Imagine if Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, and George were still on the air. Would Jerry use Facebook? Is Elaine addicted to her iPhone? Could Kramer become famous on Reddit? All those questions (and more) are answered by the progressive-thinking Modern Seinfeld on Twitter, aka @SeinfeldToday, which has already racked up more than 250K followers. Could a massive following inspire a sitcom reboot? Only one way to find out.
The microepisodes have given new life to our favorite fierce foursome, and we've rounded up some of their best tweets here.
Usually buzz lines is the provenance of beloved movies, but for this week's challenge, I thought we'd focus on a TV show that's just as quotable as any film: Seinfeld! The iconic show lasted nine seasons, which has afforded us many lines of dialogue to be repeated over and over (sometimes I'm not even aware I'm quoting it). Let's get this rolling — read the first few quotes I've put in below, then tell me what Seinfeld lines are your favorites to quote!
The consensus, or the New York Times, says it's Elaine — the more empowering of the two. Julie Louis-Dreyfus, who played Elaine, says the show's goal was for her to look feminine but tough. Elaine "didn’t have girlfriends. She was one of the guys," Julia said. "It wasn’t about trying to look sexy. It was about looking like a girl who pushes people around.”
Considering a lot of the young women sporting the boxy-floral look now are too young to have watched Seinfeld in prime time, it's hard to write it off as nostalgia. Fingers point to the current revival of early-'90s fashion and music as its impetus, but also actress and designer Chloë Sevigny. Oddly enough, she plays a polygamist on Big Love. Maybe it is all connected?!
More likely, it's designer Chloë contributing to the trend. Her 2011 resort collection for Opening Ceremony takes the boxy look and shortens the hems, creating the updated Elaine. Maybe it wasn't intentional, but now that the NYT has called it out whatever comes next will be.
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We've known about the Seinfeld reunion on the upcoming season of Curb Your Enthusiasm for a while now, but there's something about seeing the foursome all together again in Entertainment Weekly that's making me feel extra nostalgic. (It's almost enough to make me forget about that whole Michael Richards incident from a few years back — almost). In the article, the cast dishes about what we can expect from their stint on Curb (including a revisit to Jerry's apartment and Monk's diner!) and how it feels to have the gang back together. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
I've drifted in and out of watching Curb for the last few seasons, but, like many of you, I can't wait to see the Seinfeld crew again. Jerry and Larry David also make it clear that there won't be another reunion, so this should be one for the books. Giddyup.
I'd love to see the cast of The Cosby Show reunited because I just think it would be funny, and I'd be curious to see the cast of The Wonder Years all together again. A Friends reunion would be interesting because most of those friends continue to work in Hollywood, though their paths have been different. What do you think? What TV cast reunions would it "feel so good" to see reunited?
HBO took the stage at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday and came out with plenty of big news, including a Seinfeld reunion on Curb Your Enthusiasm, new seasons of several shows, and a new animated series from the folks behind The Office. Want to know more? Here goes:
We'll see writing, see aspects of the read-through, parts of rehearsal, see the show being filmed, and see it on TV. You won't see the entire show. You'll see parts of the show. You'll get an idea of what happened [to the Seinfeld characters] 11 years later. Within the show, it will be incorporated into regular Curb episodes.
Will you tune into Curb for the Seinfeld reunion? Does any of this other news excite you?