Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
White block lettering of the show title, as if written in chalk, over a background of rich brown coffee with swirling milk
Created byJerry Seinfeld
Directed byJerry Seinfeld
Presented byJerry Seinfeld
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes84
Executive producerJerry Seinfeld
Running time6–23 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseJuly 19, 2012 (2012-07-19) –
July 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is an American talk-show directed and hosted by comedian Jerry Seinfeld. The series premiered on digital network Crackle on July 19, 2012, and has since run on Netflix. As of May 2015, it had been streamed nearly 100 million times. The series moved to Netflix in 2018 for the debut of its tenth season. Its eleventh season premiered on July 19, 2019. Seinfeld has since indicated that he may be done working on the series.

Episodes feature Seinfeld introducing a vintage car selected for a guest comedian, followed by a drive to a café or restaurant where they drink coffee. Episodes diverge from the format spontaneously, from making unplanned stops to interacting with members of the public.



Seinfeld said that the roots of the concept traced to a DVD extra he made for his 2002 documentary Comedian along with a later trip he made after purchasing an old VW Beetle in New Mexico, subsequently filming the return trip to the east coast with a friend.[1] Later, describing the birth of the series, Seinfeld said the series birth was "an experiment"[2]—as "kind of a guess."[3]

Before the series was developed, Seinfeld was told by leading social network advisers including those at Facebook and Yahoo, that a show length exceeding five minutes had little chance of success on the web.[4] Howard Schultz, coffee magnate and chairman of Starbucks, turned down the opportunity to sponsor the show.[4] Acura eventually sponsored the show, giving Seinfeld creative license with creating commercials and product placements.[4]

The series premiered on Crackle on July 19, 2012. As of May 2015, it had been streamed nearly 100 million times.[5] In January 2017, it was announced that the series would migrate to Netflix starting with the show's tenth season.[6][7] The first nine seasons became available to stream on Netflix in January 2018.[8] Excluded are the Super Bowl promotional episode with Jason Alexander and Wayne Knight reprising their respective roles of George Costanza and Newman from Seinfeld,[9] a series of promotional videos featuring Michael Richards as fictional Crackle president Dick Corcoran and a spin-off series Single Shot (2014–2016), which compiled footage from various episodes to focus on a more narrow subject.[10]

The series' eleventh season premiered on July 19, 2019.[11] After hinting in mid-2020 that he may be done working on the series, Seinfeld said in late 2021, "I think I'm going to put that volume on the shelf." He elaborated that "It was a lot of fun and I got to meet ... a lot of those people who I had not met. We're friends now."[12] The first episode filmed and last episode released feature Barry Marder and the same 1966 Porsche 356.[13]


Episodes are estimated to cost about $100,000,[2] with guests being paid in cash and the initial raw shoot lasting on average three and a half hours,[2] which is then edited over a two-week period down to a 12 to 20-minute episode.[2] The process uses a lean production staff,[2] involves a minimum of network interaction[2] and is designed as an edited and unscripted talk show without an audience that can be comfortably watched on a smartphone.[2]

The show is formatted around the car drive and "movement," as Seinfeld believed that "when attempting to show the meandering, silly and sometimes deep conversations that comedians share, you have to remove the audience to keep the participants from dropping into their acts,"[2] adding that "part of what makes the show watchable is that it's always moving. There's no narrative [to] drive the story. We know what happens. We know they're going to get coffee. You need a kinetic energy to move it along. Moving people around keeps them awake."[2]

The format is similar to Robert Llewellyn's Carpool, which ran for over 100 episodes between 2009 and 2011. In July 2019, Seinfeld apologized to Llewellyn for the similarity and for not previously being aware of his series.[14]

Bob Einstein became the first repeat guest on the show, appearing in the first season and again in the ninth season.[15] Two guests have had their appearances split into two episodes: Jimmy Fallon in the fifth season and Ricky Gervais in the eleventh season. Several episodes have featured multiple guests appearing together including Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks; Colin Quinn and Mario Joyner; and Kathleen Madigan and Chuck Martin. Colleen Ballinger appeared in character as Miranda Sings as a guest on an episode.


Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast releasedNetwork
110July 19, 2012 (2012-07-19)September 27, 2012 (2012-09-27)Crackle
26June 13, 2013 (2013-06-13)July 18, 2013 (2013-07-18)
37January 2, 2014 (2014-01-02)February 6, 2014 (2014-02-06)
45June 19, 2014 (2014-06-19)July 17, 2014 (2014-07-17)
58November 6, 2014 (2014-11-06)December 18, 2014 (2014-12-18)
66June 3, 2015 (2015-06-03)July 8, 2015 (2015-07-08)
76December 30, 2015 (2015-12-30)February 3, 2016 (2016-02-03)
86June 16, 2016 (2016-06-16)July 21, 2016 (2016-07-21)
96January 5, 2017 (2017-01-05)February 9, 2017 (2017-02-09)
1012July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)Netflix
1112July 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)

Season 1 (2012)

No. in
TitleGuestsCar modelsRestaurantsRelease dateNo. Netflix
11"Larry Eats a Pancake"Larry David1952 Volkswagen BeetleJohn O'Groats, Los Angeles, CAJuly 19, 2012 (2012-07-19)C4.6
22"Mad Man in a Death Machine"Ricky Gervais1967 Austin-Healey 3000City Island Diner, City Island, Bronx, NYAugust 2, 2012 (2012-08-02)C1.14
33"A Monkey and a Lava Lamp"Brian Regan1970 Dodge Challenger T/ARae's Diner, Santa Monica, CAAugust 9, 2012 (2012-08-09)C3.13
44"Just a Lazy Shiftless Bastard"Alec Baldwin1970 Mercedes-Benz W113Fairway Market Café, New York, NYAugust 16, 2012 (2012-08-16)C1.4
55"A Taste of Hell From on High"Joel Hodgson1963 Volkswagen Karmann GhiaSkylark Diner, Edison, NJAugust 23, 2012 (2012-08-23)C1.19
Joel previously worked with Jerry on the 1987 special Stand-Up Confidential before making the cult TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 the following year.
66"Unusable on the Internet"Bob Einstein1970 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3Jerry's Deli, Studio City, Los Angeles, CA
Nate 'n Al's, Beverly Hills, CA
August 30, 2012 (2012-08-30)C4.10
77"You Don't Want to Offend a Cannibal"Barry Marder1966 Porsche 356Bendix Diner, Hasbrouck Heights, NJSeptember 6, 2012 (2012-09-06)C3.16
88"I Hear Downton Abbey Is Pretty Good..."Colin Quinn & Mario Joyner1976 Triumph TR6Fort Defiance Café, Brooklyn, NYSeptember 13, 2012 (2012-09-13)C4.9
99"I Want Sandwiches, I Want Chicken"Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
1970 Porsche 911 (classic)
Norm's Diner, Los Angeles, CA
Nate 'n Al's, Beverly Hills, CA
September 20, 2012 (2012-09-20)C2.5
1010"It's Bubbly Time, Jerry"Michael Richards & Barry Katz1962 Volkswagen Type 2The Malibu Kitchen, Malibu, CASeptember 27, 2012 (2012-09-27)C1.17

Season 2 (2013)

No. in
TitleGuestsCar modelsRestaurantsRelease dateNo. Netflix
111"I'm Going to Change Your Life Forever"Sarah Silverman1969 Jaguar E-Type Series 2Millie's, Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CAJune 13, 2013 (2013-06-13)C4.2
122"I Like Kettlecorn"David Letterman1995 Volvo 960 station wagonGreen Granary, New Milford, CTJune 20, 2013 (2013-06-20)C2.9
133"No Lipsticks for Nuns"Gad Elmaleh1950 Citroën 2CVPommes Frites, French Roast, New York, NYJune 27, 2013 (2013-06-27)C4.4
144"You'll Never Play the Copa"Don Rickles1958 Cadillac EldoradoFactor's Famous Deli, Los Angeles, CAJuly 4, 2013 (2013-07-04)C2.7
155"Really?!"Seth Meyers1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSRoebling Tea Room, Brooklyn, NYJuly 11, 2013 (2013-07-11)C1.15
166"Kids Need Bullying"Chris Rock1969 Lamborghini Miura P400SAllendale Eats!, Allendale, NJJuly 18, 2013 (2013-07-18)C1.10

Season 3 (2014)

