The show doesn't feature new vehicles but rather old sports cars, muscle cars, and other classics specifically chosen to match the personality of Seinfeld's guest. When an episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is a Battle of the Curmudgeons, it saps the whole process of much of what makes it entertaining or informative. It may sound hard to believe, but the show premiered back in 2012 on Crackle and after nine seasons switched to Netflix. The specific compulsion of an impersonator is always a fascinating thing to unpack and while there’s only so much time to dig into it, a passing Regis Philbin and the consideration of what voice to give Kim Jong Un makes for decent conversation. Getting his thoughts on that divide and seeing the internal crisis that can bring about touches on something very real in a very short amount of time. Even people who live with the benefits of their own comedic legacies and gigantic Netflix deals (and who both claim to not care about their own relevancy) can still be wistful about ideas that never came to fruition and projects that never came together. Aside from the Richard Pryor references and Morgan acknowledging his accident scare from a few years ago, there’s not much meat to this conversation that’s specific to Morgan himself, but just having him as a comic sparring partner makes having Morgan there a welcome treat. There’s a tricky balance which goes into making a “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” episode feel more than wispy. Viewers don't see Seinfeld and co. driving around in, say, a brand new Lamborghini Aventador S, but rather an old school Lamborghini Miura, the chosen ride for Chris Rock. ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’: Every New Netflix Episode, Ranked All 12 of the new season's episodes, from the skippable to the unmissable (Zach Galifianakis, everybody! He said, “We haven’t planned anything with that show. "I know they look very casual and easy, but they're actually kind of a lot of work; the editing is very intense and I feel like I may have done that exploration, at this point. Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. You will be redirected back to your article in, Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox. This Carvey segment shows the benefits of not only examining performers’ past work, but digging into the mechanics of how a comic constructs and delivers a joke. But it doesn’t just extend to the guests. And even at 15 minutes, these are still espresso-sized sips of an unscripted project rather than giant gulp. Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Eddie Murphy: I Just Wanted To Kill (+11 more). Although the series makes it abundantly clear that host Jerry Seinfeld is often more preoccupied with vehicles than the people who inhabit them, when he can indulge his passions with someone who is a good fit as a co-pilot, the result can be magical. Even former President Barack Obama was a guest, despite the fact he's clearly not a professional comedian. It’s one thing for a comedian in this framework to talk about their past, but to see them interact with it is what can separate out one of these episodes.