I did one of these six months ago, and enjoyed the dialogue so much, I thought we’d do it again.

Last week, we finished our fourth season of my web series called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and today we’re launching a between-the-seasons confection we’re calling Single Shots. It’s mini-episodes with multiple guests around a single topic. We’ll do one each week until we come back for Season 5 in the Fall.

We just loaded the first one, called ‘Donuts’ onto the site (http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/). It’s about two minutes long, and features Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman, Alec Baldwin and Brian Regan.

I'm in Long Island, and as she did last time, Victoria with reddit is facilitating.

Ok, I’m ready. Go ahead. Ask me anything.


Edit: Okay, gang, that's 101 questions answered. I beat my previous record by one. And let's see if anyone can top it. If they do, I'll come back. And check out Donuts - who doesn't like donuts? http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/

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PolestarX4055 karma

Jerry, any word on Seinfeld coming to Netflix?

Can you please convince Larry to let it happen? There are so many people who still have not experienced Seinfeld first hand and having it available through Netflix will surely be the easiest way.


Edit: Jerry calls me smart and progressive and I get gold? Best day everrrrrrr. Thanks gold giver. http://i.imgur.com/ShcNeVj.gif

_Seinfeld4472 karma

You are a very smart and progressive person. These conversations are presently taking place.

DennisJB3286 karma

Hello Jerry, I noticed You are left handed But in "The Understudy" episode You threw with your right hand. Ambidextrous?

_Seinfeld3961 karma

I am ambidextrous! Good observation.

WeakBelwas3224 karma

Hey Mr. Seinfeld!

Since you've become wealthy, do you ever think up any "What's the deal with" jokes that wouldn't translate well to the mainstream audience?

For example, what's the deal with dry sump lubrication in the Porche Carrera GT? If it's dry, how can it lubricate?

_Seinfeld4459 karma

Car mechanic humor doesn't do too well. I try and avoid car mechanic humor. I recommend you do the same.

The_Maddest_Man3046 karma

Hi Jerry!

How did you react when you found out Steven Spielberg would watch episodes of Seinfeld to cheer himself up after getting depressed while filming Schindler’s List?

_Seinfeld3722 karma

That was really one of the great moments in the history of the show for us when we heard that. We really felt like we were doing something worthwhile.

theduke92461 karma

My girlfriend thinks How I met your Mother is better than Seinfield. Where should I look for another girlfriend?

_Seinfeld4057 karma

See if she's got a roommate.

animalchin82030 karma

Hi Jerry!

First of all, thank you for providing me a lifetime of entertainment.

In Seinfeld, I’ve noticed the hat behind your computer randomly switches from Mets to Yankees. I know you are a huge Mets fan so I’ve always wondered the reason for this.


PS any chance of you joining Keith in the booth for another Mets broadcast soon?

_Seinfeld2539 karma

Because Larry David was a Yankees fan, so we kind of would go back & forth.

I'd like to try to go in once a season, yes, so I definitely will be making plans to do that.

Bonerdude692010 karma

Hey Jerry,

Who decided on Elaine's haircut in the early seasons and why did they pick the worst one possible?

_Seinfeld2666 karma

Julia did!

ibodyslamhippos1895 karma

What is the best part about being Jerry Seinfeld??

_Seinfeld3929 karma




Probably when I open my eyes in the morning, and I go "Oh my god, I'm Jerry Seinfeld! Let's get out of bed and enjoy this!"

twinmum1681 karma

hello jerry, was Ricky Gervais genuinely scared/scarred when he was on Comedian in Cars Getting Coffee?

_Seinfeld2495 karma

A lot of people ask this. And yes, he was absolutely genuinely terrified by that car. Check it out - I took him for a drive in an Austin Healey 3000, which is a very unsafe old car, and he did not like it. It was one of my first episodes but it's a classic, because he kept asking me - and the more scared he got, the more it made me laugh, and it's a good one. http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/ricky-gervais-mad-man-in-a-death-machine

gwallison1550 karma

I remember reading Seinlanguage with tears running down my face from laughing so hard. Any chance that you'll write another book?

