S06E08 - The Mom & Pop Store
No: 94 | Season: 6 Episode: 8 | Air Date: 17-Nov-1994 | Production #607
A salesman convinces George to buy a convertible once owned by "Jon Voight." Kramer tries to save a small shoe-repair business, but his good intentions affect Jerry in a big way. Elaine wins tickets for Mr. Pitt, who's always wanted to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Director and Writers
Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Tom Gammill & Max Pross
Notes and Trivia
According to Andy Ackerman, Jon Voight did not tell Michael Richards that he was going to bite him. Michael Richards' reaction to this action was completely real.
Kramer encourages Jerry to wear the cowboy boots by telling him that he looks like a cowboy. Jerry responds by whining "I don't wanna be a cowboy!" This is a variation of a line from Season 5's "The Puffy Shirt" where Jerry's whiny response is "I don't wanna be a pirate!"
This was the last Seinfeld episode to use the 1989 Castle Rock Entertainment Television logo.
This is the first episode to feature Tim Whatley (Bryan Cranston). He returns in four other episodes.
Many facets of this episode make reference to the 1969 movie "Midnight Cowboy", which starred Jon Voight. The theme sone from the movie, "Everybody's Talking at Me is heard playing twice. Jerry wears cowboy boots during the episode. Also, the ending of this episode, with Kramer suffering a nosebleed and Jerry comforting him in the back of a bus, mirrors the ending of "Midnight Cowboy".
When Jerry says he got Chewing gum on his shoes, you see a black sole. In the next scene we see white shoes with white soles.
When Jon Voight bites Kramer's arm, you can see clearly that the bite is on the wrist. However, the Kramer shows George the bite, he shows the area around the elbow.
When the party is taking place at Tim's apartment you can see out the window that it's nighttime. However, in the next scene when Jerry & Kramer watch the giant Woody Woodpecker balloon deflating you can clearly see it's daylight outside.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Jon Voight||Jon Voight|
|Ian Abercrombie||Mr. Pitt|
|Bryan Cranston||Tim Whatley|
|Ken Thorley||Car Salesman|
|Dan Frischman||Guy On Phone|
|Nancy Balbirer||Woman At Party|
|Steve Brady||Man At Party|
|Mo Gallini||Tough Guy (as Matt Gallini)|
|Peggy Lane||Office Worker (scenes deleted)|
|Andy Cowan||Radio Announcer / TV announcer (uncredited)|