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The Funniest Moment From the New Season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Annamarie Tendler and John Mulaney. Photo: Netflix

The single funniest thing done on this season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was not done by one of the comedians. And it sure wasnt done by one of the cars! No, the funniest moment of this season came thanks to Annamarie Tendler, Victorian-lampshade maker/make-up artist/hairstylist with two books (Pin It! and The Daily Face), whose husband, comedian John Mulaney, in his episode of Jerry Seinfelds talk show was tasked with buying an entryway rug. Said funniest moment comes when Mulaney brings the rug home and places it in front of Tendler. This is a tribute.

The Setup
Jokes need setups and, in this case, its a pretty long one, but its what makes the payoff so good. It all starts with Seinfeld picking up Mulaney and taking him to abc carpet & home (they style it all lowercase, as if to say spending $4,000 on a flat-weave wool rug is [shrugs shoulder] you know, whatever). Im looking for an entryway rug and a runner, Mulaney tells the sales clerk with the demeanor of someone whos not sure they have the address right for the orgy they were roped into going to. So, your wife sent you on this errand? asks Seinfeld. But, of course, I have no clearance to buy anything, Mulaney says foreshadowing-ly. The tension of the joke continues to build with this little back and forth:

Mulaney: My wife has a much better visual sense. She knows how things will work together. Thats where things fall apart.

Seinfeld: Well, she thinks she knows.

Mulaney: She does know.

Seinfeld: Okay.

Mulaney: She does know.

Seinfeld: All wives assume that they know. Its like all men think theyre funny.

Mulaney: Oh yeah, thats true.

After doing some bits and talking about how theyd like to die, Seinfeld gets bored and is like, I can look at one more. After looking at many more than one more, they both agree on a fairly simple striped rug. Seinfeld offers to buy it for Mulaney as a way of setting himself up to tell the story of how he was the reason the American Express black card was invented, which, I dont know, is a pretty funny thing to do. But no time for that!

Rug in trunk, its time for coffee. Satisfied by a mission accomplished, they sit like kids celebrating a baseball game they won in the 7th inning (its a shorter game because its kids, duh). But little do these kids know, they didnt win, they lost.

The tension builds.

Back in the car. Oooooo. Its happening soon. The rug is Leonardo DiCaprio and the car is the freaking Titanic, bringing him to his demise. Or maybe the rug is the Titanic and Seinfeld is the ships captain and Mulaney is Victor Garber?

At the apartment, Seinfeld helps carry the rug into the building. Victor Garber says to the captain, If she doesnt like the rug, Im going to throw you under the bus immediately. At which point you know she isnt going to like that rug.

In the apartment, fade in on a girl, with a hunger for a nice rug, and a face and a name to remember. Seinfeld rolls out the rug, like an outdoor cat dropping a dead bird at the feet of his owner. Tendler looks at it like the owner of an outdoor cat looking at a dead bird. No, she says through a cool yet deliberate smile. I dont think its going to work. The moment that comes next is the moment and it is (and I dont use this lightly) iconic.

Seinfeld, thinking this is some sort of negotiation, says, We both responded to this one, alluding to Mulaney and himself.

The Punch
Looking down at the rug, Tendler takes her shot: You both like this one. On one she looks up at Mulaney and just stares at him in a way that is equal parts intense, pained, and restrained like me asking for no croutons on a salad. Mulaney pauses, looking down at this rug, retracing the steps of how he got here, of how, try as he might, he brought this rug into their home. As scenes flash back through his mind, one thing keeps repeating in his head: If she doesnt like the rug, Im going to throw you under the bus immediately. If she doesnt like the rug, Im going to throw you under the bus immediately. If she doesnt like the rug, Im going to throw you under the bus immediately. And in unison, she looks at Seinfeld and Mulaney says, I kind of did. And, Seinfeld does all there is left to do: make a face that says Whats the deal? It looked like this:

Watching it over and over again, Ive wondered why its so undeniably funny. Partly it feels like a culmination of how Mulaney has discussed Tendler in his act, as in his words, not mine a bossy little Jew. But mostly, its a pretty simple high-status becoming low-status setup. Its like if you saw one of these rich guys strolling down the street on a Sunday afternoon, spinning his pocket watch around on its chain you know how rich guys do and then the watch hits him right in his stupid head. Its almost exactly like they brought a rug to her, confidently walked on top of it, saying, This is good rug, Yes, very good rug, and she pulled it out from under them.


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12 Revelations About Jerry Seinfeld in 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

12 Revelations About Jerry Seinfeld in 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

Happy birthday, Jerry Seinfeld, who turns 63 on April 29. We take a look at what his hit digital web series 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' has revealed about the stand-up comedian.Author:Bio StaffUpdated:Jun 20, 2019Original:Apr 23, 2017
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Jerry Seinfeld drive in a classic station wagon for nostalgia's sake in Season 4 off 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.'

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These days Jerry Seinfeld is into driving fancy cars and eating at common diners with some of his favorite comedian friends. Crisscrossing mostly between New York and Los Angeles, Seinfeld has taken the art of interviewing into a new creative platform with his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Why? Because he can and he's rich enough to do whatever the heck he wants to do.

Finishing up its ninth season, the popular digital talk show has revealed the kind of man Jerry is, whom he preferably likes to hang with, what he appreciates (and doesn't), and the peculiar questions that churn in his ingenious comedic brain.

Check out just a small sampling of what we learn about Jerry's unique character:

1. Jerry really likes classic diner food.

2. Jerry thinks the hyper P-C culture is dangerous to the art of comedy.

3. Jerry likes to acknowledge the Acura product placements on his show in a conspicuous, ironic manner.

4. Jerry doesn't really like spending time socializing . . .unless it's with a bunch of comedians.

5. Jerry tried cat poop coffee beans ($75 a cup) with Jay Leno. Needless to say, he won't be buying another cup any time soon.

6. Among the female comedians he's interviewed, Jerry has clear favorites: Seinfeld co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Sarah Jessica Parker. The normally guarded curmudgeonly comedian turned giddy and brotherly spending time with these two funny ladies.

7. Jerry respects comedians who do stand-up more than comedians who don't. Watch almost any of his interviews, and the guy just can't stop yada yada-ing about it.

8. Jerry isn't crazy about getting attention from fans. Check out his experience with Jimmy Fallon. . .he's so over the fawning and so is Jimmy.

9. One of his strangest interviews is with YouTube star Miranda Sings. (Expect to see lots of staring, moments of silence and eye-rolling from both parties.)

10. Jerry isn't much of an emotional man, but the mention of his late friendGarry Shandling did make him tear up in his interview with Judd Apatow.

11. One of the worst places Jerry took one of his guests was to an IHOP. The victim? Christoph Waltz. (Waltz was unimpressed with the crepes.)