_Seinfeld3135 karma

No. Books take a long time, and I don't get to hear the laughs.

globochememployee1429 karma

Who is your dream guest for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (living or dead)?

_Seinfeld2521 karma

Hm. This is a good question. Well, I guess it would have to be George Carlin, since he was one of the most iconic comedians and I did have a relationship with him and we would have had a great time.

Karma_Chamillionaire1423 karma

Hello Jerry
Did you ever learn to surf?
In your adulthood, have you bought a superior Superman costume to the one that you wore on Halloween as a child?

_Seinfeld1956 karma

I did learn to surf in 1999 in Hawaii, and considered chucking my entire life to just surf. And I sometimes think I should have grabbed that opportunity, because I knew it was my only chance I was ever going to get - I was single, I had just finished the show, but I didn't do it.

No, I never got a better one.

Karma_Chamillionaire1683 karma

You should really get a waterproof Superman costume. You could wear it while surfing, and that would be perfect.

_Seinfeld3696 karma

It's way too early in the day to be drinking.

drcorndog1352 karma

Can you finally go on Top Gear UK?

_Seinfeld1322 karma

Well, I suppose I could. But it's just too far away.

_Seinfeld1671 karma

And i have my own car show now!

T-town041202 karma

Any interesting experiences with fans that you'd like to share?

_Seinfeld2915 karma

Well, sometimes I try and help people with their, um, etiquette with strangers. You always have to approach a stranger as a stranger, even though you may have seen that person many times on TV, they're still strangers. So you know, I sometimes will try and help people in their approach - you can't walk up to someone that you know and act like they know you. The TV only works one way. You can't just yell at me and expect me to respond positively. You have to introduce yourself first. You can't just yell "HEY JERRY, C'MERE!" and expect that to work.

bnnyblncofromdabronx1066 karma

Hi Jerry! What is your most memorable scene from Seinfeld that had to be re-shot the most because everybody kept laughing?

_Seinfeld2196 karma

When Frank Costanza, George's father, said to Elaine "Do you want a piece of me?" when he thought that she wanted to have a fistfight. That one, we had to do over and over because nobody could stop laughing. Every time Jerry Stiller would say "Do you want a piece of me?" we had to stop.

operation_hennessey914 karma

Do you have any secret talents?

_Seinfeld2141 karma


I have many secret talents. Let's see, what would be one I could tell you about?

I'm very good at streamlining a series of activities so that everything gets done in the amount of time that I have. I am very good with the clock. Like if I have a lot of stuff to do and a limited amount of time, I'm very good at figuring it all out. I'm very efficient in everything that i do, I never waste time so that I have more time to waste.

backwardsforwards758 karma

I heard Cal Ripken Jr. was also very good at this. He had streamlined everything in his life from dropping off and picking up his kids to making popcorn with the least amount of un-popped kernels without burning it. It drove his wife a bit batty.

_Seinfeld990 karma

Yeah, I remember reading about a lot of baseball players, Wade Boggs, I think a lot of athletes have very careful preparation routines that they do before a game. And all comedians are kind of the same, there are a lot of similarities actually between comedy and baseball. It's something you can do every day, and you have a routine that you need to do to get you in the right mental place to do it.

-HelgaGPataki885 karma

I recently realized that if we don't have milk in our fridge in the morning, on a scale of 1-10, my day only has the potential of reaching a 6. What's that one thing for you that curbs how well your day can go?

_Seinfeld1453 karma

The quality of the coffee. I didn't really used to drink coffee in the 90s, whenever we would sit in the coffee shop on the show I wouldn't drink coffee, they would put coffee in the cup so it looked like I was drinking it, but I wouldn't drink it. I don't know what changed. But I got into it, in the 90s and I finally figured out why everybody was interested in it, and then I became obsessed with it, and then I did a show about it. There's just - as Duke Ellington famously said - "there's only two kinds of music, good and bad," and it's the same with coffee.

ghostchief841 karma

It feels like you are one of a decreasing number of superstars left in comedy that sees the value in clean humor over shock humor. So much of what people seem to find funny today (younger audiences at least) can be construed as offensive in one way or another; Obviously, some more blatant than others. I think what makes Seinfeld and your stand-up so timeless is that it feels innocent and pokes fun at human tendencies, rather than casting out specific stereotypes. Do you consciously make an effort to craft your work in such a way, or is it just what you find funny? Did the constricts of television in the 90s keep you guys from doing more of what we would end up seeing on Curb Your Enthusiasm or were you comfortable in the only medium you had at the time?

