"The Opera" is the 49th episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. It was the 9th episode for the 4th season. It aired on November 4, 1992.
"Crazy" Joe Davola leaves Jerry a message saying he will put the "kibosh" on him. Kramer has tickets for the opera Pagliacci, and everyone is going, including Elaine and her boyfriend, Joey. Elaine drops in on Joe's apartment where she discovers that he has a wall of pictures that he took "with his telephoto lens." After repeatedly calling her "Nedda" and insinuating she is cheating on him, he tries to trap her in the apartment, so she maces him with cherry Binaca and ends their relationship.
Jerry, Kramer, Elaine, and George go to the Opera, where they discover that Joe isn't coming, and, since Susan can't come either, they have two extra tickets. George and Kramer attempt to scalp the tickets, each trying to one up the other, because George tries to sell the tickets for too little, and won't listen to Kramer.
As Jerry and Elaine wait for their friends to return, they are asked by a street performer impersonating Canio for a tip. Jerry had flipped a coin, and it was taken by another spectator, so he didn't have any money for the clown, which annoyed him.
Meanwhile, Joe is getting ready for the Opera by working out and crying to Canio. He then puts white make-up on. Later, we see Joe, as a clown, walking through a park, and he is being mocked by a group of menacing men. He uses martial arts to knock them all out.
Kramer is approached by a clown who wants to buy the leftover ticket to Pagliacci.
Jerry and Elaine are still standing outside, and they get to talking about "their nutjobs" and, discover that each of their Joes is the same person. They freak out, because Joe is probably now out to get both of them. Soon, the clown returns, and when Jerry tells him that he doesn't have any money, the clown responds, "I don't want any money." As they both stand there, Elaine thinks she smells cherries and the c...