Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Cadillac 

In this hour-long episode, Jerry performs the biggest show of his life in Atlantic City. He receives a rather generous pay check for the event, and decides to buy his father a Cadillac. ... See full summary »


Andy Ackerman


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Marisa Tomei ... Marisa Tomei
Liz Sheridan ... Helen Seinfeld
Barney Martin ... Morty Seinfeld
Heidi Swedberg ... Susan Ross
Walter Olkewicz ... Nick
Annabelle Gurwitch ... Katy
Sandy Baron ... Jack Klompus
Ann Morgan Guilbert ... Evelyn (as Ann Guilbert)
Frances Bay ... Mabel Choate
Bill Macy ... Herb
Jesse White ... Ralph


In this hour-long episode, Jerry performs the biggest show of his life in Atlantic City. He receives a rather generous pay check for the event, and decides to buy his father a Cadillac. Unfortunately, doing so puts Morty in the hot seat with the condo board of directors, where he serves as president. Morty is accused of stealing money from the board, and ultimately gets removed from his post as president and kicked out of the condo. Meanwhile, thanks to Elaine, George can score a date with "My Cousin Vinny" star Marisa Tomei but Elaine objects because of George's engagement with Susan. Kramer turns the tables on the cable company when they want to disconnect his service. Written by halo1k

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Barney Martin (Morty) and Sandy Baron (Jack) also worked together in the episodes 3.3, Seinfeld: The Pen (1991), 5.18, Seinfeld: The Raincoats (1994) and 8.12, Seinfeld: The Money (1997). See more »


At the board meeting in part 1, there is a second white styrofoam cup that appears on the table then disappears and reappears again with a writing pad and pencil next to it that was not there before. See more »


[first lines]
Jerry Seinfeld: Old people in Florida, they drive slow, and they sit low. Right? That is their motto. The state flag of Florida should be, like, a steering wheel with a hat and two knuckles on it. And that left-turn signal on from when they left the house that morning. Right? That's a legal turn in Florida. It's known as an eventual left. And old people get to a certain age where, when they back out of the driveway... they don't look. You know what I mean? They're... They just feel like: "Well, ...
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Alternate Versions

Syndication splits this into two parts. See more »


Features My Cousin Vinny (1992) See more »


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Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"We're gonna be late for the premiere"
31 August 2016 | by juanmaffeoSee all my reviews

I think this episode has some good ideas but the execution was very poor.

First of all, there's absolutely no need for this episode to be an hour long. I mean, you could see certain scenes that go on longer than they should clearly because they just didn't have enough material. Besides that, it's just not that funny. The ideas are good but the execution was not the best.

Kramer's story is funny in paper but the way they handled it not only was repetitive and monotonous but it made the story even more disjointed with the rest of the gang. The cinematic style was just out of place. George's story has a good idea: infidelity. That's a key aspect of marriage, but I don't think that the Marisa Tomei idea was the best. And Jerry's story line is simply boring. I don't know, Jerry's parents are not between my favourite supporting characters and this story is just so thin in paper that it's obvious they couldn't fill forty minutes of good material. And finally, Elaine's participation in George's story or her sudden change of heart for Jerry was just weird. I mean, it looked like she was constantly flirting with him and those scenes were just awkward.

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8 February 1996 (USA) See more »

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