Instead, I found myself at a Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, a web show that Jerry Seinfeld worked up last year. In it, he grabs a car, picks up a friend, they grab coffee and chat. I like it, but then I always liked Seinfeld. However, the episode that made me love the show, just a little, is when Seinfeld visits with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks, the former 90, and the latter at 86. They live close by and Brooks comes over to Reiner's place and they watch taped episodes of Jeopardy, old and new movies, and talk about the old times.
It is, I shit you not, the sweetest thing you have ever seen.
There's something just adorable about the fact that Brooks comes over each evening, that they have little dinner trays, that the help for Reiner gives Seinfeld dirty looks because he's obviously bought over a ton of food that'll be bad for them both. There is, in it, this sense of mortality, of humour, of success, but also this great sense of friendship that has endured from the 1950s and to now, where both men, having outlived their partners, keep each other company and tell jokes. It's honestly wonderful. I cannot recommend the episode enough, especially, if like me, you have enjoyed the things that all three men have created at one point in their lives.