Monday, July 23, 2012

Review of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee A New Web Series Starring Jerry Seinfeld

This is a spoiler free review

Network and cable television are not the only way to get your fix of Jerry Seinfeld's comedic gifts. Jerry's new on-line show made it's debut on July 19th and is titled "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee". Larry David, the show's first guest and long-time Seinfeld friend and collaborator tells Jerry, that with this show, he may have succeeded in what had been their goal with "Seinfeld"---to create "a show about nothing".

On the surface it may seem like "nothing", but besides being extremely funny, the show is also informative. We learn about different makes of automobiles and we learn things about the comedians. They and Jerry have philosophical discussions about the things in life that are at first glance about "nothing", but are in the larger scheme of life really quite interesting.

In the opener Jerry calls Larry to invite him to have coffee. Larry doesn't drink coffee, he drinks tea. But there's another reason for them to meet. Jerry wants to show Larry his azure blue 1952, 4 cylinder, 25 horsepower engine, split rear window, Volkswagen beetle. And man she is a honey. One of the car's charmingly eccentric attributes are the the retractable bright orange flippers that act as a turn signal. They pop out horizontally just behind the car's front door.

Compared to those in a more modern vehicle, the shock absorbers are not the friendliest to the kidneys. But the interior's upholstery & seats look to be cushioney soft. Of course this being Jerry Seinfeld's car the interior is also immaculate.

Scheduled guests on upcoming episodes of "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee" are Alec Baldwin, Ricky Gervais, and Michael Richards.

New webisodes of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee air on the website of the same name and on on Thursdays.

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