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'Modern Seinfeld' twitter account reinvents '90s sitcom for 2012

'Modern Seinfeld' twitter account reinvents '90s sitcom for 2012

By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof | Posted - Dec. 19, 2012 at 2:29 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY — If Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George were still on-air today, what would "Seinfeld" be like?

That's the question two comedians have set out to answer with the Twitter account launched earlier this month, "Modern Seinfeld" or @SeinfeldToday.

The two men regularly tweet scenarios and episode plots from the account, juxtaposing contemporary pop culture and technology with he 1990's sitcom and its characters. The ban in New York on large sodas, iPhones, Zumba and eBay are incorporated into "Seinfeld" plots.

"George goes crazy trying to figure out how long to wait before texting a woman. Kramer and Newman try to make an app," a Dec. 15 tweet read.

Jack Moore, who works for BuzzFeed as a sports editor and as a comedian, told the Wall Street Journal he was inspired to create the account when fellow comedian Josh Gondelman sent out tweets from his own account that dropped the "Seinfield" characters into 2012.

"It's always been like comfort food to me," Moore said. "I am a huge ‘Seinfeld' fan. I have a JumpDrive with the whole series that is in my bag. … It's always on in the background when I am doing other things."

"Seinfeld" was on NBC from July 1989 to May 1998. The show, based on four friends living and working in New York was coined, "the show about nothing." Jerry Seinfeld was a co-creator of the show, hence the name.

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