New York Gets a ‘Seinfeld’ Museum, for Five Days Only
It might have been 17 years since Larry David’s hit sitcom, Seinfeld, went off the air, but nostalgic New Yorkers can step right into Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer’s world this week, thanks to a pop-up museum featuring a replica of the show’s iconic apartment set.
For the next five days, visitors to New York’s Milk Studios can barge into apartment 5A, a lá Kramer, and experience a faithful recreation of Jerry’s home. They can even pose for a sexy photo shoot like George Constanza did in “The Package.”
Other highlights are the booth and table from the gang’s favorite diner, original Seinfeld scripts, a replica of the show’s Festivus Pole, and props like George’s Frogger arcade game, Jerry’s Superman figurine, and a container of Bachman pretzels, featured in the classic “These pretzels are making me thirsty!” episode.
“It’s like the Smithsonian of Seinfeld,” actor Patrick Warburton, aka Elaine’s boyfriend David Puddy, told the New York Daily News.
The whole thing is a publicity stunt from Hulu, which is bringing the popular sitcom, long a staple of late-night syndication, into the world of digital streaming. As of today, all 180 episodes of the series are available to watch via the online video service.
The apartment installation is based on the set from the show’s eighth season, and does its best to recreate every detail—although Mashable is already complaining that Jerry’s trusty Apple computer has been swapped out for an old PC.
The temporary exhibition also includes some of Seinfeld’s personal memorabilia from the show, including a parody of The Last Supper starring the Seinfeld team, and a wall featuring the show’s logo, signed during the taping of the finale by famous guest star such as Kathy Griffin and Bryan Cranston.
See photos of the museum below.
The Seinfeld apartment is open June 24–28 from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. at Milk Studios at 451 West 14th Street.
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