Seinfeld – Season 3 – Episode 11 – The Stranded
Seinfeld The Alternate Side is the 11th episode of the Seinfeld season 3 and the 28th overall the Seinfeld series and it was aired on December 4, 1991.
The Seinfeld episode The Alternate Side, Jerry‘s car is stolen and he has a conversation with the thief on the car phone. Kramer asks for his gloves from the car thief. George takes a job moving cars from one side of the street to the other to comply with alternate side parking regulations, in which he does a predictably shoddy job. Elaine cares for her 66-year-old boyfriend, who has a stroke just before she is about to break up with him. Kramer gets a line in a Woody Allen film, “These pretzels are making me thirsty!” All four of the main characters use the line at least once during the episode, further popularizing the expression.
George then causes a car collision and traffic jam, making it take longer for the ambulance to reach Elaine’s boyfriend, which causes additional neural damage that could have been prevented. Due to the major inconveniences because of the delays caused by George, a disgruntled Woody Allen says that he may never shoot a movie in New York City ever again. Additionally, George’s poor performance causes many of Sid’s long time customers to cancel, therefore causing Sid a loss of income. This results in Sid being unable to finance his nephew’s operation to save his foot. While filming a shot during the movie, Kramer slams down his beer mug on the bar and accidentally injures Allen with a flying shard of glass. He subsequently gets fired from the set. Also, Kramer gets the brown gloves from the car thief but has no information about the car, which irritates Jerry.