Here's a good, long trailer for a documentary about Tom's Restaurant, the Upper West Side diner best known for its appearance in just about every episode of Seinfeld. The filmmaker, Gian Franco Morini, makes the case that there's much more to the place than the familiar facade, and that if anything, Seinfeld owes its success to the restaurant, not the other way around. The appeal of Tom's has everything to do with the revolving cast of characters that frequent its booths, with regulars who range from Nobel Prize winners and NASA scientists to the guy who was David Letterman's guitarist on the Late Show. Or as Cornel West puts it: "You can just see the flow of bodies, the flow of humanity coming through Tom's."
The trailer also includes interviews with longtime owner Mike Zoulis and many others. Take a look: