Seinfeld Participates in Facebook Q&A to Promote ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’

By Adam Flomenbaum 

comedians-in-cars-getting-coffee-597x325Jerry Seinfeld’s eponymous show ended in 1998, and, “yada,yada, yada” he now stars in one of the most successful web series of all time.

To promote ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ (CICGC), Seinfeld dropped by Facebook’s New York office last week to take part in a Q&A with fans on the CICGC page. In January, he did a very successful Reddit AMA. During the Facebook Q&A, he answered fan questions about his first car, road rage, and his sneaker collection, among others.

When asked whether he “enjoyed working with Crackle more than going through a traditional network,” Seinfeld replied: “Yes, Crackle has been heaven for us. They only support and never interfere and that is an artists dream.”

Showrunners and actors are expressing this sentiment more and more since Netflix introduced its paradigm-shifting ‘House of Cards.’ Of course, ‘House of Cards’ is not a web series, but it can certainly be attributed with opening the flood gates for successful examples of original content outside of linear.

Below is a selection of Seinfeld’s best answers from the Q&A, including a hint that hit guests may be returning in the future and that ‘Napolean Dynamite’ is his favorite comedy movie of the past 15 years.

For the full Q&A:

Joseph DeGennaro Love the show. What was the first vehicle you owned?

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee 1973 Fiat 128.

Quinn K What’s your favorite comedy movie released in the last 15 years?

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Napoleon Dynamite

Clayton Johnson Since Sarah Jessica Parker was such a big hit, any chance for Matthew Broderick and a Red vintage Ferrari ala Ferris Bueler?

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Not the worst idea I have ever heard.

Lois Whitaker do you get road rage?

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee I get road rage if I let someone in, and I let everyone in, and they don’t give me the little wave. I start honking and waving and make a fuss.

Joakim Lennart Pettersson Who’s your favorite actor of all time?

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee That is a good question. I have so many favorite actors. Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of my favorites. I will see anything with Clive Owen or Daniel Day Lewis. Any really great actor is completely out of his mind.

Lisa Going Don’t change anything about this show it’s perfect! Can you ask David Letterman to do another episode?

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee We are considering a season of Comedians in Cars All-Stars in which we would go back and revisit some of our favorites

Sean Collard Hi Jerry, I am an avid sneaker collector (mainly Air Jordans). Whether you are aware or not, the sneakers you wore on “Seinfeld” are legendary in the sneaker community. I have a 2 part question:  Just how deep is your love for sneakers? 2. Do you have a favorite pair or model? Okay, one more: do you know how many pairs of sneakers you have?

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee I think I have 4 pairs of sneakers maybe 5. I dabble in minimalism. My favorite sneakers of all time are KEDS low-white from the 60s basketball. You probably have never even seen them. When I was a kid that was just it. The blue label drove me wild.

James Lynch What’s your training regiment? You look fit!

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee I do exercise and it’s pretty much every day and my exercise philosophy is that “Today is not special and neither are you.”

Carmen Krikorian As an air-cooled VW collector myself, how many are in your collection and do you have any favorites?

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee I am also a small time air-cooled VW collector! I have I think 4. Believe it or not I have an all original unrestored 1960 Bug with 15,000 miles on it.