Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Pledge Drive 

Kramer finds Jerry's old birthday checks from his grandmother and insists he deposits them, which puts Nana in unexpected debt. Elaine accidentally tells the high talker a secret. Mr Pitt eats a Snickers bar with utensils.


Andy Ackerman


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Len Lesser ... Uncle Leo
Ian Abercrombie ... Justin Pitt
Kelly Coffield Park ... Noreen (as Kelly Coffield)
Billye Ree Wallace Billye Ree Wallace ... Nana
Brian Reddy Brian Reddy ... Dan
Rebecca Staab ... Kristin
Danny Tartabull Danny Tartabull ... Danny Tartabull
Tom Wright ... Executive
James Reynolds ... Banker
Lauren Bowles ... Waitress
F.J. Rio ... Street Tough


Jerry hosts the annual PBS pledge drive and asks George to get some of the Yankee players to appear on the show. George comes through and gets Danny Tartabul to appear on the show. Kramer discovers that Jerry has been getting some birthday cards from his Nana with money inside. He cashes them in and suddenly Nana's bank account is overdrawn. Nana then goes missing. Jerry gets in trouble with Elaine's friends (one of whom has an unusually high voice) when Elaine starts a rumor that the wife was hitting on Jerry. George thinks everybody is giving him the finger and decides to follow one offender while driving Danny Tartabul to the pledge drive. Kramer volunteers to become a phone-answerer for PBS and Elaine discovers that Mr. Pitt eats his candy bars with a knife and fork, starting an unusual trend. Written by halo1k

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6 October 1994 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


One day after the episode first aired, Ian Abercrombie (who plays Justin Pitt) was having lunch in a restaurant; while he was waiting for his coffee, the waiter put a plate with a Snickers bar on his table. Apparently, the whole restaurant was in on the joke. See more »


When Kristin picks up her jacket to go to the office, she puts one arm into a sleeve. It then cuts to a different angle and her jacket is completely on and she is putting on her purse. See more »


Kramer: Your Nana is missing because she's been passing those bum checks all over town and she finally pissed off the wrong people!
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References Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Another classic
15 March 2007 | by CaptainTridentSee all my reviews

I think this another of the great Seinfeld episodes with great interconnected story lines. The whole thread about eating a Snickers bar with a knife and fork -- starting with Mr. Pitt, moving on to George, then various Yankees, and finally everybody everywhere -- is hilarious. Jerry cashing his grandmother's checks, which bounce and cause her to get up before the crack of dawn to go to the bank, is also funny. It also contains one of my favorite lines ever, which is when Elaine thinks her friend's "high talker" boyfriend is calling Jerry's house and she says "Jerry doesn't want to talk to you, nobody wants to talk to you. . . so why don't you just DROP DEAD!" but it's really Jerry's grandmother.

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