Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Declared Not Woke Enough
If you are a fan of comedy, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a great show. Season 5 just dropped on Netflix. Handy for you folks who haven't boycotted Netflix because of "Obummer." Everything you need to know about the show is in the title. Jerry Seinfeld drives around in a fancy car with another comedian, and they get coffee. All while discussing comedy, doing bits, and making you wish you were there. Each episode is a relaxing 15 minutes.
Of course, leftists need to bitch about it. What with Seinfeld wasting 15 minutes not being woke (see Jerry Seinfeld on Trump Jokes: It Doesn’t Interest Me and Liberal Blasts Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix Special for Not Being Woke Enough). In reaction to Jerry only being funny, the "think" pieces have oozed out of the left. This one review from Vulture I found particularly eye-rolly.
It’s surprising that [Seinfeld and Alec Baldwin] talk for 20 minutes and Seinfeld never once asks him about his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, the role that, at the moment, Baldwin is best known for playing. But this is the thing about Seinfeld: He doesn’t spend a second considering what audience members might want to know about his interview subjects and he doesn’t care what anyone watching thinks of him.
Goodness, I'd say that's rather the point of the show!
Oh, wait. I think that was supposed to be a criticism of Seinfeld. My bad.
The ‘90s were steeped in postmodernism: irony, satire, and sarcasm were celebrated qualities in works of mainstream pop culture. But in 2018, when the world is bursting apart every five minutes, complaining about little things comes across as selfish and being ambivalent is considered a flaw.
Gosh, you mean like this Vulture piece?
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, as a concept, comes from a pretty privileged place: Hey, let’s watch rich people drive around in expensive cars and gab like they don’t have to get to work or deal with any responsibilities! Usually, the conversations are entertaining or substantive enough to distract from that fact. But it’s harder this season — either because of Seinfeld himself, the times in which we are living, or some combination of the two — to overlook how out of touch the whole exercise, including Seinfeld, sometimes seems.
Only look out of touch to leftist doucheburritos with extra soy-based sriracha. Who need to have their worldview validated everytime they turn on the television. Or leave their tiny apartment in the city they can barely afford. To most of America, we just like to laugh. We like looking at expensive cars. We like just being entertained with little fluff pieces. To escape from overly saturated political tripe from woke Vulture dweebs.
Also, the beauty of comedy is that you can have a thousand different comedians with a thousand different styles. There's room for satirists, political comedians, and yes, comedians who just want to make you laugh. I watched the episode with Dave Chapelle before I started working this morning. Yes, even though Chapelle and I have opposing viewpoints, I can still enjoy his comedy. Because he's hysterical. Chappelle gets political (though still not woke enough for some). Seinfeld doesn't. Yet they're both entertaining. They can both hang out and make each other laugh.
That's how the real world works. Or at least how it's supposed to. We don't all have to talk about politics all the time. Nor do we all have to agree with each other on politics every time. Give it a rest.