If Judd Apatow Had a '68 Firebird, He'd Never Have Become a Comic Legend

Jerry Seinfeld says a Firebird 400 would have made a teenage Judd Apatow incredibly cool—and ruined his TV and movie career.


Usually on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld picks a classic car to accentuate the personality traits of his guest. For this episode, Seinfeld went in the other direction—driving a rad 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 Convertible to try to break director Judd Apatow out of his notoriously nerdy shell. Also, they get burgers and milkshakes for breakfast because when you're a successful comedian, breakfast food norms need not apply.

Seinfeld argues that if Apatow had this car as a dorky teen growing up on Long Island, we wouldn't have all the great films and TV shows he's made—like Freaks and Geeks, and Anchorman.

. The Firebird can't suppress Apatow's comedy nerd tendencies, or Seinfeld's for that matter.

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