One man who decided to use Twitter to entertain loyal “Seinfeld” fans found himself landing a job as a staff writer on a new television show in the process.
The Twitter account, “Modern Seinfeld,” launched in December 2012, and features two men who tweet scenarios and episode plots that mix the show’s humor with scenarios the characters might face today. Fan-fiction, iPhones, Zumba and eBay are just some of the plots posted on the account’s page, reports KSL and The Hollywood Reporter.
"George goes crazy trying to figure out how long to wait before texting a woman. Kramer and Newman try to make an app," a Dec. 15 tweet read.
Jack Moore, one of the “Modern Seinfeld” creators, who previously worked as an editor for BuzzFeed and comedian, told the Wall Street Journal he got the idea for the account when Josh Gondelman, a fellow comedian, tweeted about the “Seinfeld” characters as if they still existed in 2012. Moore jumped on the idea, as he remains a fan of the show still today.
"[The show] has always been like comfort food to me," Moore said. "I am a huge ‘Seinfeld' fan. I have a JumpDrive with the whole series that is in my bag … It's always on in the background when I am doing other things."
Moore said his role on the “Modern Seinfeld” account put him in a good place to help him acquire his position as staff writer on Fox’s upcoming sitcom, Us & Them, which stars Alexis Bledel and Jason Ritter and centers around on online romance.
"I was basically pitching storylines, which is a huge part of being on a writing staff,” Moore said. “Here's 400 [of them] that illustrated a skill set."
Since its debut in December 2012, “Modern Seinfeld has acquired 617,000 followers including a former star of the series, Jason Alexander.
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, KSL