Yesterday, we published a post called “Real-Life Kramer Breaks Door Instead of Delivering Unhinged Racist Rant.” Here is the editorial discussion, held in the gawker-editors Slack chat, that preceded it.

[1:53 PM] taylor: anyone have a hed suggestion for this Hulu’s Seinfeld Apartment Exhibit Broke On the First Day

[1:53 PM] taylor: Dumbass Impersonating Kramer Breaks Replica Seinfeld Apartment Door

[1:53 PM] taylor: i regret this entire post now

[1:53 PM] Caity: i think if this post is earnest

[1:53 PM] Caity: that is bad

[1:53 PM] Caity: he didn’t really break the door

[1:53 PM] Alex Pareene: No Soup For Man Who Broke Seinfeld Door!!!

[1:53 PM] Caity: a piece of paneling popped off and was quickly replaced

[1:54 PM] taylor: lol

[1:54 PM] Caity: No Soup is good

[1:54 PM] Caity: and then the body can just be

[1:54 PM] Caity: Kill him!!!!!

[1:54 PM] Caity: Chop his body up into teeny tiny pieces!!!!

[1:54 PM] Tom Scocca: Like Seinfeld, Man Who Broke Seinfeld Door Is Not Funny or Interesting

[1:54 PM] Alex Pareene: Man Who Broke Door Definitely Not Master of the Domain of Jerry Seinfeld’s Fake Apartment

[1:54 PM] taylor: i forgot about how much tom hates seinfeld

[1:55 PM] Caity: that’s actually a very accurate read of this situation though

[1:55 PM] Caity: at least he didn’t yell the n word

[1:55 PM] Caity: like the real kramer would have done

[1:55 PM] taylor: well the real kramer wouldn’t have

[1:55 PM] Alex Pareene: “Real-Life Kramer” Breaks Door Instead of Delivering Unhinged Racist Rant

[1:55 PM] taylor: also good

[1:55 PM] Caity: i like that too

[1:55 PM] Caity: wow so many good ones

[1:55 PM] taylor: we should just post all of these

[1:55 PM] Caity: can we do that one or is it too long

[1:55 PM] Tom Scocca: Kramer wouldn’t have done it because there were no black people on the show for him to yell any racial slurs at.

[1:57 PM] Caity: Imagine Dragon the Fake Seinfeld Door Panel Off the Wall ‘Cause You’re a Fucking Idiot

[1:57 PM] taylor: one too long

[1:57 PM] Caity: if we lost the “” it would fit

[1:58 PM] Leah F: i like all of these...

[1:58 PM] Leah F: good work crew...

[1:58 PM] taylor: now all we have to do is fix the rest of the post

[1:59 PM] Max Read: the post can just be these ideas

[1:59 PM] Caity: Bum...Ba Din Ding Dun POP! Ba Dun POP! Broken Door (edited)

[1:59 PM] Max Read: the headline is Headline Contest for a Story That Seems Funny at First Glance But Is in Fact Terrible

[1:59 PM] taylor: lol

[1:59 PM] taylor: yes

[1:59 PM] taylor: this story is bad

[1:59 PM] Leah F: BIG SALADS

[1:59 PM] Leah F: Broken door

[2:00 PM] Caity: i like mine

[2:00 PM] Caity: can i get a little feedback

[2:00 PM] taylor: yours is good

[2:00 PM] taylor: i lol’d

[2:00 PM] Caity: Man Pretending to Be Fake Neighbor of TV Character Breaks Door

[2:00 PM] Max Read: Bum...Ba Din Ding Dun POP! Ba Dun POP! Broken Door is good

[2:01 PM] Max Read: “Real-Life Kramer” Breaks Door Instead of Delivering Unhinged Racist Rant

[2:01 PM] Max Read: is good

[2:01 PM] Caity: real life kramer is my fave so far

[2:01 PM] Max Read: those are my top two

[2:01 PM] Caity: guys you know what I just realized

[2:01 PM] Jason Parham: i also like tom’s Like Seinfeld, Man Who Broke Seinfeld Door Is Not Funny or Interesting

[2:01 PM] Leah F: i like real life kramer

[2:01 PM] Caity: This really is...a story about nothing

[2:01 PM] Caity: much like seinfeld

[2:01 PM] Leah F: what if the guy went to jail for breaking the door

[2:01 PM] Caity: A Seinfeld Episode

[2:01 PM] Jason Parham: Like Seinfeld (and This Story), Man Who Broke Seinfeld Door Is Not Funny or Interesting

[2:02 PM] Max Read: im splicing a jalop

[2:02 PM] Caity: Man to Be Shot After Damaging Seinfeld Door We Love

[2:02 PM] Leah F: lolol

[2:03 PM] taylor: To celebrate making old episodes of Seinfeld available to the American public for the first time, Hulu created a replica of Jerry’s apartment in a place where the show’s characters never ventured: the Meatpacking District. Yesterday, on day one of the exhibit, some fool broke it.

This seemed like a good story to write up but it’s actually a bad one about a person who is annoying, so here are some other headlines we considered:

Bum...Ba Din Ding Dun POP! Ba Dun POP! Broken Door

Like Seinfeld, Man Who Broke Seinfeld Door Is Not Funny or Interesting

No Soup For Man Who Broke Seinfeld Door!!!

Man to Be Shot After Damaging Seinfeld Door We Love

[2:03 PM] Caity: To celebrate making old episodes of Seinfeld available to the American public for the first time — is this a joke

[2:03 PM] Leah F: NOT to be devils advocate but i’m going to

[2:03 PM] Leah F: i dont like when we say what headliens we were gonna do in posts

[2:03 PM] Leah F: it takes away the mystique!

[2:04 PM] Jason Parham: No Soup For Man Who Broke Seinfeld Door!!! is gooodddd

[2:04 PM] taylor: i enjoy it every so often

[2:04 PM] Caity: I think Leah F might have a point about Mustique

[2:04 PM] Caity: people like to participate in posts

[2:04 PM] Caity: but if you put it in the hed

[2:04 PM] Leah F: save it for max’s blog

[2:04 PM] Leah F: Sausage

[2:04 PM] Caity: they tend to ignore it ?

[2:04 PM] Leah F: they dont care

[2:04 PM] Caity: like a homework assignment

[2:04 PM] Leah F: they just want headline and post

[2:05 PM] Leah F: they need not be bothered with our HILARIOUS creative process

[2:05 PM] Leah F: yes

[2:06 PM] taylor: so Real-Life Kramer Breaks Door Instead of Delivering Unhinged Racist Rant

[2:06 PM] taylor: and then the other headlines in the post

[2:06 PM] Caity: yeah i like that

[2:06 PM] taylor: a long time on this post

[2:06 PM] Leah F: lol

[2:06 PM] Caity: a long time but also

[2:06 PM] Caity: a great time :simple_smile:

[2:06 PM] taylor: yeah i’m having a blast

[2:06 PM] taylor: too bad jordan’s going to get all the credit

[2:07 PM] Alex Pareene: Streaming Video Service Airs Sitcom, Yadda Yadda Yadda, Fake Door Is Now Broken

[2:07 PM] taylor: i’ll add it

[2:07 PM] Max Read: im gonna post this whole chat on sausage

[2:08 PM] taylor: good lesson for jordan

[2:08 PM] Caity: what is the lesson

[2:08 PM] taylor: idk