The Parking Garage (season 3, episode 6)
written by Larry David, directed by Tom Cherones
original airdate: October 30, 1991
After shopping for an air conditioner, Jerry and the gang are unable to locate Kramer’s car in a mall parking lot.
Monk’s Café is not featured in this episode.
The apartment is only mentioned, NOT seen. Jerry tells the mall security guard that his parents will be outside his building waiting for him, stealing George’s story.
Garden Valley Shopping Mall (NOT REAL, based on Jersey Gardens Mall)
651 Kapowski Rd., Elizabeth, NEW JERSEY (map)
The gang loses the car, wanders across the entire parking garage, and Jerry and George busted for “uromysotisis.” “Notes About Nothing” from the Season 3 DVD revealed this mall was based on the Jersey Gardens Mall.
NEW HAMPSHIRE (map)
George mentions how Frank would go from state to state looking for air conditioner deals for weeks at a time, and how him and his mother would get random calls from him from hotels in New Hampshire.
George panics that his parents are waiting in front of his building for their anniversary dinner, while he is lost in the garage.
While venting about bad drivers, Elaine mentions that 50% of American high schoolers can’t even locate Europe on a map, yet can still pass a driving test.
Chicago, ILLINOIS (map)
Jerry mentions how his mother still reminded him, as an adult, to remember his jacket on a flight to Chicago.
Jerry claims he needs to see his parents to the mall security guard, as his father has spent the last 14 years in a red Chinese prison.