Modern Seinfeld

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오▼ Modern Seinfeld @SeinfeldToday Follow Jerry trips when walking out to perform on The Tonight Show. The GIF goes viral on Tumblr. Elaine dates a freegan Reply Retweet ★Favorite More 119 RETWEETS FAVORITES 1:51 PM-10 Dec 12 Embed this Tweet


Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday[1]) is a novelty Twitter account that offers hypothetical plot lines for modern-day episodes of the 1990s American TV sitcom Seinfeld[2] if the series was still running to this day. The account ceased activity on October 6th, 2015.


The Twitter account @SeinfeldToday was created in December 2012 by Los Angeles-based writer Jack Moore[3] and New York-based comedian Josh Gondelman.[4] The tweets typically keep in line with Seinfeld’s “postmodern” elements and the main characters’ strange quirks, however, with a unique twist of various technological advancements that were made after the finale of the series in 1998. The account’s first tweet (shown below) projects that Cosmo Kramer, the main character’s eccentric neighbor, would find someone with his name on Twitter and become preoccupied with their life. Additionally, Newman, the main character’s arch-nemesis, would get weight loss surgery that fails. As of September 2013, the account has made more than 420 tweets and has gained more than 644,000 followers.


On December 10th, the Twitter account was featured on dozens of internet culture blogs and news media sites including Gothamist[6], Mashable[7], the Atlantic[8], Wired[9] ABC News[10], Laughing Squid[11], Entertainment Weekly[12], Uproxx[13], Boing Boing[14] and the Huffington Post.[15] The following day, The Hollywood Reporter[16] noted the account had broken 120,000 followers. Also on December 11th, Moore and Gondelman began crossposting their tweets to a Facebook fan page[5], which has gained more than 3,800 likes as of September 2013. On December 24th, a screenshot of one of the tweets was posted to /r/Funny[17], where it gained 14,237 upvotes, 2,038 points overall and 254 comments prior to being archived. In March 2013, TIME[18] named @SeinfeldToday one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013.

Jack Moore's Job Offer

On August 1st, 2013, former Buzzfeed writer Jack Moore revealed that the Twitter account had helped him land a staff writing gig on the upcoming Fox comedy Us & Them[20], an American spin on the award-winning BBC series Gavin & Stacey. Moore told The Hollywood Reporter[19] that the Modern Seinfeld Twitter account was a huge help to him, as it was a way for him to publicly pitch storylines, which is a necessary skill for a television writing job. The show is set to premiere sometime in 2014.

Notable Examples

Modern Seinfeld ▼步Follow SeinfeldToday George is briefly implicated in the latest Anthony Weiner scandal because his OKCupid handle is Carlos Danger. Reply Retweet ★ Favorite Ostorify More 2,472 1,104 RETWEETS FAVORITES 1:00 PM-24 Jul 13 Modern Seinfeld ▼ y Follow SeinfeldToday Elaine suspects her bf is gay when he's mysteriously busy during pride weekend. Kramer helps her investigate, ends up leading the parade. Reply Retweet ★ Favorite Ostorify More 4,729 2,895 RETWEETS FAVORITES 12:08 PM-30 Jun 13 Modern Seinfeld ▼ 步Follow SeinfeldToday Jerry's vacation's ruined by the stress of avoiding Breaking Bad spoilers. Elaine's never seen the show, ruins a viewing party w/ questions. Reply Retweet ★ Favorite Storify More 4,5111,768 RETWEETS FAVORITES 3:55 PM-11 Aug 13
Modern Seinfeld ▼ y Follow SeinfeldToday Kramer claims Bob Sacamano can get them all cronuts without them having to wait. George's gf discovers he clips his nails on the train. Reply Retweet ★ Favorite Ostorify More 430 RETWEETS 241 FAVORITES 1:52 AM-9 Jun 13 Modern Seinfeld ▼ y Follow SeinfeldToday Elaine's bf reminds her of Don Draper. Turns out he's just an alcoholic who didn't tell her he was married. Kramer discovers twerking. Reply Retweet ★ Favorite Ostorify More 3.491-595 RETWEETS FAVORITES 5:03 PM-6 May 13 : Modern Seinfeld ▼ y Follow @SeinfeldToday Jerry's gf won't stop talking about her selfies. "As if taking pictures of yourself wasn't embarrassing enough, you have to Reply Retweet ★ Favorite Ostorify More 1,995 746 RETWEETS FAVORITES 2:12 PM-8 May 13

Derivative Accounts

On December 12th, New York-based screenwriter Matt Grasso launched the Twitter account @BCSeinfeld[21], placing the show's characters in a prehistoric time period. Sometime in 2013, the account @Seinfeld2000[22] was created, using spelling errors and Weird Twitter-style absurd comedy to poke fun at people laughing at @SeinfeldToday's tweets. The account gained more than 3,700 followers before temporarily closing in February.[23] The account was eventually reactivated, gaining more than 16,000 followers. On September 16th, 2013, the creators of @Seinfeld2000 collaborated with Chris Baker and Mike Lacher to release SeinQuest2000[24], a short film based on the account's tweets.

einOuest20 0 A Guided Journey Through Your Imageination START THE QUEST

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External References

[1] Twitter – @SeinfeldToday

[2] Wikipedia – Seinfeld

[3] Twitter – @JackPMoore

[4] Twitter – @JoshGondelman

[5] Facebook – Modern Seinfeld

[6] Gothamist – Modern Seinfeld Yada Yada Yada Your New Favorite Twitter Feed

[7] Mashable – Seinfeld Twitter Account Shows Hilarious Modern-Day Plot Lines

[8] The Atlantic – Behind the New Modern Seinfeld Twitter Account, Which Is Not About Nothing

[9] Wired – ‘Modern Seinfeld‘ Twitter Imagines Sitcom With Contemporary Tech Problems

[10] ABC News – New Twitter Account Takes On ‘Modern’ Seinfeld

[11] Laughing Squid – Modern Seinfeld Imagines Modern Day Seinfeld Episodes on Twitter

[12] Entertainment Weekly – 'Modern Seinfeld' Twitter account imagines Jerry and co. in the digital age

[13] Uproxx – 10 ‘Modern Seinfeld’ Episodes We’d Set Our DVRs For

[14] BoingBoing – Modern Seinfeld Twitter account pitches episodes for the Facebook age

[15] Huffington Post – SeinfeldToday Twitter Imagines What The Sitcom Would Be Like If It Were Still On The Air (TWEETS)

[16] The Hollywood Reporter – Modern Seinfeld Twitter Feed Imagining New Episodes Goes Viral

[17] Reddit – /r/funny: Modern Seinfeld

[18] TIME – The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013: Seinfeld Today

[19] The Hollywood Reporter – Modern Seinfeld Twitter Account Lands Creator a Sitcom Job

[20] Wikipedia – Us & Them

[21] Twitter – @BCSeinfeld

[22] Twitter – @Seinfeld2000

[23] The Daily Dot – A final tribute to @Seinfeld2000, Weird Twitter's parody about nothing

[24] SeinQuest2000 – Home

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