12. In his newer Single Shot episodes, Jerry pulls in a hodgepodge of his past interviews with Ricky Gervais, Sarah Silverman, Alec Baldwin, Howard Stern, and more for a "Gay Stuff" episode, examining if their interactions are gay or appear gay. Jerry calls this episode just a mix of "clean, wholesome gay jokes". . .Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Every Episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Ranked

This article was originally published on Splitsider in 2017 and has been updated to reflect the shows most recent episodes.

Jerry Seinfeld hates talk shows, so he instead set out to do the antitalk show. Thus Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee a series that lets Seinfeld take his friends on drives in slick cars to get some joe and grub was born. For viewers, the lack of fanfare and production makes us voyeurs to the lives of comedians. The best episodes are the ones that really make you feel like youre eavesdropping on a private moment between friends.

Now that the series is all on Netflix with a brand-new season, lets see which episodes top the charts and which ones fall flat:

82. Kathleen Madigan: Stroked Out on a Hot Machine (Season 7, Episode 3)

Seinfeld and Madigan insult comedian Chuck Martins who joins Madigan apartment right at the top of the episode and it all feels a bit uncomfortable from there. The conversation forays into where different comics take their career. It always feels a little awkward when Seinfeld and his guests accomplishments dont match up. Also, the banter, which is the real meat of the show, just seems flat and lackluster. Not comparable to the others at all. This episode was like watching pastel paint dry from a really uncomfortable wicker chair. However, it deserves credit for taking the time to deconstruct the term douchebag.

Best Line: That guys a real ottoman. Martin

81. Miranda Sings: Happy Thanksgiving Miranda (Season 5, Episode 4)

Miranda Sings teaches Seinfeld how to be famous, which begs the question: What went so wrong that Seinfeld the man, the myth, the legendhad to endure a fake Miranda Sings YouTube video? Is that too harsh? Seinfeld takes Miranda Sings to the diner, where she schools him on WeHo or West Hollywood as its more popularly known and the porn men. If you are a fan of Miranda Sings then you will probably adore this episode, but I am not a fan, so to me this episode is like the puffy shirt all over again, except the puffy shirt is Miranda Sings. Yes, here is my transparent bias.

?Best Line: You live in [West Hollywood]? Thats where all the alcohol is! Sings

80. Hasan Minhaj: Nobody Cries at a Joke (Season 10, Episode 7)

When the most riveting part of an episode is a syrup container, its saying something. I think theres something that happens when the older generation of comedians gets together with the up-and-comers: awkwardness. Seinfeld did well with Daily Show host Trevor Noah in an earlier season, but save for a few moments, I think he and Minhaj just didnt click.

Best Line: I didnt laugh once. I wanted to, but it wasnt in the cards.

79. Mario Joyner: He Should Have Been Done That (Season 11, Episode 9)

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The first time we saw Joyner was all the way back in the first season with Colin Quinn, in which Joyner entertained the table with a public-transportation anecdote. Nothing in this episode can top that, not even the beard trim Seinfeld has planned for Joyner. Half of this series just feels like Seinfeld getting off on finding weird, and yet somehow very mundane, situations to slide his guests into. But Im fine with that.

Best Line: All the Glengarry Glen Ross lines (youll see).

78. Sarah Jessica Parker: A Little Hyper-Aware (Season 4, Episode 1)

Welcome to Station Wagon in the City! Or as Seinfeld dubs this episode, Comedians in Cars Getting Aggravated. Parker is not a comedian, so I am right there with the aggravation. Theres a lot of nostalgia talk in this episode, except its not about comedy but about life back in the day when parents drove station wagons. A good chunk of this episode is also spent arguing over how much to tip, just to remind us all that celebrities are not like us. Listen, it was a cute episode, nothing special.

Best Line: The old-school cup-holder people. Seinfeld

77. Howard Stern: The Last Days of Howard Stern (Season 3, Episode 7)

Stern and Seinfeld are probably very good friends, but this episode could almost convince you otherwise. Its a hard one to crack. The conversation leans heavily on Sterns insecurities and things he has been trying to work out, and in the process he tries to sell Seinfeld on therapy. Theres also a very uncomfortable moment where Stern forgets hes not in his studio and tries to get Seinfeld to go negative. This episode gave me agita.

Best Line: I feel like this is the most unimportant show in show business that Im on right now. Stern

76. Barry Marder: Big Lots and BevMo! (Season 11, Episode 12)

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Things go off the rails in this one. Marder, back for the first time since season one, and Seinfeld spend their day touring Big Lots, which ends in them scarfing down chocolate Twinkies on a random couch outside the store. Why? Why not.

Best Line: Am I boring you? Seinfeld

75. Todd Barry: So Youre Mellow and Tense? (Season 3, Episode 4)

Seinfeld takes Barry on his first ride in a sports car ever, and they head to Coney Island. Amid quite a few awkward pauses, the two comics talk New York real estate, film, and Barrys favorite citrus joke that never gets any laughs. I love Barry. However, that kind of odd, shy persona works very well for Barry onstage, but it sets a very slow pace for the episode.

Best Line: What about all those shirts in Macys? Where do they go? What happens to them? Seinfeld

74. Jim Gaffigan: Stick Around for the Pope (Season 8, Episode 1)

Seinfeld and Gaffigan go camping in a VW bus. Theres a little wife talk, a little children talk, a little comedian talk. Plus Gaffigan leads a game of 21 Questions. This episode has my personal favorite vehicle of the bunch, but the rest of it is kind of a yawn. It definitely could have used some Hot Pockets, but if you like meat porn then youll enjoy the last few minutes of this episode.

Best Line: Just the pastrami-eating montage.

73. Ted L. Nancy (Barry Marder): You Dont Want to Offend a Cannibal (Season 1, Episode 7)

In case youre not familiar, Ted L. Nancy is Marders pseudonym. Anyway, the conversation topics of this episode really take on a mind of their own. Theres talk of Lowes, Rob Lowe, and competitive eating, and Jerry gives Marder a lesson in polite pie-ordering and cannibalism.

Best Line: If youre with cannibals obviously you have to have good manners. You dont want to offend a cannibal. Seinfeld

72. Eddie Murphy: I Just Want to Kill (Season 11, Episode 1)

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If nothing else, we now know what Seinfelds favorite car is judging by the intro for the Porsche that took up about a third of the 41-minute episode. Expensive German machinery aside, turns out, Murphy and Seinfeld started at the Comic Strip in Manhattan the exact same week, but despite knowing each other for decades, they have not run out of compliments for one another. The majority of this episode is them fanboying over each other, which I guess is kind of cute. This episode is also the start of some awkward moments of reminiscing about their respective relationships with Bill Cosby. While Cosbys recent headlines dont make the cut, Murphy does admit that Cosby wasnt very nice to him compared to the rest of the comics he interacted with. Why? We may never know, but that seal of approval is, I would assume, not something Murphy is pining for these days. While its nice to see two legends hang out, this episode left something to be desired, and I found myself constantly checking the progress bar for an ETA for the ending.

