S09E04 - The Blood
No: 160 | Season: 9 Episode: 4 | Air Date: 16-Oct-1997 | Production #904
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.
Director and Writers
Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Dan O'Keefe
(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.
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.
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 oneof somebody else's?
Notes and Trivia
Lloyd Bridges received an Emmy nomination in 1998 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for playing "Izzy Mandelbaum" in this episode.
The writers have said this episode is so dark they considered making it a Halloween episode.
If you look closely when Vivian turns on the TV, you can clearly see an episode of 'Seinfeld' on the screen.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Michael Richards||Cosmo Kramer|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Gene Dynarski||Izzy Mandelbaum Jr.|
|Lloyd Bridges||Izzy Mandelbaum|
|Ruth Cohen||Ruthie Cohen|