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PostPosted: September 22, 2003 10:28 AM 

gs: Mario Joyner (Lamar) Dayton Callie (Cabbie) James Karen (Mr. Canterman) Helen Carey (Mrs. Christine Nyhart) Yul Vasquez (Bob) John Paragon (Cedric) Jenica Bergere (Leslie) Monica Allison (Gail) Marcelo Tubert (Father) Armando Molina (Amigo) Tom Agna (Gary) Tom Dahlgren (Priest) Bert Rosario (Man) Raoul N. Rizik (Parade Goer) Scott Conte (Sketch Guy) Mimi Cozzens (Mrs. Canterman) Alison Martin (Lucy) Marc Hirschfeld (Ellis) Chip Heller (Policeman)

The gang tries to get back into town after leaving the Mets game early in the 8th inning, the Mets are down 8 - 0. On the highway they run into trouble with a maroon Volkswagen Golf. George comments on a new movie he saw about the Hindenburg disaster and the clever comment he made during a quiet moment after the explosion. As they approach 5th Avenue traffic slows down and music can be heard, they realize they have forgotten about the Puerto Rican day parade. Elaine worries about getting home and seeing 60 Minutes as part of her weekend wind down. Kramer spots a way out if Jerry can worm his way over to the right. They almost make it over until they reencounter the maroon Golf. Elaine bails out of the car to find alternate transportation. George bails out of the car when he spots a theater screening the Hindenburg movie; he decides he wants to repeat his glory. Elaine decides the cab she hired isn't working, so she bails out of the cab, only to have it start moving again and again. George's attempt to be funny at the movie is undermined by a guy with one of those funny laser pointers. Kramer suggests that he and Jerry abandon his car. The laser pointer guy (a lousy prop comic) gets all the laughs as George's line bombs and he is humiliated. Kramer cuts a deal with the maroon Golf they are go to get access to the short cut when Jerry makes an apology wave. George returns to the car with the red dot of a laser pointer appearing all over parts of his body. Jerry rescinds his apology wave just as he is about to pull in the alley; Elaine arrives back at the same spot in her cab.

Jerry's apartment is seen, but no one is home. Elaine seeks an alternate way home. Kramer seeks a bathroom. Elaine works her way over to the parade route and looks for a way across. She leads a group of people on an escape route underneath a reviewing stand ala The Poseidon Adventure. Kramer spots an apartment for sale and poses as H.E Pennypacker, a wealthy industrialist, to get access to a bathroom. When he gets back he tells Jerry about the Mets game. Soon after, Kal Varnsen (Jerry's alias), is looking at the television in the apartment. George spots the laser guy and plans a sneak attack. Elaine's route leads to a dead end. George grabs what he thinks is the laser pointer and gets ink all over his hands. Kramer accidentally sets the Puerto Rican flag on fire and a mob of people, led by the armoire stealing tough guys. Art Vandelay seeks the use of a bathroom to clean the ink off his hands and runs into Varnsen. Pennypacker joins them on the run from the mob. Varnsen wants know who's watching the Saab factory. The mob is watching it; however, they leave it in a precarious position.

b: 07-May-98 pc: 920 w: Alec Berg and Jennifer Crittenden and Spike Feresten and Bruce Eric Kaplan and Gregg Kavet and Steve Koren and David Mandel and Daniel O'Keefe and Andy Robin and Jeff Schaffer d: Andy Ackerman

NOTE: Here Jerry uses his alias, Kal Varnsen, again, he used is previously in "The Boyfriend (1)". The name Kal is the first name of Jerry's real life father and is also part of Superman's real Kryptonian name "Kal-El", another Superman reference for the series.
The episode caused a bit of stir in the Puerto Rican community, causing NBC to issue an apology and never showing the episode on the network again. The controversy involved Kramer and the flag-burning sequence. This episode is the only episode that is not included in the syndication package. So if you missed it when it aired that one original time, you won't see it unless you find someone who has it on videotape.
And now Jerry Balsam tells me that laser pointers have come under attack with legislation in NYC to make it misdemeanor to improperly use one. This is probably a good idea, since laser light can cause harm if pointed into the eyes.
We learn that Elaine went to Tufts University (the archetypal safety school).
You can actually watch the episode on syndication in Latin America. By the way, I taped it.

