August 11, 2017 9:41 pm
Updated: August 12, 2017 2:31 pm

Seinfeld’s ‘Soup Nazi’ to serve up in New Westminster to support B.C. wildfire victims

Sat, Aug 12: The iconic Seinfeld character is in town for a unique fundraiser to aid in fighting B.C. wildfires.

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The actor who played the “Soup Nazi” on one of the most popular episodes of Seinfeld is set to serve up at a New Westminster deli in support of people who’ve been affected by the B.C. wildfires.

Larry Thomas will serve soup at the Greens and Beans Deli at 143 East Columbia Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, according to a Facebook event.

Coverage of the B.C. wildfires on Globalnews.ca:

All proceeds from soup sales will go to support people who’ve been affected by the ongoing B.C. wildfire situation.

Leona Green, who owns the deli, struck up a relationship with Thomas and has managed to bring him to the city in times of need, New Westminster Mayor Jonathan Cote told CKNW.

“I think she probably reached out to the Soup Nazi knowing how popular his appearances have been in the past and thought this would be a real fun idea to get the community together and have the people of New Westminster be able to help the efforts with the B.C. wildfires,” Cote said.

Thomas appeared as the Soup Nazi in a Season 7 episode of the popular comedy series.

In the episode, he played the uptight owner of a soup stand where customers had to order in a disciplined manner or risk being banned altogether.

If customers messed up, he would exclaim, “No soup for you!”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Larry Thomas as the Soup Nazi on an episode of Seinfeld.

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In one exchange, the character Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) told the Soup Nazi that he looked like Al Pacino, then imitated the actor.

The Soup Nazi subsequently banned Elaine for a year.

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This isn’t the first time that Thomas has helped at fundraisers in New Westminster.

In 2012, he served up soup at Greens and Beans Deli in support of junior and Intermediate A lacrosse teams, as part of a “Soup for our Bellies” fundraiser, The Royal City Record reported.

Sometimes, the Soup Nazi serves up bowls in character, Cote said.

“[There’s] usually been a line up, but it’s always been a lot of fun,” he said.

Thomas will be a guest on Global News Weekend Morning BC on Saturday.

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