_Seinfeld1101 karma

I think the last statement would be the best way to characterize it, I was comfortable in the only medium I had at the time. And when I began my career in the 70s and 80s, you had to be clean to get on Johnny Carson or any of the shows. So that's what I became, and I found I liked it better anyways, because it felt harder and like more of an accomplishment when you could pull it off.

Just_Joey768 karma

Hey Jerry!

Do you know about the Seinfeld : The Purge show happening at the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles?

It's an episode of Seinfeld that takes place during the movie the Purge.


_Seinfeld813 karma

I did hear about that! Did anybody see it? Was it funny?

ballinben766 karma

Do you have a rule of thumb for where the second button on a shirt should be when you’re shopping?

_Seinfeld1217 karma

Yes, it shouldn't pull the fabric, and it shouldn't show, you know, more than a certain amount of breastbone. It is a tricky button.

rmb91737 karma

If Seinfeld was still on the air today, what's a 2014 social faux pas you'd like to exploit? How would you do it?

_Seinfeld1681 karma

I kind of like it when a little misspelling in a text causes a big problem, like when someone types "homo" instead of "home" and I like little problems like that.

kate6678716 karma

Two of my dreams are to be accosted by Larry David on the street and to eat cereal with you. Which is more likely to happen?

_Seinfeld2085 karma

Neither, I think your life will go on as it's been and you will never reach these peaks. My reddit associate suggests I throw you a bone. I think there's a possibility of that happening. If I had a bone, and I saw you, I would throw it at you. A literal bone, yeah, I would have to be walking down the street holding a bone.

UberBueno693 karma

When was the first moment you realized comedy was your passion?

_Seinfeld1275 karma

That's a good question. Probably when I was a little kid in like 7th or 8th grade, and I was watching Rowan & Martin's Laugh In, and I started watching it with a pad & pen to write down the jokes that I liked. And then I would memorize them to do in school the next day. That's when I knew I was little more into it than most people.

Village_wolf653 karma

What is the worst part about being Jerry Seinfeld?

_Seinfeld2559 karma

The worst part...I dunno, probably the worst part of being anybody, it doesn't last forever.

I_Will_Underwhelm622 karma

Salsa is now the #1 condiment in America. Do you know why?

_Seinfeld1195 karma

No, I don't know why. And I've had some good salsa. But I really don't think it beats ketchup. People probably like it because they can see the tomatoes in it? Whereas with ketchup, you have no idea where this came from.

crabald547 karma

What do you think would surprise the average person about being famous?

_Seinfeld880 karma

That's a good question. I don't know if the average person would like it. I really like it. I think it might surprise them that the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. I think most people think of it as a problem, but it's all in how you look at it. But I do think that's the case, you get a lot more than it costs you in privacy invasion or whatever. I think people know a lot about being famous these days. When I first became well-known in the '90s, the world, the celebrity world was not as explored as it is now. Now you can really see these people and how they live, and so I don't know how much would be surprising. I'll tell you what: there's a lot of vulnerability to it. You are much more vulnerable to certain things, along with these advantages there are also some great vulnerabilities.

Nanteitandaro541 karma

Hey Jerry, life time fan.

If you could meet yourself before all of this started and give yourself some advice about the business and general lifestyle that you now have, What would it be? Do you ever just wake up in the morning overwhelmed by where you are today?

_Seinfeld2653 karma

I would say the advice I would give myself, or any young person, would be "Keep your head up in failure, and your head down in success."

adp5x7525 karma

Hey Jerry, your wife's cook book, Deceptively Delicious, has my wife sneaking healthy stuff into my food (even though it's supposed to be for getting the kids to eat healthy)! Does your wife do this to you?

