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7 of Seinfeld’s Best ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Episodes

Last updated: August 11, 2016 at 2:37 pm. Posted by in Caesars Palace, Celebrities, Las Vegas Shows. Comments Off on 7 of Seinfeld’s Best ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Episodes.

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Jerry Seinfeld has been a titan of stand-up comedy since the early 1980s. He became a household name with the success of his eponymous Larry David-created sitcom, which featured Seinfeld playing a fictional version of himself on NBC for nine seasons (racking up multiple Emmy and Golden Globe awards along the way).

But in the age of the internet, the superstar comedian has become just as popular for his Emmy-nominated web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” In the show, Seinfeld chats with comedians in a vintage car while going out for coffee and grub. The results of these candid conversations are equally hilarious, revealing and enlightening.

To get ready for Seinfeld’s return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on April 8 and 9, we thought it would be fun to share our favorite episodes of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” It was hard to choose from the seven (!) seasons that have been released, so we limited the list to one episode from each season.

SEASON 1: RICKY GERVAIS

The Car: 1967 Austin-Healey 3000

Ricky Gervais, Jerry Seinfeld

This might just be one of the outright funniest episodes, purely because Ricky Gervais is one of the funniest people on the planet, especially while freaking out over Seinfeld’s driving (“I think it’s a death trap!”). The British comedian (and co-creator of the original BBC version of “The Office”) even manages to be hilarious while discussing the death penalty, abortions and Adolf Hitler.

SEASON 2: DON RICKLES

The Car: 1958 Cadillac Eldorado

Jerry Seinfeld and Don Rickles

Even at 86, legendary comedian Don Rickles is just as “on” during the entire episode as he’s ever been in his lengthy career. The insult comic regales Seinfeld with hilarious tales of coming up in Las Vegas lounges, playing The Copacabana, and entertaining four U.S. Presidents, as well as talking about his friendships with Frank Sinatra and Bob Newhart.

SEASON 3: LOUIS C.K.

The car: 1959 Fiat 600 “Jolly”

Louis CK and Jerry Seinfeld

In a laughable car that’s practically the size and build of a squat orange golf cart, Seinfeld and Louis CK embark on a wicker-cushioned ride to Louis CK’s yacht (yes, Louis CK owns a yacht, which he claims he “can’t afford”). Once the pair are out on Louis CK’s boat in the middle of the Hudson River, the redheaded comedian talks about how he enjoys IMAX movies, his love of New York City, and with the help of some animation, how his boat once got stuck in the mud in Harlem.

SEASON 4: GEORGE WALLACE

The Car: 1965 Buick Riviera

George Wallace and Jerry Seinfeld

We’re kinda partial to this episode because, well, it was filmed in Las Vegas, and features one of our favorite people (and one of Seinfeld’s best friends), George Wallace, who at the time was a headliner at Flamingo Las Vegas. The episode not only includes scenes from inside the Flamingo with the High Roller glowing in the background, but also Seinfeld’s guest appearance during Wallace’s show (spoiler alert?). After driving down the Strip, they end up at the Peppermill Restaurant and Lounge for coffee and conversation in the glow of the classic coffee shop’s neon lights.

SEASON 5: JIMMY FALLON

The Car(s): 1956 Chevrolet Corvette, 1994 Land Rover Defender 90

Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld

Not surprisingly, only two minutes into Jimmy Fallon’s ride, he’s already doing Seinfeld impressions without realizing it, giving us two Jerrys for a few moments. Like Louis CK’s episode, this one also involves a boat ride, this time on a 13-foot Boston Whaler (which Jerry compares to a “slide whistle”), which begins with Seinfeld taking off his pants to reveal his “comedy shorts.” It’s an epic, two-part episode totaling 34 minutes of comedy and conversation.

SEASON 6: JIM CARREY

The car: 1976 Lamborghini Countach

Jim Carrey and Jerry Seinfeld

From the start, you know this episode is going to be ridiculous, with Jim Carrey making his entrance in his own style, by climbing over the gate of his home instead of opening the door. Dressed in a paint-stained T-shirt and long shorts, Carrey scrunches up his lanky legs into the Lamborghini Countach, then hams it up the rest of the episode, at one point donning a discarded sweater found on the sidewalk.

SEASON 7: BARACK OBAMA

The Car: 1963 Corvette Sting Ray

Jerry Seinfeld and President Barack Obama

Sure, technically, President Barack Obama is not a comedian—at least, not a professional one. But, as Seinfeld admitted in his intro to this episode, the President “has gotten off just enough funny lines to qualify for getting on this show.” But the truth is, the current Commander-in-Chief is pretty darn hilarious, even without a fleet of speechwriters doing the heavy lifting. Of course, they couldn’t go for a freewheeling drive around D.C. in the Sting Ray, but they managed to do just fine sticking to the White House and its grounds.

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