This Seinfeld Parody Uses Fake Melodrama for Laughs

 - Dec 3, 2013
References: vimeo & gawker
Seinfeld has been a pop culture icon since it began in 1989 and its influence continues to this day, as is demonstrated by this fantastic Seinfeld parody video set to Arcade Fire's 'Here Comes the Night.' This hilarious music video recounts, as melodramatically as possible, the 'tragic' engagement of George Costanza and his long-time girlfriend on the show, Susan. The video plays up the perceived drama of their courtship and uses misspelled subtitles (perhaps a nod to bad foreign subtitles) to tease out more humor.

This video is a funny nod to the growing popularity of fan videos, where people take clips from their favorite show and set them to music. These videos are often tributes to favorite couplings set to rock ballads or other dramatic music. Either way, this Seinfeld parody video is a great show of growing subculture of TV fandom.