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Old 07-05-2012, 02:00 PM
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"Comedy in Cars with Coffee ... what does that mean?"

"I don't know."

"You have finally done the show about nothing!"


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^^^ The Ricky Gervais clip .. seriously, it's brilliant. "Say what you will about Hitler ..." fill in the blank. I'll be thinking about that all day ....
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Just in time for some much needed comedy relief.
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It is on "Crackle", seen at the end of each clip or an actual TV Network? Or is Crackle an actual TV Network I've never heard of?
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Originally Posted by JPP View Post

brilliant. I'll be thinking about that all day ....
Glad you had something fun to think about all day!
You've got plenty of "international" excitement to keep you occupied with fun for the next ~10 days
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Just in time for some much needed comedy relief.
I know, right? Has it been the summer heat or what?
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It is on "Crackle", seen at the end of each clip or an actual TV Network? Or is Crackle an actual TV Network I've never heard of?
Chad-- Check my first post for blue hyperlink that should help.

Crackle.com's an online TV channel / network. Amongst others, you can watch the original "Seinfeld" sitcom episodes.


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I've been watching these since they started a few weeks ago. Some funny moments, for sure.
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Originally Posted by Ed Hughes View Post

Some funnys.
That's good, 'cuz we could sure use some laughs around here!
Jalopnik.com tends to agree about the funniez

Here's their "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Is Actually A Show About Nothing" review:
Originally Posted by Travis Okulski

Even though Seinfeld was typically referred to as a show about nothing, each episode actually had a pointed message and a distinct story line.

Apparently angry that Seinfeld actually was about something, Jerry is now back with a show that is literally about absolutely nothing. And I mean nothing.

First, let's break down the title. Are there comedians in the show? Yes. Are there cars? Yep. And what about coffee? Oh, you bet there's coffee.

For a web series, the show promises to have a bunch of cool cars and big time funny people. The lead off is a 1952 VW Beetle split window with 25 horsepower that's being shared by Seinfeld's longtime pal and collaborator, Larry David.

Anytime that David and Seinfeld come together there's an expectation for comedy. Just a regular conversation between the two can be hilarious. Right at the beginning, there is a trademark exchange that instantly makes this worth watching for any Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm fan:
Seinfeld: You excited?
David: I wouldn't say I'm excited, but I'm looking forward to it. My mother used to say to me once a week, "Larry, why can't you get excited about something? You're never excited, nothing excites you."
It's a bit like seeing a real-life version of Curb Your Enthusiasm, except instead of offending vast swaths of America they drive to a coffee shop while talking cars. Seinfeld sees a Bugatti Veyron, stops, and gives Larry a little lesson on the car.

After driving, the two get coffee. What a shocking plot twist. But somehow, the show doesn't really drag. It's just an entertaining, nonsensical conversation between a couple of friends. They reminisce about their days on the show, talk about dietary habits, and other small bits and pieces that nobody could possibly consider important or Earth shattering. It's a Seinfeldian analysis of the minutiae of life. Larry sums it up perfectly:
You have finally done a show about nothing.
Yes, he really has.

The first episode has enough for car and comedy fans alike to come back for next week. However, will Seinfeld have the same rapport with comics he isn't as close to he does with David? And will the cars be as interesting? I hope.

Check out the full episode on Crackle.

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I doubt we'll see Jerry's actual cars...

At the end of each episode you'll see where they give credit to who donates the car for the show.
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Jerry has said that some of the cars will be his, but most are borrowed.
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Originally Posted by CamsPorsche View Post

I doubt we'll see Jerry's actual cars...

At the end of each episode you'll see the credit to who donates the car.
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Jerry has said that most are borrowed.
I was surprised that from the very beginning they feature cars that aren't his, even the series' premiere -- the very first show's Blue Beetle...

AutoBlog.com's "Seinfeld premiers new show with VW Bug and Larry David:"
Originally Posted by Scott Burgess

"Larry Eats A Pancake"

That's the title of the first episode of Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," which features a 1952 Volkswagen Beetle and long-time Seinfeld friend, Larry David. The web series episode premiered on Sony's Crackle.com Thursday.

The Bug is beautifully restored and there are lots of shots of it looking out of place on the roads of Los Angeles throughout the 13-minute video. Seinfeld sums up the 25-horsepower car perfectly, "And if like me, you believe true humility is always in short supply, this is the car for you."

There's also a funny bit when Seinfeld pulls up next to a Bugatti Veyron and points out both are made by Volkswagen.

Really, the car is secondary character this show, as Seinfeld and David trade thoughts on the car, being Jewish and eating pancakes. But the project also appears to be something of a passion for Seinfeld or at least a way for him to get into vintage vehicles. There are no commercials.

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Just watched the Ricky Gervais piece. I go to City Island (great seafood!) quite often using the same roads those two did in the Austin Healey. FDR to Bruckner/I-95... I take my Audi there but would NEVER drive my 993 on the FDR drive. Ever. I know all the pot holes, every bump in the road (and there are lots of them!) and I am just not comfortable taking the car on that highway. Hats off to Seinfeld for doing it!
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Just watched the Ricky Gervais piece.

I would NEVER drive my 993 on the FDR drive. Ever. I know all the pot holes, every bump in the road (and there are lots of them!) and I am just not comfortable taking the car on that highway.
Ricky didn't seem comfortable with the FDR, either ... or anything else

AutoBlog.com's "Seinfeld's CiCGC series lands Ricky Gervais in an Austin-Healey 3000:"

Originally Posted by George Kennedy

In the second installment of Jerry Seinfeld's new web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry scares the bejezus out of Ricky Gervais. Hilarity ensues.

Seinfeld picks up the British funnyman in a 1967 Austin-Healey 3000, which Jerry claims is a car that says "Damnit I love British sports cars and I will go down with that ship if I have to." Upon arrival Gervais admits that he did not know the Austin was a British-built car.

On the the way to get coffee, outside of Manhattan, they ponder why the homeless have such wonderful hair and the morality of the death penalty – oh, and Gervais is scared stupid by riding in the tiny British roadster.

find out if Gervais eventually suffers from a nervous breakdown in a sports car built in his native land.

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Old 08-25-2012, 10:39 AM
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Wink lazy, shiftless bastard

Looking forward to a Porsche Which would you pick from his collection for the next video?

Though this write-up implies the Mercedes is Seinfeld's, video credits a Southampton business...

AutoBlog.com's "Seinfeld's CiCGC pairs Alec Baldwin with 1970 Mercedes-Benz SL:"
Originally Posted by George Kennedy

For both comedy and car fans, Jerry Seinfeld and his "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" web series has been a car-filled, caffeine-fueled, laugh-fest. The trend continues in the latest installment of his unusual unscripted series.

Jerry picks up actor Alec Baldwin in a Signal Red Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster. The two exchange anecdotes about their shared hometown of Massapequa, New York and of a Kirk Douglas-Burt Lancaster rivalry. Baldwin also considers his mortality and calls Seinfeld a "lazy, shiftless bastard." Baldwin also decrees that he is the most articulate person in the Screen Actors Guild, and talks about the jealousy induced by watching his neighbors play on a Slip 'n' Slide.

two prolific funny men talk over coffee and while tooling around in Seinfeld's cherry SL.

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