Best Line: Planet of the Apes is the Wizard of Oz. Murphy

71. Ali Wentworth: Im Going to Take a Percocet and Let That One Go (Season 5, Episode 6)

WASP! Its whats for dinner on this episode of Comedians in Cars Hanging Out in Country Clubs! This Jew doesnt mind it. Wentworth is just a good talker. She is great at coming off as a regular person who also happens to be hilarious. It seems like she and Seinfeld have a lot of family vacations together.

Best Line: All [WASP] genitals are spackled shut. Wentworth

70. JB Smoove: Everybody Respects a Bloody Nose (Season 8, Episode 4)

This episode leans heavy on the car talk. If you appreciate a good 1964 Studebaker Avanti, then you will love this! Theres also a bit of kibitzing on things like straws, The Walking Dead, and a bow-tie exchange program. Heres the deal: If you are as much a fan of Smoove as Smoove is of himself, then you will enjoy this episode.

Best Line: Did you hear about the two prostitutes talking to one another, and one says, Do you smoke after sex? She says, I dont know, I never looked. guest star, Jeannie

69. Kristen Wiig: The Volvo-ness (Season 9, Episode 1)

Seinfeld is ready for a hipster day with Wiig, which apparently includes rolled-up jeans, bookstores, and House of Pies. The Saturday Night Live alum dives into how her persona made her uniquely apt for her improv and SNL. Wiig is such a sunny presence and so funny when onstage, but this episode was a little sleepy. She did talk about how she is more comfortable in character than she is talking to people, so maybe that can account for it. If you are a fan of Wiig and familiar with her work, then its almost like watching two completely different people.

Best Line: I love two people getting heated up and jumping into bed because of an old Volvo. Seinfeld

68. George Wallace: Two Polish Airline Pilots (Season 4, Episode 2)

Wallace and Seinfeld do Vegas. Most importantly, in this episode we learn that Vegas actually has coffee! But before Seinfeld and Wallace get their caffeine intake, they take the stage at the Flamingo. This is the first episode where Seinfeld does a little stand-up, which is a nice treat. This episode is really about how far back Seinfeld and Wallace go, what it was like to be on the road, and how their relationship has been over the past two decades. Youll learn a lot.

Best Line:How did they come up with the word suppository? And I thought, maybe the guy was looking at it and went, Suppose I Seinfeld

67. Bill Maher: The Comedy Team of Smug and Arrogant (Season 6, Episode 4)

Fitting title. This episode dripped with both smugness and arrogance. Its a lot of Maher talking about himself and about physically picking up a woman who was trying to Paris Hilton her way through the line to the bathroom. Its no secret that Seinfeld and Maher are both a bit smug, but if you thought it was just an act before wait till you see this episode.

Best Line:I thought goats just walk around. Didnt know they were making butter. Seinfeld

66. Ricky Gervais: China Maybe? Part 1 and 2 (Season 11, Episode 3 and 4)

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Oof. This episode gets into it, but maybe not in the way you want. Gervais, who we havent seen since the first season, makes a triumphant return in a two-parter that asks the question, Do we leave the China joke in or not? The heft of this episode focuses on a joke in which Gervais says he loves New York because no two people are the same and Seinfeld asks Where are people all the same? Then follows up with, you might have already guessed, China maybe? Now obviously thats a pretty cheap line and joke that many would take offense to, so Gervais and Seinfeld spend the rest of the episodes discussing whether the joke should remain or be edited out. Both lean on the fact that obviously they know its offensive but Seinfeld used it (and Gervais thought to say it) because it pokes fun at a ridiculous stereotype that they for sure dont believe in at all. For sure. Not only does the joke stay in, but its the title of both part one and two. Take that as you will.

Best Line: No ones interested in a show about nothing. Seinfeld

65. Seth Rogen: We Have the Meats (Season 11, Episode 2)

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It just doesnt know how to die. Does anyone need it? What is it good for? Nothing. Thats how Seinfeld describes the 1976 Dodge Royal Monaco sedan hes picked out for his guest, Seth Rogen. I like things that exist, says Seinfeld, just because they want to exist. Which, in his mind, is why its perfect for Rogen, who lacks the appearance of a movie star but somehow is one. So off to a good start! The comics head over to Canters Deli to split some fries and chat about the night they both ran into Cosby after an awards show where Cosby took home a lifetime achievement award that Seinfeld first declined. The Cosby chat is quickly followed by awkward silence because really, what is there to say? So with the important, generationally relevant conversation behind them, they head to Arbys seemingly just to get the employees to say, We have the meats. Look out because Im about to pitch Comedians in Cars Getting Fast Food.

Best Line: Do you want to split some French fries? Rogen

64. Aziz Ansari: Its Like Pushing a Building Off a Cliff (Season 4, Episode 4)

Ansari and Seinfeld go on tour, in a tour bus, in a tour bus that Seinfeld is driving. Ansari looks extremely uncomfortable, and its unclear if its from having to make conversation with Seinfeld or the fact that his life might very well be in danger. What is the insurance policy on Seinfeld, do you think? Eventually the tension eases and the two comedians get into relationships, technology, family, and, of course, comedy.

Best Line: Comedy has a vampire aspect to it you dont want to do it in the light. Seinfeld

63. Norm Macdonald: A Rusty Car in the Rain (Season 9, Episode 2)

Sometimes the classic cars are too compact and squish Seinfeld and his guest in like sardines. It makes me very uncomfortable to watch tall guys squeeze into tiny cars like trying to put on skinny jeans in 95-degree weather. Other than that distraction, Macdonald tells a lot of old stories about coming up and Seinfeld mostly listens. If Norm Macdonald story hour is on your wish list then this episode is for you!

Best Line: A rusty car in the rain sounds like one of those sex things: How much for a rusty car in the rain? Macdonald

62. Joel Hodgson: A Taste of Hell From on High (Season 1, Episode 5)

Hodgson and Seinfeld reveal every mans desire in the 80s was to be Mad Men in the 60s. To fulfill their yearning the two play ketchup execs over some lunch. Its a conversation about nothing, and what more could you want from a Seinfeld show?

Best Line: How many fights did they have over this [ketchup bottle] before someone said, But the ketchup goes to the bottom. Put the cap on the bottom. Hodgson

61. Jay Leno: Comedy Is a Concealed Weapon (Season 3, Episode 3)

Leno influenced a lot of comedians and its no surprise that Seinfeld is in that pool. While its entertaining to hear Leno and Seinfeld talk shop, Leno is so on that it feels a little disingenuous. The show usually feels very intimate and raw, and this episode just felt too showy. However, part of the show is Leno pretending hes never had coffee before, which is a great long-lasting bit.

