prove her wrong. It doesn't work out though because Elaine absoutely hates the kid. In the end George and Vivian end up as the perfect couple. How ironic.moreless
  • Great!

    It was a cool episode, Kramer begins storing blood in Newman and his freezer when the blood bank seems unable too, Jerry is worry about him getting fat, later he ends up with a knife that cuts of his yugular, so Kramer offers his own blood, which causes Kramer to ask for favors for this act. Meanwhile, George combines his three passions: sex, food, and TV on the same thing, and Elaine must take care of little boy Jimmy when her friend Vivian just says that she is not responsible enough, and she ends up sleeping with George. This was a really funny episode!moreless
Kellie Waymire

Kellie Waymire


Guest Star

Audrey Kissel

Audrey Kissel


Guest Star

Colton James

Colton James


Guest Star

Wayne Knight

Wayne Knight


Recurring Role

Barney Martin

Barney Martin

Morty Seinfeld

Recurring Role

Liz Sheridan

Liz Sheridan

Helen Seinfeld

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • 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.

  • 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.

    • Kramer: Well, somebody's baby-sitting.
      Elaine: You? I'm more responsible than you are!
      Kramer: Don't be ridiculous. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go to fill my freezer with my own blood.

    • George: Food and sex, those are my two passions. It's only natural to combine them.
      Jerry: Natural? Sex is about love between a man and a woman, not a man and a sandwich.
      George: Jerry, I'm not suggesting getting rid of the girl. She's integral.
      Jerry: Maybe instead of trying to satisfy two of your needs, how about satisfying one of somebody else's?

    • (George is moaning while eating a sandwich and watching a portable TV under covers)
      Tara: George, what are you doing? (pulls covers off of him)
      George:(with mouthfull) Pleasuring you?

    • George: (in bed) You got your strawberries, your chocolate sauce, your pastrami on rye with mustard…

    • George: I flew too close to the sun on wings of pastrami.
      Jerry: Yeah. That's what you did.

    • Vivian: I find pastrami to be the most sensual of all the salted, cured meats.

    • Jerry: So, how's the Fornicating Gourmet?
      George: Doing quite well, thank you. Yesterday I had a soft-boiled egg and a quickie. You know what? If I could add TV to the equation, that would really be the ultimate.

    • Jerry: Why are you calling my parents?
      Kramer: Well, if you called a little more often, then maybe I wouldn't have to.

    • (when she finds out Kramer is babysitting instead of her)
      Elaine: I'm more responsible than you are!
      Kramer: Don't be ridiculous. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go fill my freezer with my own blood.

    • Kramer: If I'm out on the street and it starts to go down, I don't back off until it's finished.

    • (on Kramer's blood transfusion)
      Jerry: I can feel his blood inside of me… borrowing things from my blood!

  • NOTES (6)


    • 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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