Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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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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Airs Tue. Feb. 28, 11:00 PM on CW



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Fritzi Burr ...
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Norma Janis ...
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Ina Parker ...
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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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The original Frank Costanza was played by John Randolph, but he was replaced by Jerry Stiller. See more »


After Frank's car is demolished by the angry mob in the parking lot, he tells George that he had that car for 8 years, and that he custom ordered the bench seat in the front, meaning that he must have bought the car brand new. The car is a mark 1 Ford Granada, which was made from 1975-1980. If he bought it in 1980, and had it for 8 years, that would make it 1988. The episode took place in 1993, which means the car must've been at least 13 years old, so he couldn't have custom ordered it 8 years before. See more »


Ray: [trying to sell a wheelchair] This is our best model, the Cougar 9000. It's the Rolls-Royce of wheelchairs. This is like... you're almost glad to be handicapped!
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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 »


Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 March 2016 (2016) 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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