Seinfeld

Season 5 Episode 7

The Non-Fat Yogurt

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 04, 1993 on NBC
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When they begin to gain weight, Jerry and Elaine suspect that Kramer has made a bad investment in a non-fat yogurt shop. Jerry inadvertently uses the "F" word, as a result so does Maryedith's son Matthew, a lot. George meets an old childhood friend whom he is convinced is trying to humiliate him. Elaine begins dating this friend and gives him an idea for his mayoral candidate's campaign. Kramer's date with a lab technician results in strange test results for the future mayor of New York City.moreless

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  • The Non-Fat Yogurt.

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    In this season 5 episode of Seinfeld Called The Non-Fat Yogurt. Jerry and Elaine start to gain weight and they think it is because of a yogurt that is to be non-fat and Kramer doesn’t think so because he made an investment in the yogurt stand so they take it to a lab for testing Jerry uses a bad word in front of a kid and because of this he starts saying the word George meets a childhood enemy whom Elaine starts dating and she gives him an idea that he thinks the mayor should use to win a campaign but fails badly this is a funny episode of Seinfeld the stories and the jokes are funny Larry David did a good job at writing this episode my over all rating for this episode is 9 out of 10 THE END.moreless
Maryedith Burrell

Maryedith Burrell

Maryedith

Guest Star

Peter Keleghan

Peter Keleghan

Lloyd Braun

Guest Star

John Christian Graas

John Christian Graas

Matthew

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Wayne Knight

Wayne Knight

Newman

Recurring Role

Estelle Harris

Estelle Harris

Estelle Costanza

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Jerry Stiller

Jerry Stiller

Frank Costanza

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Nonfat (or fat free) and cholesterol free don't always go together. Check the nutrition label carefully. Nonfat dairy products can and usually do contain some cholesterol. Skim milk does, even in some cases if it's just trace, and most nonfat yogurt is made from skim milk.

      Actually there is not a single edible product that contains cholesterol as it is produced by the human body. This marketing scam has been around for a while fooling people to belive that what they are buying doesn't contain cholesterol. Although it may be true the real fact is that it may produce cholesterol inside your body.

    • Lloyd asks Elaine if she's sure she doesn't want any of the yogurt. She says no, and then Lloyd puts the bowl down and says he's ready to go. If he's finished, how could offer some to Elaine, and if he isn't finished, why is he leaving the rest on the table?

    • George told Lloyd that his arm spasms began after he banged his arm into a desk. He later asked Elaine to back up that story. However, when she reluctantly confirms the story to Lloyd, she says that George banged his arm against a door. Although it's possible that it's Elaine who accidentally said door instead of desk, Lloyd doesn't seem to notice the mistake. As such, it's most likely a goof by the writers, or by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

    • Why would the doctor automatically accuse George of faking his arm spasms? From the doctor's perspective, is it not equally likely that it's simply psychological?

    • The newspaper that Elaine reads out of at the end states that "Some blood spilled into Mr. Guiliani's test tube, causing his cholesterol count to be 150 points higher than was initially reported." The "initially reported" count was 375; if his true count was 150 points higher, then his it would be 525. The paper should have read, "…his cholesterol count to be 150 LOWER than was initially reported."

    • In "The Kiss Hello" Kramer institutes a photogallery in the lobby of he and Jerry's building so that everyone could know each others names and be more social around the building.
      But when Kramer hears about the eeirly similar name tag idea that elaine and lloyd came up with, he's apolled at it. What a hypocrit.

    • Notice that the yogurt everyone is eating is always white, even though they order different flavors. You'd think that the color might change with the flavor.

      The one Jerry had was having though (coffee flavor) was brown.

    • When Kramer is making out with the chemist at the laboratory, she kicks a stool that bumps into a bench with a rack containing several blood samples, including that of Mayor Rudy Giuliani. In the first closeup shot of the rack of blood samples, the labels are in a standard typewriter font and aligned sideways, reading from top to bottom, such as GIULIANI. The shot switches to the yogurt sample, which tips and spills its contents, then back to the blood samples, where the labels have been redone in a larger, bolder font, and the letters are upright from top to bottom, such as:

      G

      I

      U

      L

      I

      A

      N

      I

  • QUOTES (18)

  • NOTES (7)

    • If Dinkins had won, the character of Jackie Chiles might not have existed. Dinkins declined to appear in person, so actor Phil Morris (who plays Jackie) was going to be used as a spokesman for Dinkins in the episode.

    • Since the episode was going to air days after the New York City mayoral election, the production crew's solution was to produce two different versions of the episode:

      -One in which Dinkins won.
      -One in which Giuliani won.

      The cast would record a line mentioning Dinkins, followed by the same line, with Dinkins's name substituted with Giuliani's. After Giuliani was declared the winner, the corresponding version aired on television. Giuliani's cameo was filmed on the morning after his victory. Both versions of the episode were included on the Season 5 DVD.

    • The Season 5 DVD set featured deleted scene with Lloyd appearing in the last scene in the yogurt shop, defending his name tag idea and telling George to stop faking the arm movement, and George argues that it's now real. He then leaves, disgusted by the new non-fat yogurt. When Newman walks out saying, "I can't eat this!," the man next to him viewed only from back is actually Lloyd.

    • On the DVD (and the episode itself) it reads copyright 1994 when the episode was actually from 1993.

    • Kramer argues that testing the melted yogurt would not be fair. However, melting is a physical change, not a chemical change. The molecules would be the same, just in different positions. Jerry (and the chemist) are correct to say that this would have no effect on the test results.

    • In this episode Peter Keleghan plays Lloyd Braun. Note that in later episodes he is played by Matt McCoy.

    • Around this time it was reported that four versions of the ending of this episode were shot. The correct one being used based on results of the mayoral election being held at that time. The syndicated rerun of this episode shows more footage of the mayoral campaign, featuring Rudy Giuliani, who was not credited for his appearance (unless you count the caption during his press conference).

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Jerry: You know who I saw wilding today? Herb!

      Wilding was the name ascribed in the late 1980s to the thankfully brief trend of gangs of teens committing extreme violence in Central Park simply for violence's sake.

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