Chances are, if you are at all familiar with the streaming service Crackle, it's thanks to Jerry Seinfeld's original series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
Debuting in 2012, Comedians in Cars features Seinfeld matching wits and chatting up such celebs as David Letterman, Louis C.K., Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and even President Obama, while taking a cruise in a vintage automobile and, yes, making pit stops for a cup of joe or a snack.
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Streaming service Crackle loses out on comedians, cars and coffee with news that Jerry Seinfeld's popular show is moving over to Netflix. According to Tuesday's announcement, previous seasons of the series (59 existing episodes) will also become available exclusively on Netflix at the same time. "We are incredibly proud to welcome him to the Netflix comedy family". Other comedians who recently have gone to Netflix include Amy Schumer, who made a name for herself via Comedy Central, and Dave Chappelle. Additionally, Netflix offered global reach and a package that Crackle could not match, including standup specials and series development.
The show has been met with critical acclaim, being nominated for Outstanding Variety Talk Series at the Emmys and bringing in more than 100 million views across the last nine seasons.
"When I first started thinking about 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, ' the entire Netflix business model consisted of mailing out DVDs in envelopes. I am really quite charged up to be moving there".