Jerry Seinfeld Gives David Letterman The Business Over Talk Show Host’s Nissan LEAF (video)

4 years ago by Jay Cole 9

Jerry Seinfeld Is All Smiles In Letterman's Volvo Earlier In The Day...Not So Much In Dave's Nissan LEAF

Jerry Seinfeld Is All Smiles In Letterman’s Volvo Earlier In The Day…Not So Much In Dave’s Nissan LEAF

We love almost everything Jerry Seinfeld does – he had one of the all-time great television shows, and has also had one of the most successful stand-up careers of his generation.

Huge Bag Of Kettlecorn Or Not, Jerry Is Not Happy About Taking A Spin In The LEAF

Huge Bag Of Kettlecorn Or Not, Jerry Is Not Happy About Taking A Spin In The LEAF

However, we can argue with Jerry’s stance on electric cars, and the Nissan LEAF in particular…he straight out loathes it – but in a funny way.

The conversation between Seinfeld and late night talk-show icon David Letterman on EVs went down on Jerry’s web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

The basic premise of the show is that Jerry and another famous comedian go for a ride in one of the guest’s favorite cars – on the way for coffee, they talk about the business of being funny.

The episode with David Letterman starts out innocently enough, with Jerry driving Dave’s 1995 Volvo S60 station wagon.

Not any station wagon though, it was build by Paul Newman – famous for his charity work, salad dressing and of course, racing.  So this pedestrian looking Volvo packs a high performance racing engine, putting out 380 hp, a Mustang gearbox and…yada, yada, yada.

Letterman - "I'm Driving Until The Red Light Comes On Buddy!  I'm Going To Show You What We Got Here!"

Letterman – “I’m Driving Until The Red Light Comes On Buddy! I’m Going To Show You What We Got Here!”

The part that interests us however begins when the duo returns to Dave’s place, and Jerry asks to take a ride with him in one of his other cars.

Jerry: Can we try driving one of your other cars?
Dave: Can I pick the car?
Jerry: Sure

(Arrives at destination…a 2011 Red Nissan LEAF is parked outside)

Jerry: Oh no!  Not this!
Dave: laughs
Jerry: No, No, I won’t.  Oh God, I don’t want to be in this.
Dave: First time I drove in this it was so quiet I ran over a squirrel.
Dave: You really, really don’t like riding in this?  You just want to burn up as much fossil fuel as you can?
Jerry:  Its like alcohol Dave, we have a problem with the stuff, so lets finish it up.

You can catch the whole 18+ min episode below.  To check out the ditty on the LEAF, jump to the 16:10 mark.

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9 responses to "Jerry Seinfeld Gives David Letterman The Business Over Talk Show Host’s Nissan LEAF (video)"

  1. kdawg says:

    So Jerry doesn’t like the leaf, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    1. Jay Cole says:

      …I see what you did there

  2. Anderlan says:

    Not sure why Letterman doesn’t have a Tesla. He might, but he chose the Leaf for added annoyance.

    1. Josh says:

      Letterman has/had a Tesla Roadster and used to rave about how much he liked it. He invited Musk onto his show. I am guessing he might have a Model S as well.

  3. Anderlan says:

    I can hear Dave, “I gotcher range anxiety right here, buddy! 2 hours with me’ll give new meaning to range anx-i-ety!”

  4. Anon says:

    I feel tricked. Not enough Leaf… 😛

  5. Bill Howland says:

    I couldn’t care less what Seinfeld thinks. Many people, myself included think the Leaf is a nice car.

  6. Aaron says:

    Wow. Now I’ve gone from thinking Jerry Seinfeld is a douche to thinking he’s a mega-douche.

    After watching this video yesterday, I nearly hit a squirrel on my way home. (Watch the video to get the reference.) Maybe David Letterman’s on to something. We need to change our pedestrian warning sounds to anti-squirrel sounds. Whatever those may be.

    1. Gary H says:

      A screeching hawk might do the trick.