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The Strike 

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.

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
Jerry Stiller ... Frank Costanza
Estelle Harris ... Estelle Constanza
Bryan Cranston ... Tim Whatley
Daniel von Bargen ... Kruger (as Daniel Von Bargen)
Karen Fineman Karen Fineman ... Gwen
Dave Florek Dave Florek ... Harry
Kevin McDonald ... Denim Vest (as Kevin Hamilton McDonald)
Tracy Letts ... Counterguy
Amit Itelman Amit Itelman ... Employee
Stacey Herring Stacey Herring ... Sandy
Colin Malone Colin Malone ... Sleazy Guy
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Strike See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The original plan for this episode was to have two women playing the part of Gwen. Suzanne Krull was to be the ugly Gwen while Karen Fineman would be the pretty Gwen. In the end it was decided having the same role played by two different women would be too confusing for the audience so Fineman played the part of both Gwens instead. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Frank Costanza: At the Festivus dinner, you gather your family around, and tell them all the ways they have disappointed you over the past year.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 23 December 2014 (2014) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Festivus for the rest of us.
25 February 2007 | by TOMNELSee 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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