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Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino is Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes in new song “Jerry (Maybe We Should Get Married)”: Listen

on May 14, 2018, 1:42pm

It’s easy to get lost in the current glut of pieces celebrating the 20th anniversary of Seinfeld’s finale, so give your eyes a rest and cue up the below song, a Super Deluxe original that brings together a crack team consisting of Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, comic musician Nick Lutsko, and beloved Twitter account @Seinfeld 2000. Called “Jerry (Maybe We Should Get Married” (a very Best Coast song title, by the way), it finds Cosentino singing from the perspective of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ iconic Elaine Benes.

(Read: Jerry Seinfeld, Comedy, and Punditry: What’s the Deal?)

Cosentino’s vocals, as heavenly as ever, barrel through lyrics mashed together from any number of Elaine staples, from memorable quotes (“I hate men but I’m not a lesbian!”) to persevering catchphrases (“yada-yada,” “spongeworthy”). It flows together better than it has any right to, elevating the song far beyond parody.

Give it a listen below.

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