Seinfeld: Season 4, Episode 22

The Handicap Spot (13 May 1993)

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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:
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Fritzi Burr ...
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Norma Janis ...
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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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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 »


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 »


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 »


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1 July 2009 | by (Lebanon) – See all my reviews

Brilliant. Just brilliant. I'll tell you the story and you tell me what you think. The four plan to go an engagement so they go to buy the gift and George parks in a handicap spot because they thought it will only take them few minutes to get the gift. However, and as usual, it takes them long and when they're back a handicapped woman is injured because of the illegal parking and some angry bunch of people smash George's car which is registered under his father's name. Frank was supposed to receive an award for the outstanding service he gives to handicapped people but it's later taken from him because the car is registered under his name. As a punishment, George had to work as a butler for his father which was once George's idea for the pilot. You want more? Well, there is more of course because this is Seinfeld we're talking about here and not just any regular sitcom. George and Kramer go to visit the injured lady and Kramer falls in love with her and they buy her an old wheelchair which later in the episode we see the lady in it going down some hill and not capable of stopping it because the wheelchair was too old. The friend who was supposedly getting engaged, decides to leave his fiancée and the four go back to return the gift for refund and when they search for a parking space, they find one next to a fire hydrant! I guess you need to watch it.

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