Seinfeld

The Bottle Deposit (2)

Season 7, Ep 22, Aired 5/2/96
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  • Episode Description
  • Wilhelm is delighted with the job George did on the project; however, he has no idea what he did or how he did it. The detective on the case thinks he's found Jerry's car, damaged beyond recognition. It's not, and later Jerry's mechanic calls him from the car. Kramer spots Jerry's car in Ohio. Steinbrenner calls George into his office about the project report and has him committed. Kramer ditches the cans, bottles, mailbags and Newman in pursuit of Jerry's car. Newman finds a farmer's house, complete with the proverbial daughter. The mechanic throws the clubs and bag at Kramer's truck, allowing him to get away. Deena is happy to see that George is getting the help he needs. Peterman is stunned when he finally gets the clubs, "Elaine, I never knew Kennedy had such a temper."moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld

    Himself

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Gregg Kavet

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Part 2.

    By thefanof, Jan 06, 2010

  • Road Trip!

    By GeorgeJobson, Feb 01, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Farmer's daughter: (to Newman) Goodbye, Norman!

    • J. Peterman: Elaine, you found the clubs. That's wonderful news! Where are they? Elaine: Yep, let me get 'em for you Mr. Peterman. J. Peterman: Aw, I'll be inaugurating them this weekend with none other than Ethel Kennedy, a woman whose triumph in the face of tragedy is succeeded only by her proclivity to procreate. Elaine: (shows him the damaged golf clubs as he handles them) The, uh...the letter of authenticity is in the side pocket there. J. Peterman: Elaine, I never knew Kennedy had such a temper. Elaine: Oh...oh, yeah. The only thing worse was his slice. (hesitantly laughs) J. Peterman: See you on Monday. Elaine: Have a good game!

    • George: Aw, hoh, oh Deena, thank God. (he hugs Deena) Thank God you're here. Listen, you gotta help me. You gotta tell these people that I'm okay. You know that I don't belong in here. Deena : George, this is the best thing for you. (she walks away) George : Yea. What? No, no!

    • Kramer and Newman: Nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine bottle and cans in the trunk, nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine bottles and cans. At ten cents a bottle and ten cents a can, we're pulling in five hundred dollars a man. Nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-eight bottle and cans in the trunk, nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-eight bottles and cans. We fill up with gas, we count up our cash!!…

    Notes (3)

    • At the end of this episode, Wayne Knight began experiencing problems with his heart. After being informed of his dreadfully obese condition, Knight started a diet and is a much healthier man today.

    • Farmer's daughter calling Newman Norman was actually the actress's mistake. They kept it anyway because it's funny.

    • Originally broadcast as part of a 60 min episode.

    Trivia (5)

    • This is the first episode to show one of the main characters using a cell phone in the series.

    • Jerry's car is WAY diffrent then other epiesodes in the other epiesodes Jerry's car is Black with a Beige interior and the stock saab 3 spoke wheels. in this epiesode his car is Midnight blue it had a black interior and diffrent wheels.

    • Most mail trucks have the steering wheel on the right, but this truck had the steering wheel on the left.

    • When Kramer and Newman are following Jerry's car, they pass by a certain patch of woods next to a graveyard type plot. It shows them driving on this same stretch of road several times throughout the chase.

    • When Kramer and Newman are following Jerry's car, Kramer has to throw out the bottles to lose weight, but as we see him open the back door and start to throw the sacks out, there are no bottles in them. Interesting because the episode is called "The Bottle Deposit." NOTE: During the collection process, we see a lot of bottles (many of them emptied by Newman). The reason they used only cans in this scene was so Michael Richards could throw the bags more easily.

    Allusions (2)

    • Jerry: I didn't count on my mechanic pulling a Mary Beth Whitehead, did I? Mary Beth Whitehead was thebiological mother involved in the famous 1986 "Baby M" kidnapping case. A Mr. and Mrs. Stern hired her to give birth to a baby using Mr. Stern's sperm. After she delivered and named the child, an allegedly suicidal Whitehead refused to give up the baby...instead she fled the state with the infant. Ultimately custody was granted to the Sterns, with Whitehead granted visitation rights.

    • After being thrown out of the mail truck by Kramer, Newman approaches a farm house. The farmer (Rance Howard) tells Newman that he can have anything he wants but must leave his daughter alone. This is the opening to every "farmer's daughter" joke ever told.

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