Australian Street Decorated, Renamed ‘Elaine Way’ After Beloved ‘Seinfeld’ Character
If she saw this, she would be “speechless,” “without speech” even, like in that one episode. Elaine Benes from Seinfeld was just given the ultimate tribute in Australia – her own street!
In Fitzroy, a suburb of Melbourne, a laneway was taken over and decorated by a pair of friends who wanted to honor the female co-star they felt was not given enough attention amidst her male-dominant cast.
“My mate Alex and I were chatting on the weekend about Jerry’s upcoming shows and we realized there’s been a lot of talk about the men of Seinfeld around Melbourne – George’s Bar, Larry David’s cafe – and not much about the true hero of the show, Elaine,” Karsten Jurkschat said to Broadstreet Melbourne.
So the duo took to arts and crafts and put up cut-outs of Elaine, almost 10-ft. high and 20 wide, across the walls of the alleyway as well as a sign renaming (unofficially) the new block “Elaine Way.”
“[It’s] a bit of fun in these dark days,” Jurkschat told Your Daily Dish.
Perhaps America could be graced in our current dark days with a visit from these fellows too…and the cheerful characters of Seinfeld.