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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jul 15, 2019.

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig imagines John Lennon’s take on Seinfeld

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Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig is a noted fan of Weird Twitter icon Seinfeld2000, having previously performed the music for the parody account’s browser game adaptation of “The Junior Mint,” and he’s still carrying on the mission of imagining what Seinfeld would like if it were on today. In fact, that question popped up over the weekend on Time Crisis, Koenig’s Beats 1 show, and though...

Jul 15, 2019.

Read This: @Seinfeld2000 interviews Newman himself

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For the past couple years, Seinfeld2000 has been exploring what Seinfeld would still be like if it were around today, and the voyage has been nothing short of fantastic. What started out as a parody of the bougie SeinfeldToday has ballooned into a multimedia experience, complete with video games, Arcade Fire videos and guided journeys through imagination.

Now, in what may be the apex of the...

John Teti John Teti Jul 15, 2019.

Hulu puts a Mac in its Seinfeld apartment, solving world’s last problem

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Yesterday, we passed along the news that Hulu’s replica Seinfeld apartment—currently open to the public in New York as a promotion for the streaming service’s Seinfeld reruns—unconscionably put some bullshit PC on Jerry’s desk instead of a Mac. Since Jerry Seinfeld is a real-life Apple loyalist who placed four different Macs in his fictional home over the years (five if you count the Curb...

Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Jul 15, 2019.

Kanye West rapping over the Seinfeld theme is a whirlwind of narcissism

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/kanye-west-rapping-over-the-seinfeld-theme-is-a-whirlwi-1798244258" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Kanye West rapping over the <i>Seinfeld</i> theme is a whirlwind of narcissism</a>

It was only a matter of time before the most self-obsessed rapper of his generation was drawn into the vortex of self-absorption that is Seinfeld. Over the weekend, Kanye West not only made his triumphant return to Saturday Night Live but also debuted his long-delayed, highly anticipated The Life Of Pablo on Tidal. Of the new album’s 18 tracks, easily the most classically West-esque is...

Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Jul 14, 2019.

Read This: For little people, Hollywood can be especially degrading

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Show business is known for being a demeaning, dispiriting, and humiliating industry, even under the best of circumstances. But for those affected by various forms of dwarfism, resulting in the stunted growth of their limbs, the situation can be especially grim. While movies and TV have gradually become more sensitive in their depiction of various genders, races, religions, and sexual...

Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Jul 14, 2019.

Topher Grace cut together a Seinfeld reunion from Curb Your Enthusiasm’s scraps

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Back in 2009, the seventh season of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm was centered around Larry David agreeing to do a Seinfeld reunion in the hopes of resuscitating his doomed marriage. Featuring appearances by Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, and Wayne “Newman” Knight, these Curb episodes are the closest thing to a full-fledged Seinfeld reunion to hit the...

Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Jul 14, 2019.

This Seinfeld-inspired billboard is real, and it’s spectacular

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Whether they’re confirming Will Ferrell rumors or inadvertently becoming street art in Chicago, billboards have been in the news lately, proving that people most certainly look up from their smartphones, occasionally. Recently, one eagle-eyed Imgur user noticed a seductive, sky-high advertisement that’s sure to have Seinfeld fans rubbernecking along the highways.

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Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Jul 14, 2019.

Why Krusty, Spock, and Horshack never got their own TV shows

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Hollywood loves the spin-off. Ideally, it’s a way of turning one success into two or three (or four or more) successes. Happy Days alone begat Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy , and, Joanie Loves Chachi. But not every great spin-off idea becomes a reality, as Mental Floss’ Mike Rugnetta explains in an episode of The List Show called “29 Spin-Offs That Almost Happened.” Cynics might think of...

Katie Rife Katie Rife Jul 14, 2019.

Jason Alexander is sorry for what he said about Susan on Seinfeld

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As you may have heard, Jason Alexander appeared on The Howard Stern Show yesterday. There, he told a few amusing anecdotes about his days on Seinfeld, as Jason Alexander is probably forced to do at every cocktail party, PTA meeting, barber shop appointment, and supermarket check-out line he attends. One of those anecdotes was a chestnut about Heidi Swedberg, the actress who played Susan,...

Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Jul 14, 2019.

Seinfeld reimagined as a show about nothing—and hamsters

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Since 1998, loyal fans have been clamoring for NBC’s Seinfeld to return to the airwaves. That’s not likely to happen, but perhaps those fans will be sated by Hamsterfeld, an all-hamster remake of the show created for Mashable. In this minute-long video, four hamsters are allowed to roam freely through a detailed miniature version of Jerry’s apartment, having their own comic misadventures. Of...

