A dream for some is just another coffee date for Jerry Seinfeld: President Barack Obama appears on the Season 7 premiere of Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, available to stream now.
Obama and Seinfeld cruise the White House grounds in a 1963 Split Back Corvette, which the former sitcom star calls “the coolest car, American made, for the coolest guy to ever hold this office.” And while viewers may question whether the commander-in-chief technically counts as a comedian, Seinfeld calls Obama a man “who, in my opinion, has gotten off just enough funny lines to qualify for getting on this show.” Tossing out quips like, “You have to use the non-Presidential garbage” when Seinfeld wants to throw away a half-eaten Oval Office apple, Obama just might convince you he could have had a walk-on spot on a certain ’90s sitcom.
The pair certainly talks cars — Obama shows Seinfeld “The Beast,” which he calls “a Caddy, basically, on a tank frame” — but they also delve into weightier topics, like how POTUS wishes he could have his anonymity back and take long, Saturday morning strolls. When you have it, “anonymity isn’t something you think about,” Obama says, but Seinfeld counters: “With all due respect, I remember very well not being famous. It wasn’t that great.”
Perhaps most surprising, though, is Obama’s admission that spewing curse words at the terrible, sad things he’s forced to deal with every day helps him keep his sanity in the White House.
Watch the episode here.