Banter between two brilliant comedians on Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee in its third season. Seinfeld, known for his impressive collection of vintage cars worth over $15 Million, picks up Tina Fey in a classic red 1967 Volvo 1800S. He describes the car as “sensible but fun” like Tina.
Jerry starts the conversation in the car with “One of the things I like about you besides EVERYTHING is that like myself, you enjoy eating things you’re not suppose to eat because it’s like little mini vacations in your stressful day.” Tina’s comeback, “The only reward for anything is FOOD.” So true.
They first have coffee and try a “wheat puffs” drink at Floridita in Harlem, NY. Love Tina Fey’s take on social media – people should be required to have a license to be on Twitter and she would be the one giving out the licenses.
Afterwards, Jerry and Tina head to the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho for the forbidden cronut – a croissant-doughnut pastry that is the latest obsession, where foodies stand in line outside the shop in the wee hours of the morning to get a taste before it sells out.
They reflect on both their award winning NBC sitcoms and how they never imagined their paths – 30 Rock (2006 – 2013) for Tina and Seinfeld (1989 – 1998) for Jerry. Prior to 30 Rock, Tina’s tenure on Saturday Night Live (SNL) for 9 seasons included becoming the first female head writer. Her most memorable SNL character was Sarah Palin. She has received 8 Emmy Awards for her work on SNL and 30 Rock for both her writing and acting.
Watching the two together is like being a BEE (an ode to Seinfeld’s Bee Movie) on the wall listening in on a conversation among witty friends. Unrehearsed, spontaneous and raw. Comedic timing exists. Don’t you wish more of us had it.
Jerry didn’t even think anyone would be watching his web series. “My initial intention was to make a few of these silly little things for the stand-up comedy obsessed like myself,” said Jerry. Crackle, Sony’s answer to YouTube, produces Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The show has topped 25 million streams in its current season alone and even won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Class — Short-Format Nonfiction Program. The unscripted and well-edited show is better than anything you would see on television.