TV Guide ranked it as the sixth-greatest TV season ever made.
Commenting on the episode, Charles stated "You know, it would have been an interesting show, but [...] we couldn't solve the funny problem of it.
They don’t need to know if you plan on buying a car today, this week or next week. People are more vulnerable under high-pressure when alone so having others there with you can reduce the chances you rush into a decision. If you are using the phone to call around with questions during your preliminary shopping it is the salesman’s job to get you into the showroom.
If they sense urgency they will immediately realize they have some additional bargaining power. This can also help to ensure the salesperson is completely forthright. They may lure you in with specials or deals that may or may not exist so it is up to you to do your due diligence beforehand and strictly get the facts you are looking for.
Kahn, a critic for the Wilmington Morning Star, praised the writing and acting of the season premiere and stated, "One safe prediction, Seinfeld will be here for a good long run this time around." Dave Kehr of The New York Times felt that "The Pony Remark" was a turning point for the show, noting that after the first few episodes, the show "turn[ed] into something sharp and distinctive [...] Here, suddenly, is the tight knot of guilt and denial, of hypersensitivity and sarcastic contempt that Seinfeld would explore for the next eight years."George complains about his girlfriend Marlene, whom he finds annoying, to Jerry.