Vito02
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: September 23, 2003 9:57 AM 

Worst episode made by the crew

italian02
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PostPosted: September 24, 2003 11:00 PM 

I didnt think it was the worst episode but it wasnt the best.

modestmouse
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PostPosted: September 27, 2003 10:03 PM 

it was one of the greatest i think and ive seen them all

Kellen
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PostPosted: September 28, 2003 2:09 PM 

I honestly didn't see the controversy with this one, I think there were other incidents in other episodes that were more note worthy. Anyway, my friends and I agree that there are some good quotes from this one. I like it. 8 out of 10 in my book.

quicksilv3r
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PostPosted: September 29, 2003 4:15 PM 

i enjoyed this eps too.

Mike
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PostPosted: October 1, 2003 2:31 AM 

Loved the episode. I am from Australia and it is rarely shown here as well but I have it on tape. The funniest moment was the exchange at the apartment between George, Kramer and Jerry using their aliases.

anthony
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PostPosted: October 6, 2003 1:13 PM 

honestly, this is one of my favorite episodes.

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: October 7, 2003 9:49 AM 

I just saw this episode within the last month on either FOX or TBS. I wonder if someone made a mistake by showing it. I thought it was a great episode.

Pedro
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PostPosted: October 9, 2003 9:22 AM 

I´m from Brasil and recentily i-ve started to watch seinfeld, and it´s the best show ever, just like simpsons. I´ve seen many episodes and this one, and The Merv Griffin Show Read the script of The Merv Griffin Show Download the full epiosde video of The Merv Griffin Show Discuss The Merv Griffin Show show are the best

Keith
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PostPosted: October 16, 2003 11:41 AM 

This episode must be back in the syndication package, it has been on at least twice in the past year or so. I was not in the package to begin with, but seems to have been added recently.

Adam
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 4, 2003 1:39 PM 

I have seen this episode seince TBS picked up syndication so it's back on TV for now.

M. Hilvers
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PostPosted: November 5, 2003 9:37 AM 

I saw this episode and the entire series is rerun from time to time on some channel or other. I particularly like this episode as JS car, the SAAB, has a big part in it.

davo king of australia
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 20, 2003 10:49 PM 

Smile

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: December 22, 2003 8:03 AM 

FOX in my area has been running the entire Seinfeld series in episode order. They have just arrived at the point where this episode should be on but the are skipping it. They went right from The Maid Read the script of The Maid Download the full epiosde video of The Maid Discuss The Maid to the clips show and then the finale. It seems sometimes they show it and sometimes they don't.

Murph
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PostPosted: December 24, 2003 9:27 AM 

the exchange between the "alias" characters is hilarious !

Laughing

M. Hilvers
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PostPosted: December 24, 2003 9:55 AM 

> the exchange between the "alias"
> characters is hilarious !

Yes, but Kramer forgets he is talking to 'Kal Varnsen'. When 'KV' asks who is watching the facory, then Kramer calls him 'Jerry' again in; 'The SAAB factory? Jerry, that's in Sweden.'

Nick
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PostPosted: January 4, 2004 4:59 PM 

I love this episode, it's one of my favourites. I'm from Australia, and everytime Seinfeld's on it's just the same episodes (e.g The Soup Nazi, The Cadillac etc.) over and over, so this one is rarely shown.

Tom
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: January 7, 2004 6:08 PM 

Another great part in the episode is where Kramer trys to convince Jerry to leave the car and say it was stolen, to scam the insurance company. Kramer's explanations are the greatest.

Buck Naked
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PostPosted: January 8, 2004 11:27 PM 

Did you folks notice The "return" of Maroon Gulf? If you watch closely in the episode where George gets engaged with Susan and cannot go see that movie with Jerry but sees a chick flick instead. He sees Jerry coming out and he's discussing the movie with maroon gulf.

bill k
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PostPosted: January 9, 2004 6:59 PM 

this is my favorite episode of all time. Pennypacker,Varnsen, and Vandelay all in the same room! Great!

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