Fred Armisen once sang about the dream of the 90’s being alive in Portland on his hit IFC show “Portlandia.” How fitting that Jerry Seinfeld, the biggest television star of the 90’s, drove into town for a new episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” this week.
Just as it was in his hit NBC sitcom, Seinfeld again gets behind the wheel of a Saab to be shown around Portland by Armisen. Coffee is of course always on the menu, but especially so given the locale of this week’s episode. Unfortunately, the service was so slow at the chosen café, producers of the web series felt it warranted a “Hipster Service Wait-O-Meter,” clocking the time it took for them to finally get their beverages.
“Is this the normal amount of time it takes?” Seinfeld asks Armisen, who affirms that waiting patiently is part of living in Portland.
While in the car, the two funny men pass dueling abortion rallies outside of a clinic and wonder if they should pull over and join.
Seinfeld questions which side they would be on while Armisen concludes, “let’s be long-winded where you can’t tell which side we’re taking.”
When it comes to taking sides on watching “Game of Thrones,” however, Seinfeld is vehemently opposed, telling Armisen that he’s never seen a second of it.
“Are you interested in seeing a second of it?” Armisen asks.
“No,” says Seinfeld, “I don’t like hawks and I don’t like the Middle Ages.”
As TheWrap previously reported, it was during the taping of this episode that Seinfeld says he had a “flashback” to the moment he learned his show “Seinfeld” was being picked up by the network. He posted a photo on Facebook in September along with a caption about getting that fateful phone call back in 1989.
“I got a call from George Shapiro telling me that NBC was picking up the ‘Seinfeld’ pilot after having previously passed on it,” Seinfeld wrote.
Watch the new episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” here.