Season 3 Episode 14

The Pez Dispenser

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 15, 1992 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • George mentions that Noel was playing the "Waldstein" sonata which is Beethoven's Piano Sonata #21, Op. 53. Later at the recital the piece Noel is playing is another Beethoven Piano Sonata, #8 "Pathetique" Op. 13.

    • Fred Sanders (Richie) also worked with Jason Alexander (George) in the episode "Pilot" of Listen Up.

    • While talking to George in his apartment, Jerry has a Diet Pepsi. The Pepsi can turns and appears in and out of Jerry's hand throughout the entire scene. Also, when Jerry answers the buzzer at the intervention, his hands are empty. However, when George comes up, a Diet Pepsi appears in Jerry's hand!

    • One of the people at the intervention complains to Jerry about his not having ice cubes. This is odd, considering in every episode (excluding the ones that do not feature Jerry's apartment) clearly shows that Jerry's refrigerator-freezer has an ice and water dispenser.

    • The character head on the Pez dispenser is Tweety.

  • Quotes

    • Jerry: Anyone who would laugh at a recital is probably some sort of lunatic anyway. I mean, only a sick, twisted mind could be that rude and ignorant.
      Elaine: Well, maybe some mental defective put something stupid on her leg.
      Jerry: Even if this so-called mental defective did put something on her leg, she's still the one who laughed.

    • George: I have no power. Why should she have the upper hand? Once in my life I would like the upper hand. I have no hand. No hand at all. She has the hand. I have no hand.

    • Jerry: I don't have a good apartment for an intervention. The furniture is very non-confrontational.

    • Kramer: Well, it's these people-- they go swimmin' in the winter. They're terrific; I just took my first swim today. Brrrrrrr! It's invigorating….
      Jerry: Yeah… So's shock therapy.

    • Intervener #1: He's here! What do we do?
      Intervener #2: Hide!
      Jerry: It's not a surprise party!

    • George: I've got so much hand I'm coming out of my glove.

    • George: (working on a crossword) What's a three letter word for candy?
      Jerry: I could never do those things.

    • George: Could we cut to the chase here.
      Jerry: Cut to the chase? What are you Joe Hollywood? I would lose that.

    • George: You can't break up with me. I've got hand!
      Noel: And you're gonna need it.

    • Jerry: (to George) You've never been to a flea market and you think they have fleas there.

    • Kramer: Is this the interference?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • As George tells Jerry about the list of conversation topics he had written down before he called Noel, he mentions that of one his topics was why Postum isn't a more popular drink.

      Postum was a caffeine-free, powdered beverage that was a common coffee substitute. It was sold by Kraft Foods and marketed by Postum Cereal Company with two flavors: original and coffee. Postum was popular during World War II when coffee was rationed, but the drink was discontinued in 2007.