Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Revenge 

George takes revenge on his boss for not hiring him back after he quit and was rude to him, and Jerry and Kramer take revenge on a dry cleaner after Jerry accuses him of stealing $1,500 from his laundry bag.

Director:

Tom Cherones

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Fred Applegate ... Levitan
John Capodice ... Vic
Teri Austin ... Ava
Patrika Darbo ... Glenda
Marcus Smythe Marcus Smythe ... Dan
John Hillner ... Greeny
Deck McKenzie Deck McKenzie ... Bill
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Storyline

In a fit of pique - his boss tells him his personal office bathroom is out of bounds - George quits his job letting him know just what he thinks of him. As he and Jerry discuss his future, he realizes that he may have acted precipitously and so Jerry suggests that he should just show up for work on Monday morning and pretend as if nothing happened. His boss won't let him get away with that and so George enlists Elaine to help him get his revenge. Jerry meanwhile realizes that he left $1500 in his laundry bag but when laundry service tells him their not responsible for its disappearance, Kramer suggests they get him. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Revenge See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The horse that is bet on is named Papa Nick. Pete G. Papanickolas was a key grip throughout the show. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry and Kramer are at the laundromat to get revenge, Jerry is distracting the owner while Kramer puts the cement in the washer. At one point you see Kramer emptying the cement into the washer & the bag is almost empty. In the next shot Kramer is holding a full bag signaling to Jerry that the "job" is done. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Seinfeld: What is the point of all this?
George Costanza: Revenge.
Jerry Seinfeld: Oh, the best revenge is living well.
George Costanza: There's no chance of that.
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Alternate Versions

The syndicated version featured Wayne Knight as the voice of Newman, replacing Larry David's dialogue from the original broadcast version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 5 May 2016 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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he's got aptitude..
30 June 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Seinfeld

Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the creators, of the dream sitcom for every stand up artist is the milestone set as an example on how to use your humor as a part of narrative. The series was clearly ahead of its time and fixated within that time limit when it was aired- or maybe not even then. This is how the series both remains timeless and also fails to test against time. The concept of the series- in fact there is an episode, where the series takes an almost meta turn, whispering the secretive meeting held within the confound of NBC walls about the pitch- is to just joke, just talk, analyse with a mockery tone, bombing brutally on a subject from the most privileged position under that circumstances. There is no storyline, no character development, no arc, no rhythm to follow. Usually, a film like such becomes more than a film with such an idea; take the Life Of Brian series. And similarly the series refuses to participate in the expected or not even expected aspects of the storytelling.

There is no end, no beginning, it captures a brief period with an agenda in mind that you will have the time of your life. But this is where this coherent plan backfires. First the runtime itself. Something so monotonous cannot withhold its audience for nine years. It is simply preposterous. For the style of the joke, the humor, the vocab of these characters, if as-planned is intended to be the same, will grow natural or normal to the viewers. This makes the relationship between the viewers and the characters, similar to what the viewers have in the outer world, maybe a friend or a family member.

Basically it would never be interesting, sure some cases would come up, just as chapters does in here, but that too will carry the momentum of just that brief period of screentime. Another major challenge it faces is, in order to stay far away from the textbook sitcom structure, the character has to and does deny on getting on or blending in with the society. Now that's fine. But in order to last longer they had to create an unfair world that takes uncalled detours just for the laughs, ignoring both emotional and ethical aspect of it, resulting into a physical distance that you, as an audience, carry for the rest of the series. By the end, it gets difficult to survive and something so beloved, something so smart, Seinfeld is left under a dry heap of jokes.

The Revenge

The theme is to get back and the characters are basically on steroids. The physical comedy works and the backfire of all their plans. But the best asset is Alexander figuring out what he likes and can do with his life.


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