The Pledge Drive
|"The Pledge Drive"|
|Episode no.||Season 6|
|Directed by||Andy Ackerman|
|Written by||Tom Gammill & Max Pross|
|Original air date||October 6, 1994|
Elaine's boss Mr. Pitt eats a Snickers bar with a knife and fork, starting a trend that seems to sweep the city. Jerry and Elaine deal with a couple (Dan and Noreen) who sound similar on the phone. Jerry cashes checks long since written by his grandmother, causing her account to become overdrawn. When Jerry's grandmother tries to call him about the checks, Elaine answers the phone and assuming it's Dan (a "high-talker") tells off Jerry's grandmother telling her to drop dead. Jerry works on a public television fundraiser for real-life New York PBS member station WNET-TV and convinces George to bring Yankee Danny Tartabull to the taping. When Dan attempts to confront Jerry about the allegations, Jerry again mistakes Dan's voice for Noreen's, leading Kramer to think that Dan has a thing for Jerry. Kramer then passes himself off as a PBS executive, suggesting Dan watch various LGBT related programs. George meanwhile delays Tartabull to chase down a driver who supposedly gave him the middle finger.
The voice of Dan (portrayed by Brian Reddy) was not that of Reddy himself. It was that of a unknown voice-over actress that was uncredited, as Reddy's real voice wasn't high-pitched enough.
The day after the episode first aired, Ian Abercrombie was having lunch in a restaurant; while he was waiting for his coffee, the waiter put a plate with a Snickers bar on his table. Apparently, the whole restaurant was in on the joke.
- "Seinfeld, Season 6 – DVD Extras". Amazon.com. Retrieved Jan 2, 2009.
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