_Seinfeld923 karma

Yes. She does. And we're all very happy with it.

MoreLikeLawlSchool519 karma

Jerry, like many others my age, we were raised on Seinfeld, so thanks.

My question is if any of the phone calls at the beginning of CICGC are authentic or are all scheduled/scripted? I would expect most of those guys and gals have your number and my friends who are far less humorous have some great phone pick up lines.

Second, if you have time, any thoughts on John Mulaney?

Excited to see you tomorrow in Charlotte.

_Seinfeld800 karma

The calls at the beginning are not scripted, but they are real phone calls. So they know I am going to call.

I am a big fan of John Mulaney. I would love to have him on the show sometime.

RolloSuplex492 karma

Since I'm seeing many food related questions (not to mention we are right in the middle of sweet corn season) I'll add mine: Do you eat your corn on the cob like a typewriter or a piano roll?

_Seinfeld977 karma


That's funny. I like the typewriter style. And I actually have one of those little chrome handles to reset it back to the margin as I eat.

HiDefFX484 karma

There is a rumor that there is a Superman reference in every episode of Seinfeld. Can you confirm or deny this and who's idea was it to put the references in the show?

_Seinfeld1044 karma

I can deny it categorically. You can't count seeing the little Superman model on the bookshelf as a Superman reference. I would say there are maybe 10 Superman references out of a whole 180 or so episodes, so that's a long way from all of them.

musics_smarts_laughs449 karma

Many kids pick up the same social habits/way of speaking as their parents. Have you notice that your hilarious, observant style is rubbing off on your own kids? Do they love comedy as much as you do? Also, GREAT season of Comedians in Cars! Loved it!

_Seinfeld916 karma

Yeah, I think the kids do - my kids are a little sarcastic, they like to look at me and just say "Really...?"

So yeah, they're definitely picking it up.

nittingshickdipples440 karma

Hi Jerry, what was the lowest point of your career? Physical, emotional, mental, financial...?

_Seinfeld1110 karma

Oh. Well, there were a couple of times when I definitely thought that everything had completely come to a halt. At one point, in the early 80s, I got a part on a sitcom called Benson. And I was on the show for 3 episodes, and then I got fired. And I thought that would be the only break I was ever going to get. It was just a youthful lack of perspective. But at the time, I thought that was it. But it really ended up making me really get into being a much better standup comedian so that I wouldn't be dependent on other people. It ended up being a good thing. The best things in my life have been the bad things that taught me stuff.

lendorav421 karma

What is a cat?

_Seinfeld1638 karma

A cat is a small sneaky animal that manages to get by without any real relationships.

globochememployee402 karma

Do you think that Batman has any shot whatsoever at defeating Superman?

_Seinfeld873 karma

No, I don't, unless they somehow end up on a planet with a Red Sun where Superman would have no powers.

botanyisfun397 karma

Hey Mr. Seinfeld! Thanks for the AMA! My question: did you keep anything from the set of Seinfeld after the finale? If so, what was it?

_Seinfeld788 karma

Good question. I do have a number of things from the show, some really cool stuff. I have the 2 green couches, and I have that intercom that was on the wall of the apartment, that I had to press whenever someone came over. I also have the toaster from the coffee shop. I won't donate them to the Smithsonian, because they don't guarantee they will display things, so I would donate them to a museum that will put them on display. I would love to donate them somewhere. I have no use for it at this point.

ecir2002395 karma

Seinfeld made a lasting impression on our culture. On behalf of Reddit I would like to thank you for this gift to all of us. I remember having family time when I was younger and we would sit around the tv and watch this marvelous show was. To this day when I think of Seinfeld I immediately go to “The Contest”. My question is how did you guys get this episode approved along with several other episodes that pushed the boundaries of television?

_Seinfeld613 karma

The way we got The Contest approved is that we never said any words that anybody had a problem with, everything was implied. And nobody ever questioned it at the time. We were a little surprised, but I think it was the way that we did it that made it work.

virgilinojuca355 karma

What’s your favorite color?

