"The Money"
The money
Season 8
Episode 146
Air Date January 16, 1997
Writer(s) Peter Mehlman
Director Andy Ackerman
The Little Jerry · The Comeback

"The Money" is the 146th episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. This was the 12th episode for the eighth season. It aired on NBC on January 16, 1997.


Jerry's parents sell the Cadillac to Jack Klompus for $6,000 in order to give Jerry some money to help him out. They, along with Kramer, suggest that Jerry might try a career move. Elaine talks about her J. Peterman stock options and buys George's coffee. He thinks she is sticking it to him. Jerry and George talk about the money their parents might have. This piques George's interest. Kramer seeks advice from Elaine about his girlfriend's post-sex bed habits. Jerry flies to Florida to buy the Cadillac back. George seeks information on his family's health history. Kramer works out a deal with his girlfriend. Jerry meets with Klompus and agrees to pay $14,000 for it. George anticipating a big inheritance begins to spend money. Unfortunately for him, so do his parents.

Klompus drives the car into a swamp and Jerry returns to Florida. Jerry's parents are still worried about him and wonder what to do. Morty decides to see Elaine about a job; she reluctantly agrees to give him a job, just as Peterman returns. Kramer, fearing a prowler (actually Morty Seinfeld), decides he can no longer sleep alone; unfortunately his girlfriend (played by Sarah Silverman) has decided she can. So he moves in with the Costanzas, who tell George that they are moving to Florida. Elaine returns to her regular position at Peterman, with no options. George and Elaine try to discuss their respective problems. Still in Florida, strapped for cash and credit, Jerry sleeps in the Cadillac. Kramer and Emily spend the night as an old married couple in the Costanzas' house.

The Seinfelds make a change in their housing—they've moved into a trailer—as the Costanzas try to settle into their new place.

Notes About Nothing

  • According to the DVD's inside look, Sandy Baron was almost unable to guest star as Jack Klompus in this episode, due to a coma he had endured only days before production. Producers searched to recur another character, but Baron came out of his coma in time.
Season Eight Episodes
The Foundation | The Soul Mate | The Bizarro Jerry | The Little Kicks | The Package | The Fatigues | The Checks | The Chicken Roaster | The Abstinence | The Andrea Doria | The Little Jerry | The Money | The Comeback | The Van Buren Boys | The Susie | The Pothole | The English Patient | The Nap | The Yada Yada | The Millennium | The Muffin Tops | The Summer of George
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