The Pez Dispenser

314 - Pez Dispenser

The Pez Dispenser (season 3, episode 14)

written by Larry David, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: January 15, 1992

Jerry’s Pez dispenser makes Elaine laugh during George’s new girlfriend’s piano recital. George wins the upper hand in his faltering relationship with her after performing a pre-emptive break-up.

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The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Jerry hosts an intervention (or to Kramer, an “interference”) for Richie Appel, although reluctantly (as his furniture is “very non-confrontational”), who breaks down upon seeing Jerry’s Pez dispenser. Noel exposes Elaine as the interrupter from her show, dumping George and leaving him with no “hand.”

Monk’s Café
Jerry tells the story of how Kramer may have driven Richie to drugs, and George pre-emptively breaks up with Noel, much to her shock and dismay.

McBurney School (NOW CLOSED)
15 W. 63rd St., New York, NEW YORK
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Jerry, George and Elaine see Noel’s piano recital, which becomes home of the infamous Pez dispenser incident after Jerry places a Tweety Bird Pez dispenser on Elaine’s leg, causing her to laugh uncontrollably throughout the performance.

Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (map)
John mentions to Elaine that Richie was doing comedy in Los Angeles when he became hooked on drugs, prompting the intervention.

Trump Tower
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Kramer pays a visit to Calvin Klein’s head office, to try and persuade them to market “The Beach” cologne.

Chadway’s
New York, NEW YORK

George and Noel visit the intervention at Jerry’s following dinner at Chadway’s.

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Richie checks himself into the clinic after the intervention (specifically when he saw Jerry’s Pez dispenser), and becomes hooked on the candy.

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