December 11, 2012 12:29pm PT by Andy Lewis
Modern Seinfeld Twitter Feed Imagining New Episodes Goes Viral
@seinfeldtoday, a new Twitter feed that imagines what Seinfeld episodes might be like if the '90s sitcom were still on the the air, sprang up two days ago and already has more than 122,00 followers.
The feed features haiku-like descriptions of potential new episodes set in today's world of the Internet and Twitter.
For example, a recent tweet: "Jerry discovers Newman is secretly an Internet famous fan fiction writer. George gets aroused reading 50 Shades of Grey, questions self."
Jack Moore, sports editor at Buzzfeed and comedian-playwright, is the genius behind the feed. He and his friend, comedian Josh Gondelman, both Seinfeld fans (Moore told Fishbowl LA that he has the whole series on a thumbdrive he keeps in his bag), started tweeting pitches back and forth before Moore decided the idea was worth its own feed.
Moore tells The Hollywood Reporter he's "definitely surprised" by the response and that 120,000 followers is "insane."
He hasn't heard from Jerry Seinfeld or co-creator Larry David yet, but Jason Alexander (George Costanza) retweeted a news story about the feed.
Modern Seinfeld can be found @seinfeldtoday on Twitter.
See five of our favorite tweets below:
Kramer becomes obsessed with another Cosmo Kramer on Twitter who has thousands of followers. Newman Gets lap band surgery. It fails.— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) December 9, 2012
Elaine's new BF is a chef who does molecular gastronomy. George goes to the restaurant, complains there's no actual food on his plate.— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) December 11, 2012
Elaine thinks an @nymag sex diary is about her. Jerry dumps his gf for being obsessed w/ Kate Middleton. Kramer spoils a TV show for George.— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) December 11, 2012
Elaine is caught on video laughing at 9/11 memorial. @gawker posts it & turns her into a pariah. Kramer claims to have invented the Snuggie.— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) December 10, 2012
Elaine gets a NuvaRing. Jerry becomes self-conscious about his "abilities" after stumbling across his girlfriend's browser history.— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) December 11, 2012