The Revenge

Season 2, Ep 7, Aired 4/18/91
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  • Episode Description
  • George quits his job in a huff, but comes to regret the decision, and is later humiliated by his boss. Jerry believes that the man at the laundromat has stolen a large sum of money from his laundry bag. Employing Elaine's and Kramer's help, respectively, they each plan revenge.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Michael Richards (I)

    Cosmo Kramer

  • Jerry Seinfeld


  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Elaine Marie Benes (not in pilot)

  • Jason Alexander

    George Louis Costanza

  • Tom Cherones

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • "If that' not that, what is that?"

    By oceanic6, Nov 03, 2008

  • The early episodes of Seinfeld are and always will be classics. "The Revenge" is definitely one of my favourite episodes ever.

    By sealj, Feb 23, 2006

  • It gets me every time!

    By thebestoftv, Nov 06, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Rick: (to George) You can't win. You can't beat me. That's why I'm here, and you're there. Because I'm a winner. I'll always be a winner, and you'll always be a loser.

    • Jerry: (to Kramer) You're like Lex Luthor!

    • George: I'm emotional! Jerry: That's right. You're emotional!

    • Rick: Is that Costanza over there?

    • George: I like sports. I could do something in sports. Jerry: Uh-huh. Uh-huh. In what capacity? George: You know, like the general manager of a baseball team or something. Jerry: Yeah. Well, that - that could be tough to get. George: Well, it doesn't even have to be the general manager. Maybe I could be like, an announcer. Like a colour man. You know how I always make those interesting comments during the game. Jerry: Yeah. Yeah. You make good comments. George: What about that? Jerry: Well, they tend to give those jobs to ex-ballplayers and people that are, you know, in broadcasting. George: Well, that's really not fair. Jerry: I know. Well, okay. Okay. What else do you like? George: Movies. I like to watch movies. Jerry: Yeah. Yeah. George: Do they pay people to watch movies? Jerry: Projectionists. George: That's true. Jerry: But you gotta know how to work the projector. George: Right. Jerry: And it's probably a union thing. George: (scoffs) Those unions. (sighs) Okay. Sports, movies… what about a talk show host? Jerry: Talk show host. That's good. George: I think I'd be good at that. I talk to people all the time. Someone even told me once they thought I'd be a good talk show host. Jerry: Really? George: Yeah. A couple of people. I don't get that, though. Where do you start? Jerry: Well, that's where it gets tricky. George: You can't just walk into a building and say "I wanna be a talk show host". Jerry: I wouldn't think so. George: It's all politics. Jerry: All right, okay. Sports, movies, talk show host. What else? George: This could have been a huge mistake. Jerry: Well, it doesn't sound like you completely thought this through.

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    Notes (3)

    • Kramer says that Mr. Papanickolas, from across the street, saw Newman after he jumped. This name is taken from Pete Papanickolas, the key grip of the show.

    • George quitting his real estate job and then walking back in is similar to what Larry David did when his SNL sketches were cut.

    • Even in the recently released DVD "Season 1&2", Larry David is the voice of Newman and NOT Wayne Knight.

    Trivia (1)

    • When George tells Jerry that he quit his job, they refer to George's boss as "Levitan". However, at the staff meeting, the boss calls his company "Rick Bar Properties", and at the party, George calls him "Rick". If he's Rick Bar, then he can't also be Levitan. NOTE: It is conceivable that the boss's name is Rick Levitan and that the "Bar" in Rick Bar properties refers to a partner -- perhaps his wife (for example, if his wife was named Barbara).

    Allusions (1)

    • Peter Lorre: When George first suggests to Jerry that he's going slip a Mickey to his ex-boss after quitting and then trying to return to work nonchalantly (to no avail of course) Jerry then says "Who are you, Peter Lorre?" Peter Lorre was a Hungarian born actor especially known for playing roles with sinister overtones in Hollywood crime films and mysteries, hence Jerry compares George to him after what he plans to do and the particular phrase he uses. Lorre had a very unique voice and acting style which has been much imitated throughout TV and cinema.

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