"The Alternate Side" - Season 3 Episode 11 of Seinfeld Premiers
"The Alternate Side" was the twenty-eighth episode of the hit sitcom Seinfeld.
The episode was the eleventh episode of the show's third season. It aired on December 4, 1991.
The episode was written by Larry David and Bill Masters; it was directed by Tom Cherones. It was the first episode to have distinct storylines for all main characters. The idea for the Woody Allen story came from David's experience in the world of Allen, with whom he briefly appeared in Radio Days (1987) and New York Stories (1989). He would later appear in a lead role in Whatever Works (2009).
Jerry's car is stolen and he has a conversation with the thief (voiced by Larry David) on the car phone. George takes a job moving cars from one side of the street to the other, to comply with alternate side parking regulations, and does a very shoddy job by crashing cars and causing traffic jams. Elaine cares for her 66-year-old boyfriend who has had a stroke just before she was about to break up with him. Kramer gets a line in a Woody Allen film, popularizing the expression, "These pretzels are making me thirsty!" He accidentally injures Woody Allen during the shooting and gets fired from the set.
George then causes a major accident and traffic jam, making it longer for the ambulance to reach Elaine's boyfriend, and because of this, the movie is canceled and Woody Allen says that he may never shoot a movie in Manhattan ever again.