Seinfeld Writers Reveal Abandoned Plans for Soup Nazi Twist



"Seinfeld" writer-producers David Mandel (""Veep) and Jeff Schaffer ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the alternate ending to "The Soup Nazi."

Would have totally dug this ending. Very Seinfeld-ian.

We joked a whole bunch about an end scene that would take place in the jungles of Brazil, à la The Boys From Brazil, where the Soup Nazi [Larry Thomas] would return to the other Nazis — the actual former Nazi war criminals — with his soup recipes,” says Mandel. “It was sort of half-serious, half ‘Should we do this?,’ half ‘We’re never going to do it.’ But it was much discussed. Going down a river and seeing lots of young boys with blue eyes from experimentation with the soups — it was a full coming together of soup and Nazi. Probably just as well that we didn’t do that one.

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