Best Line: What is a Jay Leno? Leno

60. Seth Meyers: Really?! (Season 2, Episode 5)

Amid quips about rescue dogs and Martha Stewart, Meyers gives the insider details about his transition from SNL to Late Night With Seth Meyers. Its always entertaining to hear about how the talent of SNL came up and that moment their careers were made.

Best Lines:

Meyers: How many cars do you have?

Seinfeld: An amount that if you looked at it you would not go, Well that makes sense.

59. Dave Chappelle: Nobody Says, I Wish I Had a Camera(Season 10, Episode 2)

I have to be honest, this episode ended and I found myself not remembering a single moment of it, and I had to go back and rewatch it. We know that both Seinfeld and Chappelle are comedy powerhouses, but they seemed tired? There was a little shop talk, and then a walk down memory lane through Chappelles high school to drop off his Emmy. I guess thats a nice gesture that had to be completed publicly during this episode.

Best Line: The rectum is the lowest job in the body but it does have a little social awareness of things that need to be dealt with. Seinfeld

58. Margaret Cho: You Can Go Cho Again (Season 8, Episode 2)

This episode is jam-packed. Seinfeld and Cho hit a Mexican restaurant, a music shop, a butcher, coffee again, and then Seinfeld ends up opening for Cho at The Stress Factory two weeks later. Thats a first. Cho chokes up about how Seinfeld influenced her career and then opens up to him about being a survivor of sexual abuse and how it feels to do comedy about it. This episode is really a lesson in gallows humor at its peak and censorship and comedy.

Best Line: Intersectional? Sounds like a couch that can turn into a dining-room table. Seinfeld

57. Neal Brennan: Red Bottom Shoes Equals Fantastic Babies (Season 10, Episode 8)

The Brennan episode came at the perfect time. Brennan is another pretty young comic, and yet this episode went over so much better than the Minhaj one before it. Maybe its that Brennan still has that old-school comedy vibe that Seinfeld seems to click with, or maybe its just because theyre friends and that makes for good television. Was it the most hilarious episode? No. Was is better than overhearing any two uncles arguing over gas or charcoal? Yes. So there you have it. The secret to my ratings barometer is out.

Best Line: Everytime I turned on Seinfeld, you guys were worried about a jacket. Brennan

56. Melissa Villasenor: Untitled (Season 11, Episode 10)

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The episode starts with Seinfeld buying a toy car, which is how I learn that toy stores still exist. Seinfeld thinks this Nissan Figaro, ideal for a person who enjoys savoring life, is perfect for Villasenor. This episode is mostly just the SNL star doing a power hour of impressions and a deep conversation about a shared fondness of Silly Putty.

Best Line: Mr. Rogers makes you feel really bad about yourself.

55. Brian Regan: A Monkey and a Lava Lamp (Season 1, Episode 3)

Brian Regan and Seinfeld go on a first date. Topic of conversation? Whats the highest echelon in which someone had to tell a guest, Youll have to jiggle the handle? This episode is just pure silliness.

Best Line: Has a baron ever said to an earl, Youll need to jiggle the handle? Regan

54. Cedric the Entertainer: Dictators, Comics, and Preachers (Season 9, Episode 3)

Cedric the Entertainer talks about falling into comedy accidentally while working at State Farm and what comedians do after shows. This episode perfectly illustrates Seinfelds desire for an un-talk show. Instead of pre-rehearsed anecdotes they spend half the time talking about Muhammad Ali, who passed away the week of filming.

Best Line: Dictators, comics, and preachers, this is all the same shtick. Seinfeld

53. Robert Klein: Opera Pimp (Season 4, Episode 3)

Klein is such a character. So animated in everything he says and does. This is another one of those history of comedy episodes. A nice little Cliffnotes on Merv Griffin, Johnny Carson, and Richard Pryor.

Best Line:You dont want to see Rodney [Dangerfields] testicles. Klein

52. Tracy Morgan: Lasagna With Six Different Cheeses (Season 10, Episode, 4)

This episode starts off with Morgan and Seinfeld taking a trip to Kings supermarket, in a Ferrari mind you, where they didnt buy a single thing. I didnt mind though. The highlight of this episode for me is on the way to get coffee the comedians have a conversation that spans from who came up with Raisin Bran Crunch to Sun-Maid getting into the chocolate-covered raisins business, and thats comedy I can get behind. I didnt know how the rapport between Seinfeld and Morgan would turn out, but the result was actually quite enjoyable. Their conversation was made up mostly of non sequiturs and sheer nonsense, but thats just the way I like it.

Best Line: White people dont know what the projects is. You know what the projects is? Youve ever seen Lion King when Mufasa is talking to Simba, and he says Everythingthe light touches belongs to us, and [Simba] says, Whats that dark part? and he says, Thats the projects, we dont go over there. Morgan

51. Bridget Everett: Still Hot to the Touch (Season 11, Episode 11)

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This is the episode I was most looking forward too just to see all the sparkle and pizazz that is Everett alongside the shrug of a person Seinfeld is. Their acts couldnt be more opposite. That aside, this episode had me on edge for other reasons. Theres a lot that doesnt get censored in this series, but in this episode Everett says a name that they black-box and bleep out, but it propels Seinfeld into a anger-fueled rant about how much he hates the guy who is not funny and had to do that stupid fucking voice because [he] had no fucking act. For Seinfeld, who is a vet of clean comedy and barely cusses, this was a moment. To be honest, I spent the rest of the episode trying to figure out who they were talking about. So its time to place your bets.

Best Line: I cant think of anything else except getting to the bottom of this mystery.

50. Brian Regan: Are There Left Handed Spoons? (Season 10, Episode 5)

The first returning guest of the show helps Seinfeld debunk whats really going down in that infamous Marilyn Monroe shot, because only Seinfeld can look at Monroe in that white dress and think about the hot subway air blowing up her ass. I cant unsee it now. The rest of the episode was pretty solid, though it didnt live up to Has a baron ever said to an earl, Youll need to jiggle the handle? but what can, really?

Best Line:Dont they have left-handed spoons? Regan

49. Sebastian Maniscalco: My Wife Didnt Know the Extent of It (Season 11, Episode 7)

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I dont want to listen to Mansicalco sing the phone book, but I could definitely listen to him read it. Was this episode a knockout hit like his first Comedians in Cars appearance back in season seven? No. But I could watch Maniscalco do just about anything, and that includes he and Seinfeld riding around Manhattans West Village on Italian scooters and downing some Italian special hero sandwiches on an unassuming bench. The only thing that really disappointed me about this episode is that the cameras werent rolling when Mansicalco went to Seinfelds for dinner later that night. Dont you want to watch the Seinfelds have company?

