New York Subway Train Celebrates Iconic Series SEINFELD
New Yorkers can now enjoy their big salads and tuna on toast while riding the No. 7 subway car. According to The Daily News, a Big Apple subway line is getting a "Seinfeld" makeover in order to recreate Jerry's favorite eating spot, Monk's Cafe.
Beginning this week, the train's interior and exterior will take on the decor of the fictional eatery to celebrate the first Mets-Yankees Subway Series of this year's baseball season.
"For an entire month, a New York City subway will become the 'Seinfeld 11 Train' in honor of our ongoing commitment to this hilarious show and WPIX," Sheraton Kalouria, chief marketing officer for Sony Pictures Television, said in a statement to the Daily News.
"Nothing is more New York than Seinfeld, the subway, the Mets-Yankees rivalry and PIX11," added Rich Graziano, president and Ggeral manager of PIX11. "Combining all of these is the perfect way to create an iconic New York experience for fans and viewers."
Seinfeld originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It lasted nine seasons, and is now insyndication. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as a fictionalized version of himself. Set predominantly in an apartment block in Manhattan's Upper West Side in New York City, the show features a handful of Jerry's friends and acquaintances, particularly best friend George Costanza (Jason Alexander), former girlfriend Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and neighbor across the hall Cosmo Kramer(Michael Richards).
The show led the Nielsen ratings in its sixth and ninth seasons and finished among the top two (with the NBC's ER) every year from 1994 to 1998. In 2002, TV Guide named Seinfeld the greatest television program of all time. In 1997, the episodes "The Boyfriend" and "The Parking Garage" were respectively ranked #4 and #33 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time, and in 2009, "The Contest" was ranked #1 on the same magazine's list of TV's Top 100 Episodes of All Time. E! named it the "number 1 reason the '90s ruled." In 2013, the Writers Guild of America named Seinfeld the #2 Best Written TV Series of All Time (second toThe Sopranos). That same year, Entertainment Weekly named it the 3rd best TV series of all time.
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