Jerry Seinfeld and comedian Todd Barry visited Coney Island in the latest episode of Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Barry, a stand up comedian from the Bronx, is know for voicing characters in shows including Dr. Katz, Tom Goes to the Mayor and Aqua Teen Hunger Force, as well as a supporting role in Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler.
Seinfeld picks Barry up from the East Village in a 1966 MGB Roadster, and explains to him the point of a convertible sports car: “You want to look stylish. You want to feel fun loving, so that other people are attracted to you as a vivacious individual.”
If you’ve never seen Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Seinfeld picks up one of his comedian buddies, they drive around for a while, and get some coffee.
The duo drove through the Battery Tunnel (which, in a convertible, they describe as “great;” I’d think it be the express lane to cancer and syphilis), then underneath the Verrazano on the Belt Parkway, and finally meander through Coney Island’s streets before parking (rather terribly) next to the Cyclone. They walk the boardwalk while discussing how sad the businesses look, stop into Tom’s Diner, and hit Nathan’s where they call the hot dog eating contest “disgusting.”
Eventually there’s a comment about being a sperm impregnating the city. Check out the whole thing below.