The Cadillac

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The Cadillac (season 7, episodes 14 & 15)

written by Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: February 8, 1996

When Jerry buys his father a new Cadillac, it leads to trouble for the Seinfelds at their Florida condominium. Through a friend, Elaine sets up George with Marisa Tomei. Kramer turns the tables on the cable guy.

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The Improv

Jerry’s Apartment
Jerry tells Kramer that he wants to buy his father a Cadillac with his newfound money, which causes Elaine to become attracted to Jerry all over again. The gang argues with George over whether he is technically allowed to see Marisa Tomei while engaged.

Monk’s Café
Elaine’s friend Katy tells George that she would have set him up with her friend, Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei. George and Elaine come up with the Art Vandelay import/export cover story for Susan, to account for George’s absence with Marisa Tomei.

Kramer’s Apartment
Kramer plays a game of cat and mouse with the cable company, after they discover he is illegally getting free HBO and Showtime in his apartment.

FLORIDA (map)
Jerry mentions Florida in his opening monologue, noting that the state flag of Florida should just be a steering wheel with a hat and two knuckles on it, and the state motto is “drive slow, sit low.”

George’s Apartment
George dreams of living with Marisa Tomei in his apartment, before they meet, she discovers he’s married, and punches him in the face. George is once again punched out, this time by Susan, for seeing another woman and lying about the Art Vandelay importing/exporting story.

Elaine’s Apartment
Elaine speaks to George about being set up with Marisa Tomei…and is later confronted by Susan about George’s potential affair. Elaine also calls Jerry “just to talk” in the middle of the night.

Pines Of Mar Gables
Jerry surprises his parents by giving his father a Cadillac, which ultimately leads to Morty’s downfall and impeachment as condo board President due to a fraud scandal, forcing Morty and Helen to leave the complex for Del Boca Vista.

Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
630 W. 168th St., New York, NEW YORK
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nearest subway: 168th Street – Washington Heights (1)
George goes to pester Katy, now in a coma due to an arrhythmia, to hook him up with Marisa Tomei. The episode’s script says the hospital is at Columbia, although the exterior looks more like Roosevelt Hospital.

Channel Tunnel
Folkestone, England, UNITED KINGDOM
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Kramer mentions that the film “Chunnel” (based on the Channel Tunnel that runs between Folkestone, England and Coquelles, France) is on his illegal HBO, taunting the cable guy trying to shut it down.

Channel Tunnel
Coquelles, FRANCE
(map)
Kramer mentions that the film “Chunnel” (based on the Channel Tunnel that runs between Folkestone, England and Coquelles, France) is on his illegal HBO, taunting the cable guy trying to shut it down.

Boca Raton, FLORIDA (map)
Morty says if he’s impeached as condo president, that he and Helen would have to move to Boca.

Camp Tioga
1635 State Rd. 2036, Thompson, PENNSYLVANIA
(map)
When Mrs. Choate says she recognizes Jerry, he asks “did you ever go to Camp Tioga?”

Criterion Center Stage Right (NOW CLOSED)
1530 Broadway, New York, NEW YORK
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nearest subway: Times Square – 42nd Street (1,2,3,7,N,Q,R,S)
The chase between Kramer and the cable guy runs through Times Square, running past this theater.

Central Park
New York, NEW YORK
(map)
The chase between Kramer and the cable guy runs through the park. George and Marisa Tomei go on their first (and only) date here, where George initially woos her with the word “manure,” but then abruptly ends the courtship when he reveals he’s already “sort of engaged.” The Naumburg Bandshell is shown in an establishing shot of George and Marisa’s date.

Scott’s Restaurant (NOT REAL)
FLORIDA
(map)
Where the Seinfelds go for dinner at 6 P.M., skipping the early bird, adding fuel to the fire of Morty’s alleged embezzling amongst the Del Boca Vista community.

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