Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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The Red Dot 

George gets a job at Elaine's office and gets involved with the cleaning woman. Elaine's boyfriend is a recovering alcoholic who falls off the wagon because of Jerry's carelessness. George buys Elaine a marked-down cashmere sweater.


Tom Cherones


Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
David Naughton ... Dick
Richard Fancy ... Mr. Breckman
Bridget Sienna Bridget Sienna ... Evie (Cleaning Woman)
Rachel Davies Rachel Davies ... Saleswoman


As a thank you for getting him a job at her own place of work, George wants to get Elaine a thank you gift. When he sees a cashmere sweater marked down from $600 to $85, he's immediately interested. The only problem is that there's a red mark on the front which everyone can see and annoys Elaine to no end. At his new workplace meanwhile, George's tryst with the cleaning lady begins to have ramifications. So does the fact that Elaine's boyfriend falls off the wagon after Jerry mixes up the glasses on a table at an office party and he drinks liquor by mistake. Written by garykmcd

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11 December 1991 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


David Naughton (Dick) previously worked with Michael Richards (Kramer) and Larry David (the show's co-creator) a decade earlier on Fridays (1980). Naughton was the guest host of Fridays: Episode #3.6 (1981). See more »


After Elaine unwraps the sweater Kramer uses the ribbon as a scarf. In the next scene the ribbon is gone, before it reappears in the following scene. See more »


Mr. Breckman: I'm going to get right to the point. It's come to my attention that you and the cleaning woman have engaged in sexual intercourse on the desk in your office. Is that correct?
George Costanza: Who said that?
Mr. Breckman: She did.
George Costanza: Was that wrong?
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In the credits "Mr. Lippman" is listed as "Mr. Breckman". Richard Fancy, who plays Mr Breckman in this episode, goes on to play the recurring character of Mr Lippman. See more »


Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 August 2015 (2015) See more »


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The Red Dot Is simply one of the best Seinfeld episodes ever in my opinion, as I would put this one in my top 20!
3 April 2006 | by callanvassSee all my reviews

*Plot*. Elaine's recovering alcoholic boyfriend falls off the wagon when Jerry Inadvertently switches his drink. George buys Eliane a cashmere sweater with a small flaw to thank her for getting him a job in her office. He must face the consequences of having sex on his desk with the cleaning women.

The Red Dot is simply one of the best Seinfeld episodes ever in my opinion as I would put this one top 20!. I just found it so hilarious that George would have sex with a cleaning women, and It was especially funny when Kramer gets drunk on the Hennigan's (scotch), plus Jerry's opening stand up about people with knives was quite amusing. George really is a cheap guy, and this is very well written by Larry David and directed by Tom Cherones, plus it's extremely well made as well. David Naughton is awesome as the alcoholic boyfriend, and It was also very funny when Lippman asks George if he knows anything about books, and then lies and says yes, plus I loved the creativity in this one as well. There are a lot of memorable moments in this one, and This my 2nd favorite episode on season 3, plus I loved the conversation Lippman and George had at the end, as I thought it was so funny he got fired (was that wrong should I not have done that). The Red Dot is simply one of the best Seinfeld episodes ever in my opinion, as I would put this one in my top 20, and I say Go see it now it's an absolute must see for Seinfeld fans if you Haven't. ***** out of 5 Favorite quotes.

(George trying to get the job). Lippman: So have you ever done this kind of work before?. George: Well you know book reports that kind of thing. Lippman: What do you read?. George: I like Mike Lupica. Lippman: Mike Lupica?. George: He's a sports writer for the daily news, I find him very insightful. Lippman: No,no,no I mean authors. George: (laughing nervously) oh well a lot of good ones. Lippman: Yeah. George: A lot of good ones, I don't even wanna mention anybody, because I'm afraid I'm gonna leave somebody out. Lippman: Name a couple. George: Who do I like?. George: I like Art Vandelay. Lippman: Art Vandelay?. George: He's an obscure writer, beatnik you know from the Village. Lippman: What's he written?. George: Ventian Blinds.

(George asking if Elaine would notice). George: Do you think She'd care about the dot?. Jerry: It's hard to say. George: I don't even think She'd notice, can you see it?. Jerry: Well I can see it. George: But you know where it is. Jerry: Well what do you want me to do, not look at it?. George: Pretend you didn't know it was there, can you see it?. Jerry: Well it's hard for me to pretend because I know where it is. George: Well just take an overview. Jerry: You want me to take an overview?. George: Please. Jerry: I see a very cheap man trying to get away with something that's my overview.

Kramer: That is damn good scotch, I could do commercials for this stuff, Mmm that Hennigans goes down smooth, and afterword's you don't even smell, that's right folks Iv'e just had three shots of Hennigan's and I don't smell, imagine you can walk around drunk all day, that's Hennigans, the no smell, the no tell Scotch.

Kramer: Say you got a big job interview, and You're a little nervous well throw back a couple shot of Hennigan's and You'll be as loose as a goose and ready to roll in no time, and because it's odorless, why it'll be our little secret. (Kramer singing): H.E double N. Jerry: Kramer!, Kramer That'll do.

(Elaine asking Jerry if he See's the dot. Elaine: Jerry: Come here for a second, do you see anything here?. Jerry: Uh I don't know, uh I don't know. Elaine: What don't you know?. Jerry: I don't know. Elaine: Well do you see it or don't you?. Jerry: Do I see it or don't I, that's the question (Pours a shot of Hennigan's in a shot glass), now what did you ask me again?.

George: Elaine you don't understand, I had a 103 degree temperature when I bought that sweater, I was so dizzy I was seeing red dots everywhere, everything in the store had red dots in it, I couldn't distinguish one Red dot from the other.

Jerry: You had sex with the cleaning women on your desk?, Jerry who are you? How'd you do that?. George: Hennigans. Jerry: Hennigans?. George: I was sitting in the office, and the cleaning women comes in, Iv'e always been attracted to cleaning women, chamber maids. Jerry: Yeah I'm attracted to them too. George: Why is that?. Jerry: It's a woman in your room, so go ahead. George: so she starts vacuuming back and forth, back and forth, her hips swiveling, her breasts Uhhh....: Jerry: Convulsing?. George: Convulsing?. Jerry: I don't know I'm trying to help you. George: So then I asked if she wanted a drink. Jerry: You don't drink. George: I know, but I couldn't think of anything else to say, to her. Jerry: So you started drinking. George: So we started drinking, and I'll tell you I don't know if was the alcohol or the ammonia, but the next thing I knew she was mopping the floor with me. Jerry: And how was it?. George: The sex was OK, but I threw up from the Hennigan's. Jerry: Good thing the cleaning lady was there.

George: Was that wrong should I not have done that?.

(David Naughton coming in the office drunk with a Christmas tree): Merry Christmas!. Elaine: It's Cape Fear!.

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