The wait is finally over! For the Season 6 Finale of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee‘ (Crackle), Jerry Seinfeld offered the pièce de résistance: Mr. Colbert himself. Jerry elected to pick up a then Colbearded-Stephen in a blue 1964 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster. Tooling around Stephen’s hometown of Montclair, New Jersey, the conversation took place at the Bluestone Coffee Co. and briefly at watchung booksellers.
After slightly embarrassing Stephen by correctly and boldly proclaiming him “the greatest television performer [he’d] ever seen,” Jerry is surprised when Stephen reveals he would have quit the Report very soon, Late Show or not. Stephen likens his attitude about ending his show to Jerry’s decision to end Seinfeld at the height of its popularity.
When asked about plans for Late Show, Stephen was mum, (Letterman was still broadcasting when this was filmed), but did reveal that he and Jimmy Fallon went out for drinks after it was announced that Colbert would be Letterman’s successor. They are both friendly to each other and determined to make The Late Show Wars a thing of the past.
Jerry is impressed by Stephen’s ability to perfectly mimic smoking a pipe, although not having done so himself. This leads into a conversation about manliness, and classic examples of manly men, such as George C. Scott and Steve McQueen. Seinfeld is also not afraid to punch a few holes into Stephen here and there, despite his self-professed admiration. “C’mon, let’s be honest, a pipe and a beard is just gross,” he says. When Stephen declares at the book store that even during his lean years in Chicago, he couldn’t deprive himself of books, Jerry simply responds, “that’s really pretentious.”
Stephen then attempts to drive the Morgan, although it had been several years since he had driven stick. Overall, although his driving skills, according to Jerry, were “horrible,” it led to all sorts of giggling and some comfortable, friendly lulls in the conversation.
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