|Jerry Seinfeld & Michael Richards in some rusty jalopy.|
I never really understood people who didn't like Seinfeld. The main complaint was always "I don't get the humor." What's there not to get? Kramer's wackiness, George's neuroses, Elaine's sheer force of being, and Jerry as the straight man for all of them to bounce off of.
Anyway, Seinfeld (the person, not the sitcom) has a new mini-series online called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The premise is, as you might expect, pretty simple: Jerry picks up one of his comedian buddies in a car that he's picked out especially for them, a vehicle that he feels most suits their personality and temperament. Then off they go for coffee, chatting and laughing all along the way.
Most of the shorts are 12 minutes or less, and they're hilarious. My favorites so far are Larry David (though I never really got into Curb Your Enthusiasm - maybe I should try again now? Dan and I are looking for something to marathon-watch this summer), Michael Richards (Kramer!), and Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks - who appear together because they are truly the best of friends (is there anything cuter than two old people who just adore each other? I think not).
It's basically the best thing ever if you've got 15 minutes to kill and enjoy watching extremely funny people who have perfected the art of just hanging out.
P.S. The second season starts tomorrow! Every Thursday at noon EST. Eeeps, can't wait!