The Best Episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the comedic talk show created and hosted by the legendary comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, has somewhat of a cult following. You can catch it on Netflix and watch good ol' Seinfeld chat to legendary comedians while driving classic cars before stopping for a coffee. It's a simple concept that works a treat, but what are the best episodes? With 82 to choose from, there are a fair few. We've whittled it down to nine awesome episodes we love. 😍
What is Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee?
The show premiered in 2012 and has since become a cultural phenomenon. Praised for its unique concept and the chemistry between Jerry and his guests, the series features Seinfeld driving around in a vintage car with a different comedian for each episode as they discuss various topics and make pit stops for coffee along the way.
Where Can I Watch Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee?
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is available to stream on Netflix. All episodes, including the latest season, can be found on the platform. To watch the show, you just need a Netflix subscription – or your friend/family member/neighbour's password.
The Best Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Episodes
9) Jon Stewart: "The Sound of Virginity" (Season 4, Episode 5)
Seinfeld begins the episode by arriving in a Gremlin, Stewart's first car, which he jokingly suggests is the type of vehicle used as a form of contraception. You can already imagine what it looks like, right? Anyway, the episode showcases the comedic chemistry between Stewart and Seinfeld, revealing they are genuine friends, not just acquaintances doing the show. Interestingly, the episode serves as a foreshadowing to the end of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, which he left in 2015.
8) George Constanza: "The Over-Cheer" (Season 3, Episode 6)
Jason Alexander is in his legendary role of George Costanza from Seinfeld here, with the duo heading to Tom's. But this isn't an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, really. Instead, it's a glimpse into a world where Seinfeld never ended, providing endless entertainment for its fans and taking you right back into the comforts of George and Jerry nattering about nothing.
7) Tina Fey: "Faeces Are My Purview" (Season 3, Episode 5)
In this episode, Seinfeld and Fey engage in a whacky quest to figure out what a drink called "wheat puffs" is. The conversation occurs before Fey's show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but after her 30 Rock fame. While there's always a comedic undertone, Fey hits some potent points, especially regarding Twitter. She expresses her belief that people should require a licence to be on Twitter, and given the current social media landscape, we think she's onto something
6) Garry Shandling: "It's Great That Garry Shandling Is Still Alive" (Season 7, Episode 4).
Another standout episode is "It's Great That Garry Shandling Is Still Alive." This episode was filmed shortly before the late Garry Shandling's death and is now considered a tribute to the beloved comedian. Jerry and Garry discuss various topics, including their shared love for boxing, and take a ride in a 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo. The episode is a heartfelt and hilarious tribute to one of the most beloved comedians ever.
5) Don Rickles: "You'll Never Play the Copa" (Season 2, Episode 4)
The two comedy legends discuss their early days in show business and share stories about their time performing in Las Vegas. Don and Jerry take a ride in a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible and visit the iconic Copacabana nightclub. Don's quick wit and sharp tongue are on full display, making for a special episode.
4) Trevor Noah: "That's the Whole Point of Apartheid, Jerry" (Season 6, Episode 5)
This episode hits all the right spots, thanks to Noah's definition of real football. There's also some really good stuff about his experience growing up as a biracial person in South Africa. Overall, this show offers the perfect blend of humour and emotion, as Noah opens up about his humble beginnings and the challenges he faced along the way. It's a poignant reminder of how far he has come and how he's used his life experiences to become one of the most successful comedians of our time.
3) Larry David: "Larry Eats a Pancake" (Season 1, Episode 1)
Seinfeld's newfound love for coffee "klatch-dom" kicked off with none other than his partner in comedy, Larry David. The two men behind the show about nothing resurrected the tradition with their Seinfeldian humour. Their first episode was a pilot about nothing that set the tone for everything to come. It also answered a long-standing question: does Jerry Seinfeld wear boxers or briefs?
2) Jamie Foxx: "You Got to Get the Alligator Sweat" (Season 11, Episode 6)
Seinfeld takes a backseat to let the hilarious Jamie Foxx take centre stage. The two comedians sit in a booth at a New Orleans diner, with Seinfeld mostly just listening as Foxx delivers one impressive impression after another. From a spot-on Dave Chappelle to a hilarious Barack Obama, Foxx keeps the laughs coming. This episode is a standout in the collection, with non-stop laughter throughout and a bonus reveal from Foxx that he's working on a new special.
1) President Obama: "Just Tell Him You're the President" (Season 7, Episode 1)
The best episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee doesn't even feature a comedian – well, not a real one. Seinfeld finds a hilarious sparring partner in former President Obama, who admits that his appearance on the show might be his most embarrassing presidential moment. The two engage in a comedic banter, with Obama joking that he does well with the "zero-to-8 demographic." Watching this episode, we can't help but reminisce on the old America and appreciate Obama even more. It's a great example of the lighter side of politics and shows that even the president can have a good sense of humour.
Will There Be Any New Episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee?
For now, it looks like the fun is over, with Seinfeld suggesting he won't be making any more episodes. In a 2021 interview, he said, "No, no, that's uh — I think I'm going to put that volume on the shelf. "It was a lot of fun, and I got to meet … a lot of those people I had not met. We're friends now. It's amazing what two hours with somebody — you're friends forever after that. It was really great."
Episodes We'd Like to See of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Okay, so Jerry might not have any plans to make new episodes of the hit show. But just in case he changes his mind, we've got some guests and car suggestions for Seinfeld and the team.
"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is in a '65 Cobra"
We'd like to see Jerry joined by the charismatic actor Will Smith, with the two discussing Will's early days in show business and how he became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. It'd take place in a 1965 Cobra and make a pit stop at a coffee shop in Venice Beach because, why not? Oh, and of course, they'd talk about that slap.
"Jerrod Carmichael and the Vintage Porsche 911"
Jerry Seinfeld picks up Jerrod Carmichael in a vintage Porsche 911, and the two start their conversation with the logistics of drinking coffee in a moving car. Carmichael then takes a more serious tone about his experience growing up in a religious family and his struggle to find his own identity while making a career as a comedian. Seinfeld, as always, delivers witty observations and shares his thoughts on social media and comedy. The two even stop at a thrift store to shop for Hawaiian shirts, providing comic relief during their serious discussion.
Romesh Ranganathan and his Bimmer
This episode would see Jerry Seinfeld pick up Romesh Ranganathan in a vintage BMW 2002. As they drive through the streets of London, Romesh talks about his upbringing and the differences between American and British comedy. The two would stop for coffee at a local café (in Shoreditch, obviously), where they chat about Ranganathan's career and his experiences as a comedian in the UK.
Cars and Coffee
So that's it – our favourite episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Do you agree with our picks? Which episode is your favourite? Go for a drive, grab a coffee, and let us know what you think in the comments. And have you seen Jerry Seinfield's car collection? If not check out this interesting blog too!☕