“Even Jack Bauer had an hour.”
– Ricky Gervais
I must be the only person that watched Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee starring Jerry Seinfeld backwards on Crackle. I didn’t even realize I started watching Single Shots beginning with Season 3. I watched them backwards to the beginning of Season 1 Episode 1 in one sitting. That’s not the strangest part. By the time I got to that first episode, I was in tears. Whaaat? Why? It’s a show about comedians driving in cars and having coffee for crying (excuse the pun) out loud. As Jerry Seinfeld puts it, it’s an “anti-show of non-events” or like an “edited talk show without an audience.”
The unscripted conversations makes for some good giggles and gives us an idea of how comedians interact with each other. Think law of attraction and how “like attracts like” or how “birds of a feather flock together”. There is something about listening to Jerry Seinfeld order eggs with Ricky Gervais or being out-ordered by Sarah Silverman. Or maybe it’s the pace of the edits – creamy images of coffee, the motion of driving or the peculiar ways people get in and out of cars.
Geek alert. I just realized I have ONLY been watching the promos for the actual episodes. Ah I guess that’s why they are called “Shots” as in Espresso. Duh. The actual episodes run under 20 minutes.Ok so I finally had the chance to watch the first few episodes. Yes, I decided to go in order this time and started with the Larry David episode. They had me at the shiny 1952 Volkswagen (post-war) Beetle. In this episode they actually drive up next to a yellow Bugatti. If you don’t know what a Bugatti looks like, guess you’ll have to watch to get a glimpse. It also helps to hear deep words of wisdom from Larry David, as he sips his herbal tea, “Heat, it warms you!”The second episode only gets better when Ricky Gervais becomes a nervous passenger in the 1967 Austin-Healy 3000. His whole being makes me laugh. It’s hard not to smile looking at this picture, right? So after you’ve had your share of eggnog, glühwein or aquavit, take a few moments to relax with a show, much like Seinfeld, about nothing.
By the way, as usual, I am a lot behind! Apparently, this show is now in its seventh season and has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards. I just found out that Season Seven premiered last night and has incredible upcoming guests like Steve Martin, Will Farrell and believe it or not, President Barack Obama.
As always, thank you for stopping by on Christmas Eve or Nyttårsaften. I wish you much joy and laughter in the new year ahead! And just for fun, if Odd and I had our own show we would call it “Cranky Couples in Cold Weather Eating Cronuts”. Just kidding we’ve never had cronuts but ohh baby, it’s cold outside.
Cheers to 2016!