2006_11_toms.jpgFor anyone wondering, Tom's Restaurant, immortalized as "Monk's," the diner where Jerry and the gang met and noshed in Seinfeld, has decided to keep its poster of Kramer. Tom's co-owner Pete Pappas told amNew York, "The picture we have on the wall is a character of a fictitious show." Plus, he's spoken to his customers about Michael Richards's racist rant, and the customers agreed with him about keeping the poster: "If I felt that it was offensive to a lot of my customers, I would take it down."

The poster hanging there is the painting of Kramer from the episode, The Letter. (Art collectors on the painting: "I see a parasite." "A sexually-depraved miscrient, who is seeking to gratify only his
most basic and immediate urges." "He is struggled, he is man-struggled. He lifts my spirit!" "He is a loathsome, offensive brute, yet I can't look away."
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Photograph by wallyg on Flickr