In the decade and a half since the airing of Seinfeld’s final episode, the show’s sharp takes on the awkward and mundane have managed to stay surprisingly relevant despite the internet's new role in our everyday interactions. If you’ve been wondering what Seinfeld would feel like if it was written in 2012, a new Twitter account, @SeinfeldToday, has been pumping out uncanny plot summaries almost hourly since it was created on Sunday.
Jerry breaks up with his girlfriend (Rashida Jones) because she Instagrams everything she eats. George tries to get a job with the Nets.— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) December 10, 2012
George's parents claim their house was destroyed by "Sandy," move in with George. He discovers the house is fine. Sandy is a loud neighbor.— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) December 10, 2012
Kramer uses Kickstarter to fund a line of dog tasers. "Tasers for dogs to protect themselves. To protect themselves, Jerry! "— Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday) December 10, 2012
According to an interview with The Atlantic Wire, the person penning the tweets is BuzzFeed sports editor Jack Moore. "I’m pretty much constantly watching episodes in the background while I’m doing anything," says Moore, and that intimate familiarity with the subject matter is what makes the tweets so spot on. Whatever else happens, @SeinfeldToday doesn’t need to worry neurotically about making a good entrance.