Season 3 Episode 12

The Red Dot

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 11, 1991 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

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.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • The Red Dot.

    Jerry makes Elaine's boyfriend fall off the wagon Elaine gets George a job so he repays her by buying her a cashmere sweater but it only cost $ 85.00 when Elaine gives back to George because it has a red dot on it and he gives to a cleaning lady at his new job because she knows something George that he doesn’t want his new boss find out but because of the red dot she tells his boss and he gets fired from his job the over all rating of this episode is 8.9 out of 10 because the story just seemed to avaverge and nothing really great happens at all the story are ok the thing that makes this episode work are the jokes the end.moreless
  • One word... hilarious!

    I'm a new fan of Seinfeld, didn't watch it when it first aired, recently bought the complete series box set. Now this episode was one of the reasons I bought it, what a great episode absolutely hilarious!

    George buys Elaine a "new" cashmere sweater after she gets him a job for $85 that has a red dot on it and it just takes off from there, really well written.

    One of the highlights would be when Kramer swings open Jerry's door and he's standing just a few paces away from it, the expression on his face is priceless...

    Definately one of my favourite episodes of season 3.moreless
  • Cashmere!

    This episode was just as good as "The Alternate Side" In this episode it starts out as a Christmas Party, and it turns out to a psycho alcoholic and a crazy cleaning lady. Elaine's boyfriend, falls off the wagon when Jerry gets his drink mixed up. George, in the appreciation of his job, wants to buy Elaine a present, he buys her a cashmere sweater with a red dot on it knowing it costs less. I love the part when they are all hiding the desk hiding from him and the cashmere gets them in all sorts of trouble because of the red dot, George gets fired. Elaine breaks up with her boyfriend. An amazing episode.moreless
  • Funny dots.

    For what it was worth, I thought that this show was okay. This one lacked an entertaining appeal because it spent so much time on one unfunny detail. May will think that it was funny, but I thought that it was rather dull and stupid. You can't tell me that the stupid dot couldn't be covered some how. Maybe some paint? How about some white magic marker? The entrie episode should not have been revolving around that ridiculous thing. But I must say that the characters were yet again pretty good with what they had to work with. Thank you.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • 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.)

  • 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.

    • Kramer: Say you got a big job interview, and you're a little nervous. Well throw back a couple shots of Hennigans and you'll be as loose as a goose and ready to roll in no time. And because it's odorless, why, it will be our little secret. H-E-double N-I...
      Jerry: Kramer! Yah, that'll do.

    • Mr. Lippman: I'm going to get right to the point. It has come to my attention that you and the cleaning woman have engaged in sexual intercourse on the desk in your office. Is that correct?
      George: Who said that?
      Mr. Lippman: She did.
      George: Was that wrong? Should I have not done that? I tell you I gotta plead ignorance on this thing because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing was frowned upon, you know, cause I've worked in a lot of offices and I tell you people do that all the time.
      Mr. Lippman: You're fired.

    • Jerry: I never feel comfortable in the woman's department. I feel like I'm a little too close to trying on a dress.

  • NOTES (2)


    • 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.