Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was beloved by fans. But after the last spate of episodes aired in July of 2019, creator Jerry Seinfeld decided the show had run its course.
In an appearance on the SmartLess podcast this month, Seinfeld shot down suggestions that Comedians in Cars return with new episodes. He said that while the show was a lot of fun, he was ready to move on to new projects. Fans of the show are upset at the news, but Seinfeld has multiple irons in the fire and will be rolling out other projects soon.
“No, no, that’s uh — I think I’m going to put that volume on the shelf,” he said, per Good Housekeeping. “It was a lot of fun and I got to meet… a lot of those people who I had not met. We’re friends now. It’s amazing what two hours with somebody — you’re friends forever after that. It was really great.”
Jerry Seinfeld Says ‘Comedians in Cars’ Was Hard to Make
Comedians in Cars was deceptively freewheeling, which made it look like it was easier to put together than it actually was, Seinfeld said. And he was getting a bit burned out on that whole process.
“I know they look very casual and easy but they’re actually a lot of work to make, the editing is very intense,” Seinfeld said in a virtual press conference last year. “And I don’t know, I feel like I may have done that exploration at this point.”
Directing is also a lot of hard work, but that’s an area Seinfeld is more interested in at this point. He has a Netflix movie, Unfrosted, about Pop-Tarts, which he will produce, star in, and direct, on his to-do list next.
“It’s a lot of work, which I don’t mind the work,” Seinfeld told SmartLess. “But I don’t really know what I’m doing.”
Seinfeld Turned the Jimmy Fallon Set into Legoland
Meanwhile, Seinfeld has been busy with the release of Seinfeld on Netflix and the promotional appearances that come with it. In an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon earlier this month, Seinfeld decided to turn the late-night talk show’s set into an oversized Lego display and to don a Lego suit along with Fallon. The effect wasn’t always exactly what they intended, but it was nonetheless riotous, as can be seen in a behind-the-scenes video on the making of the episode.
“Can you believe it?” Seinfeld says to Fallon. “I texted you that thing and now here we are doing it.”
“I was like, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about, but I love it, I’m in,’” Fallon agrees.
For the scene, they built a huge Tonight Show set completely out of Legos. Lego desk, Lego buildings, Lego mugs. And the piece de resistance: Seinfeld and Fallon as Lego characters, wearing difficult-to-navigate Lego man suits. All of the pieces involved were based on actual Lego pieces, but blown up to life-sized versions.
Watch the behind-the-scenes video here: