S07E21 - The Bottle Deposit (Part 1)
No: 131 | Season: 7 Episode: 21 | Air Date: 2-May-1996 | Production #721
George doesn't hear the details on an important project that Wilhelm wants him to champion. Peterman wants Elaine to bid on a set of golf clubs at the Kennedy auction, her ceiling is $10,000; however, she gets into a bidding war with Sue Ellen, the Oh Henry! candy heiress. Consequently, she spends a bit more than she was authorized. Newman finds the missing ingredient to make it cost effective in Kramer's scheme to collect used pop bottles and cans and take them to Michigan where the refund is doubled. Jerry takes his car to a mechanic, who's fanatical about car care. Elaine meets Jerry to get the golf clubs out of his car, but the mechanic, distraught over Jerry's negligence, steals it. Kramer and Newman collect their bottles and cans and hit the road in a mail truck.
Director and Writers
Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin
Jerry: Hey. You put your groceries under the hood of my car?
Kramer: Aw, that's right, we forgot about those.
Newman: That's where my missing soda is.
Jerry: And your crab legs, and a thing of cheese. The Triple-A guy said I was this close to sucking a muffin down the carburetor.
Auctioneer: ...do I have sixty-five-hundred?
(Elaine raises paddle)
Auctioneer: Sixty-five-hundred to the... dark-haired person on the right.
(a little later)
Sue Ellen Mishke: Ten thousand.
Auctioneer: Ten thousand to the shapely woman on the left.
Notes and Trivia
When the women sets down the soda can, it is merely labelled generically with "Diet Soda", however the distinctive red and blue Pepsi symbol is clearly present.
Originally broadcast as part of a 60 min episode.
George recites the lyrics to the Petula Clark song he says, "where the neon lights are pretty." However, the actual lyric is "where the neon signs are pretty."
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Michael Richards||Cosmo Kramer|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Brenda Strong||Sue Ellen|
|Patrick Kerr||La Forge - Clerk|
|Mary Jo Keenen||Deena Lazzari|
|Karen Lynn Scott||Susie, the Farmer's Daughter|
|Larry Polson||Homeless Guy|
|Dan O'Connor||Young Cop|
|Lee Bear||George Steinbrenner|
|Larry David||George Steinbrenner|
|David Mandel||Twitching Patient (uncredited)|
|Dave Richardson||Dan (uncredited)|