Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Bottle Deposit 

A garage mechanic steals Jerry's car. Elaine tries to win J. Peterman JFK's presidential golf clubs at an auction. George is asked to work on a mysterious assignment. Kramer and Newman run a recycling scam.

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In this two-part episode, Kramer and Newman scheme to make money on recycling by taking a mail truck to Michigan full of bottles and cans. But their road trip takes a turn for the worst (literally) when Jerry's car is stolen by a psychotic auto mechanic and they track Jerry's car out in the Midwest. Elaine outbids Sue Ellen Mischkie by double her budget for JFK's golf clubs and leaves them in Jerry's car. George gets a project from his boss Wilhelm but doesn't hear the other end of what he's supposed to do. Steinbrenner sees the results of George's project and has him committed to a mental hospital. Written by halo1k

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2 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Trivia

After discovering the farmhouse, Newman tells the farmer he was ambushed by survivalists. This is a reference to The Postman by David Brin. See more »

Goofs

When Newman was running away the actress playing farmer's daughter accidentally yelled "Goodbye, Norman!" The producers thought this flubbed line was funny and kept the line in. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Seinfeld: [as auto mechanic approaches] Hey, Tony.
Tony: Thanks for coming in Jerry.
Jerry Seinfeld: Sure.
Tony: [mood shift] I think I know what's going here.
Jerry Seinfeld: [huh? frown]
Tony: [getting moody] And I just wanna hear it from you. But I want you to be straight with me. Don't lie to me Jerry. Ya know that motor oil you're putting in there? From one of those quickie lube places, isn't it?
Jerry Seinfeld: Well I change it so often...
Tony: [interrupting] Jerry, motor oil is the life blood of a car. Okay, ya put in a low grade oil you can damage vital engine parts, ...
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References Patton (1970) See more »

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Scenes From the Twenties (B)
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Music by Sam Fonteyn
Plays during the bottle and can collecting montage.
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