Seinfeld: Season 9, Episode 10

The Strike (18 Dec. 1997)

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Kramer returns to H&H bagels after a 12 year strike. Elaine gives "denim vest" a fake number on her free sub card. Jerry meets a woman named Gwen who is "two faced". (She doesn't look good ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kruger (as Daniel Von Bargen)
Karen Fineman ...
Denim Vest (as Kevin Hamilton McDonald)
Amit Itelman ...
Stacey Herring ...
Colin Malone ...
Sleazy Guy


Kramer returns to H&H bagels after a 12 year strike. Elaine gives "denim vest" a fake number on her free sub card. Jerry meets a woman named Gwen who is "two faced". (She doesn't look good in some light)George creates a fake charity called "the human fund" to give fake Christmas presents at Kruger. He invites Kruger over to celebrate "Festivus" when he can't cash the 20,000 dollar charity check to "the human fund". Written by Jim

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Colin Malone, who played an employee of the betting parlor, is credited as "Sleazy Guy". At the time, Malone co-hosted a popular public-access TV show in Los Angeles called Colin's Sleazy Friends (1995), which covered the adult-film industry. See more »


When George gets up to leave after biting into the bagel, he takes it with him. Just before he reaches the door he turns and points, and is clearly not holding the bagel. See more »


Cosmo Kramer: So what happened to the doll?
Frank Costanza: It was destroyed. But out of that, a new holiday was born. "A Festivus for the rest of us!"
Cosmo Kramer: That musta been some kind of doll.
Frank Costanza: [Nods head] She was.
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Festivus for the rest of us.
25 February 2007 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

With: Jerry Stiller and Estelle Harris.

This episode is a really well remembered episode for the Frank Costanza sub-plot, and for good reason. The plots of this episode are really funny. Jerry is dating a woman who looks good one moment and hideous the next, Kramer is back working at a pretzel shop after a 12 year strike, Elaine's using fake phone numbers causes her to have problems getting a free sandwich, George's Christmas presents at work are donations to a fake foundation and Frank Costanza gets ready to celebrate his own holiday, Festivus. Every plot, except the Elaine one, are really clever and funny. This episode is mainly remembered and quoted for the Festivus plot, and it's good Jerry Stiller got a remembered phrase for his work on Seinfeld. It's a very funny episode.

My rating: Great episode. TV PGD

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