With its dynamic host and famous guests, Jerry Seinfeld‘s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee has established itself as a must-watch web series. Its distinctive style has also proved ripe for imitation and parody, with the recently-launched Pedestrians In Bars Eating Toffee serving as one of the funniest spoofs yet.
Pedestrians In Bars Eating Toffee is the creation of Gabe Oppenheim, a comedian who has clearly studied Seinfeld’s web series very closely. Instead of cruising around in a snazzy old car, Oppenheim begins the episode by waxing poetic about his crappy sneakers.
The entire eight-minute episode (which features comedian Samuel Goldberg as its guest star) particularly targets Seinfeld’s tendency to interrupt his guests and his preference for his own stories over those of his guests. Oppenheim is maybe being a bit unfair, but he’s very funny, so he gets a pass.
Pedestrians In Bars Eating Toffee is not the first parody to poke fun at Seinfeld’s web series. Earlier this month, James Deen starred in a porn parody of it, titled Comedians In Cars Getting Sex. Judging from the SFW trailer, Deen’s Seinfeld impersonation isn’t quite as funny as Oppenheim’s, but he does have the whole “laughing in the driver’s seat of the car” thing down. Plus, I’m pretty sure comedy isn’t quite the main goal of Comedians In Cars Getting Sex…not that there’s anything wrong with that.