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Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by TEG, Jul 8, 2012.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Robert Llewellyn+Jul 7, 2012
In April 2009 I posted the first episode of Carpool on YouTube. In March of that year I had posted a few episodes on iTunes which is where the majority of the downloads/views took place. Since then I've made over 100 episodes with a total combined download count of 6.6 million.
Hopefully I will make some more later this year.
So yesterday my tweet stream turned into a torrent as people asked me if I'd seen news of Jerry Seinfeld's new series 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.'
I checked it out and while it's clearly exactly the same idea, shot in an almost identical way, it's hard to suggest it's a rip off.
That would assume that Mr Seinfeld or his associates had seen Carpool and thought, 'Hey! We could do that!'
It's just that Jerry has a lot of cars, he likes driving, he's a comedian, new cameras allow you to shoot in a car, he knows lots of comedians, he's making a show. 'Hey, that's a great idea Jerry!'
It's fine, what am I going to do about it? What can I do about it?
On the topic of Seinfeld and cars, I found this standup from The Mom and Pop Store episode very entertaining.
Jerry's stand-up: I like the names they have for cars. Like, no baron has ever owned a LeBaron. Or the Ford LTD. "LTD." Limited. It's a "limited" edition...what did they make, fifty million of those? "Yes, it's 'limited' to the number we can sell." Or when they try and mangle a positive word into a car name, you know how they'll do that? The "Integra." Oh, integrity? No, Integra. The "Supra." Or the "Impreza." Yeah? Well, I hope it's not a "lemona"...or you'll be hearing from my "lawya."