Rob Dean Rob Dean Jul 12, 2019.

UCB comedy group brings back Seinfeld for a new episode

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Although it’s been off the air for 17 years, Seinfeld remains a social institution and continues to pop up in various forms throughout popular culture. There’s the Modern Seinfeld Twitter account, that whole season of Curb Your Enthusiasm about a reunion, and even some of the stars reuniting for real on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. The entire series will soon be on Hulu...

Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jul 11, 2019.

New York's Seinfeld Experience will allow you to experience a life about nothing

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For years, Friends has been the industry leader in the market for things you saw on TV and can now pay to see in real life, but Seinfeld finally coming for that crown with The Seinfeld Experience, a new “attraction” that will launch in New York this fall where fans can “immerse themselves in the world of Seinfeld through an exploration of classic show moments and beloved characters.” The...

The A.V. Club The A.V. Club Jul 09, 2019.

What is your favorite Seinfeld episode?

What is your favorite Seinfeld episode?
AVQ&AWelcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences.  

We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Seinfeld premiere with a simple question:

What is your favorite Seinfeld episode?

Sam Barsanti

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Rob Dean Rob Dean Jul 09, 2019.

Radiohead mashed up with the Seinfeld theme song, just because

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What’s the deal with mashups? Well, the internet is a vast ocean of possibilities. Sometimes things come together perfectly and it makes total sense why they have been mashed up. Other times, things don’t really add up but the result still works in its own, weird way. Then there’s the last category where disparate elements are mixed together to produce something misshapen but funny, unique,...

Rob Dean Rob Dean Jul 07, 2019.

The Sopranos as a sitcom is no laughing matter

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It should come as no surprise that adding a wacky bass-infused theme song and a laugh track can do a lot to change the dynamics of a television show. What was once a dark drama with its own moments of black comedy can become a full-blown laugh riot, though usually at inappropriate moments. YouTuber UniversalPolymath has fused together The Sopranos with the timing and audience response of...

Rob Dean Rob Dean Jul 05, 2019.

Kendrick Lamar’s “King Kunta” works surprisingly well with the Seinfeld theme

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As soon as it dropped, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly album started earning rave reviews from all sorts of places, including The A.V. Club. And any success will lead to mash-ups and remixes, but it’s unlikely that anyone predicted that the gifted rapper’s song “King Kunta” would work so well with the “bom bom chicka” theme song to Seinfeld. Here’s the original song, with its own...

Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Jul 05, 2019.

The difference between British and American comedy might be optimism

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In the world of comedy, two countries stand tall above all others. Or at least that’s how writer-performer Ricky Gervais sees it. “The big two,” he says. “Britain and America. Sorry, rest of the world.” Oversimplification or not, it’s easy to see how Gervais came to that conclusion. These two nations have dominated both film and TV comedy for decades. But what, specifically, separates British...

Caroline Siede Caroline Siede Jul 02, 2019.

Read This: A darkly comedic Seinfeld spec script set days after 9/11

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/read-this-a-darkly-comedic-seinfeld-spec-script-set-da-1798250195" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Read This: A darkly comedic <i>Seinfeld</i> spec script set days after 9/11</a>

Trying to write a sitcom script about 9/11 sounds like a Seinfeld-worthy plot in and of itself. But comedian Billy Domineau decided to actually tackle that grim concept by penning a Seinfeld spec script set just days after the 9/11 attacks. Although Seinfeld went off the air in 1998, Domineau imagines a world in which the show continued on through the ’00s and the writers chose to directly...

Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Jul 01, 2019.

A DMX supercut catalogs Seinfeld’s many, many fictional girlfriends

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Jerry Seinfeld got around in the 1990s. Or, at least, his fictional counterpart did. One of the running jokes on Seinfeld is that the title character relentlessly cycled through girlfriends and would break up with women for the flimsiest of reasons. If they had man hands or an irritating laugh, they were history, baby. By one count, over the course of nine seasons and 180 episodes, the New...

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jun 30, 2019.

The world demands a Bee Movie sequel, according to Jerry Seinfeld

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/the-world-demands-a-bee-movie-sequel-according-to-jerr-1798248104" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The world demands a <i>Bee Movie</i> sequel, according to Jerry Seinfeld</a>

Much like how starring in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is the act of someone who can see the future, it’s clear that creating a hit sitcom that ended close to 20 years ago gives one an eternal finger on the pulse of the American zeitgeist. Thus spake Jerry Seinfeld, who has once more descended from his perch atop the Delphi-like Manhattan compound where he resides to dispense his...

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