No. in
TitleGuestsCar modelsRestaurantsRelease dateNo. Netflix
171"Comedy, Sex and the Blue Numbers"Louis C.K.1959 Fiat 600 JollyLouis C.K.'s personal boat, New York, NYJanuary 2, 2014 (2014-01-02)C4.11
The episode was not initially included when the series debuted on Netflix on January 5, 2018. It was added on January 10, 2018.
182"How Would You Kill Superman?"Patton Oswalt1981 DMC DeLoreanHandsome Coffee Roasters, Los Angeles, CAJanuary 9, 2014 (2014-01-09)C3.5
The DeLorean broke down
193"Comedy Is a Concealed Weapon"Jay Leno1949 Porsche 356Jones Coffee, Pasadena, CAJanuary 16, 2014 (2014-01-16)C3.6
204"So You're Mellow and Tense?"Todd Barry1966 MG MGBNathan's Famous, New York, NYJanuary 23, 2014 (2014-01-23)C3.15
215"Feces Are My Purview"Tina Fey1967 Volvo 1800SFloridita, Harlem, New York, NY
Dominique Ansel Bakery, SoHo, New York, NY
January 30, 2014 (2014-01-30)C1.12
226"The Over-Cheer"Jason Alexander as George Costanza;
Wayne Knight
1976 AMC PacerTom's Restaurant, New York, NYFebruary 2, 2014 (2014-02-02)TBA
Jerry and George Costanza (Jason Alexander, reprising his role from Seinfeld) have coffee and chat about proper etiquette for attending a Super Bowl party before running into Newman (Wayne Knight). The episode was written by Seinfeld and Larry David and was directed by David.[16] A 90-second version of the episode aired on Fox before its Super Bowl XLVIII halftime coverage.[16] This episode was excluded from the Netflix collections in 2018.
237"The Last Days of Howard Stern"Howard Stern1969 Pontiac GTOBel Aire Diner, Astoria, Queens, NYFebruary 6, 2014 (2014-02-06)C2.4

Season 4 (2014)

No. in
TitleGuestsCar modelsRestaurantsRelease dateNo. Netflix
241"A Little Hyper-Aware"Sarah Jessica Parker1976 Ford Country SquireColony Diner, East Meadow, NY
Francesco's Bakery, Hicksville, NY
June 19, 2014 (2014-06-19)C1.6
252"Two Polish Airline Pilots"George Wallace1965 Buick RivieraFlamingo Las Vegas & Peppermill Fireside Lounge, Las Vegas, NVJune 26, 2014 (2014-06-26)C4.13
263"Opera Pimp"Robert Klein1967 Jaguar Mark 2Klein's home & Landmark Diner, Ossining, NYJuly 3, 2014 (2014-07-03)C3.14
274"It's Like Pushing a Building Off a Cliff"Aziz Ansari2012 Prevost Car X3-45 VIPBrody's Diner, Shrewsbury, MassachusettsJuly 10, 2014 (2014-07-10)C1.13
285"The Sound of Virginity"Jon Stewart1978 AMC Gremlin
1968 AMC AMX
Tick Tock Diner, Clifton, NJJuly 17, 2014 (2014-07-17)C3.4

Season 5 (2014)

A series of bonus promotional videos featuring Michael Richards as Crackle president Dick Corcoran were released before and during this season.[17][18] Joan Rivers had been asked by Seinfeld to be the fifth season's first guest. However, she postponed her appearance due to a scheduled medical procedure.[19] Rivers died as a result of that procedure.

No. in
TitleGuestsCar modelsRestaurantsRelease dateNo. Netflix
291"You Look Amazing in the Wind"Kevin Hart1959 Porsche 718212 Pier, Santa Monica, CANovember 6, 2014 (2014-11-06)C2.2
302"I'm Wondering What It's Like to Date Me"Amy Schumer1971 Ferrari Daytona 365 GTB/4Short Stop Diner, Bronx, NYNovember 13, 2014 (2014-11-13)C3.1
313"Smoking Past the Band"Bill Burr1970 Boss 302 MustangNovel Cafe, Santa Monica, CaliforniaNovember 20, 2014 (2014-11-20)C4.3
324"Happy Thanksgiving Miranda"Miranda Sings1960 Austin-Healey SpriteArt's Delicatessen Restaurant,[20] Studio City, Los Angeles, CANovember 27, 2014 (2014-11-27)C4.5
335"I Wasn't Told About This... with Special Feature: I’m Dying, Jerry"Fred Armisen1965 Saab 96 Monte Carlo 850Coava Coffee Roasters, Portland, ORDecember 4, 2014 (2014-12-04)C3.8
346"I'm Going to Take a Percocet and Let That One Go"Ali Wentworth1970 Mercedes-Benz W111Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Bedminster, NJDecember 11, 2014 (2014-12-11)C1.20
35–367–8"The Unsinkable Legend — Part 1 & Part 2"Jimmy Fallon1956 Chevrolet Corvette (C1)
1994 Land Rover Defender 90
John's Pancake House, Montauk, NYDecember 18, 2014 (2014-12-18)C1.2/C1.3
Released in two parts on both Crackle[21] and Netflix.

