Ezra Koenig Scores ‘Seinfeld’ Video Game ‘The Junior Mint’
Vampire Weekend singer helps @Seinfeld2000 recreate a classic TV moment
Twitter aficionados are no doubt familiar with at least one of the two accounts that exist for the sole purpose of re-contextualizing classic ’90s sitcom Seinfeld for modern times. The stricter @SeinfeldToday delivers full episode synopses in 140 characters or less, while @Seinfeld2000 is the bootleg web-speak version complete with edited images from the show and topical bon mots like, “Elane basic” or “Krame get Clippers seasen tickets.” Oof.
Now, @Seinfeld2000 teams with video game designer and critic Pippin Barr to create The Junior Mint, a browser game that recreates the infamous scene from the episode of the same name, but allows you to intentionally chuck the titular candy into the surgically splayed body cavity of Elaine’s artist boyfriend. The closer he gets to death, the more George’s art collection is worth. Oh, and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig provides the score.
Now to be fair, that “score” amounts to the man recreating the Seinfeld theme with his mouth, seemingly by memory alone, but it’s still in oddly inspired team-up. “Can I be honest with you?” @Seinfeld2000 “said” via statement. “k, this game is hand’s down the gretest video game ever creted becase it alow you to pretend your in one of the most clasic epsodes of Senfeld. Can the ppl who made Call Of Duty 4 promise you that? No. They simply canot.”
Play The Junior Mint here.