Get out! Every single Seinfeld episode is now streaming on Hulu, so, to celebrate, the streaming service rebuilt the apartment that Jerry Seinfeld (the character) lived in on the show. Rolling Stone visited the apartment and museum, which prominently displayed the magazine’s Seinfeld cover stories, to see if the installation was indeed real and spectacular.
From a wide selection of cereals in the kitchen to the hallway with Kramer’s reverse peephole, the prefab domicile – which is located on 14th Street near the Highline in New York City – eerily conjures the spirit of the show. (One very nice exception: Jerry’s couch does not sport Poppy’s pee stain.) The video shows what fans can expect, including close-ups on Seinfeld artifacts like the Pez dispenser, George’s Frogger machine, the gang’s Monk’s booth, yadda yadda yadda.
Actor Larry Thomas, who played the Soup Nazi on the show, and Patrick Warburton, who mastered the role of Elaine’s on-again, very-off-again boyfriend David Puddy, were on hand at the press preview to discuss how the show impacted each of their careers. “I have wonderful memories of working with everyone involved,” Thomas said. “It was a pretty joyous experience all the way around.” (He also indulged our request for a hearty “No soup for you!” quote.)
“It was a real blessing to get the opportunity to work with the whole gang,” Warburton said. “So as long as I resemble in any way Puddy and people recognize, I appreciate that.” He also added a perfectly tossed off, “Yeah, that’s right.”
The installation Seinfeld: The Apartment, which allows fans to enter the apartment and even pose in George’s “sexy photo shoot,” will be on view for free to the public through June 28th.