3 Times When “Seinfeld” Needed SpotHero

Like most 90’s sitcoms, “Seinfeld” would have solved many of its problems with a smartphone. An entire episode waiting at a Chinese restaurant? OpenTable. (To be fair, that’s a classic.) Movie sold out? Fandango. Can’t find your friends in the theater? Text ’em.

We’re all about parking, so we’ve noticed three times when Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer could have used SpotHero. Parking takes center stage in “The Parking Garage,” “The Parking Space,” and “The Dinner Party.” We’ll summarize the problem and frustration level of each problem–out of five cars.

“The Parking Garage”

Seinfeld "The Parking Garage"

The problem: Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer can’t find their car in a parking garage. Elaine is carrying a new goldfish. George is having dinner with his parents. Time is of the essence. Admittedly, they had a parking spot, they just couldn’t find their car. (We’ve all been there. Here’s how to find it.)

Frustration level: 3 out of 5 cars. This situation is no fun. Inside a parking garage, everything eventually starts to look the same. It’s like a casino. There are no windows, no clocks. SpotHero makes parking easier (getting in and getting out), and it would have been a boon for the gang.

“The Parking Space”

Seinfeld "The Parking Space"

The problem: George, who is cheap and won’t pay for parking, finds a perfect spot in front of Jerry’s building. He brags to Elaine about his parallel parking skills. Meanwhile, someone else tries to pull into the same spot. Neither one budges. A debate ensues–do you back into a space or do you pull in? Who’s right? It’s never solved. George argues with the guy long into the night.

Frustration level: 4 out of 5 cars. In New York and Chicago, finding street parking is tough, if not impossible some days. Arguing over a spot is unnecessary. Our verdict? SpotHero! They would have saved an entire day and loads of frustration. We get it, though, George. It’s the principal of the thing.

“The Dinner Party”

Seinfeld "The Dinner Party"

The problem: George wants to bring Pepsi and Ring Dings to a dinner party. Elaine and Jerry talk him out of it. George and Kramer stop to get a bottle of wine instead. While they’re inside, someone double parks them in. They go back inside, but the owner says it’s not a hang out. George’s big coat knocks over several bottles, and he’s forced to pay with his coat. He and Kramer wait outside, freezing. It turns out the double parker is Saddam Hussein. George, Jerry, Kramer, and Elaine show up late to the party. They give the host what they brought and leave.

Frustration level: 5 out of 5 cars. This tops our frustration chart. Double parking is illegal and really grinds our gears. But hey, with SpotHero, you can find and reserve aspot. No more street parking, no more getting double parked!

Download SpotHero, yada yada yada, enjoy easy, affordable parking in a city near you.