Seinfeld – Season 3 – Episode 14 – The Pez Dispenser
Seinfeld The Pez Dispenser is the 14th episode of the Seinfeld season 3 and the 31st overall the Seinfeld series and it was aired on January 15, 1992.
In the Seinfeld episode The Pez Dispenser, the sudden appearance of Jerry‘s Tweety Bird Pez dispenser causes Elaine to laugh loudly at a piano recital given by George‘s girlfriend. Kramer creates a cologne that smells of the beach. Jerry hosts an intervention for an old friend (“Richie Appel,” an inside reference to comedy writer and Simpsons producer Richard Appel) with a drug problem. Jerry’s friend developed a drug problem because Kramer told him to pour Gatorade on Marty Benson’s head after winning a softball game; the coach developed pneumonia and eventually died.
George is troubled over the fact that he has no “hand” in the relationship, and fears his girlfriend will break up with him. Acting on “genius” advice from Kramer, George “preemptively breaks up” with her, causing her to want him more and thus giving him the “hand.” Later, at the intervention, George’s girlfriend hears Elaine laughing, realizes that it was Elaine who ruined her concert, and walks out on George. Later Jerry relates that Richie agreed to enter rehab after seeing the Pez dispenser, which brought up a childhood memory and caused him to admit his drug problem. Jerry then mentions that Richie is doing great in rehab, but is now addicted to Pez.