Seinfeld: Season 3, Episode 22

The Parking Space (22 Apr. 1992)

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Coming from an outing to a flea market in New Jersey, Elaine and George damage Jerry's car when George drives over a large pothole. When they get to his apartment they conveniently find a ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Michael Costanza ...
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Coming from an outing to a flea market in New Jersey, Elaine and George damage Jerry's car when George drives over a large pothole. When they get to his apartment they conveniently find a parking space right in front of Jerry's building. As George tries to back in however, someone tries to take the spot by driving in nose first. With neither car able to park, it leads to an all day argument. Elaine meanwhile has to come with a story about the damage to the car. Written by garykmcd

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The Parking Space is a fine little episode, that's very silly, but hilarious just the same!.
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(plot). George and another parker fight over a space in front of Jerry's building. The stand-off continues into the night and the entire neighborhood debates whether parking priority should go to the person "backing in" or the one "pulling in".

The Parking Space is a fine little episode, that's very silly, but hilarious just the same. I loved Elaine's made up story about the wild teenagers chasing them into the city, to make up for the car making a clanking noise, and Lee Arenberg was absolutely hilarious as Mike!, plus him and Alexanders bickering about the Parking Space was highly amusing and cracked me up. It's extremely well written by Greg Dainels and directed by Tom Cherones, and Jerry's stand ups were very funny as well, plus I believe Mike deserved the parking spot, Elaine was right if George wasn't wasting time so much about how much of a great driver he was, he would have had the spot!, that's just my opinion though. It always makes me laugh when the cops start arguing about who's space it is, and this is extremely well made as well, plus I liked the ending to this too. The Parking Space is a fine little episode, that's very silly, but hilarious just the same, and I say it's a must see for every Seinfeld lover, if you Haven't!. ****1/2 out of 5.

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(Elaine telling Jerry the wild teenagers story). Elaine: OK now listen, we were at the tollbooth at the Henry Hudson Park Way, OK, and there were these like this pack of extremely wild teenagers in a convertible behind us OK, and for some reason , I don't know they just started to taunt us, and so, so then we paid the toll, and then we went through, and then they started to follow us, alright so George tries to lose them, and, and, but,but they were in this really, like souped up car, you know, and so he turned off the road, really suddenly, and the car was on two wheels, and I was just screaming, and then George is just such a great driver, Jerry he is?. Elaine: Oh he is fantastic!, and they fired a gun up in the air, Jerry: A GUN?!. Elaine: I think it was a gun!. Elaine: And then they followed us into the city, and then they just stopped, and they turned around and went home. Jerry: Oh my god are you OK. Elaine: Yeah, oh I'm alright, oh Btw the Car hit a pot hole and now it's making some clanking noise.

Mike: Hey Jerry!. Jerry: Hello Mike (Referring to George's hat): Indianna.

*clank" *clank*, clank*. Jerry: Wild pack of teenagers huh?. George: Yeah. Jerry: Amazing how they picked you out of everyone to terrorize. Elaine: Yeah I know, I said to myself, why us, you remember?. Jerry: Sounds like you did some pretty nifty maneuvering. George: You know it's interesting, under that pressure what your capable of, learned a lot about myself. *Clank Clank". Jerry: WHAT DID YOU TO MY CAR?!. George: I couldn't help it, Elaine moved the mirror, I got discombobulated. Elaine: Oh like Youv'e ever been Bobulated!. Jerry: I thought you said you were a good driver. George: No,no I never said I was a good driver, I said I was a good parker. Jerry: I think you said driver. George: Parker, never said driver, I said parker, great parker.

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