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Seinfeld: The Betrayal

In an episode told backwards, Jerry, George and Elaine return home from their India trip and they don't want to talk about the trip or even talk to each other. George finds out that Jerry slept with his girlfriend and to compensate, George wants to sleep with Elaine. Elaine tells everyone that she once slept with Sue Ellen's fiance, which causes Sue Ellen to call off the wedding.


Episode Info


Episode number: 9x8
Production Number: 908
Airdate: Thursday November 20th, 1997


Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Sep 30, 2013

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Guest Stars
Brenda Strong
As Sue Ellen
Recurring
Heidi Swedberg
As Susan
Recurring
Michael McShane
As FDR (Franklin Delano Romanosky)
Recurring
Wayne Knight
As Newman
Recurring
Bill Lee Brown
As Partygoer
Brian Kaiser
As Postman
Noor Shic
As Usha
Shaun Toub
As Pinter
Main Cast
Jerry Seinfeld
As Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
As Elaine Marie Benes
Michael Richards
As Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander
As George Louis Costanza
Episode Notes
Heidi Swedberg reprises her role as Susan since her character has died. Since the show is told backwards, she was able to reappear in a scene that took place years before she died.

Director Andy Ackerman won the Director's Guild of America Award for his work on this episode.



Cultural References
Elaine's Boyfriend Pinter

The name of Elaine's boyfriend, Pinter, is a possible reference to playwright Harold Pinter. Pinter's plays often feature a love triangle told in backwards fashion, much as this episode is.



Episode References
Kramer uses the line "One for all the marbles" during this episode. This line was first used by Jerry in "The Nose Job" when Jerry's brain and penis are playing chess.

Jerry refers to the name "Kessler" being on Kramer's buzzer for his apartment. In "Good News, Bad News", Jerry refers to Kramer as "Kessler".



Warning: Seinfeld season 9 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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