Obama cracks jokes with Jerry Seinfeld on 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'
Apparently President Barack Obama had a hidden aspiration no one knew about.
"I always wanted to be on a show about nothing," Obama joked in the Season 7 premiere of Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. "And here I am."
The 20-minute episode, titled "Just Tell Him You're the President," features the comedian and the commander-in-chief driving around in a 1963 Corvette Stingray Split Window Coupe — for about 3 minutes — before having to switch over to Obama's presidential car which he calls "the beast." The two get out of the car shortly after and make coffee at the White House.
During the episode, the two exchange questions about everything from Obama's most embarrassing presidential moment ("this may be it" he joked) to Obama's guilty food pleasure (FYI: It's nachos).
Other fun facts Obama reveals during the episode:
He thinks politics is like football.
He shaves before he works out every day.
He picks out his own suits — but he only has blue and gray ones. And one black suit because "I'm a cool president."
He's golfed with Larry David.
He curses when things are "dumber and more annoying than usual."
He thinks former President Teddy Roosevelt is a "cool character" who would be fun to hang out with.
Obama has been known for making appearances on popular entertainment shows, including Running Wild with Bear Grylls and Marc Maron's WTF podcast. But how exactly did the leader of the free world end up on a Crackle series that exclusively features comedians?
"Jerry jokingly suggested that we should invite the President to be on the show," a Crackle spokesperson told Mashable in an email Wednesday.
When introducing the episode (and the car), Seinfeld said Obama "has gotten just enough funny lines to qualify for this show." The show then cut to a quick clip of Obama making a joke about Dick Cheney at a White House Correspondents' Dinner.
The show's premiere date was pushed up one week earlier than previously scheduled following enthusiasm over the guest slate. Other guests on Season 7 will include comedians Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Garry Shandling, Kathleen Madigan and Sebastian Maniscalco.
"Growing up in the '60s, my kid dream was always to be an astronaut — doing a comedy show with President Obama in and around the White House felt like going into space," Seinfeld said in a statement earlier this month. "'How did I get here?' 'Is this really happening?' The President's humor and generosity are the only reasons this was even possible. He was so easy and fun to be with. Being President and just a cool guy to hang out with at the same time made the experience my own personal moonwalk. It was an unforgettable day.
A funny photo of the comedian and the president — which circulated on Twitter earlier Wednesday — made it into White House photographer Pete Souza's Year in Photos round-up.
Seinfeld's show, which launched in 2012, is Crackle's flagship original, unscripted series. The first six seasons have garnered more than 100 million views.
This year, Crackle has expanded its slate with a slew of original content including its first original scripted one-hour drama The Art of More, which stars Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth, as well as the the stop-motion animated comedy series SuperMansion, with Bryan Cranston, Seth Green, Keegan Michael-Key and Jillian Bell.
Watch the full episode below: