On the latest episode of "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee," Jerry Seinfeld's longtime friendship with "Mystery Science Theater 3000" creator Joel Hodgson is revealed at a diner in New Jersey.
The two comedians have made their mark in very different ways, but as you watch them casually drive to New Jersey in a VW Karmann Ghia, it becomes clear that they are cut from the same cloth. "I remember when you only had one car," is how Hodgson sums up how long he's known Seinfeld, and it shows.
Seinfeld mentions their early friendship in the 80s when the two discuss how they were obsessed with "Mad Men" back then, before the show existed. All they wanted to do was be advertising guys in the 60s, mostly so they could have bars in their offices and drink at lunch (a shared dream of all men of a certain age, they suspect).
Once they reach the diner, the conversation flows between the human compulsions to organize and be nostalgic to the newly designed ketchup bottles with the cap on the bottom. The latter results in Jerry and Joel acting out a pretty hilarious bit at the table.