Best Line: I love to see you in grass. Seinfeld

48. Ricky Gervais: Mad Man in a Death Machine (Season 1, Episode 2)

Gervais spends most of this episode just being terrified at driving around with Seinfeld in a 1967 Austin-Healey 3000, and when hes back on solid ground he gives Seinfeld a little lesson on ordering eggs and math.

Best Line: Youre like a young king, arent you? Things are kept from you, but you want to do stuff. Like, He wants to drive around in a car, and someone said, Well just let him go around in a car Gervais

47. Louis C.K.: Comedy, Sex, and the Blue Numbers (Season 3, Episode 1)

Seinfeld and C.K. drive the dumbest little wicker-seat Fiat to set sail aboard C.K.s yacht. C.K. makes Seinfeld a cup of brew and tells him how he lives when his kids arent around. Its odd to see a guy who owns a yacht talk about how his favorite thing in the world is getting high and going to 3-D IMAX movies alone.

Best Line: I cant afford this boat. I shouldnt have gotten it. You shouldnt buy a yacht unless you can afford to buy ten yachts. C.K.

46. Jerry Lewis: Heeres Jerry (Season 10, Episode 12)

This episode was filmed in 2017 shortly before Lewis passed away, and so it was hard to watch but a perfect closeout to the season. The majority of this episode was devoted to Lewiss career, rightfully so, and so it unwittingly proved to be a perfect tribute to him and his legacy.

Best Line: This wasnt an episode for one-liners as much as an opportunity for Seinfeld to fanboy over Lewis.But, for me, Lewiss breakfast order just sums up the man he was: Im gonna have three fried eggs up, and a large order of very very very stiff bacon.

45. Patton Oswalt: How Would You Kill Superman? (Season 3, Episode 2)

Seinfeld and Oswalt head straight into the heart of Gen Y in a DeLorean. So back to the past to the future? Or, from the past back to the future? Its confusing. It doesnt really matter because the DeLorean gives out and Seinfeld and Oswalt have to call an Uber (see, maybe they are just like us!). Anyway, Oswalt explains how hed kill Superman if given the chance and gives Seinfeld a crash course in Downtown L.A. living. By the time hes done, Seinfeld comes in clutch with a backup DeLorean.

Best Line: Wait, you had a backup DeLorean? Oswalt

44. John Oliver: What Kind of Human Animal Would Do This? (Season 8, Episode 6)

Oliver schools Seinfeld on the differences in the British and American comedy scenes. Oliver recalls a set he did in Britain where he ended up in an empty room with no one but the sound tech. The Brits didnt take to him as well as the Americans have. Its fun to see Oliver out from behind the desk just drinking coffee.

Best Line: We just think of the English as a cute little its a curio shop to us. Seinfeld

43. Lorne Michaels: Everybody Likes to See the Monkeys (Season 8, Episode 5)

Michaels is the man who made so many careers and always seems like this very elusive, cloaked mystical force who holds all the powers of the universe. This episode is like pulling back the curtain a tiny bit to whats behind the Wizard of Oz, or in this case SNL. Michaels really opens up about the show and how he spots talent and can tell what theyre good for.

Best Line: There will be a time when I realize that I am no longer as good as I was and things arent coming together as they should and the quality is going down, and then three years after that Ill quit. Michaels

42. Judd Apatow: Escape From Syosset (Season 8, Episode 3)

Most importantly, we now know Apatow keeps hot sauce on his desk. This is really about how Apatow came to be who he is and is so closely tied to a community of comedians that he feels very separated from having left stand-up for 22 years only to return a couple of years before filming. A lot of this episode is spent on Seinfeld and Apatow talking about Gary Shandling, and even Seinfeld tears up a bit. The best episodes of Comedians in Cars are the ones that are entertaining and funny but where the guests speak earnestly and openly. This is right in that sweet spot.

Best Lines:

Apatow: [My daughter] goes, Six months ago I walked up to the door and I heard you [and Mom] have sex and it really freaked me out!

Seinfeld: Maybe you were just trying to get a plug in an outlet.

Apatow: I think we were watching Narcos. I think she heard [Pablo] Escobar have sex.

41. Bob Einstein: Unusable on the Internet (Season 1, Episode 6)

Seinfeld and Einstein head to the bowling alley to not bowl and then bang-bang it from diner to deli with Einstein a little uncomfortable with the heat radiating off his mic pack. Instead of the comedian talking a lot about his career, this is more Seinfeld gushing over Einsteins career. Einstein is probably one of the most accidentally entertaining people who ever existed.

Best Lines:

Seinfeld: This isnt really a show.

Einstein: What is it? A tweet?

40. Jimmy Fallon: The Unsinkable Legend (Season 5, Episode 7)

Fallon is literally the guy who is just happy to be here, and by here I mean two episodes of Comedians in Cars. Only Fallon could sustain such high-level enthusiasm for a two-parter. Really, Fallon only needed one episode but Jerry couldnt find somewhere to unpack the boat and so here we are. We should all be on whatever Fallon is on. He is funny, yes, but also genuinely happy and excited. Itd be annoying if it wasnt so damn adorable. Aside from loving rainbows and gumdrops, this is a perfect episode for anyone curious about Fallons transition from Saturday Night Live to The Tonight Show.

Best Line:What you want in a pancake is to have the consistency of young human flesh. Seinfeld

39. David Letterman: I Like Kettlecorn (Season 2, Episode 2)

Seinfeld borrows Lettermans Volvo gifted to him by Paul Newman for the day. This is an episode for those folks who love hearing about shitty cars, kettle corn, and Lettermans career highlights.

Best Line: I kind of look at my family and think Well, in 60 years everyones dead here so Seinfeld

38. Chris Rock: Kids Need Bullying (Season 2, Episode 6)

Rock and Seinfeld cover everything from Eliot Spitzer to Superman having to talk to a thousand people at once, like comedians have the ability to do. These two veteran comics just hang out and let us watch. It also provides a pretty good insight into the comic brain.

Best Line:I talked at a friends funeral this year got a couple laughs. Rock

37. Kevin Hart: You Look Amazing in the Wind (Season 5, Episode 1)

Seinfeld and Hart beat the heat with subpar iced coffee in an AC-less cafe and dissect Harts distinct stand-up style. Seinfeld offers up some critiques, too. He cant help it. This is near the top solely for the matching sneakers. Kevin Hart is pretty good too.