_Seinfeld1193 karma

Blue. In fact, I felt as a child that i related more to blue than my own name. I have a very powerful connection with that color. And it's always been extremely important to me. It's weird, I don't understand it myself, but there's certain blues - Jeep Wrangler makes a blue that will make me stop walking on the sidewalk, and just turn and stare at it.

T-163400353 karma

What was it that made you laugh the hardest that you can remember?

_Seinfeld633 karma

I think when I was about 9 or 10, and we started learning how to make human gas sounds. Those were some pretty big laughs.

_Seinfeld1077 karma

But Larry and I used to have gigantic laughs writing the show, and I remember one of the first times - when Newman had to take the stand in a courtroom scene, and I believe Kramer cross-examines him, we laughed pretty hard writing that. And I also remember writing the last speech of the marine biologist, where George tells the story of finding the golf ball in the blowhole of the whale. That was a really, really long hard laugh when we wrote that.

DaJinks342 karma

Never got to watch Seinfeld in its prime (16) but it's probably my favorite TV show to watch today! My questions are: What was your favorite episode to work on and were you surprised by how Festivus has become a official holiday of sorts a after Seinfeld?

_Seinfeld563 karma

Truthfully, I loved working on every episode, we just had the best time and got along great, and there were a number of years when the show wasn't successful and we still loved it. And I was very surprised by Festivus catching on, but I think people just like the line rhyming Festivus with "rest of us" is 90% of it. And no presents, and you don't have to buy decorations, it's just an aluminum pole.


What is your favorite classic car?

_Seinfeld657 karma

Hmm. My favorite classic car would be the Porsche 550 Spyder, from the 50's. It's a very futuristic 50's car, it's all aluminum, mid-engine, very powerful for a small car, and very exciting to drive.

terattt298 karma

Seinfeld, what's the best pickup line I can use that's guaranteed to work?

_Seinfeld1079 karma

"Do you come here often?"

That was a joke.

How about one of George's lines from The Opposite? "I'm unemployed, and I live at home with my parents."

Muted_Post-Horn261 karma

What's the WORST advice you hear being given to aspiring comedians?

_Seinfeld586 karma

Oh. The worst advice is, you know, you have to do more to promote yourself. That's the worst advice. The best advice is to do your work, and you won't have to worry about anything else.

Qnz718236 karma

Hi Jerry,

There were a few referneces in the show about osteopaths? How come?

From a curious DO.

_Seinfeld431 karma

I think we just thought it was a funny-sounding doctor name?

_Seinfeld583 karma

And nobody was really exactly sure what it was.

discountmemes230 karma

Any truth to the rumor that you will be in the Expendables 6?

_Seinfeld443 karma


I love the self-mocking title of that series of movies. I would not consider being in one. I think I'm completely expendable.

thisguystaint225 karma

what is your favorite alcoholic beverage?

_Seinfeld457 karma

Hmm - my favorite alcoholic beverage would be a glass of Italian Chianti in an Italian restaurant.

BarakatBadger223 karma

How can I turn off my internal Jerry? Every time I get annoyed about something your voice starts up in my head, "What's the deal with that?"

I am permanently outraged at the moment, so all help would be appreciated

_Seinfeld523 karma

Well, I would suggest following up "What's the deal with that" with "I mean, really, how is this possible? You have GOT to be kidding me." See if that makes you feel any better!

tygor201 karma

If you had to choose to live with your fictional parents from Seinfeld or with George's, who would you choose?

_Seinfeld360 karma


I would pick my own fictional parents from the TV series. They were a little less crazy. But George's parents were more fun to have on the show. They were really funny.

GoochGewitter176 karma

Hey Jerry! What's your favorite ice cream flavor?

_Seinfeld673 karma

Mint Chocolate Chip.

DoesntWorkForMS167 karma

If you could end any war throughout history by dumping tonnes of one particular fruit or vegetable nearby, what war would you end, and what fruit or vegetable would you choose?

_Seinfeld528 karma

Let's see. I probably, um, what would I end? Boy, they're all so bad. I guess I would end the war in the Middle East, right now. And I think a really juicy white peach might do it, because one bite and it's just running down all over your chin and your hands, and you have to stop everything you're doing.