Season 6 (2015)

No. in
TitleGuestsCar modelsRestaurantsRelease dateNo. Netflix
371"I'll Go If I Don't Have to Talk"Julia Louis-Dreyfus1964 Aston Martin DB5Caffe Luxxe & Art's Table, Santa Monica, CAJune 3, 2015 (2015-06-03)C2.6
382"Always Do the Banana Joke First"Steve Harvey1957 Chevrolet Bel AirManny's Cafeteria & Biggs Mansion, Chicago, ILJune 10, 2015 (2015-06-10)C3.2
393"We Love Breathing What You're Burning, Baby"Jim Carrey1976 Lamborghini CountachKiller Cafe, Marina del Rey, CAJune 17, 2015 (2015-06-17)C1.1
404"The Comedy Team of Smug and Arrogant"Bill Maher1979 Volkswagen BeetleBrite Spot, Echo Park, Los Angeles, CAJune 24, 2015 (2015-06-24)C4.1
415"That's the Whole Point of Apartheid, Jerry"Trevor Noah1985 Ferrari 308 GTBiOne Girl Cookies, Brooklyn, NYJuly 1, 2015 (2015-07-01)C1.7
426"Cut Up and Bloody but Looking Good"Stephen Colbert1964 Morgan +4Bluestone Coffee Co., Montclair, NJJuly 8, 2015 (2015-07-08)C1.5

Season 7 (2015–16)

No. in
TitleGuestsCar modelsRestaurantsRelease dateNo. Netflix
431"Just Tell Him You're the President"Barack Obama1963 Corvette Sting RayStaff dining room of the White House, Washington, D.C.December 30, 2015 (2015-12-30)C2.1
442"If You See This on a Toilet Seat, Don't Sit Down"Steve Martin1954 Siata 8V
1966 Ford Mustang
Pleasantville Diner, Pleasantville, NYJanuary 6, 2016 (2016-01-06)C3.3
453"Stroked Out on a Hot Machine"Kathleen Madigan & Chuck Martin1972 BMW 2002 tiiAlfred Coffee, Studio City, Los Angeles, CAJanuary 13, 2016 (2016-01-13)C4.12
464"It's Great That Garry Shandling Is Still Alive"Garry Shandling1979 Porsche 930 TurboDu-Par's Restaurant & Bakery, Studio City, Los Angeles, CAJanuary 20, 2016 (2016-01-20)C3.9
475"I Don't Think That's Bestiality"Sebastian Maniscalco1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28Intelligentsia Coffee & The Tasting Kitchen, Venice, Los Angeles, CAJanuary 27, 2016 (2016-01-27)C4.7
486"Mr. Ferrell, For the Last Time, We're Going to Ask You to Put the Cigar Out"Will Ferrell1970 Plymouth SuperbirdMed Cafe, Marina del Rey, CAFebruary 3, 2016 (2016-02-03)C2.3

Season 8 (2016)

No. in
TitleGuestsCar modelsRestaurantsRelease dateNo. Netflix
491"Stick Around for the Pope"Jim Gaffigan1977 Volkswagen Westfalia CamperSecond Avenue Deli, Manhattan, NYJune 16, 2016 (2016-06-16)C3.7
502"You Can Go Cho Again"Margaret Cho1967 Mazda CosmoHighland Cafe, Los Angeles, CAJune 23, 2016 (2016-06-23)C3.11
513"Escape from Syosset"Judd Apatow1968 Pontiac Firebird 400101 Coffee Shop, Los Angeles, CAJune 30, 2016 (2016-06-30)C2.8
524"Everybody Respects a Bloody Nose"J. B. Smoove1964 Studebaker Avanti10 Speed Coffee, Calabasas, CAJuly 7, 2016 (2016-07-07)C1.18
535"Everybody Likes to See the Monkeys"Lorne Michaels1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL GullwingThe Monkey Bar, New York, NYJuly 14, 2016 (2016-07-14)C3.12
546"What Kind of Human Animal Would Do This?"John Oliver1959 Triumph TR3Allswell, Brooklyn, NYJuly 21, 2016 (2016-07-21)C1.9