Best Line: You use my name like youre trying to sell me something. Seinfeld

36. Matthew Broderick: These People That Do This Stuff. They Stink. (Season 11, Episode 5)

Photo: Netflix

Its a Lamborghini for Broderick, so together he and Seinfeld can live out their childhood dreams of becoming professional baseball players. But before the duo puts the car into first gear (is that how those things work?) and take off for Citi Field, they have to get some coffee and outerwear. This is where one of the best things Ive seen in all these 80-plus episodes happens: Looking to stock up on some winter essentials at Patagonia, Broderick and Seinfeld dont even make it past the double doors before a store employee blocks them from coming in, citing that hed lose his job. Why that would be the outcome is never explained. Youd think the one thing thats not bad for business is having two megastars peruse your outerwear. Thankfully, though, Seinfeld has the mind to try again after their first cup of coffee, and this time they are welcomed to Patagonia with open arms. Finally they make it to Citi Field where they suit up in their personalized Mets uniforms and take the mound after a quick workout of Brodeick pushing Seinfeld around the gym in a rolly chair. Their athletic montage is set to Les Browns hit song Joltin Joe DiMaggio which I like to think is a subtle nod to Cosmo Kramer.

Best Line: Let me tell you whats going to happen. Were going back [to Patagonia].

35. Zach Galifianakis: From the Third Reich to You (Season 10, Episode 1)

Theres a very clear difference between Galifianakiss and Seinfelds approach to fame, and thats whats for breakfast in this episode and donuts. Other famous folk are always shocked that Seinfeld doesnt care about privacy or shielding himself from the public. Seinfeld is kind of like the approachable icon who you cant actually approach, but you can totally film him without his consent at a bike shop and he doesnt even care something that baffles Galifianakis. Was this episode hilarious? Not really, save for the fact of a surprise episode of Between Two Ferns starring Seinfeld. Spoiler alert: Cardi B shows up for no apparent reason, because everything but the kitchen sink.

Best Line: Shouldnt Seinfeld have just been called Larry David? Galifianakis

34. Christoph Waltz: Champagne, Cigars, and Pancake Batter (Season 9, Episode 5)

Seinfeld takes Waltz to an IHOP, because where better to take a guy like Waltz? Its utterly hilarious to see Waltz sitting in an IHOP booth, but also extremely uncomfortable. Waltz just sits there looking very afraid of pancakes. He trades up for a crepe, which doesnt fare any better. From there Seinfeld convinces Waltz to try the waffle on for size, and after all three Waltz has one thing left to say: Im about to ask you what I ever did to you? Its another one of those not-technically-a-comedian episodes, but we can let that go for Waltz because all his mannerisms and cadence turn everything he says into a punch line.

Best Line: This IHOP, I never knew what it is. I actually always thought it was cheap shoes. Waltz

33. Lewis Black: At What Point Am I Out From Under? (Season 9, Episode 4)

The Lewis Black Persona makes this episode mostly about political correctness and the how the people offended by comedy have changed from the conservatives during Lenny Bruces time to the liberals of our time. Its an interesting conversation to overhear from two older comedians. However, that all loses out to Blacks road rage, which is better television than anyone could ever hope to come up with. Someone needs to make Lewis Black in Cars in New York Yelling at Shit Drivers. Thats a formal request.

Best Line: Blacks eating montage.

32. Amy Schumer: Im Wondering What Its Like to Date Me (Season 5, Episode 2)

The theme of this episode is car trouble. Watching Seinfeld dealing with a smoking Ferrari is very entertaining. Other than that, its always interesting how younger comedians hold their own opposite legends. Schumer asks, Is it worthless to compliment you? And it turns out to be an interesting tag for the episode because its a lot of Seinfeld complimenting Schumer on her accomplishments.

Best Line: Im going to hold onto my seat belt like rosary beads. Schumer

31. Ellen DeGeneres: You Said It Wasnt Funny (Season 10, Episode 3)

DeGeneres is great. Shes clearly such a funny person, but also a really genuine-seeming person, a combination that makes for a great guest on a show like Comedians in Cars. There are no awkward pauses in conversation, and the banter is on point but its not all throwaway. There are some genuine bits in there under all the snark, like DeGeneres coming up as an out lesbian comic, and Ive come to realize thats the perfect blend for this show and those episodes are the ones I enjoy the most. This episode did not disappoint.

Best Line: [A penis] is kind of like an expandable stroller. Seinfeld

30. Martin Short: A Dream World of Residuals (Season 11, Episode 8)

Photo: Netflix

This mango-green station wagon takes the prize for the best car of the series, and therefore its perfect for Short. Watching him do anything is a pleasure even the way he tells the waitress to take the flowers from the table. This episode ends with Seinfeld and Short taking a tour of celebrity homes in their station wagon, because what else do you do on a nice sunny afternoon with Martin Short?

Best Line: You are living in a dreamworld of residuals. Short

29. Sarah Silverman: I Am Going to Change Your Life Forever (Season 2, Episode 1)

Silverman is probably the most natural guest of the run. She admits her favorite thing in the world is just going out for lunch with comics, and this is exactly what it feels like: two friends grabbing some food. You want to know when a friend is on the show? When the guest is talking about depression and Seinfeld interrupts to ask for half-and-half. It sums up not just this episode, but the series perfectly.

Best Line: You know what I think we are going to be suffering from here? Hipster service. Seinfeld

28. Colin Quinn and Mario Joyner: I Hear Downton Abbey Is Pretty Good (Season 1, Episode 8)

This is a really special episode because it feels like hanging out next to the comics table above the Comedy Cellar in New York City. Quinn, Seinfeld, and Joyner break bread in hipster Brooklyn while Joyner regales them with a public-transportation tale. Its like theres no show going on, just friends catching up.

Best Lines:

Seinfeld: Tell me, aside from [kids], what isnt just brain-numbingly repetitive?

Quinn: I hear Downton Abbeys pretty good.

27. Dana Carvey: Na.. Ga.. Do.. It (Season 10, Episode 6)

Seinfeld and Carvey dune buggy through the streets of California, and whats the topic of conversation? Harvey Weinstein. Both comedians agree that Weinstein was perfectly cast for the role the look, the voice, the name, the weight, the whole package. Thankfully they make it to coffee and switch the topic to the bits that worked for them over the years. Carvey did shtick for 99 percent of this episode, but I didnt expect anything else.

Best Line: Impressions made up majority of this episode, so the best line is actually just the last minute of Carvey summing up Seinfeld as Bush Sr. If you ignore the whole episode and just watch that last minute, youre golden.

26. Jim Carrey: We Love Breathing What Youre Burning Baby (Season 6, Episode 3)

First off, Carrey climbs over his own fence and comes out on the other side covered in paint for some reason that goes unexplained. Carrey is the antithesis of Seinfeld and its so interesting to see those two interact, like watching Jane Goodall in the wild. Carrey manages to sit still long enough to talk a little about how he started out as an impressionist and then moved onto what he refers to as performance art. Its a weird, trippy time. Just watch.

