The Red Dot

Season 3, Ep 12, Aired 12/11/91
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  • Episode Description
  • Jerry is the unwitting cause of Elaine's boyfriend falling off the wagon. Elaine gets George a job, so he buys her a gift, an $85 cashmere sweater. The sweater has a little red dot on it; hence the price. Elaine gives it back, then George gives it to the cleaning woman, to keep her quiet about them having sex on his desk. George gets fired.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Larry David

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • The Red Dot.

    By CTUBauer24, Apr 23, 2007

  • One word... hilarious!

    By 70sTVlover, Nov 24, 2007

  • Cashmere!

    By Canogaparkcindy, Nov 04, 2008

  • Funny dots.

    By cactusjack39, Feb 12, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • George: I've always been attracted to cleaning women. Cleaning women, chambermaids … Jerry: Yeah, chambermaids, I'm attracted to them too. George: Why is that? Jerry: It's a woman in your room.

    • Jerry: Would you do me a favor? Kramer: Okay. Jerry: Would you take a drink and let us smell you? Kramer: You can smell me without the drink.

    • George: thing I knew, she was mopping up the floor with me. Jerry: How was it? George: The sex was good, but I threw up from the Hennigan's. Jerry: Good thing the cleaning woman was there.

    • Jerry: You want an overview? I see a very cheap man holding a damaged sweater, trying to get away with something. That's my overview.

    • Dick: So, you’re Jerry. Jerry: So, I’m Jerry.

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    Notes (2)

    • First appearance by Richard Fancy (Mr. Lippman). He was in 11 episodes.

    • This episode was voted as the best of the third season on IMDB's favorite Seinfeld episode contest.

    Trivia (4)

    • This is the only episode where, during his act, Jerry talks to someone (in this case, Dick).

    • David Naughton (Dick) also worked with Michael Richards (Kramer) and Larry David (the show's co-creator) in the episode "David Naughton/Billy & The Beaters" of Fridays.

    • In the credits; "Mr. Lippman" is listed as "Mr. Breckman".

    • There is not really a red dot on the sweater. They just put something removable and somehow visible up close, so all the actors knew what they were looking at when they "noticed" the red dot. (The red dot is positioned on the bottom left side of the sweater.)

    Allusions (1)

    • Elaine: It's Cape Fear! Cape Fear is a 1991 Martin Scorsese remake of a film about a lawyer and his family being stalked by a former client who wants revenge.

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