Season 9 (2017)

No. in
TitleGuestsCar modelsRestaurantsRelease dateNo. Netflix
551"The Volvo-ness"Kristen Wiig1964 Volvo 122S AmazonHouse of Pies, Los Angeles, CAJanuary 5, 2017 (2017-01-05)C1.8
562"A Rusty Car in the Rain"Norm Macdonald1958 Porsche 356AJackson Hole Diner, East Elmhurst, Queens, NYJanuary 12, 2017 (2017-01-12)C1.16
573"Dictators, Comics, and Preachers"Cedric the Entertainer1958 Bentley S1The Butcher's Daughter, New York, NYJanuary 19, 2017 (2017-01-19)C3.10
584"At What Point Am I Out from Under?"Lewis Black1967 Cadillac EldoradoJunior's, Downtown Brooklyn, NYJanuary 26, 2017 (2017-01-26)C4.8
595"Champagne, Cigars, and Pancake Batter"Christoph Waltz1957 BMW 507 Series IIIHOP, Torrance, CAFebruary 2, 2017 (2017-02-02)C1.11
606"It's Not So Funny When It's Your Mother"Bob Einstein2017 Acura NSXUrth Caffé, Los Angeles, CAFebruary 9, 2017 (2017-02-09)C4.14

Season 10 (2018)

No. in
TitleGuestsCar modelsRestaurantsRelease dateNo. Netflix
611"From The Third Reich To You"Zach Galifianakis1972 Volkswagen ThingRoyal Donuts & Dinah’s Family Restaurant, Los Angeles, CAJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)C5.E1
622"Nobody Says, “I Wish I Had A Camera”"Dave Chappelle1973 Citroën SMThe Diner, Washington, D.C.July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)C5.E2
633"You Said It Wasn't Funny"Ellen DeGeneres1977 Toyota Land Cruiser (J40)Tre Lune, Montecito, CAJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)C5.E3
644"Lasagna With Six Different Cheeses"Tracy Morgan1984 Ferrari 288 GTORaymond’s Restaurant, Ridgewood, NJJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)C5.E4
655"Are There Left Handed Spoons?"Brian Regan2005 Cadillac XLREspresso Profeta, Los Angeles, CAJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)C5.E5
666"Na.. Ga.. Do.. It"Dana CarveyMeyers Manx Dune BuggyThe Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CAJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)C5.E6
677"Nobody Cries At A Joke"Hasan Minhaj1992 Ferrari 512TRHastings Center Restaurant, Hastings-on-Hudson, NYJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)C5.E7
688"Red Bottom Shoes Equals Fantastic Babies"Neal Brennan1965 Porsche 356 CThe Good Stuff, Hermosa Beach, CAJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)C5.E8
699"A Hooker In The Rain"John Mulaney1969 Alfa Romeo Giulia SuperCapizzi, New York, NYJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)C5.E9
7010"A Brain In A Jar"Kate McKinnon1962 Fiat 600 MultiplaVia Quadronno, New York, NYJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)C5.E10
7111"Gyrating, Naked Twister"Alec Baldwin1974 BMW 3.0 CS coupeMadman Espresso, New York, NY
Massapequa Diner, Massapequa, NY
July 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)C5.E11
7212"Heere’s Jerry!"Jerry Lewis1966 Jaguar E-TypeThe Omelet House, Las Vegas, NVJuly 6, 2018 (2018-07-06)C5.E12

Season 11 (2019)

