Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Marble Rye and Cinnamon Babka, But How About Brownies?

Iwanski and I have just spent the past twenty minutes naming food and drink items that are mentioned in the show “Seinfeld.”

Why are we doing this, you ask?

Because it’s fun.

At least to us it is.

It all started tonight after we watched the Seinfeld episode entitled “The Pez Dispenser,” a hilarious episode where Jerry puts a Tweety Bird Pez dispenser on Elaine’s leg during George’s girlfriend’s serious piano recital. Well, of course, Elaine starts laughing her ass off in the middle of the recital, which brings about many fun plot twists. And all because of Pez.

After watching it, Iwanski remarked, “Food really plays a big role in Seinfeld episodes.” I agreed, and then pondered aloud, “I wonder if they ever mention brownies on Seinfeld?”

So just for fun, we started naming all the food items we could think of that are in Seinfeld episodes…which was a surprising number of them—probably like a hundred or more.

But still no brownies.

Then Iwanski had a thought, “Wait, what about the episode where Elaine makes something in that Easy Bake Oven? Didn’t she make brownies?”

Immediately, I jumped on the interwebs and Googled it. But alas, it was not to be. Elaine made cupcakes in the Easy Bake Oven (from batter that "is like, 30 years old"), not brownies. Damn.

But apparently (according to many links on Google), Jerry Seinfeld’s wife has this amazing brownie recipe that has—get this—spinach and carrots in it. Who knew? Sounds strange, but I saw lots of positive reviews of the recipe online.

So now I might have to make the brownies. Since we can’t figure out a Seinfeld episode with brownies in it, Mrs. Seinfeld’s brownies will have to be our consolation prize.


Lisa said...

Please let us know how those brownies are. I'd love more things to hide veggies in.

I remember the Drakes cakes. And the Chinese food. And the piece of white fish from Barney Green Grass. And the eclair in the trash. And the calzone! And the soup! And the cereal. And Kenny Rogers' chicken. And Newman's Jambalaya!

Oh my. Now I'm hungry.

BTW, the woman who got the last chocolate babka is a friend of mine on the blogs and Twitter. Her name is Suzy Soro (@HotComesToDie). She's acerbic as hell and very funny.

Yes, I just name dropped.

Suzy said...

I hope you remembered the black and white cookie!

Thanks for the mention, Lisa. xo

Anita said...

The marbled rye!!! Beefaroni(gag), Poppy's
I have fond memories of working when Seinfeld was new, and how we would all go in talking about episodes the next day........good times,and they never grow old, not to me at least.

Buck said...

Seinfeld Trivia Question: What piece was being performed when Jerry put the Pez dispenser on Elaine's knee?

Mom said...

I feel extremely old. I have tried to watch Seinfeld because all my kids love it. I just don't get it it somehow. Oh well.
The brownie recipe sounds interesting. I want to hear how they turn out.

Miss Healthypants said...

Lisa--that is so cool that you know Suzy Soro! :)

Suzy--thanks for commenting! That is so cool that you know Lisa! *smiles*

Anita--I can watch Seinfeld episodes over and over again. I love 'em! :)

Buck--I have no idea what song that was--you'll have to enlighten me! :)

Mom--some of my siblings don't like it, either. It's just a personal preference, I guess.

Iwanski said...

Hey! How about that. Suzy Soro! That was one of the funniest episodes. I love the way that you deliver the line to Elaine about how you'll be at the party first, telling everyone "what a jerk YOU are!"

Now, it's lunchtime and all this talk has gotten me hungry. Maybe a little matzo ball soup?


Oh wow..I love brownies..but really? with spinach?

Random Thinker said...

My favorite episode is the Junior Mint episode.