Seinfeld: Season 6, Episode 8

The Mom and Pop Store (17 Nov. 1994)

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George buys a convertible he thinks was once owned by Jon Voight. Kramer tries to save a small shoe-repair business. Elaine answers a radio quiz, enabling Mr. Pitt to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Meanwhile, Jerry tries to solve the mystery of whether or not he's invited to Tim Whatley's annual Pre-Thanksgiving party.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Voight
Elsa Raven ...
Mike Robelo ...
Ken Thorley ...
Car Salesman
Guy On Phone
Nancy Balbirer ...
Woman At Party


Kramer decides to help out a small mom and pop shoe repair shop by sending business their way. As part of his project, he cleans out Jerry's closet and sends all of his sneakers to them for repair. Kramer's suggestions for repairs in the shop send the old couple into bankruptcy. George has been looking for a new car and makes his choice buying a car that was supposedly once owned by Jon Voight. It turns out that Elaine knows quite a bit about big band music and her correct answer in a radio contest lets her boss Mr. Pitt do something he has always wanted: hold the giant balloon of Woody Woodpecker in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade. Jerry isn't sure what to do when he seems not to have been invited to a Thanksgiving-eve party. Written by garykmcd

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"Oh look, there's Gregory Peck's bicycle! And Barbara Mandrell's skateboard!"
4 October 2011 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Season 6, Episode 8, "The Mom and Pop Store"

"The Mom and Pot Store" is an excellent episode, one of season 6's best. All four cast members are at their best - Elaine is especially terrific in her scenes with Mr. Pitt (Ian Abercrombie), and George is hilarious throughout.

Two things make the episode especially noteworthy. One is the cameo by Jon Voight; Voight was one of the biggest stars to ever make an appearance on Seinfeld, and his brief, wordless cameo on this episode is incredibly surprising and weird - consider how overdrawn all the celebrity cameos were on Friends, and how much guts it took to get Voight for this very short part. The other one is the first appearance of a bearded and barely recognizable Bryan Cranston (of Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle fame) as jerkass dentist Tim Whatly, who'll prove himself several times later as one of the series' best recurring supporting actors.

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