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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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Tom Cherones

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Estelle Harris ... Estelle Costanza
John Randolph ... Frank Costanza
Richard Portnow ... Ray
Rick Overton ... The Drake
Nancy Lenehan ... Volunteer
Elizabeth Dennehy ... Allison
Kathy Kinney ... Bystander
Fritzi Burr ... Mah-Jongg Lady
Norma Janis Norma Janis ... Mah-Jongg Lady
Ina Parker Ina Parker ... Mah-Jongg Lady
Marvin Braverman Marvin Braverman ... Cop
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

Although for almost the entire episode, as well as in future episodes, he is referred to only as "The Drake" (Rick Overton), the first time he is mentioned, The Drake's first name is given. It's "Scott". See more »

Goofs

The car would have been towed out that spot right away after the incident. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jerry Seinfeld: I have a friend that's about to get married. They're having the bachelor party and the bridal shower the same day. So it's conceivable that while she's getting lingerie, he'll be at a nude bar watching a table dancer in the same outfit. That is possible. But, to me, the difference between being single and being married is the form of government. When you're single, you are the dictator of your own life. I have complete power. When I give the order to fall asleep on the sofa with ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Features Lord of the Flies (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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What can be said about this one?
1 July 2009 | by zfianySee 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1993 (USA) See more »

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4:3
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