On this date 15 years ago 9/11 happened. Seinfeld had already been over for three years, but that didn't stop comedian Billy Domineau to write a script for a complete episode set on the aftermath of the 9/11 catastrophe, which last month he was kind enough to share with the rest of us through Google Drive.
The episode's title would have been The Twin Towers and it is one of the funniest and darkest things you could ever read related to a sitcom. It fools around with all of the four characters' typical characteristics, their weaknesses and everything about them that made them funny and interesting in the first place, while they go about their everyday lives right after the historical, tragic event.
Jerry hates the dust that settled over the city and now it's on his sandwich, George is mistaken for a hero that saved many people on the day of the attacks, Elaine has a boyfriend whom she wanted to dump and he didn't die that day after all, and Kramer discovers that he accidentally initiated the tragedy while trying to get his box-cutters - which by the way were used in the attack - replaced by the government. Newman, the Costanzas, Uncle Leo, Jackie Chiles, Mr. Wilhelm, and George Steinbrenner all show up as well. It's classic Seinfeld from start to finish...
Billy Domineau is a freelance contributor on SNL's Weekend Update and he used to write for the Onion News Network. On an interview with The Comic's Comic he explained how this idea came to fruition: "I was helping someone write a sketch a few months back and told them theirs needed to be an exercise in bad taste. Like imagine if there was a 9/11 episode of Seinfeld… wait a minute."
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