Best Line: There is no pulp, no matter how much pulp they tell you there is. Pulp is an illusion. Carrey

25. Will Ferrell: Mr. Ferrell, for the Last Time, We Are Going to Ask You to Put the Cigar Out (Season 7, Episode 6)

This episode is like a scientific experiment separating Ferrell from his characterizations and its so interesting, especially because it turns out hes just as funny as a regular human eating a sandwich. We finally learn the origin story of Ferrells cat bit from his SNL audition.

Best Line: Is there anything more futile than telling a cat what you dont want it to do? Seinfeld

24. Steve Harvey: Always Do the Banana Joke First (Season 6, Episode 2)

Harvey is just one of those comedians who doesnt know how to not entertain. As Seinfeld points out, every part of his body is always working, which is very fitting of an episode that revolves mostly around appealing to your audience. The audience is all the police we need, says Seinfeld. Which really carries the episode into a discussion of whether or not comedians ever really cross the line and just how much they are responsible for.

Best Line: Tragedy strikes. Ive got news for you. We have the jokes that night! Harvey

23. Jamie Foxx: You Got to Get the Alligator Sweat (Season 11, Episode 6)

Photo: Netflix

I dont think Seinfeld said more than two lines the whole episode, but I dont even care. Foxx is funny. Simple. As. That. The two sat in a booth that appeared to be one size too small in a diner in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Seinfeld just listened to Foxx do impression after impression including a spot-on Chappelle impression that I, if Id been turned away from my screen, wouldve sworn was the real thing. This is the first episode of the new collection where I laughed the whole way through, so Im excited that Foxx let us in on the fact that hes gearing up for a new special.

Best Line: Just everything Foxx said. Everything.

22. Alec Baldwin: Gyrating, Naked Twister (Season 10, Episode 11)

For round two, Baldwin and Seinfeld visit their shared hometown of Massapequa, New York. I put the first Baldwin episode as No. 2 on my list, and though he brings the same type of humor and rapport with Seinfeld this time around, some of his ideas dont land as well. For instance, Baldwin tells Seinfeld that hes afraid to touch his wife in the #MeToo era, to wish Seinfeld responds, You may be over-implementing the new guidelines. Hes not wrong, but its kind of the perfect illustration of how much has changed since the first season of Comedians in Cars. That aside, I still gotta hand it to the rest of the episode because I laughed more often than not. Love him or hate him, Baldwin is a funny funny man.

Best Line: This episode had a lot of great Baldwin lines and act-outs, so I picked a short one that got me. I got 15 bucks in my pocket, sunflower seeds all around. Baldwin (Also, its all worth it for the post-credits montage of Baldwin handing Seinfeld his coffee.)

21. Sebastian Maniscalco: I Dont Think Thats Bestiality (Season 7, Episode 5)

Its so easy to watch and be entertained by Maniscalco. Hes like a warm cup of tea thats been spiked with Jack Daniels: inviting, calm, relaxing, and then bam, the punch. Maniscalco entertains Seinfeld with a story about an exterminator and its probably the best minute of the whole series.

Best Line: If [exterminators] could really exterminate we wouldnt have these things. Theyre rat realtors theyre just going to take these rats and show them some other properties. Seinfeld

20. Gad Elmaleh: No Lipsticks for Nuns (Season 2, Episode 3)

Seinfeld wants to have a French day with the Jerry Seinfeld of France. Seinfeld of France is debatable; Elmaleh seems a lot more approachable. Maybe the Seinfeld of France with actual human emotions and feelings. Either way, Elmaleh is a hilarious guy in his own right. If there was a show called Comedians in Cars Eating Bread, well, send that to Netflix too!

Best Line: No mirrors because nuns dont need mirrors. No lipsticks for nuns. Elmaleh

19. Larry David: Larry Eats a Pancake (Season 1, Episode 1)

Who better to kick off Seinfelds foray into this newfound fondness for coffee klatch-dom than his counterpart Larry David? With Seinfeldian humor pulsing through them, the two men who made a show about nothing bring the tradition back to life. Its a pilot about nothing that sets the course for everything to come and also answers the age-old question, Do you think Jerry Seinfeld wears boxers or briefs?

Best Line: Youve finally made a show about nothing. David

18. Don Rickles: Youll Never Play the Copa (Season 2, Episode 4)

To see Rickles who, as Seinfeld puts it, would be on the Mount Rushmore of comedy in this setting is a true delight. Rickles is still as sharp as a tack and not even Seinfeld can keep up. Rickles even takes a break to hit on the waitress. This is a chance for an insiders look into Rickless coming up and we should just feel blessed to be a part of it.

Best Line: Youre one of those voodoo Jews. Seinfeld

17. Steve Martin: If You See This on a Toilet Seat, Dont Sit Down (Season 7, Episode 2)

Martin hasnt done stand-up in decades and its one of those mysteries thats hard to wrap your head around: Something so great it had to stop, Martin offers Jerry. Which is really indicative of the type of humility and history of Martin someone who possesses such success, appeal, and talent that few other could ever hope to match. If you are a fan of Martin, and who isnt, this episode is truly something special.

Best Line: When I was a kid, all I wanted to be was happy-go-lucky. Martin

16. Michael Richards: Its Bubbly Time, Jerry (Season 1, Episode 10)

Right off the bat, theres a warning to the audience that certain events in the episode might seem set up but arent. So you can imagine what type of episode requires a warning like that. One with Kramer, possibly? This episode is one hilarious clip after another until a very sincere moment when Richards opens up about his onstage meltdown years back, and how he hasnt gone onstage since. This episode has all the zany hallmarks of classic Kramer with all the very genuine and sincere touches of a long, long friendship between Richards and Seinfeld.

Best Lines:

Seinfeld: Were just raindrops on a windshield, Michael.

Richards: I wanna know whos wiping me off.

15. Trevor Noah: Thats Whole Point of Apartheid, Jerry (Season 6, Episode 5)

Noah gets really deep with Seinfeld about what it was like being biracial growing up in South Africa. Its so humbling to see where Noah came from and where he is now. This episode hit all the comedic parts but also served up some really touching moments.

Best Line:You have the humility of a colonizer. Noah

14. Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Ill Go If I Dont Have to Talk (Season 6, Episode 1)

This one goes out to all the nostalgia fetishists out there. It starts off with Seinfeld telling a fellow driver on the road, Were doing the Seinfeld reunion, and youre not in it. Couldnt help but shed a tear in commiseration. Its Jerry and Elaine taking a walk down memory lane and it should go on forever.

