Larry David Is Vaguely Aware Of Seinfeld Parody Accounts
This one will require some explanation.
If you don’t know about Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000), you probably at least know about Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday). The latter started with a simple concept: what if Seinfeld was still on television and making new episodes in the 21st century? Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer would probably be engaging in more modern mishaps than they did in the 90s. Here’s an example:
But, someone…a comedian? a TV writer? thinks it’s lazy, or stupid, or something — because in January 2013 a parody account of the Modern Seinfeld parody account popped up.
The creator of @Seinfeld2000 is not known, though he revealed to Slate last year that he is “a 30-year-old man who says he works in television at a ‘major media company’ and contributes to the Onion as a freelance headline writer.”
“Gerge get selfie stick” is at once hilarious, goofy, and evocative of how a one-joke parody account can become a Twitter phenomenon. After all, @ModernSeinfeld has 818,000 followers and @Seinfeld2000 has 68,000.
The creator of @Seinfeld2000 told Slate:
“Like everybody else I initially followed SeinfeldToday. At first I thought, this is a funny, interesting concept. I just felt myself starting to get a little bit irritated by it. … I started to feel like it was a little bit not true to the voice of the show.”
To Seinfeld2000, part of the great success of the original show is that it flaunted the narcissistic superficiality of its characters to a degree never before seen on a top-rated American sitcom, and did so in a way that was often surreal — even, in S2K’s words, “twisted.”
Which brings us back to Larry David. He was asked specifically about @Seinfeld2000, though the question didn’t distinguish between the two parody accounts. It’s unclear of which account David is vaguely aware, or if he really finds it “funny.”
Of course, it’s probably only a matter of time before a @Seinfeld2000 reader begins to think it is lazy and turgid, and creates and parody parody parody account.
What if Seinfeld nevar exist?