S03E14 - The Pez Dispenser

No: 31  |   Season: 3   Episode: 14  |   Air Date: 15-Jan-1992  |   Production #314

II've got so much hand I'm coming out of my gloves.


Kramer joins the "Polar Bear Club." Jerry gets one of Kramer's Pez dispensers which makes Elaine laugh during a piano recital of George's girlfriend, and that puts their relationship in jeopardy. Kramer has an idea for a cologne that smells like the beach and suggests that George make a preemptive breakup with his girlfriend, that will give him the "upper hand." The Pez dispenser has a remarkable effect during a drug confrontation.

Director and Writers

Director: Tom Cherones
Writers: Larry David


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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Kramer: Is this the interference?

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

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

Notes and Trivia

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

Fred Sanders (John) also worked with Jason Alexander (George) in the show "Listen Up".


While talking to George in his apartment, Jerry has a Diet Pepsi. The drink can turns and appears in and out of Jerry's hand throughout the entire scene.

Notice as Jerry places the Pez dispenser on Elaine's purse, he presses down slightly. When she lifts the Pez dispenser from her purse, the sound of Velcro is heard.

After the recital, when George, Jerry and Elaine are beginning to talk outside the dressing room, George is facing the door, and then he is suddenly facing Elaine.

When Jerry tells Kramer that his cologne idea actually seems like a good idea, Kramer is pointing his finger in one moment and in the next moment his hand is running his fingers through his hair.


Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-DreyfusElaine Benes
Michael RichardsKramer
Jason AlexanderGeorge Costanza
Elizabeth MoreheadNoel
Fred SandersJohn
Bill ApplebaumD'Giff
Allen BloomfieldPolar Bear
Chris BarnesRichie
Steve KehelaIntervenor
Kate BentonRoberta