Jerry Seinfeld’s web series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, embraces sincerity. That’s part of the joke of the title—it’s a matter-of-fact list of all the pertinent facts a viewer might want. Seinfeld’s banter with his guests might still showcase the irony and sarcasm that made him a household name, but the basic premise—Seinfeld and a friend driving around in a vintage car drinking coffee—resists all attempts to layer alternate meanings onto it.
The show recently debuted its fourth season, and, with it, a new theme song, enthusiastically sung by Seinfeld himself. It’s even weirder than you would imagine, full of silly puns, forced rhymes, and incredibly off-key vocals. It’s hard to tell whether it’s meant as a mocking homage to the themes from shows Seinfeld helped to make culturally irrelevant, a sincere effort to delight, or simply the choice of a very, very rich man who now seeks to amuse himself by confusing the world. In any case, it’s worth at least one listen, if only so that you can say you listened to Jerry Seinfeld sing, and lived to tell the tale.
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