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Play this amazing @Seinfeld2000 video game, featuring Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

on May 05, 2014, 2:32pm

Nearly 16 years ago, Seinfeld ended its storied nine season run to an audience of 76 million viewers. With its endlessly quotable bits and its still-ubiquitous presence in early evening syndication, the show’s legacy lingers on. On Twitter, enterprising online comedians like Josh Gondelman and Jack Moore have riffed on the show with @SeinfeldToday, a joke account that wonders what Seinfeld would be like if it was still on television with timely and often tame jokes about Google Glass, Instagram, and online dating.

Another such parody account @Seinfeld2000, is much weirder and arguably much funnier. Created by Toronto native Jason Richards, @Seinfeld2000 was created as a reaction to the mild jokes of @SeinfeldToday. Richards uses intentionally misspelled character names like “Jery, Garge, Elane, and Krame” and terrible grammar to make strange pop culture references, off-the-wall what ifs, corporate shout-outs, and some good-natured trolling.

Since @Seinfeld2000’s inception, Richards has been matching his strange but undoubtedly hysterical parodies with a book and joke columns at sites like Noisey. Last year, Richards hilariously interviewed Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig as @Seinfeld2000 and now, the two pair up once again as Koenig has contributed an a cappella rendition of the Seinfeld theme song to a new video game called The Junior Mint.

Based off the iconic Season 4 Seinfeld episode of the same name, the game itself is completely absurd. Designed by Malta-based developer Pippin Barr with Richards, players can choose between Jerry Seinfeld or Cosmo Kramer to recreate the episode’s infamous “Junior Mint” scene by aiming chocolates at a surgical patient’s open cavity. Along the way, Seinfeld characters like George, Elaine, and Newman pop up to deflect the projectile snacks. Inexplicably, Miley Cyrus shows up (on her “Wrecking Ball”) to give it a bizarre, not-so-timely feel.

Set aside the rest of your afternoon and play the addicting “game about nothing” here (via New York Times).


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