The Slicer (season 9, episode 7)
story by Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin & Darin Henry, teleplay by Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: November 13, 1997
Elaine’s neighbor leaves the country without turning off his alarm clock. Kramer discovers unusual uses for his new meat slicer. George goes to work for Kruger Industrial Smoothing and promptly sneaks a photo out of Kruger’s office to avoid an awkward confrontation. Jerry dates a dermatologist.
The Improv is not featured in this episode.
George convinces Jerry to go on a revenge date with “pimple popper M.D.” – but is able to personally gain when it backfires, using Dr. Sitaredes to get Mr. Kruger shirtless. Kramer convinces Jerry the doctor gave him hives, until he discovers he got it from Kramer. Kramer gets a deli slicer, and helps Elaine feed her starving cat next door.
George tells Jerry and Kramer about “the boombox incident,” and help him devise a plan to steal Kruger’s photo and retouch himself out of it.
Elaine dreams she is in bed with Jerry, George and Kramer, when she is woken up by her neighbor’s left-on alarm clock. She later locks herself in her apartment, and later blows the power to her floor trying to shut off the alarm.
Kruger Industrial Smoothing (NOT REAL)
101 Park Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Grand Central – 42nd Street (4,5,6,7)
George gets a job at Kruger, when he discovers he had an altercation with Mr. Kruger years before, and tries erasing it from memory. George later hires Dr. Sitarides to do a skin cancer screening, but she storms out, leaving “Dr. Van Nostrand” to take a picture of Kruger without a shirt.
Flash Foto (NOW CLOSED)
31 Carmine St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: West 4th Street – Washington Square (A,B,C,D,E,F,M)
George tries getting himself airbrushed out of Mr. Kruger’s picture, but the photo finishing store accidentally remove Kruger…and later tries to draw him back in from memory.
Country Café (NOW CLOSED)
69 Thompson St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: Canal Street (1)
Jerry takes Dr. Sitarides here on a revenge date, because he’s a “classy guy”: “I call you pimple popper MD!”
Elaine mentions she first met Dr. Sitarides at her office, when she did a skin cancer screening for Peterman staff.
The Juilliard School
60 Lincoln Center Pl., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 66th Street – Lincoln Center (1)
Kramer claims that he, posing as Dr. Martin Van Nostrand, is a Juilliard-trained dermatologist.
Allied Locksmith (NOW CLOSED)
10 W. 23rd St., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 23rd Street (N,R)
Elaine calls Allied to get a new lock installed, but has her power blown by Mr. Potato Guy for blasting “In A Gadda Da Vida” and “Slow Ride” too loud (although even with her power out, Elaine’s phone still should theoretically have worked). This locksmith has since relocated to 725 Sixth Ave.