Rainingmadness167 karma

This AMA is already a couple hours old, so I doubt you will see this, but I noticed that during your acting career you have never played a villain. Is that something you would ever like to attempt? If so what kind of villain would you like to be (Bond villain, bank robber, drug dealer, etc)

_Seinfeld359 karma

Definitely Bond Villain, but some people felt I was a little bit of a villain during my appearance on Louis. It wasn't a real villain, but I was a little mean.

YouHugeSackOfShit166 karma

Hi Jerry, what's the best way to watch an episode of Seinfeld? What should I be drinking, eating, and doing?

_Seinfeld352 karma

Haha! Well you should always eat or drink whatever they're eating or drinking on the show, so pause it when they get to a thing where they are eating or drinking something, and then go out and get that thing if you don't have it.

_Seinfeld507 karma

Except for Kramer with the bad peach.

Or maybe it was a grapefruit? I think it was a bad piece of grapefruit section. He bit it and then spit it out at the same time. I still have no idea how he drank that beer and puffed that cigarette at the same time. I saw it the other day at some kind of a clip thing, and I don't think he has ever gotten the proper appreciation for that amazing trick.

mrshatnertoyou166 karma

Which up and coming comic, have you taken note of, and think is going places?

_Seinfeld286 karma

It's hard to tell with comedians, because it's very difficult for a comedian to find that other format to be funny in, after you've learned how to be a comedian, it's a very difficult thing. And that's one thing a comedian needs to get to the next level, is that second format - you can perform in a club, but you need to be able to do a second type of thing that is similar, whether it's a talk show or a sitcom or a movie, or driving around in a car getting coffee.

terattt163 karma

What kind of kid were you in school? Did you ever get bullied?

_Seinfeld389 karma

One time I got bullied, yeah, I think it was second grade. It was a kid, who I would bring little Matchbox cars with me to class, and he would make a fist at me, and then take the cars. Then one day he came over to my house and wanted to play with me, and I refused. And I never saw him again. But I still remember that. I just remember him taking the cars, and him making this fist at me. And he thought we were friends, that was the weird part.

coffeemug73155 karma

Did Lawrence Tierney really threaten you with a knife on the Seinfeld set?

_Seinfeld267 karma

He didn't threaten anyone with it, but he did very suspiciously keep it under his long coat and it made everybody nervous.

ViolinSlayer145 karma

Hey Jerry, why don't you ever wear a belt?

_Seinfeld273 karma


Um, most of the time it seems if you're wearing the right-sized pants, you don't need one. I wear it with a suit because you always tuck the shirt in, and it helps keep the shirt in.

autumnalmanac139 karma

what was with all of the bottles of Snapple in the show? do you love Snapple?

_Seinfeld260 karma

No, I didn't, we just thought it was a funny product.

ovary_act130 karma

Which 5 artists would you choose for your ideal music festival?

Thanks Jerry

_Seinfeld385 karma

My ideal music festival, hmm, okay. Sinatra, Beatles, Steely Dan, Carol King, Bruce Springsteen.

upstreamsalmon118 karma

How do you feel Seinfeld would have done if it was on today? Also, what is your favorite topping on a bagel?

_Seinfeld285 karma

I don't know, it's very hard to move things around in time. Things exist because of time, in many cases. But I think funny is always kind of time-proof, so I think it could have worked even today. Obviously it would have been a completely different type of show. But you know, what made the show work was the bringing together a bunch of great actors & great writers in one place at one time. And that's just kind of like how a tornado happens, nobody really knows, it just happens.

My favorite thing on a bagel is vegetable cream cheese and double-smoked lox.

IshallReadtoYou117 karma

You're awesome. How does it feel to know that "seinfeld" is being shown globally?

_Seinfeld225 karma

It's very nice. It really is funny, it's very easy for me to remember that the show was very unsuccessful for a number of years, the first 4 years, and I remember thinking "I don't know why people don't seem to like this, it seems so funny to me." But I never thought it was going to be a big success. But it worked out.

CaptainCoral115 karma

Do you have a "lucky charm", or a keepsake item that you feel makes your day better by having it with you?

