"The Caddy," Season 7, Episode 12, Jan. 26, 1996
While parking everyday next to George Steinbrenner, George Costanza locks his keys in his car at Yankee Stadium.
In the meantime, he's being considered for the position of assistant general manager, and it's not because he's been putting in the extra man hours, arriving first in the office, or being the last one to leave.
But rather, (Costanza explains), "Steinbrenner is like the first guy in, at the crack of dawn. He sees my car, he figures I'm the first guy in. Then, the last person to leave is Wilhelm. He sees my car, he figures I'm burning the midnight oil. Between the two of them, they think I'm working an 18-hour day."
So Costanza leaves town for a few days with his girlfriend, and remembers to call Jerry to clean the dashboard for Chinese take-out menus. Jerry arrives with Kramer, who manages to open the car door and drives the car to to the car wash to be cleaned. Along the way, distracted by a woman wearing only a bra (Sue Ellen Mischke), Jerry destroys the car. The car is returned to the Stadium, but it's clearly been in an accident.
Mr. Wilhelm, George's supervisor at the New York Yankees, reports the damaged car to Steinbrenner, who puts out a search for George. When Costanza continues to be missing, the worst is feared.
The Boss takes a trip to Queens (to Constanza's parents house), and gets engaged in a discussion that baseball fans will never forget:
Steinbrenner: Mrs. Costanza?
Steinbrenner: My name is George Steinbrenner, I'm afraid I have some very sad news about your son.
(Costanza living room)
Estelle: I can't believe it. He was so young. How could this have happened?
Steinbrenner: Well, he'd been logging some pretty heavy hours, first one in the morning, last one to leave at night. That kid was a human dynamo.
Estelle: Are you sure you're talking about George?
Steinbrenner: You are Mr. and Mrs. Costanza?
Frank: What the hell did you trade Jay Buhner for?! He had 30 home runs and over 100 RBIs last year. He's got a rocket for an arm. You don't know what the hell you're doin'!
Steinbrenner: Well, Buhner was a good prospect, no question about it. But my baseball people loved Ken Phelps' bat. They kept saying "Ken Phelps, Ken Phelps."
Who the is hell is Ken Phelps?