Hulu, which is all the bad parts of watching TV consolidated on a single glitchy website, spent an estimated $700 trillion dollars to buy the digital rights to Seinfeld, a comedy show that has not had a new episode since 1998 and is on television every day. It is a beloved sitcom about a cranky old sociopath with bad jeans and his terrible friends No-Haired Man, Big-Haired Man, and Big-Haired Lady. The television program Seinfeld has been one of the cornerstones of the United States economy since the Clinton administration, and Hulu will show it online now because it hasn’t been shown on TV enough because not every single American has seen every single episode. In order to alert people to the fact that they spent a bunch of money on this show, Hulu is spending a bunch more money to recreate Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment. I learned of this news via Moviehole.com, which disappointingly is not ClickHole’s movie news website.
“Seinfeld: The Apartment” is somewhere in the city and you can go there and say, “yes, this looks like the place I recognize from the television. This is a faithful recreation the place where the characters I think of as my friends live. I’m glad this exists, because otherwise I would not be able to experience this simulation. Hulu did the right thing by spending a few hundred thousand dollars to make this.”
Visitors will be able to imitate Big-Haired Man’s iconic entrance, where he pops through the door and yells the N-word, as well as look at props and scripts so they can say “I saw it. I was there.”
You can go see “Seinfeld: The Apartment” if you want between June 24 and 28, or you could stand silently in the sunlight and imagine the face of God. Seinfeld will continue to exist and you can watch it on the platform of your choice.