_Seinfeld209 karma

Millions. I have millions of things like that. Someone once gave me a Superman insignia keychain that I clipped onto my backpack, I know I am going to lose it someday and I will be devastated, because I just love it.

taystory84 karma

What kind of phone do you own? Have you heard about/seen the Seinfeld emojis that were just released for iPhone?

_Seinfeld153 karma

I have an iPhone. My kids are very excited about the emojis. And they tried to get them, and they couldn't. So I think there is some problem with the emojis.

Dookiestain_LaFlair82 karma

Do you have any plans for a series that will appeal to people who don't like coffee?

_Seinfeld301 karma

No. Who are these people?

IIIstan82 karma

What is your stance on New Jersey?

_Seinfeld272 karma

I don't think I need one...? It seems to be doing just fine.

kill-danny66 karma

Helllllllllllo Jerry,

if you had a chance to take George Carlin on a trip of comedians in cars getting coffee what car would you have picked him up in?

thanks :)

_Seinfeld125 karma

George Carlin really seems like a VW Bus kind of guy. But one of the things i do is I talk to the guest first, and see if they have any car interest of any particular kind, and then if they do, sometimes I will pursue that.

ArcticRakun61 karma

What's the best method to wash velvet clothes?

_Seinfeld154 karma

Velvet clothes? I've never owned any velvet clothes. I know George's dream was to drape himself in velvet. But I think we just thought that was something funny to say.

ParanoidRocker60 karma

Hey Jerry! Whats your favorite thing about Sweden?

_Seinfeld155 karma

Sweden. Oh! I love everything about Sweden. I would say Saab motors, which is now sadly defunct, although there are rumors they are going to revive it, but I LOVE Saabs. I had a Saab in the 1980's, it was the first car I bought with money I made doing comedy, and it was a Saab 900 Turbo. I had it for six years. I kept it, maintained it beautifully, and I don't remember who I sold it to. But that's what began my Porsche problem, because then I started making really good money, and then the Porsche situation happened.

Foxman59552 karma

If you were a bird, what type of bird would you be?

_Seinfeld112 karma

I would be a baby eagle. Because I'm wearing short, spiky hair these days.

DownWithTheShip50 karma

Hi Jerry,

Do you like cilantro?

_Seinfeld125 karma

I do kind of like cilantro, but I don't know what it is.

j33pwrangler48 karma

Hi Jerry, Do you have any real life nemesis, like Newman?

_Seinfeld85 karma

No, I do not. I am a friend to all persons.

bobthebobd40 karma

If you could no longer be funny, but could transfer your talent into some other field - such as become a great runner or swimmer or solve puzzles, where which talent would you chose?

_Seinfeld99 karma

Well, the question doesn't really make sense, because what's the talent if I'm not funny? If I'm not funny, I have no talent. But I think I know what you're asking, and I think I would be interested in graphic design. I really like that world of arranging colors & shapes in a pleasing way.

_Seinfeld85 karma

I'd love to have done the FedEx logo, for example. Or the Apple logo. I love that kind of thing. We had funny making the Comedians In Cars getting Coffee logo, that was a lot of fun, I did that with an advertising agency, but when we finally got that all arranged, I really liked it. I wanted the show to have a homemade garage band feel, which is what it is, I mean, it's 4 people in the whole show, including me. We have 2 producers, 2 editors, and a cameraman. Plus me and the guest, but the guests don't really work on the show, they just go out for coffee.

I_Lase_You17 karma

Hey Jerry! Here's a Welcome to reddit lase of you and Jessica I made for you! [Link] Now the question: How often do you take the 959 out on the road?

_Seinfeld23 karma

Well, thank you for the artwork! And right now, the 959 is in the shop, but it's a great everyday car.

Mrwonderful314 karma

Do you ever think of doing more with Seinfeld? I love the show and think a reunion episode or a sequel somehow would be amazing.

