Season 9, Episode 5 | October 30th, 1997
Courtesy of a childhood friend, Jerry is all set to get a new car. Although surprised when he shows up with a van instead, memories of Frankie Merman's fragile feelings make Jerry reluctant to say anything. Then, as Kramer strikes a blow against unsolicited catalogs by refusing the mail, George suspects his parents of avoiding his calls. So, as Elaine dumps current boyfriend David Puddy for a coffee shop patron, George learns his parents want him out of the way so they can have sex.
After Jerry learns to tread lightly when it comes to the van, Kramer suggests trading it. Talking Jerry into placing an ad for the van, Kramer is the first to respond. But when Jerry lets Kramer use it for his post office protest, he's spotted by Frankie. As Kramer's demonstrations trouble Newman and his post office colleagues, Jerry's realizes that Elaine's attraction to her new boyfriend Jack stems from his role as a TV pitch-man for a discount electronics store. Meanwhile, when George vows to get his parent's attention by making a pass at his cousin Rhisa, he's surprised to find she actually wants to have sex.
When his dad arranges to borrow the van, George hopes to use the opportunity to get caught with Rhisa. But when Frankie approaches the van in the park, George runs, certain that he and Rhisa are being stalked by a serial killer. So, after Frank and Estelle find the abandoned van and are using it to make love, they are surprised by George, Rhisa, Frankie and Jerry. Finally, as the Postmaster General's interrogation of Kramer lands Newman in trouble, Jack returns to the commercials that made him famous and Elaine realizes that things just won't work out between them after all.