"The Smelly Car" - Season 4 Episode 21 of Seinfeld First Airs

"The Smelly Car" is the sixty-first episode of the hit sitcom Seinfeld.

The episode was the 21st episode for the 4th season. It aired on April 15, 1993.

Plot Summary:

The strong body odor of a valet is left in Jerry's BMW 5 Series. George can't believe it when he spots his ex-girlfriend, Susan, holding hands with another woman in the video store, and he is turned on by her new outlook on life. Elaine loses her current boyfriend Carl because the odor from the car got stuck in her hair, and he couldn't stand to be near her. Jerry immediately blames the restaurant he went to the other night, and although the man initially refuses to pay for car cleaning, he eventually agrees after Jerry had put him inside the car, refusing to let him out unless he pays for the full price. Susan's girlfriend is swayed to heterosexuality by Kramer, and this angers George, who is still convinced that he drove Susan to lesbianism. After a complete "de-ionizing" of the car, Jerry, finally relieved that the smell is gone, smells it again, and at an unbearable level. Meanwhile Elaine decides to go to a hair salon to "wash" the smell out of her hair, despite already taken a thorough shower, and, believing that the smell has gone away, tries the relationship with Carl again. He however smells the car stench again and tells her that he still smells. Elaine is at a loss for what to do, as well as Jerry. Jerry then tries to sell the car because the odor has taken a life of its own and permeated everything, but the dealer claims he can't sell such a car. When it can't be sold, Jerry winds up abandoning the car and its keys out on the street just to get rid of it, even going so far as to encouraging a man on the streets to steal his car, although the same man ends up being disgusted by the smell. Susan's girlfriend is later turned back by a whiff of a jacket that Kramer borrowed from Jerry.