Jerry goes out with a woman who is beautiful one day and ugly the next. Kramer goes back to work at H&H Bagels. George makes up a charity. Elaine gives a fake number to a man.



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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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Tracy Letts ("Counterguy") won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play "August: Osage County". See more »


Frank claims that tinsel distracts him, and that as such it is not used at the Festivus. But at the dinner, tinsel garland is clearly visible. See more »


[about a free sub card]
Elaine: I've eaten 23 bad subs, I just need 1 more! It's like a long, bad movie, but you want to see the end of it.
Jerry: No, you walk out.
Elaine: Alright, then, it's like a boring book, but you gotta finish it.
Jerry: No, you wait for the movie.
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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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