I lived the ‘Seinfeld Experience,’ and now I’m the master of my domain.
I’d like to think it’s no coincidence that Seinfeld debuted the year I was born.
I don’t consciously remember watching the early seasons as they premiered on Thursday nights, but I do remember many, many evenings settled into a grey corduroy loveseat in my childhood home, laughing at situational comedy I couldn’t possibly relate to yet. Basically, I was born a Seinfeld fan, and as I grew older, consumed syndication in mass quantities, and began to relate to the lives of the Fab Four, the show’s genius only grew on me.
Fast forward 25 years or so. I think I was in the office kitchen getting coffee when the news came in from Hulu: To promote every episode coming to their site in June, they’d be taking over Milk Studios in Chelsea to re-create Jerry’s apartment and create The Seinfeld Experience. Like any Seinfeld megafan, I’d always wondered what it’d be like to burst into Jerry’s apartment like Kramer, to open his fridge and get a Snapple for Elaine, to sit on the couch and brainstorm new career ideas with George. It could finally happen! I practiced by bursting into our news director’s office to ask if I could cover the event.
On Tuesday morning, I visited Milk Studios. Here’s a list of everything I checked off my bucket list.
Like watching dreams come true? Watch the video to see it all happen. And if you’re in New York this weekend, check out The Seinfeld Experience, which runs June 24 through June 28, for yourself.