Season 2 Episode 7

The Revenge

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 18, 1991 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • George: Don't worry. It's perfectly safe. I researched it. He'll get a little woozy. He might keel over.

    • Jerry: So, anybody leaves anything here, you can just take it? You have a license to steal? You are like the James Bond of laundry?

    • Elaine: So I'm going to a nudist colony next week.
      Rick: Nudist colony?
      Elaine: Oh yeah, yeah I love nudist colonies they help me unwind. Bleh.
      Rick: I've never been to one.
      Elaine: Oh really you should go their great! Except when there over it's hard to get used to clothes, so sometimes when I'm in my office I just sit there naked.
      Rick: Really?
      Elaine: Oh yeah I usually sit around naked a couple hours a day. I cook naked, I clean naked, I drive naked, naked, naked, naked!
      Rick: Who are you!?
      Elaine: Trust me mister you don't wanna know.

    • Kramer: (about a suicidal friend) What am I supposed to do? Tell him how much there is to live for? Why should I lie to the guy?

    • Jerry: (about the laundromat's "Not Responsible For Items Lost Or Stolen" sign) Oh, I see, so you put up a sign and you can steal whatever you want. You're not a part of society.
      Laundromat Owner: That's right, cause this is my country, I'm the president, and that's my constitution: "I'm not responsible."

    • Kramer: Well… Newman jumped last night.
      Jerry: What? Did you talk to him? What did you say?
      Kramer: I said 'Wave when you pass my window.'

    • George: I like horses. I could be a stable boy.
      George: Nah, it's probably a union thing.

    • Newman: Kramer!
      Kramer: Oh! That's Newman.
      Newman: I'm on the roof!
      Kramer: Well? What are you waiting for?
      Kramer: You wanna shoot some pool tonight?
      Newman: I can't, I'm goin' to the movies.

    • Jerry: My guys don't know your guys! You can't just lock 'em all in the same machine together! They'll start a riot!
      Kramer: Have you ever met my guys?
      Jerry: No, I can't say as I have.
      Kramer: We-ell!

    • George: This is just like what they do in the movies.

    • Jerry: You got a "mickey" source?

    • George: What about like an announcer? Like a color man? You know how I always make those interesting comments during the game?
      Jerry: Yeah. Yeah. You make good comments.
      George: So? What about that?
      Jerry: Well, they tend to give those jobs to ex-ballplayers and, ya know, people in broadcasting.
      George: That's really not fair.

    • George: I'm gonna slip him a "mickey."

    • Jerry: The best revenge is living well.
      George: There's no chance of that.

  • Notes

    • 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.

  • Allusions

    • 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.