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.
Did You Know?
This episode is inspired by true events. The same thing happened to Seinfeld writer Tom Gammill
who was certain that he was driving Jon Voight
's former vehicle. It's Gammill's real car, the Voightmobile, used throughout the episode. The actual Volvo George (Jason Alexander
) almost buys belonged to his writing partner, Max Pross
, who, in real life, never believed the LeBaron belonged to Voight. George and Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld
) arguments about this were directly taken from Pross and Gammill's own debates. Furthermore, the episode was conceived as a way to actually settle this argument once and for all. Incredibly, Voight agreed to do a cameo in the episode. When the writers finally asked him if he used to drive Gammill's LeBaron, he said he had never ever seen that car before in his life. See more
George states that the car is an '89 LeBaron, but the version he is driving couldn't be any newer than a 1986 model. See more
Hey! who invited you anyway? you're a troublemaker
[Jerry starts laughing like Woody Woodpecker
The Sliding Mr. Bones
Music by Malcolm Lockyer
[Named "Next Stop, Pottersville" in the episode] See more