The Big Salad

602 - Big Salad

The Big Salad (season 6, episode 2)

written by Larry David, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: September 29, 1994

George has issues when his girlfriend takes credit for buying Elaine a big salad. Jerry is disturbed to discover that his girlfriend was dumped by Newman. Kramer gets involved in a slow-speed car chase with a suspected murderer.

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The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
The infamous handoff of “the big salad” takes place in the apartment, setting a wild course of action thereafter. Jerry obsesses over why Newman dumped Margaret. Kramer tells the gang of his golf game with Steve Gendason, and discovers that Gendason is wanted for murder.

Monk’s Café
The infamous “big salad,” which George buys for Elaine (but all credit is given to his girlfriend Julie), was purchased from Monk’s.

Stationers (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK

Elaine tries buying Mr. Pitt a fancy Rolamech 1000 mechanical pencil, but the delivery is constantly delayed by the clerk who fancies Elaine.

Newman’s Apartment
Jerry makes his first visit to “the east wing,” to grill Newman about his past relationship with Jerry’s new girlfriend Margaret.

Royal Dry Cleaners (NOT REAL)
2759 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 191st Street (1)
The dry cleaners where former baseball player (and Kramer’s golf buddy) Steve Gendason is accused of murdering Bobby Pinkus, owner of the cleaners.

Van Cortlandt Golf Course
115 Van Cortlandt Park S., Bronx, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (1)
Where Kramer and former baseball player Steve Gendason have their original argument, perhaps leading to Pinkus the dry cleaner’s murder.

Andy’s Deli II
418 Columbus Ave., New York, NEW YORK
(map)
nearest subway: 81st Street – Museum Of Natural History (B,C)
George and Elaine pass by here in their taxi, where George brings up his issue over Elaine giving credit for the big salad purchase to Julie instead of him.

Kennedy Cabot & Co. (now TD Ameritrade)
9470 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CALIFORNIA
(map)
An ad for this firm is seen on the back of Margaret’s newspaper while she is talking to Jerry.

14th St., New York, NEW YORK
Elaine mentions she bought Mr. Pitt the Rolamech pencil on 14th St., unbeknownst that the stationery store guy went directly to the distributor to buy it on Elaine’s behalf.

New Jersey Turnpike
NEW JERSEY
 (map)
Gendason tries to escape his arrest warrant by fleeing, with Kramer driving, off the Turnpike in a white Ford Bronco. Kramer claims that Gendason just wants to see his fish: “I’m Kramer…you know who I am, damn it!” The entire chase parodies the infamous 1994 O.J. Simpson Ford Bronco chase, which ran for 50 miles along Interstate 405 in California.

Palisades Interstate Parkway
Fort Lee, NEW JERSEY
(map)
Gendason criticizes Kramer for not taking the Palisades upon hitting traffic (mainly comprised of police cars) on the New Jersey Turnpike.

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