_Seinfeld137 karma

I think you're wrong. I think it would be lame, and I think it would be an embarrassment to the nice place that the show occupies. I'm absolutely happy keeping it the way it is. You can't keep asking for more of certain things, you know? one of the keys to life is having a sense of proportion, knowing how long to sit at a restaurant after you've eaten, or how long you should go on vacation - if you go to Hawaii for a month on vacation, I guarantee you that by the end you'll hate it. So it's the same with a TV show, you want to do a certain amount of it, so that when people look back on it and they love it. I could have easily done the show for one or two or three more years, but it would have changed the way people look back at it. I think I made the right decision. Because people like the show now even more than they did in the 1990s, because it didn't get worn out.

hotdamnthe1st11 karma

How tired do you get of people saying "What's the deal with airplane food?" To you?

_Seinfeld26 karma

No more tired than I am of everything else.

JeffRyan110 karma

Does Bill Maher love the Mets more than you?

_Seinfeld19 karma

You know what? I know Bill, I have not talked to him about this, but the whole Bill & the Mets thing I don't get at all. He's living in Bel Air, California. I don't understand how he has a relationship to this team.

_Seinfeld29 karma

I'm doing his show in September, I'm going to ask him about that.

l2ka8 karma

If you are driving down the sidewalk in your boat, and you get a flat tire, how many pancakes does it take to get to the doghouse?

_Seinfeld12 karma

Uh, okay, thank you.

moonera8 karma

I watched you in Vegas a couple of years ago and you did a bit on water and hydration. I was really drunk and in need of water. Did you notice me dying? Has anyone in the audience caught your attention?

_Seinfeld34 karma

You are way too self-involved. In an audience of thousands of people, no one is looking at you. You need to be more aware. I don't see people in the audience, I'm in an ultra-focused state when I'm onstage, I only go by sound - I listen to the audience but I don't look at anything in particular. I'm really visualizing the stuff I'm talking about.

_Seinfeld20 karma

If I can see the audience, it throws me off.

Bowsers6 karma

Hi there Jerry!

Can you tell me why English Muffins are so damn expensive?

_Seinfeld10 karma


Well, I don't know how much they are - but they're pretty damn good, aren't they? I mean, crunchy on the top, and chewy on the bottom. They could charge as much as they like, as far as I'm concerned.

el_butt6 karma

Favourite dinosaur?

_Seinfeld8 karma

My favorite dinosaur: I think the Tyrannosaurus Rex. He seems the most exciting. I live near the Museum of Natural History in New York, and they have the skeleton of a T.Rex in the entry way when you come in, and it's always very exciting, it's a very exciting dinosaur. Just all those teeth.

Aldothe_Apache2 karma

What is your current favorite cereal?

_Seinfeld5 karma

Anson Mill's 18th Century Oatmeal. Which is in North Carolina. Makes the greatest oatmeal in the world. Very good for your cholesterol too.

juicewaffle2 karma

Hi Jerry, do you have a favourite pair of those super comfy-looking sneakers you're always wearing?

_Seinfeld2 karma

No, well, yes I do. I'm actually wearing them right now. It's an old pair and there's just, kind of, a mesh nylon upper. And I just like them. They're white Nikes.

_Seinfeld2 karma

I became a Nike guy probably 1978, I would say, about 6 years after the company began. I started with the original blue/yellow waffle trainer.

fallingshoes2 karma

I just bought a Subaru XV Crosstrek. Did I pick an alright car? I'm up north so the AWD was a key factor in my decision making.

_Seinfeld3 karma

Absolutely! I think Subarus are really cool. I love the flat engine design, and they have wonderful engineering.

sisman612 karma

What is your favorite soup? :)

_Seinfeld4 karma

Favorite kind of soup - I really like a really good tomato soup. A tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich I think is great.

burt_mackland1 karma

Are you as madly in love with Veep as I am?

_Seinfeld2 karma

Veep is phenomenal. It's really got a great, fun, and funny quality.

kukukele1 karma

Friend of a friend relayed a story of how they were in NYC one time and, through happenstance, they crossed paths with you and a broken down car.

This person happened to be a hell of a mechanic and helped you on the spot, which lead to an offer by you to become Jerry Seinfeld's full-time mechanic. They declined the offer though.

Any validity to this?

_Seinfeld3 karma

No. Needs a funny punchline.