Seinfeld's "Puffy Shirt"

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Description
On a memorable episode of Seinfeld (NBC, 1989-98), comedian Jerry Seinfeld unwittingly agreed to wear this frilly pirate shirt during an appearance on the Today show.
The hit series, famously described as a show "about nothing," reveled in the absurd situations that emerged from the everyday lives of its four main characters: Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer. The "puffy shirt" episode, originally broadcast September 23, 1993, was written by Seinfeld cocreator Larry David.
Location
Currently not on view
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
National Treasures exhibit
Clothing & Accessories
Popular Entertainment
1993
ID Number
2004.0245.01
accession number
2004.0245
catalog number
2004.0245.01
Credit Line
Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc.
Seinfeld, Jerry
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
subject
Television
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 35 in x 20 in; 88.9 cm x 50.8 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
shirt