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The Race 

A grade school acquaintance puts pressure on Jerry to finally settle an old score in the form of a race; Elaine is blacklisted from a Chinese restaurant.

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Duncan (as Don R. McManus)
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When George notices that Elaine's new boyfriend reads the Daily Worker, he asks if he's a Communist. He says he is, which Elaine seems to wear as a badge of honor. Thanks to his friend Mickey, Kramer gets a job as a department store Santa. Things start out okay but veer off after he reads some literature from Elaine's boyfriend. George answers a personal ad in the Daily Worker and soon everyone in the Yankees front office thinks he's a Communist. Jerry meanwhile learns that his new girlfriend's boss is an old high school rival he once beat at a track meet and has accused him of cheating ever since. Written by garykmcd

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15 December 1994 (USA)  »

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There is a deleted scene where Kramer takes George down to the Cuban embassy. It was cut due to time constraints. See more »

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The Daily Worker had long ceased publication by the time of this episode. See more »

Quotes

Lois: Have you designed any buildings in New York?
George Costanza: Have you seen the new addition to the Guggenheim?
Lois: You did that?
George Costanza: Yep. And it didn't take very long either.
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References Superman (1978) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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"Maybe he's just very well... red?"
4 October 2011 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Season 6, Episode 10, "The Race"

"The Race" is probably my favorite episode in the 6th season of Seinfeld, and one of the few episodes in the season that relies on a intricate, tight script rather than comedic acting alone. All the separate plot lines interconnect and relate fantastically, all the while taking a pretty gutsy (even in the 90's) approach to the central theme of communism and the black lists.

The main cast are all terrific - Jerry particularly does well here - but props should go to the supporters too. Danny Woodburn makes a wonderful return as Kramer's friend Mickey; Renee Props and Todd Kimsey are great as Jerry and Elaine's boy/girlfriends-of-the-week; while experienced character actor Don McManus is hilarious as Jerry's high school rival. In addition, Larry David reprises his role as the voice of George Steinbrenner, and creates a running gag that will last for the next two-and-a-half seasons to great effect.


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