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The Handicap Spot 

At Kramer's insistence, George parks his Dad's car in a handicap spot. After a woman is injured because of it, George becomes his Dad's butler while Kramer tries to help the woman.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Fritzi Burr ...
Mah-Jongg Lady
Norma Janis ...
Mah-Jongg Lady
Ina Parker ...
Mah-Jongg Lady
Marvin Braverman ...


The gang goes out shopping for a joint gift for a couple who are about to get married. George is using his father's car and has trouble finding a parking. He reluctantly agrees to park in a handicapped spot that has serious repercussions when a disabled person is injured. An angry crowd takes care of the car as well. George and Kramer decide to do the right thing for injured person by buying her a new wheelchair - but don't want to spend too much money. They bought a large screen TV for their friends but are upset when the couple call off the wedding and the woman gives away all of their gifts to Charity. Written by garykmcd

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13 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When George visits his parents he sits down on the couch while his mother is playing Mahjong and he opens up a magazine. It's Glamour magazine which is what he was reading when his mom caught him in "The Contest". See more »


When they are considering parking next to the fire hydrant, all the cars in the parking lot have California license plates. See more »


Frank: [Inspecting his newly polished shoes] I don't think you did such a good job on these...
George Costanza: What?
Frank: [shoving the shoe in George's face] You're supposed to your face there! Do you see your face in there?
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When this episode originally aired, John Randolph played Frank Costanza. In 1995, the scenes with Randolph were deleted and replaced with Jerry Stiller as Frank for syndication reruns. Both versions are included in the 4th season DVD set, but the original is still shown on the satellite channel "Star World" throughout Asia. See more »


Featured in Seinfeld: Highlights of a Hundred (1995) See more »

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"It's like you're almost glad to be handicapped"
17 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

I'm kind of split towards this one.

I believe the idea on paper looks pretty nice but I don't think the story is as good. There are a lot of things happening in this episode but the part I like is everything about the Drake and the social obligations that come with certain events. These kind of stories are Seinfeld's strongest asset. When they can really delve into the social customs everybody experiences.

What I'm not really interested is everything about George and his father. I suppose back in the day they had to introduce Frank Costanza in some way but I feel this episode without him would have been the same. Besides, the whole thing about Frank being a handicap man feels really untrue to his character, although, you can say they didn't really know what the character was going to be. Nevertheless these part of the episode is easily the weakest.

A somewhat disappointing filler.

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