No soup for you, Marjorie Taylor Greene!
The “Soup Nazi” himself has dished on the Republican Georgia congresswoman’s astonishing slip-up — saying he knew he was “in trouble” when the lawmaker confused gazpacho with the Gestapo.
“If she got the word wrong with a nonsensical word, it would be one thing, but I knew as soon as she actually used the name of a soup that I was in trouble,” Larry Thomas, who played the iconic “Seinfeld” character, told the Guardian.
The outspoken congresswoman mixed up the chilled tomato soup and Nazi Germany’s secret police force while slamming the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
She first compared the “DC jail” to the “DC gulag,” before ranting against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her “gazpacho police.”
The gaffe went viral, sparking myriad jokes, many of them invoking the infamous “Soup Nazi” gag on “Seinfeld,” where Thomas’ character, Yev Kassem, insists on a strict manner of ordering.
“No soup for you!” he’d yell at anyone who strayed from protocol.
The recently retired actor — whose character is based on real-life chef Al Yeganeh, who owned a chain of soup joints in Manhattan — said the blunder was beyond belief.
“How in the world can a grown person, who grew up in the 20th century, not know what the word Gestapo is?” he said. “They say ‘You can’t write this s—.’ It’s beyond ‘You can’t write this s—.’
“And then she turns around and makes an actual Soup Nazi reference [on Twitter], you know, the ‘no soup for you, and you’re gonna end up in the goulash.’ I’m sure somebody wrote that for her. She can’t possibly be that funny,” he added.
However, Thomas, 65, joked that he wouldn’t mind jumping on the bandwagon after the broth brouhaha and resurrect the character in new skits.
“I wish to God they would ask me to be a part of it. I’m sure Jerry wouldn’t mind,” he told the Guardian, adding that although he has “about eight really good soup recipes,” gazpacho is not one of them.
“So I think it’s gonna be my next,” he quipped.