Kramer Had it Right

Posted on: February 18th, 2009 at 11:31 am by

It’s pretty cliche (nay trite) to admit, but most situations can be reduced to a Seinfeld plotline. Almost to the point of annoyance. Nevertheless, I watched an episode last night that is still quite relevant in the face of rampant neighborhood gentrification. One conversation in particular focuses on the mom and pop cobbler that is under threat of closure. Kramer sums it all up.

KRAMER: Jerry, you know that shoe repair place at the end of the block? Well, if they don’t get some business, they’re gonna have to shut down and make way for one of those gourmet coffee or cookie stores.

ELAINE: I like coffee.

GEORGE: I like “cookies.”

KRAMER: Yeah, of course you do. And do you know why? Because you’re a bunch of yuppies. It’s your go-go corporate takeover lifestyles that are driving out these Mom and Pop stores and destroying the fabric of this neighborhood.

Alas, I couldn’t find the exact video clip, so this will need to suffice.

Related Reading:
Seinfeld: The Mom and Pop Store [Seinfeld Scripts]

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