19. Kramer has seizures when he hears Mary Hart on Good Morning America... or anything involving current events
“The Good Samaritan,” Season 3, Episode 20
This is one of many Seinfeld plots based on then-current events -- in 1991, it was reported that Mary Hart’s voice triggered seizures in an epileptic woman in Albany. While such headlines would obviously seem dated today, it’s fun to imagine what stories would appeal to the show’s writers today.
20. Any spoofs at all, for that matter
Seinfeld tended to absorb the culture that surrounded it, so many of its spoofs and references -- JFK, Thelma & Louise, Pulp Fiction, Schindler’s List, The English Patient (“How could you not love that movie?” “How about, it sucked?”) -- were current and would likely be replaced by contemporary pop culture phenomena like Ariana Grande licking donuts. Then again, the spoofs of Apocalypse Now, Singin’ in the Rain, and The Godfather suggest a penchant for classics, too.
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