While Google Wallet didn’t come out this summer as expected, Google has just unveiled first Google Wallet commercial, starring none other than Seinfeld’s George Costanza and his overstuffed wallet.
For those of you who aren’t familiar, the George Costanza wallet was made famous in the Seinfeld episode “The Reverse Peephole” where George carries around a wallet so fat that it interferes with him sitting and makes his back hurt. It looks like Google has remastered the explosion scene from that episode to promote its NFC product, directing people to http://www.google.com/wallet for more info.
I’ve emailed Google for specific Wallet launch dates and will update this post when they get back to me, in the meantime, here is some dialogue and scenes from the original episode.
Jerry Seinfeld/strong>: Your back hurts because of your wallet. It’s huge.
George Costanza: This isn’t just my wallet. It’s an organizer, a memory and an old friend.
Jerry Seinfeld: Well, your friend is morbidly obese.
George Costanza: Well, at least I don’t carry a purse.
Jerry Seinfeld: It’s not a purse, it’s European.
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Google Wallet is a virtual wallet that stores payment information securely and makes paying fast both in-store and online. With Google Wallet, users can store credit, loyalty, and gift cards and make payments through MasterCard PayPass.