S09E11 - The Dealership
No: 167 | Season: 9 Episode: 11 | Air Date: 8-Jan-1998 | Production #911
Elaine's relationship problems with David Puddy could influence Jerry's ability to get an insider deal on a new car. While waiting for Jerry, George has a series of misadventures trying to get a snack. Meanwhile, Kramer takes a test drive, and attempts to see just how far the car can run with the gas gauge on empty.
Director and Writers
Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Steve Koren
(Jerry is trying to finalize the deal for his new car with Puddy just after Puddy and Elaine break up again)
Jerry: Did you two break up?
Puddy: That chick's whacked, we're history. I just left out a couple of things. Rust-proofing...
Puddy: Transport charge, storage surcharge, additional overcharge, finder's fee...
Jerry: Finder's fee!? It was on the lot!
Puddy: Yeah, that's right. Floor mats, keys...
Puddy: How ya gonna start it?
Elaine: You're a salesman now - and the high-five is... it's very grease monkey.
Puddy: What did I tell you about that?
Elaine: I'm sorry, but the high-five is just so stupid.
Puddy: (Somewhat hurt) Oh yeah? I'll tell you what's stupid. You. Stupid.
Elaine: Well, that is really mature.
Puddy: Yeah? So are you.
Puddy: You're the grease monkey.
Elaine: (Confused at his attempts at a comeback) Uh.. that doesn't make any sense. I am leaving.
Puddy: Yeah, if you leave, we're through.
Elaine: Fine! We're through!
Puddy: Oh, so you're leaving?
Elaine: (While leaving) That's right. (Mocking Puddy, she puts her hand up) High-five!(Turns around, putting her hand behind her back like he had done) On the flip side!(As Elaine is leaving, she mutters to herself) Takin' me to Arby's.
Jerry: So Puddy, this is a pretty good move for you, huh? No more 'grease monkey.'
Puddy: I don't care for that term.
Jerry: Oh sorry, I didn't know.
Puddy: I don't know too many monkeys that can take apart a fuel injector.
Notes and Trivia
When Jerry frantically calls Elaine to tell her to get back together with Puddy, she replies, "Who is this?" This is very similar to multiple phone calls in earlier episodes, only George is usually the frantic one and Jerry cool and sarcastic.
The dealership's owner's father can be heard over the Castle Rock logo repeating his line "A nickel!"
As Jerry is talking to Elaine on the phone, look in the background. You can see Puddy at his desk just sitting motionless and staring off into space.
A rare episode in which Jerry's apartment isn't seen. \
After his candy line-up is ruined, George screams "Twix" to the sky, a reference to James Kirk screaming "Khan" in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan". George previously imitated this scene in the season 8 premiere, "The Foundation".
At the end, Kramer and the salesman look at each other, hold hands, and Kramer steps on the gas pedal. This is a reference to the 1991 film "Thelma & Louise".
George claims that the mechanic has a short name and tries repeatedly to remember it. However, the only name tag the mechanic has says 'Saab', the name of the car manufacturer.
George does a "candy line-up" with 10 unwrapped candy bars, but never had either the change or the dollar bills to buy any of them.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Michael Richards||Cosmo Kramer|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|Patrick Warburton||David Puddy|
|Dee Freeman||Service Assistant|
|Howard Mann||Willie, Sr.|
|Steve Susskind||Customer #1|
|Loretta Fox||Customer #2|
|Steve Koren||Cab Driver (uncredited)|
|Deirdre Lovejoy||Customer #3 (uncredited)|