Seinfeld

Season 7 Episode 21

The Bottle Deposit (1)

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Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 02, 1996 on NBC
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The Bottle Deposit (1)
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George doesn't hear the details on an important project that Wilhelm wants him to champion. Peterman wants Elaine to bid on a set of golf clubs at the Kennedy auction, her ceiling is $10,000; however, she gets into a bidding war with Sue Ellen, the Oh Henry! candy heiress. Consequently, she spends a bit more than she was authorized. Newman finds the missing ingredient to make it cost effective in Kramer's scheme to collect used pop bottles and cans and take them to Michigan where the refund is doubled. Jerry takes his car to a mechanic, who's fanatical about car care. Elaine meets Jerry to get the golf clubs out of his car, but the mechanic, distraught over Jerry's negligence, steals it. Kramer and Newman collect their bottles and cans and hit the road in a mail truck.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The washer fluid is not fine!

    9.0
    What a great episode of Seinfeld. This was coming down on Larry David's final episodes of the show and he could not have ended on a higher note. Everybody Loves Raymond's and Til Death's Brad Garrett gave an Emmy-worthy performance as the crazed mechanic with his entire dialogue being pure genius.



    This was just the kind of episode that makes you not only happy to be a fan of the show, but just really laugh hard. Not an overly exciting storyline, but just the characters you have grown to know and love at their very best and producing more and more memorable lines.moreless
  • Funny show.

    9.0
    I thought this was really entertaining. The thing that I liked was that everyone had something to do and their storylines all were pretty good. I liked Jerry's problem with the mechanic. Both of them seemed like they somewhat cared for the car, but in different ways. Elaine was funny with her overspending for the golf clubs that used to belong to President Kennedy. I also liked George's problem and it was really hilarious when Kramer and Newman tried to scheme their plan of stealing bottles and cans to make money. Overall, it was hilarious and one of the better episodes. Thank you.moreless
  • No Deposit, No Return!

    9.5
    the first of a two-part "Seinfeld" is about the botte deposit. More on that later, George's boss discuss his next project with a boss who likes to use the bathroom. something President Lyndon Johnson likes to do. but George didn't get everything he said. Meanwhile Elaine bid on Mr. Peterman's gold clubs what went over the $10,000. Later, those golf clubs were stolen in Jerry's car by a nut who was working on Jerry's car. Krammer and Newman collect bottles to take them to Michigan for money. The bottle Despoit law which was passed by Michigan voters in 1976, make it 10 cents for a bottle despoit. I know. I collect between $5 and 10 dollars on that stuff. Part two is coming up.moreless
  • What a cool episode!

    9.5
    This episode is really cool, firstly because Newman discovers finally that bottles can be sell for ten cents each one in Manhattan, but Kramer tells him to drop it, because whatever they win they will have to pay it back with gasoline, Newman does not wants to give up so he tries any other method, until he finally finds one. While Jerry is trying to make his car to be repair, but Tony is just obssessed with cars and blames Jerry for everything he has done, when Jerry tells him that he should rather go to another car repair man, he steals it among with Elaine's boss's new golf sticks... This episode is really, really funny is one of the best!moreless
Brad Garrett (I)

Brad Garrett (I)

Tony

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Brenda Strong

Brenda Strong

Sue Ellen

Guest Star

Patrick Kerr

Patrick Kerr

Clerk

Guest Star

Wayne Knight

Wayne Knight

Newman

Recurring Role

John O'Hurley

John O'Hurley

J. Peterman

Recurring Role

Richard Herd

Richard Herd

Wilhelm

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • In some scenes it shows Newman drinking lots of Mello Yello bottles while he is with Kramer. Why would they buy soda and drink it for the purpose of collecting the deposit, this would completely destroy their profit margin.

    • Everybody Loves Raymond and Seinfeld are in a very long chain of crossovers, so their universes are the same; however, Brad Garrett's characters in both shows are different.

    • While the brand name of the soda can the woman sets down is labeled 'Diet Soda', the red and blue Pepsi symbol is clearly left untouched.

    • Jerry says "The Triple-A guy said I was this close to sucking a muffin down the carburetor." But his ar doesn't have a carburator, it has fuel injection.

    • George says the lyrics to the Petula Clark song wrong. He says "... where the neon lights are pretty", but actually the line goes "Where the neon SIGNS are pretty"

    • At the Auction, Elaine's paddle says 856 on the front but it says 858 on the back

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Jerry: Hey. You put your groceries under the hood of my car?
      Kramer: Aw, that's right, we forgot about those.
      Newman: That's where my missing soda is.
      Jerry: And your crab legs, and a thing of cheese. The Triple-A guy said I was this close to sucking a muffin down the carburetor.

    • Jerry: "I'm here to catch a... glimpse."

    • Tony: When was the last time you even checked the washer fluid?
      Jerry: But the washer fluid is fine.
      Tony: The washer fluid is not fine!

    • Newman: We carry a couple of bags of mail and the rest is ours!
      Kramer: Newman, you magnificent bastard, you did it!!
      Newman: Let the collecting begin!!

    • Auctioneer: …do I have sixty-five-hundred?
      (Elaine raises paddle)
      Auctioneer: Sixty-five-hundred to the… dark-haired person on the right.
      (a little later)
      Sue Ellen Mishke: Ten thousand.
      Auctioneer: Ten thousand to the shapely woman on the left.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Brad Garrett & Julia Louis-Dreyfus will later do voices in "A Bug's Life". Also, they will announce together the nominations for the 2006 Emmy Awards.

    • If you're paying attention, a funny little quip they've place in the episode is Newman, a postal employee asking "What's this 'MI 10 cents'?", referring to the abbreviation of Michigan - something a postal employee should know.

    • Originally broadcast as part of a 60 min episode.

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