New York to welcome The Seinfeld Experience

Fans of the iconic TV sitcom Seinfeld, which premiered 30 years ago, may look forward to a new exhibition coming up in New York in the fall, aptly named The Seinfeld Experience. The planned “immersive” extravaganza from experiential creators Superfly will feature original costumes, memorabilia, set recreations and props from the show.

For many, Seinfeld is still considered the finest sitcom of all time, and is certainly one of the most popular shows. It ran for nine seasons on NBC, won a host of Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards, and was named the “greatest television show of all time” in 2009 by TV Guide. It was also listed in the top five of the 100 greatest television shows of all time by Rolling Stone in 2016, and was identified as the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll in 2012.

“As our fans celebrate the 30th anniversary of Seinfeld, we are thrilled to partner with Superfly to introduce an authentic experience that pays tribute to the sitcom’s most iconic scenes, catch phrases and characters,” said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President of Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “Since it premiered back in 1989, Seinfeld has been a cultural touchstone for so many and we hope that through this experience fans will be able to relive their favorite moments.”

“Because I am Seinfeld, for a long time I was the only person to actually have the Seinfeld experience. Now, these crazy Superfly people are going to make it so lots of people can interact with our silly 90’s TV show,” said Jerry Seinfeld. “All I can say is, in the general context of the world we live in, this now seems completely normal.”

The exhibit will be located in the Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan, and will open in the fall, and operate 7 days a week. Tickets will go on sale in the coming months and will be available for purchase through February 2020 from www.theseinfeldexperience.com.

Producers at Superfly are known for previously putting together the Clusterfest comedy festival in 2017, which included Jerry Seinfeld as a headliner, and featured a full set re-creation of the Seinfeld apartment along with the Monk’s Cafe and Soup stand facade serving themed food and drink.

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8 Comments

  1. Interesting. I think most of us old enough to even appreciate the original show will pass on this and younger generations will find it totally irrelevant.

    "Of course that's just my opinion. I could be wrong."
    Dennis Miller

  2. John Dirk

    I think most of us old enough to even appreciate the original show will pass on this and younger generations will find it totally irrelevant.

    I wouldn’t bet against you on that!

    I remember really enjoying Seinfeld when it first aired and watching both the new episodes and the syndicated reruns frequently, but it’s not a show I’ve ever felt compelled to revisit in the time that it’s been off the air. Every now and then I’ll encounter an episode as I’m channel surfing and it’ll make me smile for a moment, but it never holds my interest much longer than that.

  3. Josh Steinberg

    I remember really enjoying Seinfeld when it first aired and watching both the new episodes and the syndicated reruns frequently, but it’s not a show I’ve ever felt compelled to revisit in the time that it’s been off the air. Every now and then I’ll encounter an episode as I’m channel surfing and it’ll make me smile for a moment, but it never holds my interest much longer than that.

    Seinfeld actually holds up better than any network comedy I can think of. It's the only classic comedy show I know of that I can stop and watch when channel surfing and count on being entertained. Even Cheers has kind of dried up for me (though certain episodes I will always stop for).

  4. Josh Steinberg

    I wouldn’t bet against you on that!

    I remember really enjoying Seinfeld when it first aired and watching both the new episodes and the syndicated reruns frequently, but it’s not a show I’ve ever felt compelled to revisit in the time that it’s been off the air. Every now and then I’ll encounter an episode as I’m channel surfing and it’ll make me smile for a moment, but it never holds my interest much longer than that.

    Just the opposite for me. I 've watched and re-watched these many times and still enjoy them.

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