Seinfeld

SEINFELD BLOG

Seinfeld DVD Complete Series Box Set

Seinfeld Script Search:

The Opposite

1 | 2 Next
Author Message
Stan The Caddy







PostPosted: September 16, 2003 7:36 PM 

gs: French Stewart (Manager) Marty Rackham (Jake Jarmel) Siobhan Fallon (Tina) Paul Gleason (Cushman) Dedee Pfeiffer (Victoria) Kathie Lee Gifford (Herself) Melanie Smith (Rachel) Regis Philbin (Himself) Hiram Kasten (Michael) Ken Takemoto (Chairman) Fritz Mashimo (Interpreter) Susan Segal (Waitress) Oscar Jordan (Counterperson) Rolando Molina (Punk #1) Michael Friedman (Punk #2) Marvin Braverman (Poker Player #1) Wesley Thompson (Poker Player #2) Jeff Barton (Poker Player #3) Jeffrey von Meyer (Poker Player #4) Larry David (Voice of George Steinbrenner (uncredited)) Estelle Harris (Estelle) Jerry Stiller (Frank) Richard Fancy (Lippman)

George comes to the realization that he should try to do the opposite of everything, so he does, his luck changes and everything begins to go his way including getting a girlfriend, a job with the Yankees and moving out of his parents house. Things begin to be unlucky for Elaine after she buys a box of "Jujyfruits." Kramer appears on Regis & Kathie Lee to promote his coffee table book. Rachel wants to break up with Jerry and he readily agrees, because his luck has been "even Steven." Elaine's eating of "Jujyfruits" causes Pendant Publishing to go under, and later she realizes that she and George have traded places.

b: 19-May-94 pc: 521 w: Andy Cowan and Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld d: Tom Cherones

NOTE: Starting with this episode, Larry David supplies the voice of George Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner is only seen from the back. Steinbrenner's back is occasionally played by Larry David or actor Lee Bear. Kenny "real" Kramer does a great impression of Larry David and by default does a great impression of Steinbrenner.
Viewer Paul Redkoles notes that in this episode Kramer mentions he thought of the idea for the book while skiing; however, it is in "The Cigar Store Indian", that Kramer first thinks of and mentions the book.

christopher
Low-Talker

Posts: 1

Reply: 1



PostPosted: December 15, 2003 8:40 PM 

The "Opposite" episode is my absolute favorite episode (of the month, of course). George in the movie theater is fucking classic.

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

Posts: 2065

Reply: 2



PostPosted: December 16, 2003 8:29 AM 

Oh yeah, that is one of my favorites too.

George : My name is George. I'm unemployed and I live with my parents.

Victoria : I'm Victoria. Hi.

I wonder whatever happened to Victoria. George and her were getting along great and she was real cute. She helped get him his job with the Yankees but we never saw her again. George didn't even have a falling out with her.

Timmy
Hipster Dufus

Posts: 52

Reply: 3



PostPosted: February 24, 2004 12:54 PM 

I agree, I have about 10-20 favoirte episodes.I just everyone is my favorite. My favorites include " The Outing", hialrious stuff. Also, the epsiode after this one, "The Opposite" is classic. Everyone rememebrs George's role, but Kramer was hilarious on Regis and Kathie Lee, talkign about his coffee table book, and spitting the coffee. Elaine also had a good sidestory with the whole jujyfruit incident
Jake- Where did you get those
Elaine- In the move theather
Jake-Didnt the guy give you the message
Elaine- yeah
Jake- so when did you get those?
Elaine(stumbling a bit)- right after..
Jake- so you hear I'm in an accident and you decide to stop off for some cadny
Elaine(mumbling with a mouth full of candy)-well, the counter... was right there.

Peterman
Germaphobe

Posts: 31

Reply: 4



PostPosted: February 24, 2004 9:10 PM 

George Steinburner... "Hire this man!"

And my favourite line from this episode... when George, Jerry and Elaine were in the cafe and George was ordering the opposite of what he usually has.

Jerry: "You know chicken salad is not the opposite of tuna, salmon is the opposite
of tuna, 'cos salmon swim against the current, and the tuna swim with it."


Magda Rodríguez
Low-Talker

Posts: 10

Reply: 5



PostPosted: February 24, 2004 11:53 PM 

The opposite!...
is one of the greatest shows ever!...
so funny, so sarcastic and i´d love to do the opposite one of these days, can you imagine that? Congratulations Seinfeld!. this is gold! love it!

