Saturday, April 18, 2009


In this quick photoshop, the diner has now become "Little Phillies" and the patrons are all photoshopped to be barely able to see over the counter.

Futurama Comics

This one comes form a comic book by Simpsons creator Matt Groening. The comic is titled Bongo's Futurama Comics, and this is from issue #33. It features the characters from the comic at the "Microverse" Diner.

Sesame Street 2

Another Sesame Street parody. I do not know who this one is by. The diner is now shown as "Morgan 17".

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Yorker

This was the cover of the New Yorker millennium issue. The restaurant patrons all have their party hats on.


Artist Julia Hulme did this interpretation featuring her style of animals and bright colors.


This one has the cast of Seinfeld at the diner which is now named "Monk's".

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tom's Diner

This one confuses me a bit. The webmaster of describes it as "a tribute to Hopper, Schlemmer and Vega". It is titled Tom's Diner.

You can view more from the creation process here.


Cartoonist Bernd Natke gives us this version featuring some interesting bears at the diner.

Berd's home page can be found here.


In this slightly creepy spoof, the diner has been turned into a McDonalds with a bunch of Ronald McDonalds inside.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


This modeled version was done using the popular children's toys called "Playmobil. The Diner is called "Phill 'R' Us".


This homage was done by artist Alexander Rinesch. Alex is known for his characters Mouse ”Cheese“, elephant ”Little“ and cat ”Sugar“. They became popular as ”Free Cheese & Company“ and are depicted having dinner at the diner here. The shop across the street has lots of stuff in the window.

Night "Hawks"

In a more literal interpretation, this photoshop parody has actual hawks at the diner. A mouse acts as the attendant.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mark Kostabi

Famous artist Mark Kostabi painted a few versions of the diner one year prior to teh "bouldvard of Broken Dreams" homage. They all feature his iconic style of white silhouette figures placed in the scene.

His first is called "Greenwich Ave". I found two versions of this.

His second is called "Hell Cafe", and has a red-ish tone to the whole painting.

Mark's home page can be found here.

Hip Hop

This one was found at a flea market somewhere. In the style of the "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", it has 4 deceased famous rappers sitting at the diner. It was uploaded to flickr by user holdmyhiland.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Second Life

This is another 3D version created for the online game "Second Life. The game lets you create yourself in a virtual world and interact with other people from around the real world. This recreation of the scene can evidently be found in some place called the "Primtings Museum".


Here is another humorous photoshop take on the painting. This one has a new diner opening in the building across the street with all the usual patrons from the original over there and the waiter left to be lonely in his own diner.

Cowboy Bebop

Here is one featuring the cast of the popular Japanese Anime Cartoon "Cowboy Bebop". I do not know the character names as I do not watch the show myself.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

For Sale

Another humorous photoshop. This one has the diner closed with metal shutters over the windows and a "for sale" sign out front.


This was evidently a Christmas greeting card done by Hudson Talbot. It has Santa and some of his reindeer at the snow-covered diner. Christmas decorations adorn the windows in the background building.


I dont know the original creator of this one but this has been around the internet for a while now. It is a recreation of the famous scene, done in Lego form.

Goofy's Greasy Spoon

This is a Disney parody that is currently on display at both Disneyworld and Disneyland. IT can be found in Minnie's House along with other various Disneyed-up paintings. It has Donald Duck, Mickey and Minnie and Goofy as the attendant. The diner's name has been changed to "Goofy's Greasy Spoon" and there is an anvil and safe company across the street.