Best Line:Thank you for training him to become a human being. Louis-Dreyfus [to Seinfelds wife over the phone]

13. Bill Burr: Smoking Past the Band (Season 5, Episode 3)

Burr, one of the funniest comedians around, talks about his professional plan to cameo on other peoples shows and not worry about his own. Which sounds exactly like a life philosophy Burr would have. He is exactly as Burr as he can be and probably the most comfortable of all the guests. Burr just wants to be onstage doing bits no pretension about it and it shows.

Best Line: I dont wanna sit in a fucking trailer waiting 14 hours to pretend to be a cop. Burr

12. Tina Fey: Feces Are My Purview (Season 3, Episode 5)

Fey and Seinfeld trying to figure out what a drink called wheat puffs is turns out to be thrilling. This is preUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Feys job prospects were a little more ambitious: I always say you should have to have a license to be on Twitter, she says. When 30 Rock ended they were like, What do you want to do? I was like, I wanna be in charge of the Twitter licenses. We need you Fey, now more than ever!

Best Line:Feces are my purview. Fey

11. Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks: I Want Sandwiches, I Want Chicken (Season 1, Episode 9)

Reiner and Brooks have been getting together every night since 1950 for dinner and a movie. This night, Seinfeld crashes the party. Its awe-inspiring to see two legends sitting in front of TV-dinner tables eating deli sandwiches. It could almost feel a little sad, but their banter and humor is as strong as ever, which injects the joy back into it.

Best Line:We like a movie if someone says, Secure the perimeter. Reiner

10. Kate McKinnon: A Brain an a Jar (Season 10, Episode 10)

Another one I was super excited for because McKinnon can do no wrong.It didnt disappoint. The banter is funny, sure, but this is also just a very visual episode because thats the McKinnon brand of comedy. She has to be funny all the time, theres no way around it. Every blink, every nod, every step, and every wave of the hand, it all makes me laugh. Perfect example: Only McKinnon and Seinfeld can talk about broccoli rabe in a way that makes me think its an untapped well of comedy gold.

Best Line: Just McKinnon smoking a scallion. Thats all.

9. John Mulaney: A Hooker in the Rain (Season 10, Episode 9)

This is the episode I was most excited about, and before you even ask, yes, I am biased. But ignore that, because this episode deserves all the praise. Mulaney and Seinfeld go rug shopping at the request of Mulaneys wife. I too one day hope to be afforded the opportunity to drag Seinfeld around on errands with me. If someone decides to make a show of just Seinfeld and Mulaney shopping for rugs, you can have all my money.

Best Line: There were so many, but I had to pull one out of all the great banter. [The rug] is actually old. Thats a new drink for seniors called Actually Old. Mulaney.

8. Fred Armisen: I Wasnt Told About This (Season 5, Episode 5)

This episode should have been titled Things to Put on Your Bucket List: Waiting for Coffee With Fred Armisen. Armisen is reliably brilliant but watching Seinfeld in Portland is like a chimp in a hosiery shop it makes zero sense but the chimp is just happy to be there. This episode is really what every other episode should be like; from the car to the hipster-service meter, its all perfectly crafted with zero pretension, and most of that is because of Armisens unique brand of comedy.

Best Line: [Bats] look like hamsters that got an idea. Seinfeld

7. Stephen Colbert: Cut Up and Bloody But Looking Good (Season 6, Episode 6)

This episode covers the pursuit of happiness as explained by Seinfeld and Colbert. Nothing could bring more happiness than this episode and its front-row seat to Colbert being the character that is Stephen Colbert. Everything that comes out of Colberts mouth is hilarious and this episode is just so damn enjoyable.

Best Line: I think the lulls are nice. Colbert

6. President Obama: Just Tell Him Youre the President (Season 7, Episode 1)

Mic drop! Is that enough? Obama turns out to be one of the best comedic sparring partners for Seinfeld in an episode that our former president admits just might be his most embarrassing presidential moment. I do very well with the zero-to-8 demographic. They love me, says Obama. Well, after watching this episode, we reminisce on the old America and love you even more.

Best Line: You have to use the non-presidential garbage. Obama

5. George Constanza: The Over-Cheer (Season 3, Episode 6)

Jason Alexander is gone and George Costanza is in full swing. So of course to Monks, I mean Toms, they go. This isnt Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, its a look at what would have happened if Seinfeld never ended. Complete fodder for the fans.

Best Line:You know I like the curly chip. You didnt put it out. I noticed that right away. Costanza

4. Jon Stewart: The Sound of Virginity (Season 4, Episode 5)

Seinfeld shows up with a Gremlin, which according to Stewart was used for many years in New Jersey as contraception, and also Stewarts first car. This episode is at the top of the list not just because of how hilarious Stewart and Seinfeld are together but because its always easy to tell when the guest is an actual friend and not just someone who agreed to do the show. Also a foreshadowing to the end of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

Best Lines:

Stewart: [On why Seinfeld wants to be buried] Why would you think about it?

Seinfeld: Just for fun.

3. Bob Einstein: Its Not So Funny When Its Your Mother (Season 9, Episode 6)

Huzzah! Einstein becomes the first guest to return for a second episode, and deservedly so! Seinfeld and Einstein did a commercial for the Acura NSX, and in honor of its release Seinfeld brings Einstein back on the show with the car that he may or may not gift to Einstein at the end depending on how well it goes, of course. Einstein is always just brilliantly hilarious, but he get a little more serious in this episode when he gets into how he started stand-up after his father, also a brilliant comedian, passed away during the 1958 Friars Club roast of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez. Its another perfect episode from Einstein, but youll have to watch to find out if he gets the car.

Best Line: I just got through telling this story that almost makes me cry, and you turn to asswipe and say, Are we good? Einstein

But also, every damn line.

2. Alec Baldwin: Just a Lazy Shiftless Bastard (Season 1, Episode 4)

This one is so near the top of the list because Baldwin steals the show and makes an appearance as Jack Nicholson. More than that, this is the most sincere episode of the run. Underneath all the lines is a real look at the potential Baldwin has never quite fulfilled, and Seinfelds massive success. And okay, there is also a little bias on my part from his Beetlejuice days.

Best Line: Your life has been one unbroken boulevard of green lights, hasnt it? Baldwin

1. Garry Shandling: Its Great That Garry Shandling Is Still Alive (Season 7, Episode 4)

This episode aired just a couple of months before Shandling passed away, and its just so sad to watch now, especially with that title. Like it jinxed it. Seinfeld and Shandling go on a walk down memory lane and spend a good chunk of time reminiscing in the famous Comedy Store. Shandling is so effervescent and full of life, just a treasure that went too soon. Keep the tissues close with this one.

Best Line: Shandling and Seinfelds Matthew McConaughey Lincoln commercial.

Daniella Bondar is a writer and NYC dweller. Find her words at daniellarobin.com and follow her awkward exchanges on Twitter @daniellarobin.

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