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"Seinfeld" The Pothole (TV Episode 1997) Poster

(TV Series)

(1997)

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Character error 

This episode shows Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) driving, and she is driving normally. In a previous episode however, we see her borrow a car from a friend and she is shown to be a terrible driver. All of a sudden she is a good driver.
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Continuity 

Between cuts in the janitor's closet scene a cardboard box labeled 'tortellini soup' appears among the clutter in the foreground then is seen turned round so that the writing is no longer visible.
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As Elaine carries the garbage past George who is jack hammering the pothole, a Ford Probe can be seen parked just behind him on the street. When George ruptures the sewage pipe a few seconds later, the Probe has been replaced with a small pickup truck.
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Kramer (Michael Richards) states he has adopted Mile 113 of the highway but later the radio traffic reporter says the problem occurs at mile marker 114, not 113.
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When Kramer (Michael Richards) walks in on Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) & Jenna (Kristin Davis) to get the sign, the position of the 'open trench' and 'one way' signs change positions when he walks out into the hall.
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When the street construction workers turn up to help George (Jason Alexander) get his key chain out of the pavement, another construction worker can be seen standing behind the crew leader to the right. As the crew leader is explaining to George what it will take to get his keys dug up, the worker is suddenly to the left.
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Factual errors 

There is no plausible reason that breaking a water main would cause a toilet to erupt.
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The drum of paint thinner shows a flammability rating of 8. The highest possible rating is a 4, and is given to things which can detonate spontaneously. Paint thinner is a 3 at most.
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Miscellaneous 

When Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) calls to order the food, while she gives the fake apartment number, she doesn't provide the building address.
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Kramer's (Michael Richards) car is right next to the spilled paint thinner and would have caught fire as Newman (Wayne Knight) went by.
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Some of the road signs that Kramer (Michael Richards) had such as 'yield' and 'one way' wouldn't be used on a highway.
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