Seinfeld may not ‘hold up’ as well as some other classic sitcoms set later in our technology-filled timeline, but 30 years is a long time to stay relevant. Times change, and as Stranger Things is learning, so do societal norms and mores.
But even as the decades pass, Seinfeld is extremely watchable, and even easier now that it’s streaming on Hulu. No longer do you have to hope you catch the right episode in syndication to get the full arc.
If you’re still hoping to a bit of randomness to your episode viewing, however, Hulu has added just the button for you. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple TV users on the Hulu app have a button to randomize their choice of Seinfeld episode named after Elaine’s favorite way to sum up the worst parts of a night. Or for one of George’s girlfriends, the essential details of, well, everything.
That’s right: Hulu has a ‘Yadda Yadda Yadda’ button.
Viewers using the Hulu app on Apple TV set-top boxes are able to watch randomized episodes of the sitcom using the “Yada Yada Yada (Shuffle)” button.
The launch of the shuffle feature coincides with the 30th anniversary of the first episode of Seinfeld. Hulu will also be celebrating the milestone on Friday with collections of episodes based around themes like food, breakups and crimes. There will also be a Beginner’s Guide for people to gain fluency in the sitcom, which went off the air in 1998 after nine seasons.
As the THR story noted, some streaming services have seen customers gripped by the paradox of choice when it comes to picking something to watch. With all those movie options it’s tough to narrow down one you feel strongly about, and if you want to stumble into an episode of a classic TV show there isn’t really a way to do that, at least not in the sense that a syndicated show on traditional TV could offer you. Netflix experimented with a ‘random’ option on certain shows earlier in 2019, and it seems that at least Apple TV users can have a little fun with the same option named after a classic bit from Seinfeld all these years later.