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This Post-9/11 “Seinfeld” Script is Cringe-Worthy — But Also Incredible

By On September 6, 2016

Last month, something potentially terrible happened: Someone decided to write out a hypothetical script for an episode of Seinfeld set in the days after September 11, 2001. The sheer audacity of the move… Read More

Bernie Finally Joins the Cast of Seinfeld

Bernie Finally Joins the Cast of Seinfeld

By On May 9, 2016

Bernie Sanders may not be leading in the polls, but he’s become an Internet phenomenon no other candidate can match. The 74-year-old Jew from Brooklyn has inspired tens of thousands of so-called… Read More

Seinfeld’s Back With A Rap Album About Nothing

Seinfeld’s Back With Another Rap Album About Nothing

By On April 24, 2015

  Quoting Jerry Seinfeld around the water cooler may be back in style—as long as it involves sampling some of his lyrics from the new Wale rap album, The Album About Nothing.… Read More

Finally! Seinfeld in Yiddish.

Finally! Seinfeld in Yiddish

By On October 6, 2014

The trademark bass-slapping is at first replaced with the opening bars of “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof, but otherwise it looks like any other Seinfeld re-run – until Jerry and Elaine open their mouths and… Read More

Seinfeld Emoji Help You Write Texts About Nothing

Seinfeld Emojis Help You Write Texts About Nothing

By On July 22, 2014

Seinfeld was the most popular show on television in the late 1990s, and it was also arguably the most Jewish show on the air at the time. Though Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer rarely discussed… Read More


When Borscht Belt Comedy Went to School

By On July 31, 2013

“The birth of modern stand-up comedy begins in the Catskills Mountains,” so says When Comedy Went To School, a new film that traces the evolution of comedy as we know it. Narrated by Robert… Read More


Tweeting @Seinfeld

By On January 7, 2013

Whether or not you were a Seinfeld fan, there’s a Twitter feed you may agree is one of the funniest fake accounts yet. Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) is filled with 140-character sketches of episodes that might… Read More


Sherlock’s Jewish Girlfriend

By On July 16, 2012

“To Sherlock Holmes she was always the woman.” This is the opening line of “A Scandal in Bohemia,” one of the most popular and enduring stories about the world’s favorite detective. “She” refers to Irene Adler, the… Read More


Masters of Jewish Culture

By On February 29, 2012

We know that Jewish culture goes beyond the kitsch of shows like Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. But does the investigation of Judaism in popular culture warrant an entire school curriculum? According to Jenna Weissman Joselit, the answer… Read More


Rapping about Seinfeld

By On February 23, 2012

The 1990s TV program Seinfeld was, according to its premise, a show about nothing. Everyday situations such as rivalries between old men and eating the tops of muffins, in Jerry Seinfeld’s worldview, came to embody… Read More


Radio Free Catskills

By On March 16, 2011

An album full of Borsht Belt humor and classic Jewish songs shouldn’t actually be funny. After all, these are the jokes that your bubbe laughed at 50 years ago…aren’t they? Yet the 2008 collection The Jewish Songbook:… Read More