The Mom And Pop Store (season 6, episode 8)
written by Tom Gammill & Max Pross, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: November 17, 1994
George thinks he bought Jon Voight’s car. Kramer tries to save a “mom and pop” store. Jerry crashes Dr. Tim Whatley’s party to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Monk’s Café is not featured in this episode.
The gang mocks George for buying what may or may not be Jon Voight’s car. Jerry tries to figure out if he has been “uninvited” from Tim Whatley’s Thanksgiving party. Kramer takes all of Jerry’s sneakers to Mom and Pop, but then reveals they are in the wind with his sneakers…and aren’t even technically a Mom and Pop.
used car lot
George buys an 1989 Chrysler LeBaron instead of a Volvo, only since the previous owner was John (with an H) Voight…the periodontist, not the actor.
Tim Whatley’s apartment
W. 77th St., between Central Park W. and Columbus Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 81st Street – Museum Of Natural History (B,C)
The gang (except maybe Jerry, deemed a “troublemaker”) is invited to watch the Macy’s Day Parade from Tim’s apartment. George seeks a bite-mark analysis of Jon Voight’s pencil, and Jerry inadvertently pops Woody Woodpecker. The parade balloons were inflated every year on both sides of American Museum of Natural History, thus Tim’s apartment would be on 77th between Central Park and Columbus.
The “Mom And Pop” Store (NOT REAL)
510 Sixth Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 14th Street (F,M)
A local shoe repair store in the area for 48 years, but now in threat of getting shut down for one of those gourmet coffee, or “cookie” stores. The store is shown as being next to Zig Zag Video, at 510 Sixth Ave, the same location as the yogurt shop in “The Non-Fat Yogurt.”
640 West End Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 96th Street (1,2,3)
Elaine wins Mr. Pitt a spot under the Woody Woodpecker float in the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, thanks to her knowledge of big band music.
Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 34th Street – Herald Square (B,D,F,M,N,Q,R)
Elaine goes to the Dixieland Deli (NOT REAL) inside the Empire State Building to pick up Mr. Pitt’s Macy’s Day Parade security pass. Elaine also wins a trophy with the Empire State Building bronzed on top for winning a big band “name that tune” contest…which Jerry later accidentally pops the Woody Woodpecker float with.
Sneaker City (NOT REAL)
New York, NEW YORK
In a deleted scene, George offers to drive Jerry here to pick up new sneakers, so he doesn’t have to keep walking around in cowboy boots.
George tries to pitch having “Jon Voight Day” at Yankee Stadium, along with “Joe Pepitone Day” to Mr. Morgan…and when he’s shunned, he tries suggesting “Liam Neeson Day.”
Parsippany, NEW JERSEY (map)
Jerry discovers Mom and Pop are selling his sneakers at a garage sale in Parsippany, and buses on Bieber Tourways with Kramer to get there and take back his sneakers (a la “Midnight Cowboy”).