The successful web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has now been running for 6 years. Since the original show was released in 2012, Jerry Seinfeld’s idea to host a talk show on his terms has gone on to become an award-winning hit. It might be one of the first online-only programs to actually get nominated for an Emmy Award; it shows what the online platform is truly capable of.
If you are unfamiliar with the show it is exactly what the title describes. The premise is extremely simple, but it surprisingly works very well: each episode features Jerry Seinfeld picking up one of his comedian friends in a cool, vintage car and they go get coffee somewhere. It is essentially Seinfeld if it took place entirely in the diner, except this show is unscripted and the focus is on cars and comedy. It’s sort of a niche show that tries to do multiple things at once: it’s a reality show and a talk show.
One of the aspects that makes the show endlessly fun to watch is how Seinfeld chooses the vehicles he brings on the show: he tries to find cars that somehow match the guest that will be on that particular episode. For example, he might pair an episode with an older comedian like Larry David with a 1952 Volkswagen Beetle, while another episode’s guest will be more suited to a 70s Dodge Challenger.
The latest season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was released earlier this month, and like the show’s previous 9 seasons, there are of course some great vehicles featured. Here’s a list of all the cars included on the show, as well as a couple that should be on next season.
151984 FERRARI 288 GTO
The Ferrari brand is a classic name that seems to be a favorite on this show: it has made appearances on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee a total of four times, two of which were in this latest season! When you look at the 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO you can’t blame Seinfeld for choosing it: it’s simply gorgeous to look at.
It has the stereotypical sports car look…not that there’s anything wrong with that. This car was paired with the wild comedian Tracy Morgan because it is “showy, and fun.” It was also described thusly, “it’s surprising, dramatic, it’s a little radical.”
14BLUE CADILLAC XLR, MID-2000S
This is a vehicle Seinfeld seemed to have extra fun making jokes about. It is a slightly different choice for the show because it was used for the guest Brian Regan. Regan was on the show previously, and a 1970 Dodge Challenger was used initially to match with his style of comedy.
This time around, they picked the car based not only on the guest’s comedic persona but because it is a favorite car of Regan’s.
This Blue Cadillac XLR is not as rare or eye-catching as one of Jerry Seinfeld’s favorite Ferraris, but it is still a decent looking convertible.