No. in
TitleGuestsCar modelsRestaurantsRelease dateNo. Netflix
731"I Just Wanted to Kill"Eddie Murphy2004 Porsche Carrera GTThe Rose Venice, Venice, Los Angeles, CAJuly 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)C6.E1
742"We Have The Meats"Seth Rogen1976 Dodge Royal Monaco SedanCanter's Deli and Arby's, Los Angeles, CAJuly 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)C6.E2
75–763–4"China Maybe? – Parts 1 & 2"Ricky Gervais2018 Rolls-Royce DawnCity Limits Diner, White Plains, NY
Martine's Fine Bake Shoppe, Scarsdale, NY
July 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)C6.E3/C6.E4
775"These People That Do This Stuff. They Stink."Matthew Broderick2018 Lamborghini Huracán PerformanteJoe Coffee and Le Pain Quotidien, New York, NYJuly 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)C6.E5
786"You Got To Get The Alligator Sweat"Jamie Foxx1969 Maserati MistralSlim Goodies Diner, New Orleans, LAJuly 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)C6.E6
797"My Wife Didn't Know The Extent Of It"Sebastian Maniscalco1959 Lambretta Series IIPasticceria Rocco, Faicco's Italian Specialties, Grom Gelato, and Murray's Cheese Shop, New York, NYJuly 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)C6.E7
808"A Dream World Of Residuals"Martin Short1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D WagonLunetta, Santa Monica, CAJuly 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)C6.E8
819"He Should Have Been Done That"Mario Joyner1974 VW ThingRoscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles and Pinkberry, Los Angeles, CAJuly 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)C6.E9
8210"Melissa Villaseñor"Melissa Villaseñor1991 Nissan FigaroForrest Point, Brooklyn, NYJuly 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)C6.E10
8311"Still Hot To The Touch"Bridget Everett1961 Cadillac Series 62 ConvertibleCafé Angelique, Tenafly, NJJuly 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)C6.E11
8412"Big Lots and BevMo!"Barry Marder1966 Porsche 356 SC CabrioletBrent's Deli, Northridge, CAJuly 19, 2019 (2019-07-19)C6.E12


Brian Lowry of Variety said that the series is the kind of short-form concept that feels stretched, even at 18 minutes.[22] David Hinckley of The New York Daily News gave the series 3 out of 5 stars.[23] Mike Hale of The New York Times said: "The [series' segments] ... are presented in a clean, elegant template with a studiously casual pencil-drawn logo. And the filming and editing are, if you break them down, impressively complex and artful for a Web series."[24]

The New York Times's Anand Giridharadas critiqued the show as being out of touch with the everyman and more of a showcase of Seinfeld's wealth. Giridharadas wrote: "The democracy of observational humor has become, in Mr. Seinfeld's reincarnation, an oligarchy of mutual admiration."[25] Other publications have been more positive in their opinion. The New York Daily News wrote of the show's format and first three seasons that, "It all sounds random, which it is and trivial, which it is and isn’t. In the end, the fun is contagious."[26] Newsday then graded season four of the series with an "A".[27]

Among the show's highlights is the episode with then-president Barack Obama. It begins with Seinfeld knocking on the White House windows, which he later would say "was the peak of my entire existence."[28] Critics and audiences alike praised the episode for "what could have easily come off as stilted, manufactured dribble miraculously contains a comedic spark" and for its "charming and relaxed natural moments of playfulness," as well as the chemistry between the two.[29]

The Guardian's Stuart Heritage reviewed the later seasons of the show as degraded in quality, with the Christoph Waltz episode representing a low point that was "a betrayal of the premise [and] a slab of flabby filler to boot." With the move to Netflix, a subscription service, Heritage expected an increase of quality rather than episodes that were "exactly the same in terms of look and feel as the ones that came before," and further that the series feels more like "a product" with less creativity regarding its selection of guests.[30]

Awards and nominations

The show has earned numerous Primetime Emmy Award nominations and has won several Producers Guild awards.

Year Award Category Recipients Result Ref.
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Nonfiction Program Jerry Seinfeld Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program Jerry Seinfeld Nominated
Producers Guild of America Award Outstanding Digital Series Won
Producers Guild of America Award Outstanding Digital Series Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Variety Talk Series Jerry Seinfeld, Melissa Miller, Tammy Johnston, Denis Jensen, George Shapiro and Howard West Nominated
Producers Guild of America Award Outstanding Digital Series Won
Producers Guild of America Award Outstanding Short-Form Program Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Informational Series or Special Jerry Seinfeld, George Shapiro, Tammy Johnston and Melissa Miller Nominated
Producers Guild of America Award Outstanding Short-Form Program Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special Jerry Seinfeld, Tammy Johnston, George Shapiro and Dennis Jensen Nominated


A variant cover for the first issue of the 2022 reboot of the Batman & Superman: World's Finest comic book series features Seinfeld driving the Batmobile with Superman in the passenger seat and Batman on the back of the car, all three holding coffees in the manner of the show.[37][38] A coffee table book about the show, The Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Book, was released in 2022; Vanity Fair says the book is "a total gas".[39]


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