Accusations of plagiarism have been pretty heavy lately with Ed Sheeran accused of copying Marvin Gaye, Childish Gambino accused of copying someone named Jase Harley, and now McDonald’s joins the fray, testing some baked goods that look a hell of a lot like Seinfeld’s muffin top concept.
If you’re not familiar with the 90s cult TV show, Seinfeld dedicated an entire episode to the idea of muffin tops being the only valuable part of the muffin, rendering the “stumps” useless.
Ironically enough, the premise of the show was about a man taking liberties with Elaine Benes’ (Played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) muffin top ideology, and opening up a little bakery that sold nothing but the tasty tops.
Fast forward 21 years later, and McDonald’s had the grand idea of selling muffin tops.
The tops are being tested in Baltimore, and according to Bloomberg, McDonald’s felt it neglected its breakfast menu, and wanted to try something new.
As part of the McCafe menu, these Muffin Toppers come in Double Chocolate, Lemon Poppy Seed, and Blueberry flavors.
Spike Feresten, who wrote that famous Seinfeld episode, was thrilled to hear that someone finally incorporated his muffin top idea, and even wondered what took so long.
At the same time Ferensten said he would appreciate some type of monetary compensation, telling TMZ, “I’m happy I’m making people money, somewhere, but I would really love some of that to flow into my pocket.”
It would be surprising if there wasn’t a nationwide launch soon. The Muffin Toppers have been on a test run since 2017, and the attention it’s getting now can only help a potential launch.
Hopefully we’ll all be able to munch on the best part of the muffin, soon.