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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.

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Todd Kimsey Todd Kimsey ... Ned
Danny Woodburn ... Mickey Abbott
Renee Props ... Lois
Don McManus ... Duncan (as Don R. McManus)
Vicki Lewis ... Ada
Claude Earl Jones ... Mr. Bevilaqua
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Boss
Michael Sorich ... Castro
Denise Poirier Denise Poirier ... Arlene
Spencer Klein Spencer Klein ... Kid
Martin Chow ... Lew
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1994 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

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

Goofs

We see Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) cheering for Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) when he is racing Duncan (Don McManus) at the end of the episode. When we see a closeup of her moment later, the people surrounding her are different to those shown just previously. See more »

Quotes

Lois: So will you come to Hawaii with me Jerry?
Jerry Seinfeld: Maybe I will , Lois. Maybe I will.
[Jerry winks at camera, like in the Superman movie]
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References Superman (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from Superman
(uncredited)
Composed by John Williams
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Jerry the Track Star
8 February 2018 | by Samuel-ShovelSee all my reviews

In "The Race", Jerry is dating the secretary of an old high school rival who claims Jerry cheated to beat him in a race back in the day. Elaine is dating a communist and gets blacklisted from her favorite Chinese restaurant after an argument with the delivery man. Kramer gets a job as a mall Santa but becomes disgruntled after reading some communist propaganda provided by Elaine's boyfriend.

This one definitely has its moments. The Superman motif throughout the episode is fun to look for in scenes, Jerry and George's interaction after "bumping into each other" at the coffee shop is hilarious, and the final scene is like every cheesy movie ending you've ever seen. While not my favorite of the season, still a classic.


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