The Smelly Car

Season 4, Ep 21, Aired 4/15/93
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  • Episode Description
  • A restaurant valet with terrible BO leaves an unfathomably strong odour in Jerry's car. Meanwhile, George is intrigued when he learns that his ex-girlfriend, Susan has become a lesbian.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Larry David

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Not good

    By denisedel, Apr 18, 2012

  • A valet with awful BO stinks up Jerry's car, and the BO suddenly attaches to Jerry, George, and Elaine after they've all been in the car. Since they can't get rid of the smell, Elaine's boyfriend is repeadedly rejecting her and Jerry can't clean the car.

    By mquattrocchi, Aug 29, 2007

  • Susan goes the other way.

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 11, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (26)

    • George: (finding out that his former girlfriend is a lesbian) Y'know, the funny thing is, somehow I find her more appealing now… It's like if I knew she was a lesbian when we went out, I never would've broken up with her.

    • Jerry: (to the restaurateur, who thinks Jerry has the BO) Well, then go out and smell the car, see which smells worse.

    • George: Someone stole the video right out of the car! Jerry: Someone stole Rochelle, Rochelle? Restaurateur: Well, you left the window open. Jerry: We had to air out the car.

    • Jerry: It still smells. George: How could it still smell after all that? Jerry: I don't know. George: Well, what are you gonna do? Jerry: I'll tell you what I'm gonna do, I'm selling that car. George: You're selling the car? Jerry: You don't understand what I'm up against. This is a force more powerful than anything you can imagine! Even Superman would be helpless against this kind of stench! And I'll take anything I can get for it. George: Maybe I'll buy it. Jerry: Are you crazy? Don't you understand what I'm saying to you? This isn't just an odor! You need a priest to get rid of this thing! (Elaine comes in) Elaine: I still smell. Jerry: You see? You see what I'm saying to you? It's a presence! It's the beast!

    • Jerry: You've gotta smell the car. Restaurateur: I'm a busy man. Jerry: Come on, one whiff. Restaurateur: Oh, all right, one whiff. (In the next scene, Jerry and George have the restaurateur locked inside the car, and he realizes that it stinks) Restaurateur: All right, I give up! I admit it, it stinks! Now, could you let me out?! Jerry: Yeah. Yeah, you'll pay for the cleaning? Restaurateur: Yes, $50! I'll give you $50! Jerry: $50? I don't think that's gonna cover it. Restaurateur: Whatever you want! I'll give you whatever you want! Jerry: I want half, 125! Restaurateur: Yes, yes, 125 is good! Now, would you please just open the door?! (Jerry opens the door and lets him out)

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    Trivia (3)

    • Kramer makes a reference to New York Yankees owner George Steinbenner in a rant about how many players Steinbenner has traded over the years. One of the players he references is Fred McGriff who was traded on December 9, 1982 to the Toronto Blue Jays by the New York Yankees. McGriff would go on to have a steller 19-year career and hit 493 HRs and he never played for the Yankees.

    • Elaine asks Jerry what it means when a man says he has to "get up early", however, she knew all about it earlier this season in "The Virgin", where she wises up Marla about men suddenly becoming "farmers" (having to get up early after having had sex).

    • George says that Susan told him that her girlfriend had never been with a man. However, George and Susan's conversation was quite short, and never touched on the subject of Susan's girlfriend.

    Allusions (1)

    • Jerry: It's a presence, it's the beast! This line is taken from William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies.

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