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Tour Hulu’s Version of Seinfeld Apartment

Seinfeld: The Apartment
Monica Schipper—Hulu/Getty Images A view of Jerry's apartment from Seinfeld, at Seinfeld: The Apartment in New York City on June 23, 2015

It’s real and it’s spectacular.

The fictional Upper West Side apartment where Jerry Seinfeld’s TV counterpart lived for Seinfeld‘s nine seasons and which served as the site of so many conversations about nothing is now the centerpiece of a pop-up Seinfeld exhibit in New York’s Meatpacking District.

The Milk Studios space, which is open to the public for five days, starting Wednesday, the same day Seinfeld starts streaming on Hulu, features a re-creation of Jerry’s 5A one-bedroom apartment and an exhibit of Seinfeld‘s famous props and set pieces. The gallery space also includes Seinfeld scripts and some of the real Seinfeld’s keepsakes from filming the show.

Fans enter the exhibit through a hallway of famous Seinfeld quotes and can take a left to stop by Jerry’s to dissect the day’s minutia. Although you can’t visit Kramer’s apartment, you can recreate George’s risque photo shoot, which Kramer directed, at the opposite end of the gallery.

Seinfeld: The Apartment
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And you can peek through Kramer’s reverse peephole, where you’ll see just what Silvio saw. There’s also a suspicious red light emanating from underneath Kramer’s door.

Once you get to Jerry’s apartment, you can barge through the door like Kramer (or more casually enter, a la George or Elaine) or just hold the door open from inside and glare at your neighbor and say, “Hello, Newman.”

Jerry’s place has been painstakingly recreated to look just the way it did during season 8 of the popular series. The turquoise couch and chair are there along with the bike hanging up against the back wall, the round table and Jerry’s desk and, now vintage, computer.

The re-created set faces an audience of New Yorkers (large windows look out onto the street).

Jerry’s kitchen also looks just as it did on the small screen, with its blue stools and shelves full of cereal and snacks, if you want to continue your Kramer role play and take some food. There’s even real fruit (four bananas, two oranges, an apple and a pear — but no Mackinaw peaches) in the bowl on Jerry’s counter.

Seinfeld: The Apartment
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The apartment also features plenty of hidden references to show storylines including a photo of former New York Mets player (and Seinfeld guest star) Keith Hernandez, copies of the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn and a Big Willie Style CD, which Jerry no doubt played to “get jiggy with it.” The real Seinfeld also gave the exhibit the same photo of his dad that he had on set, which was copied and placed in the model apartment.

If you exit the apartment through where Jerry’s bedroom would be (sadly not re-created), you’ll see a wall of scribbled notes on brick wallpaper with the Seinfeld logo in the middle. The real Seinfeld lent the exhibit this artifact from the final show of the NBC sitcom, and it was signed by famous guest stars like Kathy Griffin (“F— You, Jerry Seinfeld”) and Bryan Cranston (who identified himself as both “Tim Watley, DDS” and “the re-gifter,” in reference to one of his memorable episodes).

Seinfeld: The Apartment
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As you continue right, there’s a gallery of Seinfeld props and set pieces, anchored by the Costanza photo shoot set up in the far right corner. Among the items on display are the actual booths and table from the diner scenes, which were in storage; George’s beloved Frogger videogame; the Pez dispenser, the Superman figurine from Jerry’s apartment (the one in the re-created apartment is a replica); the New Jersey Devils jersey David Puddy wore in the “Face Painter” episode; a Bachman pretzels container and a newsstand with scripts and TV Guides featuring the cast. Each item is accompanied by a video showing the appropriate scenes.

Seinfeld: The Apartment
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The gallery also features replicas of show props like the Festivus pole, the Fusilli Jerry, the maestro’s wand and the “re-touched” beach photo belonging to George’s boss Mr. Kruger.

Next to the replicas is a re-creation of The Last Supper, featuring Seinfeld‘s creative team and lots of boxes of cereal. This painting was also in the real Jerry Seinfeld’s collection.

Seinfeld: The Apartment
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Puddy himself, Patrick Warburton, was even on hand to check out the exhibit and pose for photos with fans.

Warburton says he still gets recognized for his Seinfeld character, something that might only increase as the show starts streaming.

“As long as I somewhat resemble David Puddy…people will probably say something because the show always seems to be around somewhere,” Warburton said.

As for the re-creation of Jerry’s apartment, Warburton joked, “Initially when I walked in there, it broke me emotionally, I fell to the floor in tears…” before adding “it’s just fun.”

Seinfeld: The Apartment is located at 451 W 14th Street in Manhattan and open from June 24-28, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. each day.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter

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The Ian Issue: When we last saw Ian, he was telling Kaitlyn that he is not a fan of the fart jokes floating around the house (as if it’s just “jokes” floating around the shared air of the house). Ian expected Kaitlyn to be a brokenhearted damsel still reeling from getting dumped by Chris so he could comfort her. Instead, he gets a girl who likes to laugh and kiss. Kaitlyn is “super offended” by him calling her shallow, surface level and just there to make out. Ian is super offended that she doesn’t recognize his intellect frequently and often (guessing!), so by mutual agreement, Ian leaves. “I’m not lame like the other guys,” he says as he rolls away in the limo, “I’m being punished for being an intellectual.” Don’t worry, he mentioned the fact that he went to Princeton. Maybe they’ll put him on the cover of the alumni magazine.

The Cocktail Party, Continued: In Ian’s Ivy League wake, Nick goes to comfort Kaitlyn. They canoodle on the couch and as the clock ticks, and Nick stays with Kaitlyn, the rest of the men get more and more ticked off. Finally Shawn goes to fight for his face time with his woman, but finds her sucking face with Nick, which turns his stomach (same here, Shawn, same here). While Shawn and Jared make barfy noises, Kaitlyn shrugs. She tells the camera that she thinks intimacy is an important part of a relationship, and if the physical part of the relationship isn’t there, that’s a deal breaker for her. So she’s a make-out bandit, and she just doesn’t care whatever anyone else says about it.

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“We have been tremendously proud of Hannibal over its three seasons,” NBC said in a statement. “[Showrunner Bryan Fuller] and his team of writers and producers, as well as our incredible actors, have brought a visual palette of storytelling that has been second to none in all of television — broadcast or cable. We thank Gaumont and everyone involved in the show for their tireless efforts that have madeHannibal an incredible experience for audiences around the world.”

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