What We Learned About President Obama From ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama and comedian Jerry Seinfeld compare cars and trade one-liners in a 19-minute episode of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.”

The episode began airing Wednesday night, and opens with Seinfeld phoning the president. Seinfeld compliments Obama for “cutting all that red tape in Washington” when Obama appears to answer the call directly.

While Seinfeld introduces Obama to a 1963 Corvette Stingray, Obama lets Seinfeld sit in the back seat of the presidential limo, a Cadillac that Obama refers to as “the beast.” Obama says being able to call a nuclear submarine from the car is a cool feature, plus it has seat warmers.

During the course of the show, Obama relishes the thought of some anonymity and describes Teddy Roosevelt as the former president who might be the most fun to hang out with. He says Roosevelt would take a monthlong trip to Yellowstone National Park without anyone knowing where he was.

“Sounds pretty good to me,” Obama said.

“That’s a lot of messages when you get back,” Seinfeld shot back.

The two also have some fun at Larry David’s expense. David and Seinfeld co-created the Seinfeld sitcom. At one point, Seinfeld asks how many world leaders are just completely “out of their minds?”

“A pretty sizable percentage,” Obama estimated.

Some other things we learned about President Obama from the show:

  • There’s no real safe place to walk around The White House in your underwear.
  • He thought sleeping in the White House was weird for the first week of his presidency.
  • He has never touched the White House thermostat.
  • He loves nachos.
  • He still wears his Fitbit.
  • He knows how to drive.

Watch the full episode on comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is sponsored by Acura and Crackle.

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