Seinfeld – Season 3 – Episode 12 – The Red Dot
The Red Dot
Seinfeld The Red Dot is the 12th episode of the Seinfeld season 3 and the 29th overall the Seinfeld series and it was aired on December 11, 1991.
In the Seinfeld episode The Red Dot, Elaine gets George a job at Pendant Publishing. To repay her, he buys her an ostensibly expensive, cashmere sweater, that has a minor flaw, for which it was marked down considerably. Elaine spots it and becomes furious at George and immediately returns the cashmere sweater to him. After meeting Elaine’s boyfriend Dick, and feuding off-screen, Jerry inadvertently reintroduces Dick, a recovering alcoholic, to liquor. This causes Dick to “fall off the wagon”, thus losing his job at the same publishing company where George and Elaine work. Even though Jerry accidentally left the drink nearby, Elaine accuses him of doing it on purpose.
Later, a drunk Dick heckles Jerry during one of his stand up comedy acts. While George is working at his new job, he becomes sexually attracted to a cleaning lady named Evie and has sex with her after they both drink “Hennigan’s” Scotch, which is a recurring brand in the episode.
The next day, Evie gets upset over what happened the previous night and threatens to report what happened to the boss of the company. George tries to compensate with her by offering the flawed cashmere sweater. Evie is extremely overjoyed by the gift, launching into an emotional story about her first cashmere experience. Unfortunately for George, she then notices the red spot, thus consequently getting him fired by Mr. Lippman .
As George is packing his things in the office he is met by Elaine and Jerry. After getting into an argument they suddenly hear a drunken Dick rampaging through the office hallway, coming to gain his revenge on Jerry for losing his job. The three quickly hide under George’s desk and wait as the drunkard approaches them. Just then, George offers the cashmere sweater to Dick, this manages to calm down Dick’s rage until he sees the spot.
The episode ends when the viewers see Jerry doing his usual last part of his stand up comedy act before the end of the episode. Dick is among the audience, happy, sober, and with a non-alcoholic drink in his hand. Jerry and Dick are seen getting along, apparently putting their feud behind them although the episode does not explain how this happened.