Read the discarded ‘Seinfeld’ plot idea that would have been hilarious

Chris Illuminati

 Read the discarded Seinfeld plot idea that would have been hilarious

Check out the Seinfeld episode idea that didn’t happen — but should have.

Carol Leiffer, a writer/producer on Seinfeld and an inspiration for the Elaine character, did a Reddit AMA. In an answer to one question, Leiffer describes a rejected episode storyline idea for Elaine based on a real life incident.

“At the time, fanny packs were really popular, and I remember wearing my fanny pack under a t-shirt one day, and wherever I went people were exceedingly nice, letting me go in front of them in line, letting me go first wherever I was, and then I realized at the end of the day my giant fanny pack under my t-shirt made me look pregnant! So I always thought it would be a great Elaine story if she started to use that, the fanny pack, as a way to make her day in New York a lot less taxing, you know – getting the first taxi because she looked pregnant, getting concert tickets first because people saw her standing in line, and I think they always liked the notion of it but it never became an episode.”

Elaine faking a pregnancy feels so right. Elaine wearing a fanny pack feels so wrong. Now Costanza — he’d wear a fanny pack in a heartbeat.

[via Splitsider]

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