Seinfeld delivers gold with Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
As your forefathers will happily tell you between sips of Ovaltine and bites of stewed prunes, back in the olden days there was a famous show on television. Crazily, the hook was that it was about nothing. If you’ve been around a rest home lately, you might have heard the geezers talking about it: the show was called Seinfeld. And, based on what we’ve caught in reruns, it was pretty fucking funny. Especially that Kenny Rogers Roasters episode about Mr. Marbles and how, when it comes to the singer’s chicken, the wood makes it good.
The series was created, according to Wikipedia, by veteran standup comics Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. The former has kept pretty quiet since Seinfeld went off the air; the latter is busy with a fantastically mean-spirited show called Curb Your Enthusiasm.
If you’re a fan of either David or Seinfeld, here’s betting you’d give your left testicle—or right tit—to spend an afternoon with them at a coffee shop. How’s this for great news, then: now you can, thanks to a new Seinfeld-hosted series called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
The show delivers exactly what the title promises; Episode 1, titled Larry Eats a Pancake, has Seinfeld and David driving around in a vintage VW Beetle before heading to a restaurant where they riff on everything from the idiocy of free-range chickens to the relaxing effects of cigars. You’ll also get bits about boxers vs. briefs and why cars that look like toys are awesome. They also talk about the creative process behind Seinfeld.
The verdict? Even though Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is about nothing, the sight of two complete geniuses at work is guaranteed to leave you thinking one thing: Gold, Jerry, gold.