The season seven premiere of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee went live tonight on Crackle featuring the show’s biggest guest so far. Yes, that’s President Barack Obama driving a car around his front lawn.
Seinfeld brings a classic Vette – a ’63 split-window coupe with a 327 V8 and a stick!– to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for the president to ride in and later drive in a circle. Though they don’t leave the White House grounds and barely break a walking pace, Obama seems to enjoy the rare event. For the caffeinated portion of the episode, the president and Seinfeld sit down in the White House’s staff dining room. They chat about the usual stuff – celebrity status, the seat warmers in The Beast, their daily routines, and cursing.
This is likely one of few times during Obama’s two terms in office that he will get behind the wheel of a car. His VP Biden is no doubt jealous, as he owns a ’67 Corvette 327 that the Secret Service won’t let him drive. And yes, we realize Obama is not a comedian. There’s probably a joke there, but we are not going to make it.
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