The Smelly Car

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

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)

  • George: Oh, this isn't even BO. This is beyond BO. It's BBO.

  • Susan: (pounding on Kramer's door) Kramer! Kramer! Jerry: What's that? What's going on? Susan: Kramer, open up, I know you're in there! Jerry: Susan. Susan: Kramer! Jerry: What is going on? Susan: You know what's going on? First, he vomits on me! Then, he burns down my father's cabin! And now, he's taken Mona away from me!

  • Jerry: Hey, I've never smelled in my life, buddy. Restaurateur: Really? Well, I can smell you now. Jerry: That's from the car!

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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.