To kick off the sixth season of his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld finally brought his former Seinfeld co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus along for the ride. After picking her up in a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, the two quickly started down memory lane. For Seinfeld fans, it was a perfect Jerry-and-Elaine reunion.
The way Seinfeld and Louis-Dreyfus interacted throughout the episode was similar to their characters on the show. They bantered back and forth, teased each other, and laughed often. There was even a great moment where their conversation so mirrored a interaction from Seinfeld that the clip was spliced into the episode. Even better was when Louis-Dreyfus brought up the time Seinfeld approached her with “a great idea” when she was five months pregnant with her youngest child and “big as a house.” Proving his lack of interpersonal skills, according to Louis-Dreyfus, he suggested, “How about we write it in this season that Elaine just gets fat?” Although she responded by bursting into tears at the time, she shared that now she regrets not doing it because she realized it would have been a great storyline.
Later, over coffee, Louis-Dreyfus reminisced about the first time she met Seinfeld. The two read over a scene and she was impressed with the script. “Nothing had ever been written like that before, like it was just a conversation as opposed to a setup, punchline, setup, punchline,” she said. “And I just remember thinking, ‘This is so nice and relaxed. It’s got such a different … it’ll never go.'” And it almost didn’t, Seinfeld reminded her. Luckily for fans of the show, it did, and they kept it going for ten years.
After the show wrapped, Louis-Dreyfus took several years away from TV. Seinfeld reminded her of how she told him that the only way she’d ever do another TV series would be if she could do it from her bed. By not sticking to that claim, she has been able to go on and win awards for her work on comedy shows like Veep.
Louis-Dreyfus isn’t the first Seinfeld alum to make a guest appearance on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee; George Costanza had his turn during the third season. We’re surprised it took so many seasons for Seinfeld’s reunion with Louis-Dreyfus to happen, but it was worth the wait to see them share the screen once again.
You can watch the entire series at Crackle.