Magda Rodríguez
Low-Talker

Posts: 10

Reply: 6



PostPosted: February 24, 2004 11:53 PM 

The opposite!...
is one of the greatest shows ever!...
so funny, so sarcastic and i´d love to do the opposite one of these days, can you imagine that? Congratulations Seinfeld!. this is gold! love it!

Magda Rodríguez
Low-Talker

Posts: 10

Reply: 7



PostPosted: February 24, 2004 11:54 PM 

The opposite!...
is one of the greatest shows ever!...
so funny, so sarcastic and i´d love to do the opposite one of these days, can you imagine that? Congratulations Seinfeld!. this is gold! love it!

sylv
Low-Talker

Posts: 3

Reply: 8



PostPosted: March 15, 2004 6:14 AM 

the opposite is an excellent episode but did you notice that when kramer is being interviewed he states that he thought of the coffee table book whilst skiing but in fact he thought of it when he was in georges parents house in the episode that they left george home alone (the cigar store indian episode) in the beginning of the series kramer states that he just thought of a new idea "a coffee table book about coffee tables!!!"
has any1 else noticed that

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

Posts: 2065

Reply: 9



PostPosted: March 15, 2004 8:19 AM 

Maybe he's just making the story more interesting for Regis. Cool

Peterman
Germaphobe

Posts: 31

Reply: 10



PostPosted: March 15, 2004 4:29 PM 

That coffee table book about coffee tables was a classic. Weren't they going to make that into a movie?

krish
Low-Talker

Posts: 1

Reply: 11



PostPosted: August 21, 2004 4:29 PM 

One of the best seinfeld episodes i have seen, ranks amoung the top 2...along side with "The contest"

seinfeld
Bob Sakamano

Posts: no

Reply: 12



PostPosted: August 30, 2004 3:49 PM 

This episode and the marine biologist is without doubt one of THE TOP 5 five of Seinfeld.Amazing,so funny!!!

I don't wanna be Switzerland
Bob Sakamano

Posts: no

Reply: 13



PostPosted: October 23, 2004 1:15 PM 

By far my favourite episode. I watched it everyday for a month after it aired.

Check Elaine's facial expressions in the first monk's scene where George was saying "I was intellegent, though maybe not academically speaking.

Also after she threw the $20 out the window. Jerry's reaction was gold.... "What the hell was that?"

matcak
Low-Talker

Posts: 10

Reply: 14



PostPosted: June 14, 2005 6:57 AM 

Paul Gleason of "Breakfast Club" interviews George for the Yankees job. Gleason played Principal Richard Vernon in the John Hughes film and recently reunited (June 6th, 2005) with other cast members of 'BC' for an Mtv "Silver Bucket of Excellence" award.

Laura-Jane
Low-Talker

Posts: 1

Reply: 15



PostPosted: June 19, 2005 3:42 PM 

This is my absolute favourite episode, too. It doesn't get any better than The Opposite.

FlamingGlobes (aka Remy Rifkin, who wears a beret)
Germaphobe

Posts: 40

Reply: 16



PostPosted: April 23, 2006 11:42 AM 

Watch Elaine's grapefruit in the coffee shop scene -- it alternates between being wrapped & unwrapped.

My baseball people told me Jay Buhner
Low-Talker

Posts: 1

Reply: 17



PostPosted: May 30, 2006 4:02 PM 

Paul Gleaseon died today. He was a great character acter and will be missed.

Al
Low-Talker

Posts: 6

Reply: 18



PostPosted: June 13, 2006 6:37 AM 

"I'll take you outside and show you what it's like!!!" Classic words from George.

george's_glasses Author Profile Page
Low-Talker

Posts: 18

Reply: 19



PostPosted: November 27, 2006 3:57 PM 

This was the episode where Larry David and Jerry really shook things up. There was a string of episodes where george had numerous job interviews and failed, elaine looked untouchable, everything was going fine for her, and kramer finally got his coffee table book out on the market.

Then AFTER this episode happened, and we were introduced to Steinbrenner, Mr. Pitt, "thats a shame", Bania, and much much more !

Tye Male
Low-Talker

Posts: 1

Reply: 20



PostPosted: April 9, 2010 5:32 PM 

I love the part where Kramer plants one on Kathy Lee Gifford. Notice that she then trips on the chair and is trying to refresh her lips. Its quite funny.

1 | 2 Next

Join the discussion:
















Very Happy Smile Sad Surprised
Shocked Confused Cool Laughing
Mad Razz Embarassed Crying or Very Sad
Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil Rolling Eyes Wink
Powered by MTSmileys








Copyright ©2003, Mark Carey.